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Gluten-Free + Vegan Cinnamon Roll Quick Bread

I am in love with cinnamon. Truly, ground cinnamon is my favorite spice. It is so versatile for both savory and sweet recipes. I love adding it to my baking with chocolate to enhance the flavor and also add it into savory dishes as well. When I think of the ultimate sweet, and spicy treat, my mind goes to cinnamon rolls. There is something just so satisfying about the cinnamon sugar, gooey center and sweetness of the dough. If you haven’t gathered in the last 5 sentences, I love cinnamon sugar! My go-to recipe for yeasty cinnamon sugar is my gluten-free and vegan monkey bread, gluten-free and vegan cinnamon swirl bread, and even my gluten-free and vegan cinnamon rolls.

If I could eat cinnamon rolls everyday…I literally would but they are a lot of work. The rising, the yeast, the rolling the mess, it is a full production, even fro someone like me that bakes everyday! I had been brainstorming recipes and I knew that I wanted to make a quick bread, because quick bread recipe are one of my favorites genres to develop. There is something so satisfying about the texture and the ability to create unique flavors into sweet loaves.

After a few brainstorms, I decided I wanted this recipe to not be a coffee cake. Coffee cake is a delicious snacking cake, but they are in their own genre. I felt like this recipe needed the gooey center of a traditional cinnamon roll that would have you reaching for the corner piece. The soft and sweet center has the same sweet flavor of a yeasted cinnamon roll without the rising! Top with the cinnamon spiced icing and you will be smiling all day long!

Everything you love about cinnamon rolls but in quick bread form! Sweet and spicy with gooey cinnamon sugar ribbons topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze. Bake this delicious treat for an occasion without all the work of traditional cinnamon rolls!

Let’s Bake!

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Gluten-Free + Vegan Cinnamon Roll Quick Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking

Description

Everything you love about cinnamon rolls but in quick bread form! Sweet and spicy with gooey cinnamon sugar ribbons topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze. Bake this delicious treat for an occasion without all the work of traditional cinnamon rolls!


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Ingredients

Loaf:

  • 1/2 cups of vegan butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of unsweetened dairy free milk or water (I like to use unsweetened cashew milk)
  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour (I use Bobs Red Mill 1-to-1)

Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:

  • 2 tbsp of melted vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar

Icing Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 23 tbsp of water or dairy-free milk
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream your vegan butter and sugar together until lighter in color and fluffy
  3. Next, add in your vanilla, baking powder and salt
  4. Alternate adding the dairy-free milk and gluten-free flour until your batter has formed
  5. In a separate bowl, stir your melted butter, sugar and cinnamon together to form a sugar paste
  6. Pour half of your batter into your prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly with your rubber spatula
  7. Spoon half of your cinnamon sugar mixture on top of your batter
  8. Using a knife, gently swirl your sugar into your batter
  9. Pour the rest of your batter onto of the sugar swirl and spread evenly with a spatula
  10. Using your remaining sugar mixture, swirl your cinnamon sugar on top of your batter
  11. Bake your quick bread in your heated oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  12. While your quick bread is cooling, mix your glaze together until it forms a semi-loose glaze
  13. Drizzle the icing on top of your loaf when your quick bread is completely cooled
  14. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

* this recipe has only been tested with Bobs Red Mill Gluten-free Flour 1-to-1

Keywords: gluten-free and vegan cinnamon rolls, gluten-free and vegan cinnamon roll quick bread, cinnamon roll bread, cinnamon rolls

Look at the glaze!

One thing that sets this recipe aside from others is the sweet + spicy glaze! The added cinnamon gives the traditionally sweet glaze a little kick! The little pieces of ground cinnamon add to the color of the glaze giving it some life!

Go ahead and try it for yourself!

This is now my go to recipe for a brunch, sweet snack or dessert when I am craving cinnamon rolls! Give it a try yourself and tag me if you make it!

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Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free Banana Bread

To kick off sugar-free January I am bringing you one of my FAVORITE recipes. I am a banana bread stan! I find it funny because I don’t necessarily love a plain banana, but there is something about banana bread that just makes me weak. The subtle cinnamon spice, the vanilla, bananas, and dark chocolate chunks just sing when they are paired together. I eat this recipe on the reg even when I am not participating in sugar-free January!

Sugar-free chocolate?

I love dark chocolate, but I haven’t always been a fan! I use to love a nice creamy piece of milk chocolate but then I became lactose intolerant with age and boy I can’t even think about eating milk chocolate now. There are so many incredible options for low sugar, dairy-free chocolate options that are delicious and so rich. Here is a list of my favorite sugar-free and dairy-free chocolates to eat and bake with, also a little discount for you as well! I get all of my specialty foods on Thrive Market and save those big bucks – truly – save so much money! Use this link for your discount and shop my list here.

