Going gluten free means that you need to change your eating habits a bit. This is especially true when it comes to packaged snacks, as many of the childhood favorites that you grew up with weren’t available in gluten free renditions at the time. Skipping these snacks entirely – especially since many are considered to be “junk foods” – may not sound like a bad idea, but we all deserve a trip down memory lane from time to time, even if involves some extra indulgence. Fortunately, with the recipes in Gluten-Free Classic Snacks: 100 Recipes for the Brand-Name Treats You Love, you can remake many of your favorite snacks at home without gluten!
The book begins with an introduciton to working with glute freen flour blends and the ingredients that are in them. While most of the recipes use butter, sugar, eggs and chocolate – just like traditional recipes – you need to work with some alternative flours to deliver the perfect results without using wheat flour. The introduction also includes plenty of tips that will ensure your baking goes smoothly, as well as hints to save money when picking up ingredients for these goodies. The recipes are divided into chapters by type and include cookies, snack cakes, breakfast bars and other baked goods. There are both sweet and savory options. You’ll notice recognizable brand names in all the recipes, such as Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, so you’lll know exactly what type of treat you’ll be making with each recipe. The recipes are easy to follow and, while you may have to pick up some new gluten free flour blends at the store if your pantry isn’t already stocked, you probably have most of the ingredients you need in your home already.
The book is loaded with gorgeous photos that look better than any snack cake you’ve seen in the store – and they probably taste even better than you remember.