Gluten free powdered donuts!

So, how was your week? Ours was a little crazy, being the first week of school and all. I made these on Wednesday, and the only reason they were still around on Thursday is that I had to take pictures for this post! Delicious gluten free donuts, fried in oil and coated in powdered sugar!


I have been SO excited for this post! I am a donut lover! Donuts have always been my favorite, and being on the fodmap diet since the end of april has been pretty donut free! But then I stumbled upon this amazing recipe from!Delicious gluten free donuts, fried in oil and coated in powdered sugar!

These are a perfect little treat! Send them to school in your kids lunches, or eat them by yourself! They are great for bribing too! :)Delicious gluten free donuts, fried in oil and coated in powdered sugar!

These donuts are the ideal size for little goodie bags at birthdays, or you can use the for a fun game: Tie a string around the donut, have someone hold it up, and have another person try to eat the donut without hands! You can time everyone to see who can do it the fastest! We always love that game for birthdays!

Delicious gluten free donuts, fried in oil and coated in powdered sugar!

Gluten free powdered donuts!
Delicious gluten free donuts, fried in oil and coated in powdered sugar!
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  1. 1 cup gluten free flour
  2. 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  3. 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 1/4 cup water
  6. 1 rounded tablespoon brown sugar
  7. 1 tablespoon butter
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. coconut oil: enough for a 2 inch depth (for frying)
  10. 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the gluten free flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt together with a whisk. Set aside.
  2. Bring water and brown sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Once boiling add butter and allow to continue to boil until butter has melted. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the vanilla extract, pour in little bits of the flour mixture at a time, stirring constantly with a spatula. At the beginning it will look lumpy like it isn't blending together, just keep stirring and adding a little bit of the flour mixture at a time until it is incorporated.
  3. It will start to form a ball of sticky dough, remove from the heat and stir for another 30 seconds. Turn the dough out onto a cutting board and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. While the dough cools,heat oil in a heavy or cast iron pot on medium high till it reaches 350-360 degrees. You want the oil to be at least 2 inches deep.
  5. While the oil heats, put the confectioners sugar and vanilla powder in a ziplock bag, seal the bag and shake to mix.
  6. Cover a plate with paper towels for draining the donuts after they cook.
  7. The dough should be cool. Use a knife to cut a tablespoon sized piece of dough off. Roll it between your palms (you might have to flour your hands), once the dough has formed a long rope, pinch the two ends together, forming a donut shape. Do the same with the rest of the dough.
  8. Once the oil has heated to 350, carefully lower one donut at a time into the oil (fry 3 to 4 donuts at a time) Cook for 5 minutes turning the donuts over half way.
  9. Once the donuts are done cooking,remove it using a slotted spoon and place on plate covered in paper towels to drain. Place the still warm donut in the bag of confectioners sugar and shake gently to coat.
  10. Let oil get back up to 350 and repeat the process with the rest of the donuts.
  1. If you dont have coconut oil, use a different mild flavored vegetable oil, like canola.
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What is your favorite kind of donut? Mine is old fashioned glazed blueberry!


Homemade peach pie!

It’s official! I’ve started homeschooling! As of today. 🙂 So, on Saturday we had a ward party (for our church) and so I made two pies! One peach pie, and one gluten free strawberry rhubarb! (I’m saving the strawberry rhubarb for another post) Peach pie is one of the most perfect fall recipes!Crispy crust filled with sweet homemade peach pie filling and finished with a lattice top!
Crispy crust filled with sweet homemade peach pie filling and finished with a lattice top!

These peaches were amazing! They are perfectly fresh and delicious! And the crust! Flaky, crunchy, and perfect!Crispy crust filled with sweet homemade peach pie filling and finished with a lattice top!One of the key tricks to getting your lattice top on your pie to brown and look delicious, is to paint the top with egg whites and sprinkle it with sugar, right before you put it in the oven! (in above picture)Crispy crust filled with sweet homemade peach pie filling and finished with a lattice top!

I love pie! It of my all time favorite desserts! And speak for your selves but I think this is one of the best pie recipes ever! I found this PERFECT pie recipe on I love this recipe so much!