Kick off of 2021

I don’t think I need to be the one to say this but…what a year 2020 was. There were extreme highs, and some crazy lows, add in a pandemic, and what a recipe for a year. One, thing that I focus on every day is the positive things that I love. A few of those things are being able to move my body (workout or take my doggie on a walk), how does my head feels (I have chronic cluster headaches – some days they are debilitating and other days I can push through), is my mood good? or what can I do to help my mood? These things may sound small but I really focus on the little victories every day that got me through each day. This year especially, I have had to focus on the little wins rather than the hardships that came with the year. This time last year, came with many challenges, sugar-free challenge aside.

I wrote a little bit about my career here, but 2020 was really a year of running and running and running! Between starting my graduate degree, working a full-time job, and maintain Front Paige Bakes along with my freelance clients – oh and starting a business, I needed a moment to breathe and reflect. I knew that I needed a moment to breathe when I moved down to Texas. And I have been doing just that. It has been glorious! I needed some time to adjust to my new schedule, house, and area down here as well as let some of the stress from the last year wash away. I am not good at allowing myself time off or less of a go-go-go routine, but this new season of life has given me clarity on the unsustainability of this lifestyle. A big goal of mine for 2021 is to allow me to have weekends off. This is HUGE for me…more on this later ;)!

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Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free Banana Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: sugar-free
  • Method: baking

Description

Arguably the most baked recipe in my kitchen! Gluten-free and sugar-free but not short of sweet banana flavor or soft texture. Plus, this loaf is refined sugar free but full of rich sugar-free dark chocolate chunks. 


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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cups of melted vegan butter
  • 3/4 cups of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 egg or flax egg
  • 23 large ripe bananas (preferably with brown spots)
  • 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cups of sugar-free dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°f and grease your loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. Melt your vegan butter and add to a bowl with your maple syrup
  3. Next add in your vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon
  4. Whisk your egg into the mixture until the egg or flax egg has been full incorporated
  5. Peel your bananas and add them to your bowl, gently break apart your bananas with your whisk but leave large chunks of the banana
  6. Add in your gluten-free flour using a folding motion to keep the banana chunky in the batter
  7. Chop your sugar-free dark chocolate into chunks or add your dark chocolate into the batter
  8. Pour your banana bread batter into your prepared loaf pan
  9. Bake your loaf for 45-55 minutes

Notes

* you can use honey rather than maple syrup – usee 1/2 cup of honey 1/4 cup of almond or dairy free milk

* you can use a flax egg rather than a chicken egg

*and you can always omit the chocolate – but it is delicious!

How’s it going?

How is sugar-free January going for you so far? I have had so much fun baking and creating delicious treats in the kitchen. I have made a huge batch of sugar-free banana bread and haven’t had many sugar cravings. I have found like I do every year, that when I am hungry and need a quick bite, I reach for a small handful of candy, a cookie or something sweet rather than something nutritious to fight my hunger. Those moments are the exact reason that I LOVE sugar-free January! I feel like I am reteaching my hunger queues and feeling my body rather than filling space while I make a meal.

Let’s continue on together and don’t forget to tag me in your yummy creations!

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Gluten-Free + Vegan Chai Quick Bread

I have been trying to track down a gluten-free and vegan chai powder for a little while now. After finding the ideal chai powder, I was overjoyed! Since being diagnosed with celiac disease 6 years ago, my dairy intolerance kicked up a notch. Most coffee shops use a chai powder that has powdered milk in it as a thickener. I never knew what I was missing until I had my first dirty chai! The warmth of the spices mixed with the espresso and a splash of coconut milk form the most delicious fall drink. That cup of warmth is what I wanted to recreate in a quick bread form.

What is Chai?

Chai is a combination of black tea, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper. In a powdered chai, the black tea is dehydrated and ground with the other spices to create a consistency that dissolves in your warm milk of choice. When baking with the chai powder, the spices bloom when they are heated in the batter and create a rich warm spice blend. The rich and warm chai spice combination is spicy, sweet, and bakes so well! In this quickbread, it was key to balance the spice with enough sugar to create a delicious balance. The moist crumb of the cake from the vegan butter is light, fluffy, and full of just enough moisture to hold in the flavor!

Let’s start baking!

