Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom

Gluten-Free Power Truffles
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A few months ago, Shirley of Gluten Free Easily adopted Heidi of Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom for the Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Event. Shirley turned Heidi's Gluten-Free Power Sticks into Gluten-Free Power Truffles. When I decided to adopt Heidi for September's Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Event, I knew I had to try this recipe.

Not only are these Gluten-Free Power Truffles quick and easy to make, they are nutritious and satisfying. I have to agree with Shirley that these truffles taste good before they are frozen, but they taste even better after they are frozen. I packed some Power Truffles for lunch one day (for one of those super busy, work through lunch type of days), and I was shocked to find myself completely full after only 5 or 6 truffles.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
I've finally accepted that fall weather has arrived. Fall is one of my favorite seasons (as well as spring and summer), but I dread what comes after fall - winter. Now that I'm no longer in denial of fall's arrival, I'm taking full advantage of cooking fall recipes (and loving every minute of it). 

Heidi's Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal was a great breakfast for a cool, fall morning. To save on cooking time, I cut the recipe in half and cooked it on high in a 2.5qt slow cooker for one and a half hours. I enjoyed this flavorful and hearty breakfast; however, I thought it could be sweeter. I stirred in some brown sugar before serving to balance out the flavors. 

In previous Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger events I've made:


Sea said...

Yum yum yum! Thank you for joining us. Everything you tried looks so tasty!


gfe--gluten free easily said...

Lauren--Great adoption of Heidi. :-) I love those power truffles. I need to make them again for sure. Pumpkin oatmeal sounds wonderful right now!