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The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Truly one of my all time favorite recipes! The main reason I always make several loaves of this Pumpkin Bread is because it freezes so well. I can keep it in my freezer for several weeks and then simply set the loaf out on the counter to thaw for breakfast the night before. This delicious gluten free bread tastes as moist and fresh as the day I made it.

This recipe works great with three-2lb loaf disposable aluminum pans.  These pans are easy to give away, freeze and reuse.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 1 hour
Makes 2-3 loaves

Ingredients
3 ½ cups ‘King Arthur Flour’ multipurpose gluten free flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups Libby’s pumpkin puree
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour 3 bread pans.
2. In large bowl, add all dry ingredients, mix well.
3. Add all other ingredients, mix until smooth and creamy.
4. Bake in preheated over for 1 hour or until toothpick poked in the middle of each loaf comes out clean.  Cool in pan. Enjoy!

I usually end up giving away the other two loaves, because otherwise I will eat all them all myself. This recipe truly is too delicious.

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Easy Gluten Free Cream Cheese Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese cookies are one of my families favorites! The cookies stay soft and moist for days… if there are any left.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Yields 32 cookies

Ingredients
1 (15oz) gluten free cake mix
1 (80z) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), softened
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 (16oz) cream cheese frosting

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In large bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add cake mix to batter, combine until well-blended. Scoop rounded teaspoon sizes onto greased baking sheet.
3. Bake on top rack for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

4. Let cookies set on hot pan for 5 min before transferring to wire rack. Cool on wire rack.
5. Once cookies are completely cool; frost with cream cheese frosting of your choice, and decorate with sprinkles.

I prefer homemade cream cheese frosting or Duncan Hines’ Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting with these cookies. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Caramel Puffed Corn

Indulge on this inexpensive, easy gluten free snack the whole family will enjoy. I brought this into work the other day and the whole bowl was gone within minutes. This is a great treat to bring to parties or keep to yourself for a bedtime snack.

Prep Time: 10 min
Start to Finish: 1 hour 10 min

Ingredients
1-8 oz bag ‘Kitchen Cooked’ puffed corn
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 250°. Grease a large roasting pan. Pour puffed corn into pan.
2. Melt butter in large saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda; this will cause the mixture to thicken and rise. Stir in vanilla.
3. Immediately pour  caramel over puffed corn in prepared large roasting pan. Add pecans and mix well.
4. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 min. Remove from oven.
5. Cool completely on wax paper. Break up any clumps and store in tightly covered container.

We eat a lot of ice cream at our house, so I saved a few of the 1 gallon ice cream containers to store snacks like this one in. This makes the delicious puffed caramel corn simple to store and easy access. Enjoy!

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