Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

These Bacon Cheddar biscuits are also dairy free and are ready in less than 90 minutes (with rise time).

To Grandmother’s house we go…

To bring only the best biscuits! So, let’s get started!

Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

I came across this recipe when looking for biscuits and tried a few, with many flopping, but when I came across Life After Wheat’s Gluten Free CloverLeaf Rolls I felt compelled to give them a try and luckily they turned out great!

For the second batch, I put my own spin on it, and made the recipe the one I have provided. To add a bit more of personal flair to the recipe I used dairy free whipped butter, dairy free cheddar cheese, and breakfast’s favorite friend bacon!

Which is a great flavor combo, but also a great 100% dairy free combo as well.

Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • All purpose gluten free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free all purpose flour, I recommend this brand or King Arthur. If you use a different brand you may need to use more or less as every blend is different.)
  • Instant yeast
  • Sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 large egg
  • Whipped Dairy free (or normal butter) + more for brushing 
  • 1/2 cup shredded dairy free cheese (I used Violife cheddar)
  • Bacon

Feel free to throw on a red jacket or dress to channel pure Red Riding Hood vibes…I can guarantee you the biscuits will taste 20% better if you do!

Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

Keep It SIMPLE

These biscuits are very easy to make, but can easily be made dry if you add too much flour. It’s important to add enough water to the dough to make the consistency a bit on the watery side. The image above shows what the dough should look like (consistency wise). As a reminder, if you use a different brand you may have to alter the amount of water you add.

If you’ve baked gluten free before, then you know the flour has a tendency to dry out very easily. That is why it’s important to add more water to anticipate the absorption of the moisture from both the water and the butter.

Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

The Key To The Perfect Gluten Free Pull Apart Roll

When adding the dough to your muffin tin, roll the dough into any size you would like, just make sure it fits the muffin tin snugly with 3 rolls of dough in it. Mine were about 1-1/2 inches big.

I would recommend making the dough balls on the smaller side as you don’t want the dough excessively overflowing the muffin.

If you find your dough is hard to roll because it is sticky (it should be) I would recommend spraying non-stick spray on your hands or rubbing an oil of some sort to help you mold the dough.

Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

Let These RISE

There isn’t much rise time needed for these, but it’s important to:

  1. Mix the yeast with a bit of water (about 2 TBSPs) before adding it. This will make the yeast more effective at doing its job.
  2. Cover them in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least 25 minutes.

After The Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits have completed their 25 minutes in the fridge to rise you may uncover them and bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Allow the biscuits to cool for 15 minutes and then enjoy!

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Gluten Free Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Biscuits

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 43 minutes (includes rise time)
  • Total Time: 53 minutes
  • Yield: 910 Biscuits 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The easiest and simplest dairy free and gluten free biscuits that you’re grandma (and everyone else) will love!


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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp all purpose gluten free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free all purpose flour, I recommend this brand or King Arthur. If you use a different brand you may need to use more or less as every blend is different.)
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast + 2 TBSPs warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Heaping 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large egg at room temp. You can also take an egg from the fridge and submerge it in warm water for a few minutes and this should do the trick.
  • 1/2 cup
  • Heaping 1/2 cup of melted whipped Dairy free (or normal butter) + more for brushing 
  • 1/2 cup shredded dairy free cheese (I used Violife cheddar) but feel free to use normal dairy cheese if you prefer
  • 46 Slices of cooked bacon. This may vary as you and your guests may have a preference when it comes to bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray. When done, set aside.
  2. Mix the yeast with 2 TBSPs of warm water (key word here being warm) if you add hot water it will kill the yeast resulting in rise-less dough. Set aside for 5-8 minutes. 
  3. Add all dry ingredients (flour, garlic powder, sugar, bacon, baking powder, salt) into a large bowl. When measuring a flour use a straight edge to ensure you are not adding too much flour. 
  4. Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. When done, let it cool for a few minutes until it is warm.
  5. Add the rest of the water (1/2 cup) and mix it with the butter, yeast, and egg until it is combined.
  6. Add the wet to the dry and mix until no flour pockets are visible. Your dough should be very sticky. if it is on the thicker side add a little more water.
  7. Using your hands, roll the dough into a ball. Spray your hands with non-stick spray or cover them in oil to help the dough not stick to your hands. You should have three equal balls of dough fitting snug into each muffin tin. When done, you will have 9-10 muffin tins full depending on how big you made the dough balls. 
  8. With a small brush (pastry or rubber), spread the additional melted butter on the rolls. This will great flavor!
  9. Once the dough is used up, wrap the tin with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for 25-30 minutes. Be sure the plastic is tight enough to not let air out.
  10. Once the dough has risen, bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes. The biscuits should be ready once they brown a tad and have no dough residue visible when pricking them with a toothpick.
  11. Let the biscuits cool for at least 15 minutes and serve! 

