Allergic to wheat? It can be tough to find alternatives that taste good and since most store-bought goodies are made with wheat, it’s a safer bet to make your own. Here are some simple home-made wheat-free treats for lunch boxes or dessert. Wrap them and store them in the freezer so you’ll always have them on hand. Use organic ingredients to make them even better.
These brownies are a great choice for children who love chocolate but can’t eat wheat.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 separated eggs
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 6 ounces finely ground almonds or almond flour
- Pinch of salt
In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, then add the egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Set this aside while you melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl. Allow this to cool some before adding it to the butter and sugar mixture. Stir in the almonds or almond flour.
Beat the egg whites until they become stiff but don’t allow them to dry out. Fold this into the other mixture. When the egg whites are completely incorporated, pour the mixture into a greased and floured 9” x 9” square pan. Bake these for 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow them to cool before you cut them up.
Serving Suggestion – top with a small scoop of ice cream, confectioners sugar, and apple slice
Wheat-Free Macaroon Cookies
Another great treat to tuck away in the lunch box is Wheat-Free Macaroon Cookies. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat together the egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until the sugar is entirely dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and gently combine; don’t beat them.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Drop the mixture onto the paper by teaspoonfuls. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for a while before you remove them from the cookie sheet. After they’ve cooled a while, remove them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Does your child love peanut butter cookies but hasn’t been able to eat them lately? These easy to make Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies will bring a smile to your child’s face.
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix it together. Make small or large balls of the dough. Place them on cookie sheets and then flatten them with a fork. Bake them for 20 minutes, remove from the cookie sheets, and allow them to cool.