Our Adventures In Baking – Gluten-Free Potato Oat Flatbread

In an effort to purge wheat from my diet and still enjoy eating bread, my wife and I made a fabulous ‘Gluten-Free Potato Oat Flatbread’ today, by modifying a recipe called ‘Everything Mashed Potato Flatbread’ found at ‘Officially Gluten Free dot com.’  Not only did our resulting flatbread exceed my expectations, but it completely fills the square for eating bread in sandwiches, cheeseburgers and pizzas for me from now on! 🙂

I make my own oat flour by pulsing rolled oats in the food processor, and try to substitute it as often as possible in recipes calling for regular flour.  This recipe called for rice flour however, which we didn’t have, so I used an equal portion of my oat flour instead with the best results ever.  The flatbread turned out perfectly, and tasted wonderfully – just like eating regular bread in the salmon salad sandwich I had for lunch today.  I cut my sandwich in half before picking it up to eat, and the flatbread didn’t crack, split, crumble or fall apart like a hamburger bun often does – yet it retained a soft, delicious texture that was a joy to eat! 🙂

One recipe made eight individual flatbreads about 6 inches across, and I’m planning on making larger ones in the future as individual pizza crusts using Parmesan, Oregano and Italian seasonings instead of the recipe’s sesame seed topping.  My wife thinks we’ll pre-bake the pizza flatbread crust for about 10 minutes prior to adding the pizza toppings, and then finish it back up in the oven until the cheese melts.

I’ve frozen the additional flatbreads for future sandwiches, and here’s a couple of photos of my salmon salad sandwich, and the individual baked flatbreads ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Honey Oat Quick Bread

I made a recipe for ‘Honey Oat Quick Bread’ the other day, that my wife found for me online at ‘Hungry Hobby dot net,’ called ‘One Bowl Honey Oat Bread (With 1 Minute Video)’ ~ which was delicious with just a spread of butter! 🙂

This was a straightforward recipe and easy to make, resulting in a dense banana bread type consistency with a hearty honey and oat flavor.  I’ve frozen the slices individually to enjoy for breakfast ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

424.0 Simply Mark – Show 29, Season 8, Sep 29, 2017 – Podcast

“The odds were not only stacked against them, but mathematically they were nonexistent.”

Mark reads Ch 3, Pt 9 of his story Book 3 ‘Jonathan’s Wish (An Adventure Novel)’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂

423.0 Simply Mark – Show 6, Season 9, Sep 28, 2017 – Podcast

“Sam knew that he needed to think like a pirate if he was going to find Michael – if in fact ghost pirates had taken him – but where would they be bringing him to?”

Mark reads Ch 4 of his story Book 3 ‘Sam the Tugboat and the Legend of Shipwreck Island’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂

422.0 Simply Mark – Show 28, Season 8, Sep 27, 2017 – Podcast

“In the chaos of trying to escape the Island Fortress of Tyull, Jonathan tried to make his way to the stern of the sailboat in knee-deep water, but bumped into one of Maestyg’s invisible tribe members in doing so.”

Mark reads Ch 3, Pt 8 of his story Book 3 ‘Jonathan’s Wish (An Adventure Novel)’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂

421.0 Simply Mark – Show 5, Season 9, Sep 26, 2017 – Podcast

“Aye, ‘u stink’n rats ‘n scum bags!  Arrghh!  Clim’ ‘n ‘nd pu’l out th’ barr’ls of rum, ‘ou buckos – an’ hu’ry!  The Capt’n w’nts ’em!”

Mark reads Ch 3 of his story Book 3 ‘Sam the Tugboat and the Legend of Shipwreck Island’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂

420.0 Simply Mark – Show 27, Season 8, Sep 25, 2017 – Podcast

“Without managing to somehow sail away from the island, there was nothing to prevent the guards from capturing him and taking him deep inside the fortress – and if that were to happen, all hope would vanish of ever seeing him again…”

Mark reads Ch 3, Pt 7 of his story Book 3 ‘Jonathan’s Wish (An Adventure Novel)’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Peanut Butter, Oats and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I made a batch of delicious ‘Peanut Butter, Oats and Chocolate Chip Cookies’ based on a recipe my wife found on ‘Averie Cooks dot com’ called ‘The Best Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.’

Since the recipe didn’t make a large batch of cookie dough, I added to the recipe as usual, and mixed in a half cup of rolled oats and about a quarter bag of chocolate chips into the dough.  After chilling the dough in the refrigerator overnight, I used a small cookie scoop to make 37, 2″ cookies – pressing down gently with my thumb in two directions to flatten them somewhat before baking for 8 minutes.

These cookies are the best ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

 

419.0 Simply Mark – Show 4, Season 9, Sep 22, 2017 – Podcast

“So what are your plans for discovering Captain Grayghost’s treasure today?”

Mark reads Ch 2 of his story Book 3 ‘Sam the Tugboat and the Legend of Shipwreck Island’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂

418.0 Simply Mark – Show 26, Season 8, 2017 – Podcast

“There wasn’t even a gentle breeze as dawn broke, and sailing off the island appeared to be a non-starter, dooming their efforts to get away.”

Mark reads Ch 3, Pt 6 of his story Book 3 ‘Jonathan’s Wish (An Adventure Novel)’ ~ suitable for children of all ages! ☼ 🙂