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If you are sensitive to gluten, or simply wheat, or you have a loved one with those sensitivities, you’ll want to have some quick and simple gluten-free (GF) recipes handy.  Here are two easy ones that require no technical expertise at all.  The GF Almond Cookies are the simplest cookie recipe I have ever seen, and they freeze well. Not that they will last long, once your guests taste one!  The Honey-Pecan-Pumpkin Cake is a classic winter cake with a Southern flare, and it freezes well also.  You can make it with- or without the nuts.  Have fun with these!

GF Almond Cookies

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  • In a medium bowl, mix:
    • 1 c. almond butter (organic if possible)
    • 1 c. organic sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 T vanilla
    • Optional:  6 oz GF chocolate chips
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet you have sprayed with GF baking spra
  • Bake at 350 degrees about 13 minutes or until firm. Time will vary by the brand of almond butter you have.
  • Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, if you can wait.  Makes about 20.

GF Honey-Pecan-Pumpkin Cake

  • Spray, or butter-and-flour, one bundt cake pan or two 5” x 9” loaf pans.
  • Assemble:
    • 1 c organic sugar
    • ¾ c medium honey
    • 1 ¼ c olive oil
    • 4 eggs, well beaten
    • 1 ½ t baking soda
    • 1 ½ t baking powder
    • 1 t sea salt
    • 2 c white rice flour
    • 2 t cinnamon
    • 2 t ground coriander
    • 1 t ground cloves
    • 3 c well-mashed steamed pumpkin (or 24 oz canned pumpkin)
    • 1 c chopped pecans
  • Try to mix the sugar and honey.  Add oil and eggs, mix well.
  • Add pumpkin, mix well.
  • Combine dry ingredients, add and mix well.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for at least 30 minutes, depending on your oven.  Cake/s will be done when springy to the touch.  Let cool in pan for 20 minutes before turning out.
  • If desired, serve with whipped cream and tangerine sections.



● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core (Second Edition).   Keep this book with you constantly, to quickly recharge your Peace Within, with quotes, photos, and poems that take you directly there!  Kebba is a corporate stress management trainer, and she also has a holistic healing practice.

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