October 12, 2013

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp and an Udi's Giveaway!!

I love the season of changing leaves and the cool fresh weather that Fall ushers in, plus it is my favorite clothing season with all the comfy sweaters, light jackets, leggings and my favorite footwear-boots! I also adore that Fall brings back a repertoire of recipes that warm our hearts and fill our tummies! That is why when Udi's contact me and offered me a chance to participate in their Fall Comfort Challenge, I was all in! They have also given one of my lucky winners the chance to win a $150 Fall Comfort Cooking Giveaway! (see below)

The gluten free way of life is becoming more and more prevalent throughout Canada. A recent study "Canada Attitudes to Gluten Free Study" commissioned by Udi's Healthy Foods discovered that an amazing 4.3 Canadians (12.3 per cent) have gone gluten free! Even those who are not medically diagnosed are finding benefit from the diet, as 21 per cent due to gluten intolerance and 15 per cent are eliminating gluten to support a relative or friend. Those surveyed reported a healthier weight, improved activity levels, improved gastrointestinal health and a better mood. Some additional facts from this recent survey can be explored here

With these facts being presented, the most common food item that Canadians on a gluten free diet struggled with was bread. Udi's was one of my first bread products that I actually enjoyed and I didn't feel so inconvenienced by being on a gluten free diet for life.  For this Fall Comfort Challenge, I have used a few of Udi's Products to create a wonderful and delicious Apple Crisp made from the Mighty Bagel (Cranberry and Seed Bagel) and Snickerdoodle Cookies!  The recipe is warm, fresh and makes a great quick dessert (or breakfast in the case of my little taste testers). 




Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp

5 apples, thinly sliced and diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger

2 Udi's Gluten Free Mighty Bagel, toasted until golden and cut into fours
4 Udi's Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Cookies
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted

1. Combine apples, lemon juice, honey, chopped pecans and spices in a large bowl.  Mix to ensure all apples are coated. 
2. Pour apple mixture into small ramekins for individual crisps or a large baking dish. 
3. In a food processor, combine bagel, cookies and oil/butter. Pulse until mixture becomes a medium sized breadcrumb consistency. 
4. Spoon bagel and cookie mixture over apples. 
5. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until tops are golden brown. 
6. Enjoy on its own or topped with yogurt or ice cream!

Udi's would love to spread the word about their wonderful gluten free products and have offered one of Gluten Free Twin Mom's a fantastic Giveaway!! Valued at $150 the giveaway includes Udi's Gluten Free Products, a wooden cutting board and a cozy throw!  

Contest ends October 30th and is open to residents of Canada only. Good luck!




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23 comments:

  1. I chose to include 60% gluten free options in our diet because it makes my belly happier when I eat less gluten.

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  2. I have wheat allergies and a lot of inflammation from arthritis. Gluten free is my healthy option to pain!

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  3. I decided to go gluten free because I was experiencing side effects of gluten sensitivity.

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  4. I've chosen to go gluten free to try and fix chronic illnesses of mine! Its worth a try!

    Thanks

    Raflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  5. I am not currently eating gluten free,but would be interested in trying it ,to see if it made me feel better!
    (Karla Sceviour)
    ( I also sent you a twitter friend request..@ksceviour)

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  6. I have IBS and going gluten-free has helped relieve a lot of my symptoms.

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  7. I go gluten free to lose weight and have more energy

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  8. Have had several stomach problems over the years and going gluten free has helped me tremendously.

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  9. I am not gluten free but have considered it to try and solve some stomach issues.

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  10. I am gluten free because I have a functional gastro intestinal disorder and need to avoid all fermentable sugars -wheat being one of them. i find that i feel much better without wheat -less bloating,abdominal pain.

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  11. For years I would suffer from severe cramping, since going gluten free I have avoided being rolled up in a ball on my bed with cramping pain!

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  12. Going gluten free helps my boyfriend who has chron's. He is sensitive to so many things and this works for him

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  13. I'm not going gluten free BUT my friend's daughter has just recently been diagnosed with celiac so I would love to win this for her. She's having a hard time giving up a lot of the foods she previously loved.

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  14. For medical reasons we are going gluten free

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  15. Its so much healthier for us!
    Lori R Jackson is my rafflecopter name

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  16. my dad has celiacs so my mom had to make a major shift in how she cooks so the rest of the family has all been trying to do the same

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  17. We are working on going GF due to health issues n our house.

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  18. i was advised to go gluten free by my doctor because of a functional gastro intestinal disesas

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  19. My daughters close friend has to eat gluten free, and it would be great to have her over for dinner and be able to discuss the benefits of gluten free living, thanks for the chance !

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  20. My daughter and I have Celiacs and our whole family is gluten free

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  21. Thank you for sharing the healthy recipe.

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