Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GF, FF Peanut Butter Cookies

Super Simple, Extraordinary Cookies.  

Can't even tell they're gluten & sugar free.

Adapted from:  Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies 

Makes about 18 cookies

1 large egg 
1 cup powdered dextrose 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 cup (9 1/2 oz) unsweetened peanut butter 
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract 
Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Beat together egg, sugar, baking soda and vanilla in a standing mixer. Beat well, until thoroughly mixed and slightly fluffy.  Beat in the peanut butter. 
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, pressing lightly with the back of a fork. 
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until browned. Don't be tempted to take them out early, they need to be set all the way through.
Transfer to a paper-towel covered wire rack to finish cooling.

Fructose Malabsorption

Did you know that fructose is in everything?!?!  Well, almost everything.  We finally got up to see a specialist for my littlest's tummy problems.  She suggested we try a fructose-free diet for a month and see if that helped.

It did.  Within 4 days she was a completely different child.  No tummy-aches, no constipation.  For awhile I was completely overwhelmed by the lifestyle change I was confronted with.  Now, we're slowing building up the food choices available.  

She can have corn tortillas, refried beans and cheese, so she's completely happy.

I have complied a list of foods that are okay, as well as those that aren't.    Basically you start with a gluten-free diet and eliminate most sweeteners, fruits and veggies.

Long story short - my family has asked for a list of foods and recipes that Tessa can enjoy.  Since I already have this blog, I figured this would be the best place to post such things.

In my research I haven't been able to find many recipes.  I will post mine, as I create them, to help others in search of kid-friendly fructose free foods.

Needless to say, sewing has taken a backseat for the time being.  Such is life.

Tessa-safe foods are listed here.

When I create them, recipes will be here.