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.


  1. Those pancakes look devilishly delicious!

  2. I have Celiac’s Disease, so everything I make is gluten free! I love to de-glutenize any baked goods. Right now I’m hooked on Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler!

  3. best thing i made: brownies

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  6. I’ve made some great pastries with almond flour. The best was a Pear tart that I had adapted from multiple sources. Elana’s Pantry has excellent recipes using almond flour.

    I haven’t had much luck with those all-purpose baking mixes. Not as versatile as I would like.

  7. Last year I made Elise’s Bluberry Scones recipe. They are made with coconut and brown rice flours and were so good crumbled into yogurt.

  8. These white chocolate snicker doodles are my favorite gluten free cookie. You inspired them!

  9. heather obrien Reply

    I make a gf banana bread with chocolate chips that my kids beg for!

  10. heather obrien Reply

    I am your fb fan!!

  11. My biggest challenge is replicating things that I really love that aren’t gluten free. I have not had really good look with cakes especially. Life is not a fun without birthday cake.

  12. I love all raw desserts. Naturally gluten free :) I can make some awesome chocolate chip cookies and raw fudge. Gluten free can be pretty good :)

  13. What a great giveaway! I have a lot of friends and family who eat GF or have allergies so I’d love to learn more about treats I can make for them.

  14. The biggest challenge for me is flour substitutions. There are so many great recipes out there which call for nut flours, but my partner’s son has nut allergies on top of gluten sensitivity. Until I learn which flour(s) would be the most successful, I feel like I need to skip the recipes or spend a lot of time searching for the most similar recipe I can find which doesn’t use nut flour.

  15. I love mama pea’s funky monkey pie! (basically peanut butter mousse with banana slices) I’m sure it can be made gluten-free by not putting it in a crust!

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  19. haven’t had anything but GF baked goods for awhile now. favorite thing to make are pancakes.

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  24. The trouble I have with baking gluten free is finding the right products to use in my recipes. It is hard to find the right kind of flower or sugar to use in my cooking. This is the hardest thing when you cook gluten free.

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  27. These chocolate chip peanut butter bars are so delicious, and you cannot tell they are gluten and dairy free!

  28. My South of the Border in Layers is a great fast-food-at-home type of meal that accommodates my need to be gluten and dairy free. If you can tolerate dairy, just add cheese and sour cream too. Find the recipe on my blog, Gluten Free Sleuth: I need to add an update because I have started adding Ortega Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles also. They really enhance the dish.

  29. I love baking the almond-based Moroccan sweets! they are old authentic recipes which makes them very delicious and a guranteed success but also gluten free! here is on variety which can be altered using vegan butter and flax eggs

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  39. Already following Brittany Angell on Twitter. :)

  40. Following you on Pinterest. Repinned Hemp Coco Bites. Will be repinning more than that!

  41. The best GF think I make is Choc Chip Scones with Almond Flour …

    Happy holiday weekend!

  42. The biggest challenge is finding recipes that arent too dry, also gluten free recipes always seem to be SO high in calories.

  43. I haven’t been baking/cooking gluten-free for very long now, so my list of dishes I make isn’t long yet, but I would say my favorite gfree dish to make so far is Cake Mix Cookies! So tasty and so easy to make! Here’s the link to the recipe:

  44. The biggest challenge has been getting bread just the right texture. It’s frequently too wet, though not always, so not sure what I’m doing wrong!

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  47. I’ve seen this book! it looks really good. My favorite gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free recipe right now is Grain-free lemon poppyseed muffins:

  48. The best thing I’ve made is grain-free, honey-sweetened strawberry balsamic galette. I used this crust recipe: but added 2 extra tablespoons of honey, and this recipe for the filling:

    p.s. thanks for doing this giveaway!

  49. the most challenging thing is that i am a bit afraid of xanthan gum so i am limited in what i can make but have fallen in loooove with making raw dessert!

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