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Easy Gluten Free Vegan Monkey Bread

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This is a simple but delicious way to enjoy allergy free "monkey bread" or pull apart donuts. What's even better is it's already gluten free, Vegan and eggless!  Free of the 8 common food allergies, no tree nuts or coconut, and dairy free.  

No mixer is needed and it's supposed to look messy.  It tastes better.  (Not really, but at least its easier to prepare.)  It's so easy and fun!.  If you have kids, make it with them, they'll love the process.  You'll spend quality time and you can start a yummy tradition.

Are you drooling yet?  Alright, let's start already!

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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients              preheat oven to 375 degrees approximate baking time 18-20mins

-2 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour (whole grain is best)
-3/4 cup warm milk of choice or water
-2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
-1/3 cup sugar
-2 T melted palm shortening
-4 oz apple sauce
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (not necessary if your mix already contains a gum)

Topping
-1 1/2 cup sugar
-2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
-8 T melted palm shortening

1. Heat milk in microwave to 100 degrees.  Add yeast and sugar and mix well.  Allow to sit for 5 mins.

2. Combine the GF flour, salt, and xanthan gum in a large mixing bowl.  Add applesauce and 2 T melted shortening.

3. Pour yeast mixture in and mix by hand.  The dough should be more like a thick batter consistency.  You shouldn't be able to make a dense solid ball in your hand.  It should and will be soft.   If dropped, it should flatten.  Add more milk if batter is too thick.

4. For the topping: In a separate bowl melt shortening.

5. For the topping: In another separate bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.

6. Grease an 8 or 9 inch round pan with extra shortening.  Lightly sprinkle pan with 1 T of cinnamon sugar mix for the topping.



bajablue10 months ago
Fabulous recipe!!!
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petiteallergrytreats (author)  bajablue10 months ago
Thank you so much! I still can't believe I won!!! :D
gpavlovsky11 months ago
It does look very appetizing!
I'd like to point out that apart from gluten-intolerant people, there is no evidence at all that there's any health benefit to eat gluten-free. I.e. if you don't have celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, there's no good reason to avoid gluten. It's just a type of protein, some vegetarian Buddhist monks have been eating it as their main source of protein for centuries.
petiteallergrytreats (author)  gpavlovsky10 months ago
Thanks for you comment! My youngest son is allergic to wheat, so as a family we have to live gluten free. Having said that, being gluten free doesn't make you healthier. It simply helps guide us to what foods we should focus more on eating like fresh vegetables and fruits. And maybe some monkey bread once in a while ;-)
Esque11 months ago
Well, my mouth is still slightly singed after being a bit on the impatient side, but this recipe is just to good to wait for :D Really easy to make and just so nice!! For people making it in the UK if you can't find Palm Shortening, I used Trex which worked very well indeed. Petitieallergytreats thanks you so much for sharing this!
Esque11 months ago
This looks great, especially as my partner is gluten intolerant and suffers from a lack of treats! A couple of questions though if that's ok. I was wondering if the Xantham gum is really necessary? Most premixed GF flour (Certainly over here in the UK anyway) already contain some and also, when you call for either 2 or 8 T of shortening, (And I realise this might sound like a daft question LOL!!) what do you mean by 2 T? Is that 2 Table spoons?
petiteallergrytreats (author)  Esque11 months ago
Hello Esque! Greeting from the United States. I'm so glad you like my post. Hopefully you and your partner will enjoy this :)
I'm in the process if building a blog about food allergies and I post all my recipes and ideas. Check it out if you'd like. I just signed up at Instructables so I don't have all my recipes listed. I also just mad a page on Facebook.

http://petiteallergytreats.blogspot.com/

I'll try and answer you questions the best I can.

You are correct about tablespoons. In America, we have the following abbreviations:

tsp- teaspoon
T- tablespoon
C- cup

I'm curious, what unit of measurement do you use? I'm only familiar with grams.

As far as the Xanthan Gum, yes I believe it is necessary for this recipe. BUT if your ready made mix has it in, you do NOT need to add more.

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I'll modify my post right away. ;)

Please feel free to email an additional questions. Petiteallergytreats@gmail.com

Cheers!
Laura
Thanks for clarifying that Laura and I'll definitely stop by the blog. We do use measurements like teaspoons (tsp) and tablespoons (tbsp) but, it seems to me at least, less so cups. Generally it tends to be either grams if metric or ounces if old school imperial. Going to get some apple sauce and give this a go, I'll let you know how it goes :-D
petiteallergrytreats (author) 11 months ago
Hi Lightning Stalker,
My boys are both allergic to peanuts. The youngest one is also allergic to: wheat, eggs, soy, ALL tree nuts including coconut, tuna, sunflower, sesame and poppy seeds. We carry a lot Benadryl and epi-pens.
Applesauce is my substitution for eggs. I needed something to emulsify the fat. A flax seed "egg" could work as well. I suspect my son is allergic to flax as well, so I don't use it anymore.
Allergic to what & sapple auce. What do?
spiceyweasel11 months ago
I looked all over that recipe and I have one question....When do you add the monkeys to it?
petiteallergrytreats (author)  spiceyweasel11 months ago
*DISCLAIMER*
Although it mentions monkeys for this recipe, NO ACTUAL MONKEYS WERE HARMED IN MAKING THIS RECIPE :-)
':0)
labeegee11 months ago
Looks great! I'm not familiar with "palm shortening". Do you know of an alternative? The only solid shortening I know of is Crisco... would that work?
petiteallergrytreats (author)  labeegee11 months ago
Hi Labeegee!

Crisco should work just fine. Palm shortening is a bit harder to find but I know of two brands: Spectrum and Earth's Balance.
I use Spectrum because it in non-hydrogenated and free of soy.

I found that our local Whole Foods carries both brands. If you don't have a WF close, try a health store or a gluten free store. Good luck hunting. :)
SciFiJim11 months ago
What temperature are these baked at?

Esque, In this context, a capital "T" would be a tablespoon. Close enough to 15 ml to make no difference.
petiteallergrytreats (author)  SciFiJim11 months ago
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Enjoy!
craft-n-genius11 months ago
Yum... Looks good! Hope you win :)
Gee.. Thanks!
SciFiJim11 months ago
What temperature are these baked at?

Esque, In this context, a capital "T" would be a tablespoon. Close enough to 15 ml to make no difference.