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Gluten-Free + Vegan Chai Quick Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking

Description

This chai quick bread is sweet, spicy and so warm! The perfect fall recipes for afternoon tea or a tasty dessert!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp of chai powder
  • 1 cup of almond or dairy alternative milk
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour

Glaze: 

  • 1/2 tsp of chai powder
  • 2 tbsp of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 24 cups of powdered sugar (depending on how thick you want your glaze)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and grease your loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. In a bowl cream your vegan butter with your sugar until it is light and fluffy
  3. Add in your vanilla extract and combine well
  4. Next add in your chai spice, baking powder and salt
  5. Alternating between your gluten-free flour and your almond milk, combine until the batter starts to form
  6. Pour into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour
  7. While your quick bread is baking, combine your chai spice, vanilla, water and powdered sugar
  8. Once the quick bread is fully cool drizzle your icing over top
  9. Enjoy!

How to enjoy your chai quick bread:

Like your apple, zucchini or pumpkin bread, this bread is so delicious to eat for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a sweet dessert! I love to have a slice when the temperature dips around 4 pm and the couch is calling for an after-work break before dinner. Name a better appetizer?! When I indulge and have a slice for breakfast, I love to have it slightly warmed with a cup of hot coffee. Talk about a cozy way to start your fall morning!

Whether you eat it in the morning or night, you will enjoy a slice of this chai cake to really bring in the fall vibes!

Gluten-Free & Vegan Zucchini Bread

I love summer! The fresh fruits and vegetables, the warm sun on my skin and all the birds chirping! Arguably one of the happiest seasons!

This summer is a little different for our family. I don’t tend to share a ton of information about my family but my husband is in the military. His career allows us to move every year for the past 4 years, typically in June! It is surreal that this year we are still in Montana! At first we thought this summer was going to be full of adventures and more with us both being in Montana. But, he is on a training trip for the next three months which means all the loafs of bread, pies and cakes are filling my house with no one to eat them!

Being a military spouse is a sacrifice.

If any of you guys are military spouses you understand the intense sacrifice and hardships it is when your spouse leaves for a trip, deployment or you move from a place you loved. It never gets easier. In fact, I find it harder with every trip he takes. My heart aches, my days feel weirdly long and my concept of time is shot! I am an early riser by nature, thriving in the mornings, but when Drew is on a trip my concept of nighttime and the end of the workday is gone. I find myself puttering around in the kitchen until 12 am. Then waking up at 5am and filling my time to not be lonely.

A few weeks ago, while I was in my in-laws garden I had this intense desire to make zucchini bread! Last summer my diet consisted of zucchini bread, strawberries and lemonade. A very well rounded diet (ha!). This summer is no exception to the zucchini bread diet!

What is Zucchini bread?

Zucchini bread sounds really strange, and to be honest the first time that I tried it, I was a little skeptical. The flavor of the zucchini is earthy and the spices of the nutmeg, and cinnamon add richness to the bread. The chocolate chips balance the spice with the deep chocolate flavor and then the butter in the bread gives great moisture to the loaf.

I can honestly say, don’t know it till you’ve tried it!

Let’s make a quick bread!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Zucchini Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 90 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: gluten-free

Description

The gluten-free and vegan zucchini bread of the summer! Use your fresh vegetables in a sweet, spicy and moist quick bread!


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Ingredients

  • 2 small zucchini or 1 cup of shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup of melted vegan butter ( I use earth balance)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of dairy free milk
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1/2 cup of dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup of gluten free flour ( I use Bobs Red Mill 1:1)

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven too 350°F and grease your loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. Shred or make very small cubes with your zucchini and set on a towel with the 1/2 tsp of salt sprinkled over the cut zucchini (this causes it to sweat out the liquid)
  3. Gently melt your vegan butter and add to a stand mixing bowl or a bowl with a hand mixer
  4. Add your sugar, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda to your melted butter
  5. Combine well, and add in your almond flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg until well combined
  6. Next add in your almond milk and mix until the batter is loose
  7. Then add in your gluten free flour blend and mix until the batter thickens slightly
  8. Take your zucchini and with your towel, squeeze the liquid out of your zucchini and add in your zucchini to your batter
  9. Next fold, in your chocolate chips 
  10. Pour batter in to your loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  11. Let cool and enjoy!

Why Zucchini Bread?

Let’s talk why we use zucchini in bread rather than a different squash. Zucchini is mild in flavor, but adds pairs incredibly well with sweet elements like cinnamon and chocolate. Zucchini is really high in vitamins and minerals that aid in nutrition for your baked goods. Not to mention their moisture. If you have ever cooked with zucchini you know they have to cook down for a while to get a good texture, this is because they are a high water content vegetable. When you grate them and sweat them out before you place them in your batter, they release about 1/2 of their water. This allows the extra water to add great moisture to the quick bread and bulk to the batter. So really, why not use zucchini!?

