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Eight heavenly treats you can make without flour

Sometimes we want a piece of delicious dessert so badly, but there’s none of that all-important ingredient — flour — at home. This leaves you with two choices — going to the shops to buy some, or (the better option) just cooking one of these amazing desserts without flour. These ones are guaranteed to impress everyone who comes to visit you.
1. Chocolate-coconut bars
INGREDIENTS 200 ml of light cream (20% fat) 200 g of shredded coconut 300 g of milk chocolate 85 g of sugar 50 g of butter 2 tablespoons of seed oil
PREPARATION 1. Melt the butter, sugar, and cream over a low heat, but don’t allow them to boil.
2. When they’re melted, turn off the heat. Add the shredded coconut and mix everything together well.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pour the mixture on it, and place it into the freezer for an hour.
4. When it becomes solid, cut it into bars and put the bars in the fridge overnight.
5. Now they are frozen solid and ready to be coated. To make the chocolate coating, melt the chocol…

19 Insanely Genius Kids’ Snacks To Start The Summer Off Right

Solve the “Mom, can I have a snack?” problem this summer.
1. Pizza Crackers Iconic. Recipe here.
2. Sour Patch Kids Grapes HEL-LO, this snack is made of two ingredients and is healthier than the candy. Recipe here.
3. Olive Penguins Adorable. Good for your kiddies. Recipe here.
4. Apple Sandwiches Flawless as heck. Recipe here.
5. Watermelon Pops with Greek Yogurt Greek yogurt = healthy snack. YES. Recipe here.
6. Italian Pepperoni Rollups Basically the Italian version of those fancy party pinwheel snacks. Recipe here.
7. Whole Wheat Apricot Jam Granola Bars Step aside, brand name bars. Recipe here.
8. Healthy Firecracker Popsicles So delicious you’ll make one for yourself… or three. Recipe here.
9. Tulip Tomatoes Almost too pretty to eat. Recipe here.
10. Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles Did somebody say “delicious”?!

OATMEAL RAISIN POPCORN BARS

Oatmeal raisin cookie lovers will love these fun Oatmeal Raisin Popcorn Bars full of oatmeal, walnuts, cinnamon and raisins, then drizzled in white chocolate.
Are you kids “snackers”? My three angels have always loved their snacks. When they were toddlers, I looked forward to snack time, too. Snack time meant happiness in our house. It didn’t matter if the precious little two-year-old was having a terrible, rotten, fussy day. As soon as I pulled out our standard toddler snack of graham crackers and apple juice, all was peaceful, even if just for 20 minutes or so. On special occasions, I’d give them a package of fruit snacks. I can remember Maddie playing with her “Finding Nemo” themed fruit snacks for a good hour at the table. She’d have those little gummy fishies swimming all over the place!
We’re past the stage of me handing out snacks at set times of the day, but my kids still love their snack time.  Lately their favorite snack is popping up a bag of microwave popcorn.  Those popcorn…

ENERGY BITES

Full of many healthy goodies, peanut butter energy balls are exactly what you want to be snacking on! 
Introducing – The easiest snack you’ll ever make!  Made with all healthy ingredients and refined- sugar free.  These energy balls will satisfy all your late afternoon cravings.
This same recipe exists already on the blog, deep down in the archives.  Actually one of the first things I ever shared here on The Well Floured Kitchen.  I had made square energy balls, which is still an option.  Yet, most people are looking for round energy balls, so I thought it might be time for an update.
I did change one thing about them.  The amount of honey has been reduced to 1/3 a cup.  I was so happy to find that they are still sweet enough to appease my nagging sweet tooth.  Also, did I mention the hint of chocolate?  I used a couple tablespoons of my Navitas cacao powder – my favorite and I highly recommend it.  But these can definitely be made with any cocoa powder you have available.
They are so sim…

PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIES

Finally, a smoothie I can embrace.  Although I make smoothies all the time, I never drank one until now.  Much to my dismay, I do not love fruit.  Why oh why do all smoothies have fruit?  I do tolerate a certain amount for my health, but it is not my favorite.  (BTW, this has been very helpful in growing adventurous eaters.  If they see you continuing to try a food you are not crazy about, they will be encouraged to do the same.)
But now that I’ve found a new way to enjoy a smoothie without fruit, I am excited by the possibilities.  I am on a mission for “fruitless” smoothies, or maybe just ones so tasty I don’t notice a bit of fruit. Check out that straw!  Do your kids love to drink from a straw?  Mine do, but I hated throwing away all those bits of plastic.  Stainless Steel Straws have been a great eco-friendly alternative.
This smoothie tastes just like a cookie, but it is naturally sweetened with just a bit of honey.  Yum!  The sweetness will depend on your brands of peanut butter an…

Recipe: Overnight Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk

When we gave away those Crock-Pot Versaware slow cookers, we asked readers what they would make in their slow cooker. Reader Louie C said that she would make overnight oatmeal with buttermilk and apricots. Well, at least two readers immediately wanted the recipe! We adore steel-cut oats too, so when Louie C kindly gave us the recipe we tested and ate it twice. Here it is, for your morning oatmeal enjoyment!
Here is reader Louie C's original recipe, explanation and one major disclaimer. We tweaked the recipe that follows just a bit - see our explanation below. My cooker has only one temperature, which is quite high, and as a result I've never successfully made this -- I end up with a thick gummy crust on the bottom and top which has to be scraped off and thrown away -- it's a real waste. However, it does work on the stovetop, with a slight adjustment of the amount of liquids, and I can't think of any reason for it not to work in a more sophisticated crockpot. I have sugges…

How To Make Creamy Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Do you eat steel-cut oats for breakfast? This time of year I turn to them gladly: nothing like a bowl of hot, tender, pearly oats, all creamy and delicious. Steel-cut oats take a little longer to cook than rolled oats, but that's not a problem. Set them up the night before and you'll have hot oatmeal in the morning almost instantly. It takes only two or three minutes to heat them up. Here's how I prep my oatmeal the night before.
I call for 1 cup oats here. This will make enough for 3 to 5 servings. Remember, when you make steel-cut oats you really should make enough for a whole week, or at least several days. Unlike gluey, sticky rolled oat oatmeal, steel-cut oatmeal is great when reheated the next day. It just gets creamier — not ickier. So make a big pot and eat out of it all week.
How To Cook Steel-Cut Oats for Breakfast the Night Before
INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil 1 cup steel-cut oats 3 cups water 3-fingered pinch salt 1 cup milk (optional)
Tools 2-quart saucepan
P…