Has breakfast seemed a little...lackluster since you went gluten-free? Do you miss syrup-drenched waffles with crispy, buttery edges? Slices of cinnamon toast to dunk in cocoa on Saturday mornings? Quiche with a truly flaky crust? If you nodded along to any of these, Gluten-Free Breakfast, Brunch, and Beyond might be just what you've been looking for.
• Who wrote it: Linda J. Amendt
• Who published it: The Taunton Press
• The angle: Don't let gluten come between you and your pancakes
• Number of recipes: 100
• Recipes for right now: Banana Nut Bread, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Spinach-Mushroom Crêpes, Coconut Waffles, Pecan Oven French Toast, Cherry Coffee Cake, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Southwest Frittata, Asparagus Quiche
• Other highlights:
All the recipes in the book use one of two gluten-free flour mixes: an all-purpose blend of white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch, and a second blend that replaces the white rice flour with all brown rice flour. Most recipes also use a bit of xantham gum to help give the gluten-free doughs more elasticity and structure.
This cookbook does a great job of straight-up replacing your breakfast food favorites with gluten-free versions. It also does a great job of straight-up replicating the whole baking experience. With just two simple gluten-free flour mixes, mixed and ready to use for any recipe in the book, making these recipes feel less like embarking on a science experiment and more like...well, like heading into the kitchen to make a batch of pancakes for breakfast.
• Who would enjoy this book? Gluten-free cooks and those cooking for gluten-intolerant friends and family
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Gluten-Free Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond by Linda J. Amendt
• Visit the author's website: Linda J. Amendt
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