Cinnamon Coffee Ring

This recipe was one I discovered in one of my Mom’s Taste of Home cookbooks and loved. Now I can eat it gluten/dairy free!

1cup butter or butter substitute. (I use df margarine or palmfruit shortening)

2cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups GEMS flour

1/2cup EACH tapioca, white rice flour & potato starch

1tsp xanthan or guar gum

2tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

1tsp salt

2cups sour cream (or coconut or almond yogurt, or 1 3/4cup soured milk of choice)

2Tbsp cinnamon

1cup brown sugar

chopped apples (optional)


Blend 1cup brown sugar with 2Tbsp cinnamon

Cream butter and white sugar. Add vanilla & eggs, beating after each addition.  Blend dry ingredients together, and add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.

Grease & flour (use gf flour!) a tube pan. Spoon 1/3 of the batter in and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (and a good layer of chopped apples if desired). Repeat 2x, ending with a layer of cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 350 for 65-70 minutes (or more if using apples) until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.





Maple Apple Pie

Hubby’s friend was looking for a refined sugar free pie, so I played a bit with Google, and then came up with this recipe.

Pie crust for a double crust – unsweetened for the no refined sugar attempt. (my recipe is here: )

Blend together:

4 large apples, chopped thinly. Peeled if desired.

1c maple syrup

3/4c tapioca flour

dash of salt

1tsp cinnamon

sprinkling of nutmeg.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place apples in pie crust, and top with sheet of pastry. Crimp edges and poke holes into crust so hot air can vent. Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes, or until bubbly & smelling good.

Breakfast Apple Crisp

I love apple crisp, but I don’t like how sweet it usually is, so this morning I made my own version for breakfast.

Cut together:

1/2c margarine or other butter

1c. gluten free oats

1c. hazelnut flour (gives a nice flavour plus protein! – probably could sub almond flour)

1tsp cinnamon

1/2c brown sugar


Spread overtop of 2-3 thinly sliced apples in an 8×8″ baking pan. Add a splash of water (approx 1Tbsp).

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, (depends on how thick a layer of apples you’ve used, and how thick you’ve cut them.

Serve warm or cold.