i’m a cooking fool these days! or maybe just a fool. i tried a few new gluten-free recipes over the weekend, and thought i’d share. first i made some homemade chicken nuggets, thinking they would be great as little bites in sky’s school lunch – a plan which promptly failed as soon as he ate one and said he didn’t really like it. i personally thought they were delicious, which i am now seeing is the problem…i think they were too flavorful for his plain palate. oh well. i think i’ll make them again next week with just a cornstarch coating since i know he likes that. but the rest of us gobbled them up!
gluten-free chicken bites
1 cup almonds
1 cup pecans
1 cup pamela’s gf baking and pancake mix (or any gf flour or mix you have laying around)
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons paprika
s/p to taste
chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
i had some almonds and pecans in my freezer, so i just grinded them (in the blender) to a fine meal. then i added the rest of the ingredients. dip the chicken in melted butter and then in the flour combo, and put on a baking sheet. i greased my baking sheet, but i think i would recommend not doing that, since they weren’t quite as crispy as i wanted them to be. bake in the oven at 400 degrees till done. serve with toothpicks!
i also made some yummy butterscotch oatmeal raisin cookies. i used the pamela’s mix again for these, basically just following a recipe on the back of the package but revamping it a bit. the cookies were nice and chewy and even pants liked them quite a bit. and he usually HATES anything gluten-free. (it must be the mix, since he also really likes the pancakes i make on the back of the package…although that could just be because i add lots of sugar and almond extract to them.) butterscotch oatmeal raisin cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups pamela’s baking mix
1 teaspoon almond extract (i’ve been using this instead of vanilla lately…you have GOT to try it!)
1 cup oats (did you know you can get semi-cheap gluten-free oats at super target??)
bag of butterscotch chips
1 1/2 cups raisins
cream butter and sugars, then stir in egg and almond extract.
add baking mix, oats, chips, and raisins, mixing thoroughly.
lightly grease cookie sheet, and preheat oven to 350. bake till just done. these are REALLY good…i had to put a bunch in the freezer so i wouldn’t eat them all!
i also made some homemade gf bread (almost gone), an apple crisp (halfway gone), whipped cream from scratch, and a shepherd’s pie for dinner tonight. i’m stuffed!