Notes

*Adapted from Life After Wheat

*These are great frozen as well. I recommend storing them in an airtight bag for a maximum of 1 month.

*If you use an alternate branded flour your results may change as each flour is made differently. 

*Nutrition was calculated with 10 biscuits and is a rough estimate


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Gluten Free roll
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 3

Keywords: gluten free bread, gluten free biscuits, bacon, bacon cheddar biscuits, dairy free biscuits

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

I don’t know about you, but I think these Peanut Butter Banana Blondies are the legit Bomb .Com

After all, what could beat the most satisfying combo of Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Honey?

We’ve all been there, those spotty bananas eyeing you as soon as you enter the kitchen…

They have one day before their bad, but you don’t want to waste the sweetness of the fructose coming to its full bloom!

Then it hits! Not banana bread, but Banana Blondies! With hues of honey and peanut butter the ultimate breakfast and snack overtakes your mind!

And your tastebuds 😉

One of the best things about these is how versatile they are. Since they are gluten free and dairy free all your dietary restricted friends can enjoy! I have a few friends who fall into these categories and whenever we attend a potluck I always make it a priority to make something they can enjoy.

As well as for myself of course because I fall into both of those categories. Gluten free 100% of the time and dairy free about 70% of the time. Some days are better than others…and some are full of goat cheese staring you in the face with crackers and red pepper jam…

Any-who, as I was saying these Peanut Butter Banana Blondies are great for breakfast, a mid afternoon snack, second breakfast, and dessert.

You are not seeing it wrong I did say second breakfast because some days you need a breakfast after your breakfast.

Here’s What You’ll need:

  • Almond butter
  • Honey
  • 2 large bananas, mashed to a pulp
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 5 scoops collagen
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free chocolate chips
  • My Protein Collagen Icing

I know what you’re thinking…that looks like a lot of collagen and you’re right in a sense (these ingredients are spread over many servings) but let me tell you why I opt for collagen in this case instead of a typical vegan/dairy free protein.

Frankly, I am fed up with using pea protein blends. Yes there is egg protein as well and hemp but I despise the texture and the taste. Every time I hear people say you can mask the taste I have to wonder…

Why would someone lie about that?

Seriously though, if you’ve tried straight or even flavored hemp protein and pea protein you know what I’m talking about!

Yes there are good brands and blends here and there but the beauty of collagen is that you can add it to baked goods without the texture changing. When you use a pea or a hemp beyond it’s serving size things usually tend to get, well…

Earthy

You can draw your own conclusions there but trust me! Collagen is the way to go for this recipe. You can also omit this if you would prefer not to have it in the recipe just remember, as I mentioned before collagen doesn’t affect the texture of the recipe so there is no reducing liquid or changing ingredient amounts.

The same goes for my collagen glaze, you can omit the collagen if you would like but you will miss out on the added benefits of a higher protein treat that will keep you satiated longer.

But it’s your choice, either way these Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies will turn out divine!

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Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Glazed Blondies 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These sweet blondies and collagen icing are the perfect pair. Take your taste buds for a ride with these dense yummy Peanut Butter Banana Blondies!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large bananas, mashed to a pulp
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 5 scoops collagen
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 batch or more of my Protein Collagen Icing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick spray
  2. Microwave the peanut butter in a small bowl for 30 seconds
  3. In a food processor add the honey, mashed bananas, and vanilla and blend until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Sift the flour into the food processor and add in the baking soda and powder.
  5. Add the chocolate chips in and pulse them in short bursts to slightly spread and break up the chips.
  6. Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. This may vary based on the all-purpose flour you used and if you used natural drippy peanut butter.

Notes

The nutrition was calculated using 1/2 batch of the protein collagen icing.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Glazed Blondie
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 13

Keywords: Bananas, Blondies, Honey, Bananas, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Collagen, Breakfast

Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bundtllets

Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bundtllets

Calling all Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lovers who enjoy the fluffy banana bundtlets! These gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free bundtlets are so fetch!

Source: Huffington Post

Yes, we are going there because this recipe makes fetch happen!

So don’t be a Regina George and say it can’t happen because it’s happening!