Homemade peach pie!
Crispy crust filled with sweet homemade peach pie filling and finished with a lattice top!
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For the pie crust
  1. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 3 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  5. 3/4 cup butter cold and cubed
  6. 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup ice cold water
For the filling
  1. 4 1/2 cups peaches, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 inch thin
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 3 tablespoons corn starch
  5. 3 tablespoons water
  6. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  9. 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  10. 1-2 teaspoons granulated sugar
For the crust
  1. In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients together and add shortening. Cube it and coat it with flour.
  2. Add cold cubed butter.
  3. Use a pastry blender to cut it in until crumbly.
  4. Add cold water just until dough forms. Don't add too much water! You don't want wet dough!
  5. Roll dough into a ball and cut in half.
  6. Press down into a disk shape and tightly wrap with plastic wrap.
  7. Chill dough in refrigerator for a half an hour before using.
For the filling
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together both sugars.
  2. Gently toss peaches in it to coat and set aside for 1 hour.
  3. Once dough is chilled, take it out and get it ready. Grease a pie plate with butter.
  4. Roll out each half of dough to about 10-11" press one into the greased pie plate.
  5. With the second crust cut it into 1" strips for the lattice top.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  7. After 1 hour peaches will be sitting in a bowl of juice.
  8. In a small bowl, combine corn starch, spices, and water until smooth.
  9. Separate the peaches and the juice, pour the juice into a small bowl along with the cornstarch mixture.
  10. Set peaches aside.
  11. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and whisk until thickened.
  12. Whisk constantly so it doesn't over-thicken (if this happens whisk furiously until it smooths out)
  13. You wan't the mixture to be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  14. Stir in butter and lemon juice.
  15. Once butter is melted, gently fold in the sliced peaches.
  16. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  17. Arrange the dough strips into a lattice pattern.
  18. Brush the egg white on top of lattice and sprinkle with sugar.
  19. Place in oven.
  20. Bake for 10 minutes at 425 then turn down to 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  21. Once the edges start to brown cover the edges with tin-foil. And finish baking.
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Delicious healthy smoothie!

Wow! I’ve actually posted all three days this week! 🙂 Today I’ve got this amazingly delicious smoothie! And, it’s healthy too! (that’s always great!) I love this smoothie! We had it a couple months ago at a church activity, and I fell in love with it! Plus, I can eat it! It’s fodmap friendly! (If you use dairy free milk 😉 )Cold, smooth, creamy, and delicious! A perfect healthy treat!

So, for those of you who are saying: wait didn’t she just post this a couple months ago? Yes, I did post it, when I first started my blog… so the pictures weren’t very good. (I didn’t have this wonderful backdrop!) So today I decided to make it and re-take the pictures. 🙂 I LOVE the way they turned out, thanks to this Aladdin Insulated Mason Jar Tumbler! I  love it! And it’s only $3.75! (Buy it through the link) I know $3.75 sounds like cheap junk, but its not! Its insulated so when the ice melts it doesn’t get water all over the outside! And it comes with a cute screw on lid and straw! ( I didn’t have them in this picture) I put everything in it, from water to smoothies! If it tips over hardly anything spills because of the lid! I love it! (I’ve had it for a couple of months and am planning on buying another one!)
Cold, smooth, creamy, and delicious! A perfect healthy treat!

So, this is a mostly berry smoothie. It has blueberries, strawberries, spinach, a banana, Greek yogurt, (or normal) milk, and honey (optional) This smoothie is a great way to trick your kids into eating healthy! You can not taste the spinach! Just give it to them and tell them its a blueberry milkshake. :)Cold, smooth, creamy, and delicious! A perfect healthy treat!This is a great healthy treat! Its cold, smooth, creamy, and delicious! And it’s really fast to make! This is a great quick breakfast for back to school! Pair it with some protein and breakfast is served! And, if you’re on the go, put it in this awesome Aladdin Insulated Mason Jar Tumbler!

