Gluten and Allergen-Free Baking Cookbooks Giveaway

I recently received copies of The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 1 and The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 2

The books are co-authored by Iris Higgins of The Daily Dietribe and Brittany Angell of Real Sustenance

The books are a one-stop-shop for gluten and allergen free baking.


Each of six chapters are dedicated to a specific flour. There are 50+ diverse recipes that are packed with information for successful gluten free baking.

From delicious Stove Top English Muffins, Cheesy Skillet biscuits, and Chocolate Babka Bread to Fig Newtons, Graham Crackers and Funnel Cake, these books are packed with great recipes.

Learn how to make these unique and hard to find allergen free recipes, how to best substitute each flour, and understand the basics of baking without eggs, corn, soy, dairy.

Learn the ins and outs of various unrefined sugars and how to exchange them.

Also included are baking tips from some of today’s leading gluten free experts including Elana Amsterdam and Ricki Hellar, among.

Here examples of the authors’ gluten free recipes:

Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Deep Dish Cinnamon Roll Cookies

A few of my own favorite gluten free recipes include:

Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars (GF)

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (GF with Vegan adaptation)

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (Vegan, GF, SoyFree)

Peanut Butter Banana Bread (Vegan, GF, SoyFree)

Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation)

Gluten and allergen-free baking can be tricky and can pose challenges, but I think these books will help demystify it and will help get you on the right track.

One lucky reader will win a copy of this set of two books.

Comment below to enter the giveaway.

1. What’s the best thing you make that’s gluten-free or free from common allergens? (links welcome)


What is the biggest challenge you face with gluten-free or allergen-free baking?

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Contest ends Monday, May 28, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

171 comments on “Gluten and Allergen-Free Baking Cookbooks Giveaway”

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  3. The best things I made today so far are chocomole (the awesomest raw vegan chocolate mousse!) and pumpkin seed poppy seed dip, which I will spread on nori and roll up with lots of julienned veggies. The dip/spread/seed pate is based on Gena’s at Choosing Raw

    The chocomole is simple, delicious, and perfect with a dollop of your favorite creamy whipped topping (I make a simple thick agave vanilla cashew creme in the VitaMix, but if you don’t tolerate nuts use whatever dairy or nondairy topping floats your happy boat!) Make your own chocomole with an avo or two, depending on size, 8-15 dates, depending on size and sweetness, (soaked and pureed with soak water into date paste), a few tablespoons of raw cacao, a couple splashes of vanilla, a tiny pinch of Celtic sea salt, enough water to get it all going, and blend the heck out of it in your food processor! I like it really smooth, so I blend for 30 seconds, rest the machine, blend for another 30, rest the machine, and go like that until it is perfect. You may need more water, agave, cacao, vanilla, or whatever so don’t feel guilty about tasting, adjusting, tasting some more, and tasting ten or twelve more times until you have your chocolate fix and the mousse is incredible. Now put it in the fridge to set up. It will thicken a bit, and the flavor will become even more amazing!

    Now that the chocomole has rested and come together, and you’ve had a break from snacks to go get a workout or pick your kids up from school or do your other 97 tasks for the day, reward yourself with a nice bowl of healthy, iron and fiber rich, chocolate mousse with healthy whipped cream! Yum!

  4. i think the trickiest thing is getting the flour blend right in things that require special flours! i find that store bought all-purpose GF mix sometimes tastes a little funny, but making the blend yourself is so expensive and time consuming.

    i’ve recently started using almond flour for some things though, and think it’s excellent for things that i can be used for (ie denser brownies, etc)

  5. My biggest challenge is finding recipes that work with ingredients I can get my hands on. I am constantly on the lookout for a few tried and true recipes that use the same general ingredients. Storage space is a huge issue for me so I can’t have loads of things hanging around.

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  8. Would love this!

  9. I have trouble making gluten free bread that isn’t sweet.

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  15. Hi
    The best GF item I make are pancakes. I use the recipe out of the Babycakes cookbook. Even my husband who isn’t GF will eat these.

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  20. deep dish cinnamon nut rolls look delicious

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