Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gluten-Free Pecan Butterscotch Bars
















Imagine the perfect cookie. What would it be like? Light and fluffy? That's a must! Rich, moist, and maybe even a little chewy? Definitely. How about completely gluten and grain free? That's right, gluten-free! Does that sound too impossible to imagine? Trust me, it's not only possible, but a very tasty proposition.

I've already mentioned here on our blog how amazing our Grandpa's Kitchen Gluten-Free Flour Blend is, but let me just say that again...it's amazing! One of the biggest questions we get from people after they've decided to live the gluten-free lifestyle is which type of flour they can directly substitute for wheat flour in their recipes. While our almond, hazelnut, walnut, and coconut flours are the best out there, because they are so different and unique from traditional flour, there's no real direct substitution formula for them. Our Grandpa's Kitchen Gluten-Free Flour Blend is the only gluten-free flour I've found that can be directly substituted in any recipe that calls for wheat flour. That's a big thing, especially for those beginning or making their first transition to a gluten-free lifestyle.

To show you how easy this flour is to substitute, I thought I'd give you the perfect demonstration using, well, a cookie recipe! Warm, moist, and delicious, these bars are exactly what your gluten-free lifestyle has been hoping for, but not sure you could have. Check out our Gluten-Free Pecan Butterscotch Bars!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Sour Cream
2 1/2 cups Grandpa's Kitchen Gluten-Free Flour Blend
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Chopped Pecans

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wet-ingredients











In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix until fully combined.

flour-blend











In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and whisk together.

Dough-and-Nuts











Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix until a thick batter/dough forms. Add pecans and fold in until fully incorporated.

Batter-in-Pan











Pour batter/dough into a greased 9x13 baking pan.

Baked-bars











Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Remove and allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Butterscotch-Bars











These bars are everything your heart has been dreaming for! Warm, light, fluffy, and full of all the flavors you love in typical flour cookies, but made with a gluten-free substitute! The aroma is mouth watering and the taste is unbelievable. Best of all, it's gluten-free, so enjoy these without all the worry.

Cookie-Bars











It's possible to have gluten-free and deliciousness in a cookie, especially when you use this great flour blend!

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