One bite of this will tug at your heartstrings and stun you!

…But in a good way…you know like when you see that special someone ya fancy make eyes at you

…just like that 😉

I admit when I was trying the batter I thought it was promising, but when baking gluten-free there is never a realm of certainty you enter because when you are using other flours they can either be a hit or a miss and it’s about a 50/50 shot of both.

Luckily, the main ingredients to make this most gluten-free and dairy-free bakers will have them on hand.

Get Those Bundtet Pans Ready!

You’ll need some bundtlet pans, that can be found on amazon or really anywhere online. I linked the ones I used here. I used silicon ones as these can be cleaned by the dishwasher and therefore not cleaned by me…

To make this you’ll need:

  • Gluten-Free all-purpose flour
  • Organic Local Honey
  • Coconut Flour
  • Powdered Peanut Butter
  • Natural drippy peanut butter
  • Ripe Bananas
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Dairy-free chocolate chunks

I can’t decide what I like more about these…The taste or how adorable they are!

Keep in mind you can use a standard muffin tin as well.

Where’s That Drizzle?

You can create this yummy drizzle by making my Protein Collagen Icing recipe and adding 1-2 Tbsp of cocoa powder and 1/2 Tbsp more of milk.

It is optional as these bundtlets are good on their own, especially when they are warmed up and the chocolate pockets slightly melt. That my friend is the perfect time to enjoy these!

However, if you are craving something a bit sweeter pairing my drizzle may do it for your sweet tooth.

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Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bundtllets

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bundtlets 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Low Fat

Description

You’re of high society so treat yourself to something that fits into your lush life and allows you to unwind in your palace. These Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bundtllets are perfectly-portioned and are a great go-to snack!


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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe bananas
  • 1 cup Non-dairy milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 Tbsp Drippy natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp Organic honey
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten free flour of choice
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1.5 Tbsp Powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tap Baking powder
  • 2 scoops vegan protein powder
  • 3 Tbsp Dairy free chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 12 mini bundtlet pans with non-stick spray.
  2. Mash the 3 ripe bananas and add them into a large bowl with the eggs, non-dairy milk, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and give it a good mix!
  3. Sift all dry ingredients into the bowl and combine. The dough should be thick enough to clump a whisk if you put it in the mix, and if it is too drippy add more flour, if it’s too dry add in more almond milk.
  4. Chop the chocolate chunks into smaller pieces. This will make little shards of chocolate dispersing them across the entire mix and not in just one place. When done pour into the tins about 3/4 of the way full and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. When complete let cool for 5-8 minutes and bon appetite!
     
 

Notes

This may be made vegan by subbing the eggs for flax eggs and the honey for maple syrup.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bundtlet W/O Optional drizzle
  • Calories: 145
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Protein: 7

Keywords: Bananas, Banana bread, banana muffins, honey, gluten free, dairy free, chocolate chips

The Fluffiest Gluten-Free Banana Bread

The Fluffiest Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Long gone are the days of spongy gluten-free snacks that fall apart in your hands.

Say hello to the new and improved fluffy banana bread filled with sweet honey and coconut sugar, making for a perfectly sweet banana bread that will unfold with flavor in your mouth.

To make this banana bread I highly recommend using a gluten-free all-purpose flour that contains xanthan gum and has a mix of brown rice flour and tapioca or arrowroot starch.

These flours will make the banana bread very thick and will add the texture of gluten into the recipe, without actually adding in any wheat flour.

Because let’s be real, we’ve all had a gluten-free treat before, possibly a muffin or a bread that had a texture similar to a kitchen sponge…

I know what you’re thinking…

It’s TRAGIC!

And NO ONE wants to eat something that tastes like that, so opt for a quality gluten-free all-purpose flour, even if it means spending a little more at the grocery store. I suggest using Bob’s Red Mill 1-for-1 baking flour or King Arthur’s all-purpose gluten-free flour.

Additionally, for sweeteners, I recommend using a mix of Honey and coconut sugar as this will yield a naturally sweet banana bread and will complement the sugar from the bananas well.

Feel free to decrease the amount of coconut sugar or honey in the recipe if your bananas are very spotty as you may not need the amount the recipe calls for.

When it comes to the vegan chocolate chips feel free to add more or as much as your heart desires!

I fear I commit a Cardinal sin of using less as I am not much of a fan of chocolate so I tend to not add as much as the average chocolate lover.

Try more of my Healthy Gluten Free Recipes!