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Sweet Honey Buns

One of my all time favorite foods are loukoumathes, a greek honey cinnamon yeasted dough that is fried and then while still pipping hot, rolled in cinnamon and honey. These little pillows of heaven call my name all the time! Since I don’t have a giant pot to fill with bubbling oil to boil my own, I decided do my take on the easy baked version.

Boy oh boy these little buns are unreal! They are soft, doughy, sweet and bright like honey can be!

Did I also mention they are easy to make? These little buns are one of the easiest yeasted bread recipes that I have created to date. Just a few quick stirs, an hour to rise and a quick bake these little buns are to be eaten warm!

Can you tell that I have been on a major kick for making yeasted gluten-free bread lately? It is so so so fun for me to get into the science of the yeast with gluten-free bread!

Let’s get to baking!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Sweet Honey Buns

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 buns 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking

Description

sweet, doughy and arguably the best little sweet bun! 


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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup of honey (for glaze)

Instructions

  1. pre-heat your oven to 425°f and run your tap so it become warm to the touch
  2. in a bowl add your 1 tsp of honey, 1 packet of yeast and 1 1/2 cups of warm water (no warmer than 110°f), whisk gently to activate your yeast
  3. After about 5 minutes your yeast starts to bubble
  4. Add in your 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour and using a rubber spatula until all the flour is combined
  5. Using vegan butter, coat 8 of the muffin tin sections going all the way to the top
  6. Scoop 3 tbsp of dough into each muffin tin with each spoonful creating differentiation in their placement almost like a pull apart bread
  7. Using the remainder of the dough follow those instructions until the dough is gone
  8. Place near a warm oven to rise for 1 hour
  9. After 1 hour the dough will be light and fluffy, drizzle, 1 tsp of honey over each bun and place in the oven for 20 minutes to bake
  10. Once they are golden brown, remove from the oven and drizzle 1 tsp more of  honey over the warm buns
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

Keywords: gluten-free bread, gluten-free honey buns

Now that you have your buns ready are you going to eat them for breakfast? A snack? An after dinner snack? There is no right time to eat them you just have to make them so you can eat them!

The best part of these buns for me is the sweet honey glaze that drips down the sides during baking and coats the whole bun in sweet goodness!

Tag me if you make them so we can bake together!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan French Bread

Y’all! Ages ago I dove into the rabbit hole that is gluten-free bread. And when I say rabbit hole, I raelly mean it. If you have ever made bread with gluten flour you know how the bread is easy to knead and with each knead comes more elasticity and more sweet crannies of goodness. Well! Big sigh, that is not the case with gluten-free bread. The less you handle the dough, the better the bread will be.

In all my recipes for yeasted gluten-free bread you barely touch the bread after you add in your flour. My recipes include letting the dough rise in the pan so you are truly not man handling the loaves.

The french bread that I tested a few years ago, includes egg whites, if you aren’t vegan it’s delish, but I had TONS of you awesome people DM me asking for a vegan no fail version.

This. Is. The. Bread. Of. Your. Dreams!

It’s sweet, but tangy, has a fluffy center, and a crust on the top! I mean drool!

Let’s start baking!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan French Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking

Description

soft, fluffy and full of gluten-free  & vegan goodness!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup of warm water 110°f
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour (I like Bobs Red Mill 1:1)
  • 1 tbsp of melted butter (topping)
  • 1 tsp of salt (topping)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix your yeast and sugar
  2. Add in your water to the sugar and yeast and whisk 2 times to initiate the activation
  3. Let your mixture activate for 5 minutes, bubbles should form
  4. Once the bubbles form add your apple cider vinegar into the mix and stir gently
  5. Add 2 1/2 cups of flour to your water mixture using a rubber spatula and fold in gentle motions until there are no more bumps and your dough comes together
  6. Grease a loaf pan and pre-heat your oven to 425°f
  7. Using your same rubber spatula, place your dough into the pan, even the top with your spatula 
  8. Cover with a dishtowel and let rise for 1 hour near your warming oven
  9. After 1 hour, your dough should have doubled in size to fill the pan
  10. Before you place in the oven pour your melted butter over the top and salt generously with flake salt
  11. Bake for 45 minutes until the top is golden brown
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes pop the loaf out of the pan and let cool outside the pan
  13. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

  • if your yeast doesn’t form a froth after 5 minutes, your yeast may be dead, try another packet
  • keep your water at 110°f at the highest temp so you don’t kill the yeast
  • Removing the bread from the loaf pan ensures the bottom won’t be soggy

Keywords: gluten free vegan french bread

This is one recipe that I cannot stop making! I have made it 2 times a weekend for the past 4 weeks and it’s just that good! I love it with soup, as breakfast and even with some melted vegan cheese!

Now it’s your turn! Go get at it!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Monkey Bread

Let me just start by saying, monkey bread is the best snack, dessert, breakfast and food.

