Changing The Recipe {& Giveaway}

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Holstein Housewares. I received product samples to facilitate this post well as promotional to thank me for my participation.

It has been my intention to try every possible homeopathic option to help Ryder with his attention disorder. One approach is a gluten free diet; and Ryder has been gluten free for three months now. Some of my reading and research suggested that there could be some benefits by omitting gluten, and I can tell you that I have definitely noticed a difference. It is a challenge to follow gluten free guidelines, especially when eating out so it’s important I plan ahead, either researching restaurants, or packing appropriate snacks, so he doesn’t feel as if he was left out. As a result, the girls usually have the same gluten free items when Ryder is present, and they don’t seem to mind.

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Nowadays, there are plenty of gluten free options, and I’ve been having some fun experimenting with new recipes. For a rainy day activity, I thought it would be a fun to create gluten-free waffles as a snack. Since making “sweet treats” for Valentine’s Day with Holstein Housewares Donut Maker was so easy, I thought we should try out their Heart Shaped Waffle Stick Maker. Siella was of course my special helper as our thing together has always been baking in the kitchen.

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The Waffle Maker bakes 4 heart shaped waffles in just 7 minutes, and it comes with a recipe booklet, offering ideas to make just about every creation from chocolate to red velvet treats. I opted for the Vanilla Flavored waffles, and tailoring the recipe with gluten free flour. When we finished baking, we used chocolate spread from a local french bakery, along with some strawberries to top our waffles. Skinny popsicle sticks turned our creations into fun lollipops. Ryder was psyched to come home from school, and find the sweet treats made just for him.

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The batter made at least 20 mini waffles, and I froze the leftovers, for future breakfast options as well as a springtime treat. These Holstein treat makers are ideal when baking with kids and who knows what you’ll be able to create.

Head over to my Facebook Page for a chance to win one! Happy Baking!

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