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.


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  4. My favorite recipe from Daily Dietribe is the English Muffins. They’re wonderful; I bought a set of English muffin rings in order to make them. I also like the Sunshine Banana muffins. Iris’ dietary restrictions and tastes are so much like mine, that I use many of her recipes!

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  11. I don’t really make one thing. I’ve just try whatever recipes sound good based on what I have and what I’m craving. Lately I’ve been making sorbets because they are kind on my poor stomach. This one was amazing:
    Super easy to make and remember the ingredients for.

  12. I need both of this books!!! I’d love to learn how to cook gluten free…

  13. I make some fantastic banana buckwheat chocolate chip muffins. They’re free of all the common allergens (I also do a chocolate-free version for a chocolate-allergic client) and fantastic! And I deliver.


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  15. I think the biggest challenge in gluten free baking is getting good texture and rise. Nut and coconut flours can be really dense/heavy so I’d love to see some other recipes with alternative flours!

  16. i love making lindsay’s (cottercrunch) healthy bites – gluten free and delicious!

  17. Since I’m not allergic to anything I know of, and most people around me have been lucky enough to not have anything, I don’t cook things with caution to allergy.
    I know it’s a little different, but I am interested in trying raw food diet for few weeks and see how I feel though :)
    I was always wondering, but are you allergic to gluten?

  18. We make a really good gluten free blueberry muffin

  19. I just made my very first peant butter chocolate chip gluten free pizookie tonight! Soooo good :)

  20. The biggest challenge I have is feeding my family when I have only one child with a gluten issue. I’ve learned a few things, but it’s so expensive to purchase pre made products so I need to learn so much more.

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  25. I follow you on pinterest and repin constantly! Love your stuff. Especially Christmas crack. Yum!!!

  26. What a fabulous giveaway! My favorite thing to make gluten-free is my Vanilla Cupcakes with Vegan Chocolate Frosting. Here’s the link:

    I would love these books!

  27. My biggest challenge is trying to be creative while still trying to introduce a variety of food in my family’s diet. I have a 7 year old and 4 year old with several different allergies. Right now we are working with dairy, wheat, egg and soy allergies while having a few other random ones as well (pineapple, pecan). I would love any (ANY) additional inspiration from your givaways! Thanks!

  28. My favorite allergy friendly meals are here:
    I think the one I’m proudest of is Persian Lima Bean Rice because it is a childhood favorite I’ve been able to adapt to be safe for my food allergic kids.

  29. I find making something both GF and nut free to be really hard. I run out of ideas!

  30. My biggest challenge is finding gluten free recipes that my whole family will love.

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  33. I follow you on Pinterest and I pinned the Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars (GF).

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  35. Hi there!
    I have only recently been eating GF, so I don’t really have a favorite recipe yet. I think my biggest challenge is figuring out how to adapt my previous favorites. Also, I found out I am allergic to yeast, so finding an acceptable substitute for bread that is GF AND yeast free has been impossible so far.

  36. Catherine Hoffman Reply

    My AMAZING neice has 4 little boys, one is Autistic and needs to follow a GF diet. These books would be a wonderful gift for her as she learns to navigate a whole new way of cooking.

  37. The biggest challenge is finding flavorful substitutions! Many times baked goods end up gooey or unappealing when they are gluten free.Who wants to eat something that looks like it came from a mulch or compost pile? These recipes look appealing and tasty! I would especially like to try the peanut butter banana bread…it looks beautiful!

  38. One ingredient ice cream is fool-proof and amazing…just throw frozen banana chunks in the food processor!

  39. My go-to gluten free (allergy-free) snack is coconut yogurt. For the yogurt, I mix fresh coconut meat with a little water and probiotic. Pour into mason jars, cover, and pop into the dehydrator at 100 degrees for about 3.5 to 4 hours. Then I place in the refrigerator. I flaor them as I eat it, so I am not liited. I always use a little sweetener. Sometimes I’ll put in chair spices, others, fresh lime juice & vanilla extract (tastes like key lime pie), and other days fresh berries. Other ideas: cocoa powder, extracts, and tea concentrates, protein powder. Let your imagination run wild! It also tastes great topped with some gluten free granola!!!!! I love the crunch factor.

    This has really helped me because I it is free of dairy and soy, other allergens for me!

  40. i made a killer pumpkin coffee cake, i had split the recipe in 2 and used 2 different flour mixes, one came out really wet but the other half was perfect, i couldn’t believe it :)

  41. my biggest challenge with gf baking is my kid and husband! they won’t eat most gf stuff and when I make them gluten-y things, i’m so tempted and I usually eat some and then my tummy regrets my lack of willpower.

  42. I cannot consume gluten, but I LOVE to bake; therefore, I’ve only tasted 1 of my recipes (my only gluten free recipe is an amazing chocolate chip cake. This book would certainly provide me with gluten-free baking confidence.

  43. I tweeted!

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