The good folks over at Glutino sent me some delicious gluten free Toaster Pastries at the beginning of May. When I was a little girl, I loved to eat pop tarts for breakfast. I also have to confess that I used to eat them pretty often for breakfast and snacks after I grew up. But when I found out I had to eat gluten free, I had to say bye bye to them. Until the first week of May 2013, that is. These toaster pastries are SO GOOD! I had to make myself eat only one at a time to make them last longer. They come in two flavors, Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry. I wish I had taken a picture of one of them before I ate them all up.
These pastries tasted equally good whether I just opened one up and ate it without heating it up, or if I put it in the toaster. The strawberry was my favorite, and I hope that they will make some in cherry flavor real soon!
Glutino also sent me a package of their Gluten Free Muffin Scone Mix. I decided to use it to make a Raspberry Banana Bread. It was so easy to use this mix, just measure out just like when I used gluten full flour, and mix in all the ingredients. The taste of it was pretty good, too. It didn’t have that “bean-y” flavor that some mixes have.
I used a recipe I found online for banana bread, and just used the mix instead of the flour called for in the recipe. I made a couple of changes because I did not have enough bananas to make plain banana bread, I used 1/2 cup of mashed bananas and 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries. I used Chinese Five Spice Powder instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg called for in the recipe. The taste of this Raspberry Banana Bread was marvelous! Even my non-gluten free husband was raving about it.
I did have to cook this bread a little bit longer than the recipe called for, but I think it is because the raspberries were wetter than bananas would be.