Monkey bread is a yeasted bread, where each little bite is rolled in cinnamon sugar and placed into a pan to form multiple little balls. You bake these bites together, and the cinnamon sugar all melts together and make it a fun and easy dessert. Rather than cutting bread, you get to pull off your bites making the experience oh-so fun!

It’s no surprise if you have been following my instagram that I am on a yeasted bread kick! I make a fun yeasted bread at least once a week whether it is my gluten-free french bread, or my cinnamon swirl bread, I am baking something with yeast!

This weekend, amongst the craziness of the corona quarantine, I decided to do my favorite hobby, activity and passion…baking!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Monkey Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of monkey bread 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking

Description

gluten-free and vegan monkey bread that is so easy to make, sweet, delicious and the perfect fun treat!


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Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water (110°f)
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 2.5 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 tsp of salt

Topping:

  • 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp of melted vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425°F and grease a loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. In a bowl mix your packet of yeast, sugar, and 1 1/2 cups of warm water and let that sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast
  3. The yeast should start to become fragrant and bubble, almost forming a top layer on the water with yeast
  4. While the yeast activates, mix your 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of cinnamon and set aside
  5. When that happens, add in your salt and 2.5 cups of gluten free flour
  6. Be careful not to over mix, but using a rubber spatula fold in the flour
  7. Once the flour is combined into the yeast mixture, using two fingers, pinch about 1″ of dough and roll into a ball, the toss into the sugar cinnamon mix until it is fully coated
  8. Place each ball into your greased loaf, repeat with the remainder of the dough
  9. Put your loaf pan near your oven to rise in a warm location with a towel over the top
  10. Let your dough rise and expand for 1 hour
  11. Right before your hour of rising is up, melt your butter and mix with your remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture
  12. Pour that mix over the dough and place in the oven for 25 minutes
  13. Remove and let cool, pop out of the pan and enjoy!

Keywords: gluten free vegan monkey bread, gluten free monkey bread, gluten free bread, gluten free vegan bread

The best quarantine snack you can make and take little bites all day! I have been on a kick lately with cinnamon sugar bread and can’t stop making it! Now it’s your turn!

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During sugar-free January, I couldn’t kick the craving for cinnamon. All I wanted to eat was cinnamon swirl bread and more specifically, this bread from Semifreddi’s back in California.

As a kid, my parents single-handily (not really) kept this bakery a float by our love of this cinnamon bread! My mom would break off the bread in big chunks and toss it in the microwave for a second to heat it up. It was delicately sweet, full of cinnamon and just so tasty that it would put a smile on my face!

On my instagram I reached out to the community and asked why we crave cinnamon. My friend Ali is a nutrition coach and wellness expert, she reponsed and said that cinnamon detoxes the body so it makes sense to why I was craving cinnamon on my sugar detox.

Does this mean that if you eat a cinnamon roll it eliminates the sugar? Nope, but it was a great learning for me because the reason that I set out on sugar-free January was to reset my hunger cues and become more in tune with my body. I truly felt like that month of 0 sugar really helped get my body in a groove again.

I set out on this recipe just to test it and see if it would work and guys…it did! The cinnamon bread of my gluten-free dreams is here for you! It is sweet, cinnamony and full of wonder! Let’s bake!

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Gluten-Free & Dairy Free Cinnamon Swirl Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: baking

Description

gluten-free, dairy free, sweet, cinnamony and full of flavor! with the perfect pull apart texture!


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Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of warm water (110°F)
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast 
  • 3 tbsp of sugar (more for the cinnamon mix see below)
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 egg whites

cinnamon mixute

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add your 1 tbsp of sugar and your packet of yeast
  2. Next pour into the same bowl your 1 1/2 cups of warm water 
  3. Whisk together and set aside for the yeast to activate for 5 minutes
  4. In a bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip your egg whites into medium stiff peaks about 6 minutes
  5. Once your egg whites are medium stiff peaks, add the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar to the egg whites while your continue to whisk
  6. Next add in your 1 tbsp of baking powder while you continue to whisk
  7. Keeping your mixer on, pour your activated yeast water into the egg whites and sugar
  8. Stop your mixer and add in your 5 1/2 cups of flour about 1 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed
  9. Once combined your dough will still be tacky, since this is gluten-free flour it doesn’t look like traditional dough, toss about 1/4 cup of flour on top of the dough and using a spatula pull the dough away from the bowl with the flour you tossed on the top of the dough
  10. Using that surface flour form the dough into a ball and set in a bowl to rise for 1 hour covered near a heat source *this is when I pre-heat my oven and toss the bread right next to the oven*
  11. After the hour is up, your dough should have doubled in size, section the dough in quarters, flour your counter and gently press the dough in to about a loaf pan length rectangle that is about 1/2″ to 1″ thick, do that with the second half of dough
  12. Gently sprinkle about 2-3 tbsp of cinnamon sugar mixture over each half that you just pressed out
  13. Rolling each piece into a log, folding the cinnamon into the dough, you will end up with two cinnamon stuffed bread rolls
  14. Gently, not to deflate the rise, fold the two pieces over eachother twice to form a twist
  15. Place the twist into a greased and floured loaf pan
  16. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the cinnamon sugar mixture and let the bread rise for 20 minutes
  17. Once it has puffed a second time, place in your 350°F oven to bake
  18. Bake for 1 hour, rotating half way through the baking 
  19. Remove and let rest for 1 hour before eating!

