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Raising a toddler with Celiac Disease

Gluten Free Banana Pear Applesauce Muffins (blueberries optional) April 1, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Snacks — celiacmama @ 9:49 pm
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These are absolutely delicious!  My girls don’t like walnuts in their banana bread, so I just made it sweet with fruit!  The applesauce really helps make these muffins moist, rather than crumbly like a lot of gluten free products.  (Also, I am definitely not a food photographer.  Trust me that these are delicious!)


  • 2 cups gluten free flour (I used Pamela’s)
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want them)
  • 1-2 tsp gluten free vanilla (I almost always double the vanilla)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2-3 mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pear diced or mashed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 pint of blueberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray muffin pan with cooking spray (make sure it doesn’t have flour in it!).

Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir.  Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until all dry ingredients are wet.  Don’t over mix!  Pour into muffin pans.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for about 10 minutes and then transfer muffins to cooling rack.



Favorite Snacks for Celiac Toddler March 30, 2011

Filed under: Snacks — celiacmama @ 8:09 am
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One thing that people tend to ask me about is what do I give Little Boo for snacks? She actually is a really healthy eater – here are her favorite gluten free snacks:

  • cheese sticks (really any cheese)
  • yogurt
  • apples (she likes to gnaw on them or dip them in peanut butter)
  • Annie’s Gluten Free Bunny Cookies
  • bananas (also sometimes dipped in peanut butter)
  • rice cakes with cream cheese or peanut butter
  • cantaloupe
  • Pirate Booty
  • edamame (either hot or cold – she isn’t picky!)
  • strawberries
  • Chex cereal

Little Boo thinks most of these items are also wonderful dipped in ketchup (Heinz or Annie’s!).


    Recipe – GF Chex Caramel Corn April 9, 2010

    Filed under: Dairy Free,Recipes,Snacks,Treats — celiacmama @ 5:11 am

    This one I got from Caramel Chex Corn.

    This is DELICIOUS and my girls all love it.  And, you can make it dairy free as well by switching out the butter for a dairy free substitute.  (I tried Earth Balance Buttery Spread and it was great!)  I make sure I do gluten-free vanilla.  And, if I do it dairy free as well, I check the microwave popcorn ingredients. For a special treat, I let Little Boo have the caramel chex, but not the popcorn or peanuts.