I previously blogged about the possibility of going gluten free… well I am still debating that because I love my whole wheat ( it may not love me though ). Going gluten free is a bit daunting to me still, but I am a little happier after a few discoveries yesterday.
Yesterday my Mom and I made a trip to Whole Foods in search of some good gluten free products. I was on a search for two specific things…a yummy gluten free breakfast cereal, and gluten free baking goods.
Whole Foods is like a toy store to my mom and I, we had fun browsing the aisles until we made our way to the breakfast cereals and made a selection.
I would say we made the right choice. I just had this cereal for breakfast and It was delicious. The maple flavor is great. It was like eating a bowl of pancakes. Yum. Operation breakfast cereal complete.
After browsing around a little bit more we finally came across the gluten free baking supplies where I found gluten free all purpose flour, and chocolate chips…oh yes I was definitely making cookies. I was curious as to how the cookies would turn out, and vowed that if they sucked I was giving up the gluten free trial immediately.
After dinner I started my search for some gluten free cookie recipes. I found a couple and decided to try them both. ( Hey why not right? ) The recipes I found were for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, and just regular chocolate chip cookies. Here is the final product…
I was pleasantly surprised that they actually tasted pretty good. Not bad for gluten free, or for my first gluten free baking experience. Maybe I won’t miss gluten as much as I thought? I am not going to lie I am still hoping that I don’t have a problem with gluten but this is all a good learning experience and can better help me in the future if I have a client down the road with a gluten intolerance. Doesn’t hurt to learn something new!
Now onto my next baking adventure…bread. Eeek.
Wish me luck…
Oh and Happy Meatless Monday by the way, I guess my cookie recipes will have to be the Meatless Monday recipes as well…but check back because Wheatless Wednesdays are coming soon!
Let me know if you want the recipes :)