Delicious Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Hi Everyone! Well, we have decided that we are sensitive to gluten, so we are now experimenting with gluten free cooking! It is really different! Even though I have been a chef/baker for many years, I was very unfamiliar with baking with gluten free ingredients. So, this is quite an adventure for me as well as my family as we try to make foods that taste like what we are used to. It is really awesome when a recipe comes out so awesome that you would never know it was gluten free! That is the case with this totally beautiful Banana bread that I made today. Check it out!  Below is the recipe.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

3 bananas (really good and ripe)
4 large eggs
1 ½ Tablespoons vanilla
2 Tablespoons Honey
½ cup melted butter (you could also use coconut oil or another oil of your choosing)
1 cup Almond meal
1 ½ cup Gluten free flour* (you can make your own using the recipe below or you can buy premade Gluten free flour at most grocery stores)
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

Place all dry ingredients into food processor, pulse to mix. Add all the rest of the ingredients and pulse till well blended. Pour into buttered or pan sprayed loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until pick inserted comes out clean.

*Gluten free flour mix:

300 grams brown rice flour
250 grams Sorghum flour
150 grams Tapioca flour
100 grams Sweet rice flour (I used white rice flour)
100 grams Potato flour
100 grams Corn Starch
50 grams pectin

Mix all together and store in a Ziploc bag.

 

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Happy Sunny Honey Bear!

Happy Sunny Honey Bear

Happy Sunny Honey Bear

Good evening all! Well we had a most beautiful day here on the farm as you can see by the very happy goat in the picture. The day began very cold, 27 degrees to be exact, but warmed up to 57 and was very sunny so a very good day to get lots done. Of course the goats figured it was a beautiful day to lay in the sun and just soak up the rays. They were all very happy all day and played on the rocks and climbed trees until bed time.
The hens are really stepping up their game these days! We are getting 9 to 11 eggs daily which is really awesome! I am including goat milk in their diet to help them on their road to becoming the greatest egg layers ever…… they are so cute. We do have one egg eater in the hen house, not sure who it is, but I think it may be one of the Buffs. We shall keep an eye out for the notorious egg eating henny penny.
The boys made lovely BBQ ribs for dinner tonight, which they started early this morning. Talk about wonderful! Fall off the bone awesome. And to top it all off, Jake made a killer BBQ sauce to go with them. Delish! So, for a wonderful treat, I made chocolate pudding for dessert made with yummy goat milk which came out totally yummy!
As you can imagine, all the wonderful sunshine, BBQ, and pudding has me very tired and ready to sleep so g’night all….. sweet dreams ❤

News from the farm ~ Bella and her babies <3

What a day we had here on the farm! Bella and her babies were integrated into the herd successfully!! Bella is such a good mama that she made sure her babies were safe from harm all day ♥ Her and Starbright had it out first thing so that there would be no herd queen issues. That was an interesting altercation for sure. I think Bella just wanted Starbright to understand that the babies were more important than who the leader of the herd is. Daisy and Honey were really interested in these new babies and were intercepted by mama Bella several times. I am so happy that all went well and babies and mama are back in their side of the house to spend the night ♥
Tomorrow will bring lots of work including a chicken tractor being built and bee hives put in place and made ready for the new bees arrival.
Well, I am exhausted, so I will see you all tomorrow….. good night all…. sleep well my friends ♥

English Bee Hives

English Bee Hive

English Bee Hive

The English Bee Hives are ready for our bees which are coming on Wednesday! Yay! We are very much looking forward to having our own honey supply!

Playing with goats~ Fun on the Farm

Honey climbing a tree

Honey climbing a tree

Honey Bear

Honey Bear

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Bella eating an entire tree

Bella eating an entire tree

Happy Starr Goat

Happy Starr Goat

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine...

Daisy and Honey having a chat about pine…

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Honey Bear up a tree

Honey Bear up a tree

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae

Sugar hiding in the bushes :)

Sugar hiding in the bushes 🙂

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Starbright enjoying her adventure

Daisy mae

Daisy mae

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Honey and Daisy talking about the yummy greenery

Bees are coming~ buzzzzzzz

Nice Roof.

Nice Roof.

 

Roof

Roof

 

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Primer for the top.

Primer for the top.

 

Roof parts all painted.

Roof parts all painted.

We are getting ready for our bees and making sure their home is ready for them. We wanted an English Bee Hive so we bought the boxes and built the roof for the top. Now all we have left to do is put the shingle on and then put the bees in it.