• Gluten-Free Apple Crisp with Vanilla Coconut Cream

    February 7, 2013

    Good morning!

    Thank you so much for your Ireland suggestions! Holy moly, you guys are the best! So many great recommendations! Reading all of them made Mal and me even more excited for our trip. Thanks, again!

    Breakfast

    Yesterday morning’s breakfast was awesome! Really. It will probably sound a little weird, but trust me on this one. It’s goooooood!

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    I made a gluten-free banana apple “crisp” out of whipped bananas, chopped Coconut Cinnamon Apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg and then I added a big scoop of homemade Vanilla Coconut Cream on top. I’m trying to be nicer to my colon, so I used foods in this recipe that tend to be friendly on the digestive system. Instead of thinking about what I can’t eat, I’m trying to get creative with what I can eat.

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    Gluten-Free Banana Apple Crisp

    Ingredients:

    Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • Peel bananas and blend in a food processer with cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth.
    • Pour banana mixture into a small, prepared baking dish and then top with Coconut Cinnamon Apples.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
    • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

    Makes 2 servings

    I will definitely make this recipe again. It’s so simple and the leftovers hold up really well. I reheated some this morning for breakfast, and I swear they tasted even better today. With the Vanilla Coconut Cream on top, it’s also a really filling breakfast. I’m a big fan of this one.

    Vanilla Coconut Cream

    For the Vanilla Coconut Cream, all you need is a can of coconut milk, honey, and vanilla extract, but you’ll need to chill the coconut milk in your refrigerator overnight, so just a heads up.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 can of coconut milk
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp honey (more if desired)

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    Directions:

    If you just brought your canned coconut milk home from the store, set it on your kitchen counter and let it settle for a few hours. (The cream will start to separate from the water.) Then, put the whole can in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, open the can and then spoon off the thick coconut cream on top.

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    Keep spooning until you reach the coconut water. I usually leave a little cream in the can, which I mix with the coconut water and then add to my iced Dandy Blend in the morning.

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    I spoon the cream into a Tupperware container, so I can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for future use, and then I mix it with 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and a squirt of honey (about 1/4 tsp, but use more if you want your coconut cream sweeter). It’s so good!

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    Finally, I added a huge scoop of the Vanilla Coconut Cream to my Gluten-Free Banana Apple Crisp. Mmm… so delicious!

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    Question of the Day

    What are your feelings on coconut? Love it? Hate it?

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance February 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    My love for coconut is beyond appropriate. I find excuses to put coconut in and on anything, and whipped coconut cream is no different!

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    Elieke February 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    WOW! This looks too good to be true! I am going to try this as soon as I run to the store and buy some coconut milk! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Claire C February 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I LOVE coconut as well. You inspired me to buy coconut oil, which I had never tried before, I and loved to cook with it now! So after seeing this post, I bought a can of Coconut Milk at Trader Joe’s on Tuesday, determined to make this vanilla coconut cream. The catch is I bought the light kind, followed your directions, but the cream does not seem to solidify like yours did. Safe to say that it doesn’t work with the light coconut milk or do you think it will just take more time? It was in the fridge at least 7 hours overnight.

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    Sophie Velasco February 19, 2013 at 7:28 am

    I am trying to lose weight on gluten free diet. Your vanilla coconut cream recipe is amazing! Looking forward for some more delicious gluten free recipes from you.

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    Emily June 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it. I noticed you have a number of gluten-free recipes on your blog..Do you stick to a GF diet?? I am a newly diagnosed Celiac and constantly looking for new recipes to keep things exciting.. :)

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