Keywords: baking, gluten-free cinnamon bread, gluten-free bread, bread,

After tests and tests this recipe is ready! I can’t get over that gooey cinnamon swirl that just gets better the more you eat it! If you guys are more comfortable making it monkey bread style feel free to ball the dough and coat with cinnamon sugar, fill your pan and cook!

The big key to this recipe is allow it to rest after baking, this really sets the bread and let’s it finish baking in the pan.

I have been eating this bread non stop. Slicing it, placing it in the toaster and adding a little vegan butter. I MEAN DROOL! DELISH, OMG, GUYS!

That is all, please go make this bread and live out my childhood and gluten-free dreams!

Gluten-Free & Vegan Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread

A few years ago I randomly decided to test out a recipe for apple cinnamon bread. After 15 fails I was frustrated and posted when I had 96 follows on my website.

This summer I launched a new site, moved to another state, started a new phase of life and re-tested my apple cinnamon quick bread recipe. Not only did this bread need some delicate attention, it needed a new perspective on spices, bake time, rise time and more. Not to sound to philosophical but I feel like that is a metaphor for my life. Slowing down and breathing through the challenges rather than rushing to get it down. Age is beautiful in that it teaches you self patience.

Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread also taught me that same patience.

Not only is this bread sweet, spicy with tender apple chunks, it taste damn great with a big cup of tea on a cold winter day. The crumble just hits the spot and served warm makes you want to sing to the winter gods, because truly it’s that delish!

Quick Bread by definition is a quick style bread. No kneading, not proof time and no double rise. Banana bread is probably the most commonly known quick bread next to pumpkin (here and here) and lemon bread (recipe here). You can also try my true holiday quick bread recipe here for a Peppermint Chocolate twist on quick bread.

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x

Description

sweet, spicy and full of fresh apple flavor! this apple bread is bright and sweet, a great afternoon snack!


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Ingredients

Bread

  • 1/2 of a honey crisp apple cubed (I leave the skin on) approx. 1 cup of cubed apple
  • 1/2 cup of semi soft vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup of dairy alternative milk
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour (I tested and use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1)

Crumble:

  • 2 tbsp of soft vegan butter *not melted
  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 45 tbsp of gluten free flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your loaf pan with vegan butter, then dust with 1 tbsp of gluten free flour, tap the excess flour into the sink
  2. in a mixing bowl or a stand mixer, beat your butter with your sugar until creamy
  3. add in your vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder
  4. once combined, add in your 1/2 cup of dairy milk alternative
  5. the batter will be loose, so slowly add in your flour 1/2 cup at a time
  6. once the batter thickens and is the texture of a loose cookie dough, remove from your standing attachment and using a rubber spatula fold in your cubed cup of apple 
  7. in your prepared loaf pan, pour your quick bread batter into the loaf pan
  8. in a separate bowl, mix together your crumb, I use my fingers or a fork to keep bigger chunks of the crumble in tact
  9. coat the top of the bread with the crumble and bake in the oven for 55 minutes to 1 full hour
  10. at 55 minutes, insert a toothpick or a cake tester, if the insertion tool comes out clean or with a few formed crumbs your bread is done!
  11. let your bread cool completely before slicing *or semi cool – I can never wait longer than 20 minutes!
  12. eat and enjoy!

Keywords: gluten free apple bread, gluten free bread, vegan gluten free apple bread, fall bread

These bread styles are efficient, sweet and have a true crumb like a dense pound cake or a coffee cake. But hey, years ago they were classified as quick bread so we are running with this! Bread they are! And bread they will stay!

So this bread! It’s easy to make, full of delish spice, fresh apples and a crumb topping that is to die for. Make it for yourself for an afternoon snack or slice and eat for breakfast!

gluten-free & vegan apple quick bread, is the perfect bread to bring to a party or have for a snack! Easy to make and even more fun to eat~

If you try out this recipe, give me a tag or a comment and tell me what you think! I love hearing from my fellow gluten-free & vegan bakers! Bake on!

