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We love simple and rustic food with a lot of flavor, these  pizzas are just that. I used to make them often since they were easy, fast, flavorful, and everyone could make their’s how they liked. Although I stopped making them when we went gluten-free, the other day I started wanting one again and I decided to experiment.

I love the way these turned out, I think they are just as good if not better than the wheat ones I used to make. You could pretty much put anything on these you like, get creative!  I decided on caramelized onions and bell peppers with sauteed mushrooms and gruyere cheese. The flavors complemented each other really well, especially the mushrooms with gruyere. Sometimes when I don’t want to use cheese I use hummus instead which I also greatly enjoy.

This has the added benefit of being good for people with food allergies. They can easily leave something off if they are allergic. This is great for soy allergies, corn allergies, dairy and lactose allergies, Celiacs or people with gluten intolerance.

For my gluten-free flour I mix 2 cups brown rice flour, 2/3 cup potato flour, and 1/3 tapioca starch.

Flat Bread Pizza With Mushrooms And Onions
A flavorful gluten-free flat bread you can top with anything.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Toppings of your choice
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, water, and salt in a small bowl. Knead for two minutes. Roll into a log and divide into 10 separate pieces. Sprinkle four on a cutting board and roll out each flat bread individually until thin. Grease and heat griddle over medium-high heat, cook each side until golden brown.

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Today I made this gluten-free chocolate marble cake. It is also free of soy, corn, and refined sugar. I have only made one other marble cake and I was nervous about making my own recipe for one, but I decided to give it a try. I love that it came out moist, had good flavor, and was not even crumbly. It is a recipe I will probably make many times.

Here are some pictures on how to marble the batter:

Pour the vanilla cake base in the pan.

Pour the chocolate batter on top in three areas of the pan.

With a knife make swirls in the cake batter until it looks marbled.

Chocolate Marble Cake With Chocolate Ganache
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup extra light olive oil
  • 3/4 cups light agave
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups Pamela’s Gluten-Free Pancake Mix
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almound milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons light agave
  • Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4-6 Tablespoons honey
  • Hot water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Combine the oil and 3/4 cup of light agave. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to oil mixture alternately with almond milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition, stopping to scrape bowl as needed.
  3. Spoon 1 1/4 cups batter into a small bowl, and stir in cocoa, 3 Tbsp. hot water, and remaining 2 Tablespoons of light agave.
  4. Spread remaining vanilla batter into a grease 9- x 13-inch pan. Spoon chocolate batter onto vanilla batter in pan; gently swirl with a knife
  5. Bake at 325° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack in the pan until cool.
  6. Ganache:Combine the cocoa powder and coconut oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat until smooth. Add the 4-6 Tablespoons of honey, until the sweetness is to your liking. The ganache will thicken and may ball up. When it thickens add hot water one Tablespoon at a time until it is the consistency of meted chocolate. Spread in a very thin layer over cake.