Sep 1, 2013

More Than Alive and loving it ~ Review and GIVEAWAY on Mom Loves 2 Read

What would you do with a gluten-free baking kit? Are you into wholesome, healthy alternatives to the store bought white flour, and baking products?  Here is one solution ~ More Than Alive carries Gluten-Free baking supplies, spices, nuts, seeds, cute clothing and hair items and even great books on being healthy and child development!

For this review, I was sent a box full of wonderful baking supplies to try.  I received the Gluten-Free items listed below -
Almond Flour
Baking Powder
Raw Cacao Powder
Organic Cinnamon Powder
Organic Coconut Flour
Organic Rapadura Sugar

Now, not being overly familiar with Gluten-Free recipes, I went to the More Than Alive Blog to search for recipes.  I found several that I thought my family would enjoy.
I started in the post called "Chocolate is good for you"  (of course it is!) and decided to try these two recipes as my Gluten-Free trial run.

Joy's Flourless Brownies
Joy's Almond Balls

Though I did not get any pictures of my flourless brownies, they did turn out pretty good.  Much better than I would have thought since they don't have any flour in them at all.

As I looked over the recipe, I realized I did not have any coconut oil and had never heard of Almond Butter - so I went to the store to see what I could find.  Unfortunately I thought they both were a bit pricy for my budget so I decided to tweak the recipe to suit my personal tastes and got Nutella instead of Almond butter, and just used Canola Oil which I use regularly in place of Coconut Oil.  Here is what I ended up with.
 That adorable little hand belongs to my youngest!  She is a great helper!
That is honey she is adding

Rolling in the Coconut!
Almost Done!

I put them in the refrigerator for about an hour- they were quite yummy and chocolatey!
This was a fun and tasty experiment with making healthier treats using gluten-free and organic ingredients.
One I plan to repeat again very soon.

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Are you on a Gluten-Free diet?  Do you use Organic ingredients whenever you can?
Or do you just enjoy cooking and baking?
Well, I have something fun for you - a GIVEAWAY!

One of Mom Loves 2 Read's followers will receive a FREE set of the same baking ingredients that I received for this review!  All you have to do is be a resident of the US, be 18 or older and fill out the easy entries on the form provided!  Enter away, and have fun!

I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion and are not influenced nor reviewed by the sponsor prior to posting. For more info, see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

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