Delicious healthy smoothie!
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Cold, smooth, creamy, and delicious! A perfect healthy treat!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1/2 cup blueberries
  2. 1/2 cup strawberries
  3. 1 cup spinach
  4. 1 banana
  5. 1/2 cup yogurt (I use greek)
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  1. Put everything in the blender and mix until smooth!
  2. Serve immediately!
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Pumpkin bread (gluten free, low fodmap)

More pumpkin! Hey guys! I’m back with another pumpkin recipe! First pumpkin bars, now pumpkin bread! What should I make next? I’m thinking maybe pumpkin donuts or pumpkin cookies, or maybe classic pumpkin pie! What do you think? I’m just in a pumpkin mood! Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk!

Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk! Doesn’t that just sound amazing!? This is seriously one of the best recipes I’ve ever made!  Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk!

After one slice you can’t really stop! My sister was begging for thirds before I had even finished my first! :)Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk! 

The first thing everyone says after eating (well, before: This is delicious!) is: How is this Gluten free!? It tastes so good! My secret? Namaste Foods Gluten Free Flour Blend! Buy it on amazon or Costco for $12! I love this gluten free flour blend! I’ve used it in a couple of my past posts:

It even works for people with Celiac disease!

Pumpkin bread (gluten free, low fodmap)
Soft, cinnamon-y pumpkin bread, perfect when served with milk!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  8. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  9. 1 tsp baking soda
  10. 1 tsp baking powder
  11. 1 tsp salt
  12. 1 1/2 cup namaste organic gluten free flour blend
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients with a mixer (hand or stand) scraping down the sides until mixed.
  4. Pour into pan.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean or mostly clean.
  6. Let cool a little.
  7. Take out of pan and let cool completely.
  8. Serve with a glass of milk and enjoy!
  1. If you want it not gluten free use normal flour.
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10 things you should do before school starts! (a last summer hurrah!)

Hey guys! Summer is ending and school is starting. Were down to the last couple weeks of summer vacation, and I’ve come up with 10 things you should do before school starts as kind of a last summer hurrah! Plus its affordable! This post is directed more to the kids, or as things you should do with your kids before school starts! :)10 things you should do before school starts! (a last summer hurrah!)

1. Go swimming!

I know everyone has been swimming all summer, but there isn’t going to be much of it over the winter! Get in one more swim day before school starts!

2. Roast s’mores!

S’mores are always fun! And its kind of hard to have a camp fire in the winter! I’ve seen lots of variations on s’mores, like using Reese’s peanut butter cups instead of Hersheys! Or roasting Starbursts!10 things you should do before school starts! (a last summer hurrah!)

3. Bake something!

It doesn’t have to be extravagant! Do a simple little recipe like these mini taco bowls! And these ham and cheese pinwheels are fun and healthy!Yummy crunchy taco bowls filled with meat, and topped with lettuce and tomatoes

4. Go to the park!

The park is a great way to get your kids outside! Take a picnic and spend the day there!10 things you should do before school starts! (a last summer hurrah!)

5. Spend a night under the stars!

Whether your camping or just in your backyard, sleeping under the stars is always fun! Just make sure to get plenty of bug spray!

6. Water games in the backyard!

It could be just playing in the hose, jumping on a wet trampoline, or having a water balloon fight! You could play in the sprinklers! Just get outside and play! Over the school year you don’t get a lot of time to play outside in the water! I did this last week and it is so fun!

7. Do a craft!

You don’t have to do a huge complicated craft! Just make something fun and kid friendly, something that will make going back to school a little funner! Like these fun bookworm pencil toppers, or even just cover their pencils with washi tape ! And for the older kids, get these printable binder covers to color! If your not the crafty type, just print off some coloring pages!

8. Go boating/to the beach!

Going to the beach is something you can’t really do in the winter. And, if you own a boat, take it and go tubing! 
10 things to do before school starts!

9. Go biking! 

Biking is so fun! Go on a family bike ride! It’s the perfect way to get your family active! Or even better, Pack a picnic and bike to the park!

10. Have a back to school party/dinner

When I was little, on the night before the first day of school, we would have a back to school dinner/party thing. It made going back to school so much funner! My mom would make us little crowns with the grade we were going into on them and we would have a fun dinner, and dessert! It was so fun and made everything so much more exciting! For the crowns you can make them out of colored paper, foam, or you can even sew them! So, cut them out, punch holes in each ends, and add ribbon to the back!10 things you should do before school starts! (a last summer hurrah!)Tell me what you are doing before school starts!