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Gluten-free & Vegan Ginger Lemon Quick Bread

Every Christmas we make our favorite family recipe, the lemon bread. This year I teamed up with Health-Ade to create a take on my families favorite recipe with their ginger-lemon flavor. This flavor is bright, spicy and the perfect drink for the winter months.

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Gluten-free & Vegan Ginger Lemon Quick-Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 85 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x
  • Category: Quick Bread
  • Method: Baking

Description

the easiest, yummiest cake for every occasion!


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Ingredients

Bread:

  • 1 cup of vegetable shortening (rainforest certified)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 zested lemon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 flax eggs or 4oz of whipped aquafaba

Topping:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. pre-heat your oven to 350°F, grease your loaf pan with vegan butter and dust with gluten-free flour
  2. in your bowl with a electric hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, whip your vegetable shortening with your sugar
  3. next add in your baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and lemon zest
  4. add in your flax eggs, lemon juice and your almond milk until combined *batter might separate here but it will come together 🙂
  5. lastly mix in your gluten-free flour until a soft batter forms
  6. when your batter is smooth with no lumps, scrape down the bowl and do one more pass through with the mixer to get the last of the mix combined
  7. in your prepared loaf pan, scrape all your batter into the pan
  8. place in the oven and bake for 65-70 minutes
  9. once cooked through, remove the cake and drizzle on your combined sugar and lemon juice mixture
  10. bake for a remaining 5 minutes to set the topping
  11. remove from the oven and let it cool for 30 minutes before slicing
  12. serve with ice cream or plain (my favorite way!)

Notes

* the batter might break after you add in the liquid but it will come together with the flour * make sure you don’t toss out the ends when you bake the bread, this is the best slice so save that slice for yourself

Keywords: gluten-free lemon bread, lemon bread, quick-bread

The flavors of ginger and lemon combined is hands down my favorite combination year round. Every night before bed I make my own tea that is grated ginger and freshly squeezed lemon. When Health-Ade asked me to create a recipe with their ginger-lemon flavor I knew I needed to make a lemon bread. Combining my two favorite flavors was a must!

This gluten-free and vegan bread defies the stereotypes of gluten-free & vegan baking. It’s so soft, tender and full of flavor. This quick bread has a soft but tangy top that allows you to get the tang of the lemon with the sweet sugary crunch!

Add this delish bread to your holiday table this season! A great breakfast for the day after Christmas or New Years Day!

Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Quick-bread

The holiday season isn’t the only time of the year when it’s important to show people you care. Extend the human interaction of love and giving; the holidays bring out these traits in people. I started to bake when I was around 8 years old, and I realized that my favorite part of the baking process was giving my goodies to my friends and family. The thought of making someone happy through your time and hard work is something that brings me so much joy.

At the start of December, I like to plan out my baking for the holidays for the end of the month. My family and I celebrate Christmas, and with our festivities come years of traditions that started when I was a kid and full-on took over the holiday treats. A few years back, I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. While reading this book, I realized that I thrive on acts of service and gift-giving. That’s what fulfills me most and how I show I care about my friends is giving them something I spent my time on. 

This holiday season, since we’re back in Montana with our family, I’m excited to host, cook, and create for my friends and family. A few years back, I dabbled into peppermint baked goods. The combination of peppermint and chocolate is such a rich and classic holiday flavor profile. Whether you enjoy this flavor in a cup of warm cocoa or chocolate covered pretzels, I know you’ll love this cake. 

Chocolate cake is a family staple for our Christmas dinner. Holiday food traditions differ for every family, and I think that is what makes each dinner special. We always have a warm chocolate quickbread, chocolate crinkle cookies, lemon bread, and classic sugar cookies. A few years ago, I switched our classic chocolate quickbread to a peppermint chocolate quickbread, and the excitement over this cake was overwhelming. Not only was the chocolate flavor rich, but the brightness of the peppermint helped develop the flavor profile with the sweet and bright elements in the cake. 

With all the cooking, family time, and work hours during December, I made sure to create this recipe in a way that is a set and forget style recipe. Take 15 minutes to make the batter, pop it into the oven for 55 minutes, and walk away. Easy, fluffy, sweet, and warm, this cake is a holiday must! If your family is sensitive to peppermint, you can always bake the cake with half the amount of candy, or omit it altogether. 

Let’s bake and turn on music that speaks to your holiday!

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Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Quick-bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf quick bread

Description

like Christmas in a bread! Gluten-free, and full of yummy holiday flavor!


Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 cup of freshly brewed warm coffee

  • 1 cup of hot water

  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup of vegetable or coconut oil (melted)

  • 2 tsp of baking soda

  • 2 tsp of baking powder

  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour (bobs red mill 1:1 is a great one!)

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar

  • 1 cup of peppermint candy crumbles ½ in the cake the other for topping

Icing:

  • ⅓ cup of cashew, almond milk or regular milk or milk alternative

  • 2 ½ cups of powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp of salt

  • ¼ cup of peppermint crumbles for topping


Instructions

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and grease your loaf pan with butter, gently tap in 1 tsp of cocoa powder to coat your loaf pan (this allows a quick release after baking)

  2. Brew your 1 cup of coffee and start heating your 1 cup of hot water

  3. In your bowl using a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine your oil, warm coffee, and hot water; mix until the bowl is cool to the touch (this is important, you don’t want to scramble your eggs in step 5)

  4. When your bowl is cool to the touch, add in your sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and cocoa powder

  5. Once those items are combined and your bowl is even cooler to the touch, add in your two large eggs

  6. Combine the eggs into your mixture and then add in your 2 cups of flour ½ cup at a time until the batter is smooth

  7. In a blender or food processor, pulse 2 cups of peppermint candies (you can also buy store-bought pieces), until they are the size of peas to sea salt

  8. Using a rubber spatula, fold in your ½ cup of peppermint candy until equally distributed in your batter

  9. Pour your batter into a loaf pan until you have a ¾” from the top edge of the pan

  10. Top with another spoonful of peppermint candy and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

  11. Let the loaf cool for about 1 hour 

  12. While your quick-bread is cooling, mix together your icing ingredients. This icing will be thick in texture, so it won’t run over the cake too much

  13. Once your loaf is fully cool, pour your icing over the cake and top with peppermint crumbles

  14. Slice and enjoy!


Keywords: gluten-free peppermint chocolate cake

The best part about this cake is how easily it comes together— it’s a true set-and-forget style cake that makes your holiday baking easy but fun! I love to triple the recipe and give a loaf to my neighbors a few days before Christmas, so if they need to, they can share the recipe with their friends, family, or work potluck!

Holidays are so unique to each family, each tradition— that’s what makes it all worthwhile. Starting your own family traditions can be the best part of each year. I love sharing my favorite food with my friends and family! Happy holidays and a prosperous 2020 to you and your family!

Gluten-Free & Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Fall came, lasted for a day. It snowed and then fall came back! Yesterday, the temperatures were rising from mid 20s to low 40s and all the leaves were fragrant and yellow! Pumpkin bread was calling my name!

I have a great recipe for maple pumpkin baked doughnuts here, and felt that there needed to be a friend of that recipe to go along with the fall theme. This pumpkin bread is full of delicious organic pumpkin flavor, spice and melty vegan chocolate chips.

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gluten-free & vegan pumpkin bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Description

easy to make and full of gluten-free flavor!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of melted vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2.5 cups of gluten-free flour 
  • 2 cups of vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. pre-heat your oven to 350°F and line your loaf pan with parchment paper and grease the ends with vegan butter
  2. in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer combine your melted vegan butter, pumpkin puree and maple syrup
  3. next add in your baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and pumpkin pie spice
  4. add in your almond milk and combine well
  5. lastly add in your 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour 1/2 cup at a time
  6. remove the paddle attachment from your stand mixer and hand fold in your chocolate chips with a rubber spatula
  7. pour your batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes
  8. test with a tooth pick and ensure it comes out clean with a few tight dry crumbs 
  9. let sit for 30 minutes before slicing

Notes

*can sub almond milk for any dairy alternative milk

*can also omit chocolate chips

This recipe is a perfect afternoon treat to go with a cup of tea. My favorite way to enjoy a slice of pumpkin bread is on the porch in a jacket enjoying the crisp fall air! Follow my instagram for more details!

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread (with crumble topping)

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Vegan & Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread (with crumble topping)

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x

Description

sweet, spicy and full of pumpkin flavor!


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Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 2/3 cups of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cups of gluten-free oats
  • 1 tbsp of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of baking soda

Topping

  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp of whole oats
  • 1 tbsp of chopped unsalted roasted pecans
  • 2 tbsp of gluten-free flour
  • 1 pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. in a bowl mix together your pumpkin, coconut oil, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract
  3. next add your dry ingredients to your wet mixture until the batter is smooth
  4. pour your bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and in a separate bowl prepare your crumble topping
  5. combine with a fork or hands your crumble ingredients and sprinkle over the top of your bread
  6. place in the oven to bake for 50 minutes
  7. once a tooth pick inserted comes out clean, remove your bread and let cool for 40 minutes
  8. eat and enjoy