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10 Easy Recipes for Gluten Free Baking

February 15, 2019

orange cinnamon and pear gluten free pancakes 4We love making weekend pancakes, waffles and pikelets (what we call silver dollar pancakes in New Zealand) using Sway gluten-free baking mixes because their delicious flavor combinations have made Sunday morning breakfast gourmet eating!

Beyond weekend brunch, we always keep a packet or two in the cupboard because the mixes are so versatile to use to quickly whip up delicious (and gluten-free) cakes, cobblers, galettes, pies, tarts and loaves too.

Here are our 10 favorite easy recipes for creating gourmet gluten-free goodies beyond pancakes and waffles.

Simple Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

easy gluten free chocolate cakeWhipping up a moist, gluten-free chocolate cake any day of the week doesn’t get easier or quicker than this.

Tip a packet of the Sway Chocolate Orange Muffin Mix in a big bowl. Make according to the packet adding two mashed ripe bananas, a half cup of plain yogurt and a pinch of baking powder. 

Pour into a cake or loaf tin and bake at 300 F for about 50 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from the pan.

Apple Galette With an Orange Cinnamon Crust

orange cinnamon gluten free crust

Open tarts are our new favorite thing and this rustic apple galette made with the Orange and Cinnamon Pancake and Waffle Mix is amazing.

Simply add 3 tablespoons of milk and 10 tablespoons of cold butter to the dry waffle mix. Process in a mixer until it just comes together into a dough ball (try not to mix too much). Wrap in cling wrap and cool in the fridge for half an hour.

Roll out on a counter sprinkled with rice flour. Fill with chopped apples leaving an inch around the sides to fold up around the apple. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 350 F for about half an hour (until the apples are cooked and the crust is golden brown)

Green Apple and Peach Crumble

green apple and feijoa crumble with gluten free lemon toppingCore and dice 4 green apples. Into a pot put a cup water, ½ cup lemon juice, 2 tbsp of sugar and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil then turn down the heat, cover, and simmer for a few minutes. Add 2 cups of soft peaches to the apples and cook for a further 2 minutes. Pour fruit into colander and leave to drain.

Using the Lemon Mix, add 1 tsp of dried ginger and 125 gram of cold butter. Rub the butter through the dry mix with your hands until the butter is completely blended in.

Pour fruit in the bottom of a greased oven dish and top with the lemon crumble mix. Bake in a 350 F oven for 20 – 25 minutes until the top browns and the fruit bubbles to the top. Eat warm with ice cream or yogurt.

Pumpkin Ginger Loaf

gluten free pikelet waffle mix to make a pumpkin ginger loaf In a large bowl mix ½ c vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1/3 c water, ½ can pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tbsp molasses.

In a separate bowl mix the Orange and Cinnamon Waffle Mix, 1 tsp ginger, ½ tsp allspice and ½ tsp clove.

Add the dry mix to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour in a greased loaf pan and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 F.

Let cool completely before removing from the pan.

Fruit Cobbler

cherry blueberry coblerGrease a baking dish and cover the bottom with fruit. A tin of cherries (drained) and a cup of frozen blueberries work well; or if they’re in season, cut 10-12 medium sized plums in half, remove the stone and cover the bottom of a baking dish.

Make up a packet of Lemon Waffle Mix according to the directions (or you can use the Chocolate Orange Muffin Mix with about a ¼ cup additional milk) and spoon over the fruit.

Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes until the top is brown and a knife comes out clean.

Cinnamon Scrolls

gluten free cinnamon scrolls2Simply add 3 tablespoons of milk and 10 tablespoons of cold butter to the Orange and Cinnamon Waffle Mix. Process in a mixer quickly until it just comes together into a dough ball. Wrap in cling wrap and cool in the fridge for half an hour.

Sprinkle rice flour on the kitchen counter and roll out dough. Cut dough into strips and fill with brown sugar and roll into scrolls.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350F. Allow to cool and finish with frosting.

Fruit Pie

orange cinnamon into a mixed berry pieTip the Orange and Cinnamon Pancake Mix into a food processor with 200g cold and diced butter and pulse until mixed and crumbly. Still on pulse slowly add iced water (1/2 to ¾ cup) until dough starts to form. Remove from the food processor and gather into a ball (do not over work the dough). Wrap in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for at least an hour.

Sprinkle rice flour on a clean kitchen counter and roll ¾ of the dough into the shape of your oven dish. Lightly grease the dish and line with the rolled dough.

Fill the pastry with pie filling of your choice. Use the remaining dough to decorate the pie top by weaving strips or cut shapes.

Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes until the top is brown.

Fried Apple Slices

apple slices in lemon pancake mix squareOf course topping pancakes with fresh fruit and nuts, or popping fruit into the batter before cooking is always a great way to use these mixes but this is another take.

Core apples and cut into discs. Dip the slices in the Sway Pikelet and Waffle batter and fry until the batter is golden brown.

Stack 'em high and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Very Berry Muffins

lemon pikelet waffle mix for berry muffinsThe Pikelet / Waffle Mixes can also be used to make muffins just by using a little less milk in the mix. Yogurt is a great alternative for the milk if you would like a denser option.

Have fun with the flavors by filling the muffin tins half way, adding a spoonful of jelly and topping off with more batter.

Another simple idea is pop a blackberry into the top of the batter before baking.

A sprinkle of Vanilla Sugar on top before baking is also divine!

Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles

choc orange waffles gluten freeOur Chocolate Orange Muffin Mix is also easily converted into waffle batter just by adding a little bit of extra milk.

These chocolate waffles are incredible topped with berries and coconut or sliced banana and slivered almonds.

How to make gluten-free vegan goodies

choc orange gluten free muffins with seasonal cherries 3Sway gluten-free baking mixes are also suitable for dairy-free and vegan lifestyles just with substituting the added ingredients for plant-based alternatives. Replace eggs with silken tofu, applesauce, chia seeds or egg replacement. Oat and almond milks are a great milk option for dairy-free and vegan cooking.

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