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The Fluffiest Gluten-Free Banana Bread

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Tell that Starbucks Banana Bread that’s been eyeing you to move over because this Fluffy Gluten-Free Banana Bread is made for you! These slices are Hefty, and have 11 grams of protein per slice!


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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan protein powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour of choice
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Spotted bananas
  • 1 Container Nancy’s non-dairy oat milk yogurt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 5 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray
  2. Mash the bananas and add them into a large bowl and combine with the wet ingredients
  3. Add all the dry ingredients, except for the chocolate chips into a large bowl and mix until there is no clumps. If the batter is too thin, add more coconut flour, and if it’s to thick add a dash of water or non-dairy milk.
  4. Mix in 2/3 of the chocolate chips and save the rest to sprinkle on top
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Watch it carefully as this is a thick and hefty loaf of banana bread so the timing may vary based on your oven and the vegan protein powder you used. When the banana bread is done let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Cut into 9 Hefty Slices

Notes

You May be able to sub the eggs in this for flax eggs and sub the honey for maple syrup to make it vegan.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Hefty Slice
  • Calories: 285
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 40
  • Protein: 11

Keywords: dessert, gluten free, dairy free, banana, peanut butter, high protein, Honey

Lemon Blueberry Collagen Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Collagen Muffins

These gluten free muffins will become your new best friend.

Not often do I run out of vegan and whey protein powder, but the time came this afternoon when I reached for the tub and saw the dreaded scoop at the bottom and nothing else!

Sigh…I know!

Thus, the Lemon Blueberry Collagen Muffins were born

For all the fellow non-gluten eaters out there you know what a pain in the a** it can be when trying to make a fluffy, non-crumbly muffins that won’t evaporate in seconds like those natural valley bars

Yeah you know the ones I’m talking about. You take them out of the package and half of it is already granola.

Of course, we don’t want that, but unfortunately when it comes to gluten free baking, there is about a 50/50 shot that anything will workout right when you follow the recipe step by step when using these various flours.

When it comes to gluten free baking I’m not a huge fan of mixing 3-5 different flours because being gluten free is expensive enough!

All you need to do is look at the size and price of gluten free bread to figure this out. If you didn’t know the slices are as small as cards and are about $7 for a loaf you have to freeze…as you can see I ain’t about that life

Without further ado, these muffins are made with only…

Wait for it

One flour!

To make it even simpler, it’s a gluten free all-purpose flour. I used pillsbury, but bob’s red mill would work as well.

Oh, and one special ingredient as well

Collagen peptides

But that likely wasn’t a shock to you as it gave it away in the title

The best part of these muffins is the lemon-deliciousness on the top of it!

This part is completely optional but it enhances the lemon flavor and also adds a bit of a bakery-style element.

It’s a bit better than an ordinary muffin because it’s a fancy muffin which basically makes it better than an ordinary muffin.

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Lemon Bluebery Collagen Muffins

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 14 muffins 1x
  • Category: Sweet
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Enjoy the sweet hues of blueberry and lemon in these delicious gluten free Collagen muffins!


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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Gluten-free all-purpose flour (Or normal all-purpose flour if not gf)
  • 3 scoops Collagen peptides I recommend unflavored or vanilla flavored
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1.25 cups Blueberries

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Yogurt butter
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut butter Or sub coconut oil
  • 1 cup Unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Lemon squeezed
  • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Truvia (Or sub your favorite sweetener)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (Omit if you used vanilla flavored collagen)

Optional Lemon Drizzle:

  • 3 Tbsp Powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Spray a silicon muffin tin or metal muffin tin with non-stick spray and preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients, except for the blueberries into a large mixing bowl and give it a good mix.
  3. Warm up the coconut butter and yogurt butter in a cereal bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds and then add in the vanilla extract and eggs together and mix.
  4. Add in the truvia, salt, honey, and lemon juice into the bowl with the egg and yogurt butter mixture and whisk until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Add the wet to the dry and mix until there are no lumps. Be sure not to over mix these as it will affect the texture.
  6. Fold in the blueberries and drop the batter with an ice cream scoop into the muffin tins until they are 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 22-27 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Optional: mix the drizzle ingredients together until you get a thin glaze consistency and then use a spoon or fork to drizzle the lemon mixture.

Notes

I got about 14 muffins, but feel free to add a little more batter to each muffin if you would like a solid 12.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin W/o drizzle)
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: muffins, blueberry, lemon, gluten free, truvia, under 150 calories, low fat