Nosh on This coverBy Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel – The writing and photography team behind the blog Gluten Free Canteen and authors of  Nosh on This: Gluten Free Baking from a Jewish-American Kitchen.

Summer baking is all about taking it easy in the kitchen. For those days when sitting on the porch becomes the activity of the day, no one wants to spend hours preparing anything complicated.

These cupcakes, bars, cake and cookie recipes are not only quick and effortless, they’re versatile and go equally well with a picnic as with a special occasion gathering.

Got iced tea or coffee? We’ve got treats.

GFC_FunfettiCupcakes (1 of 1)Funfetti Cupcakes filled with colorful sprinkles will make any party extra special. Two bowl easy, the cupcakes are quick to make. Anyone getting one of these will be a happy camper. Funfetti cupcakes can also be prepared entirely dairy-free.



GFC_ChocolateBananaBites (1 of 1)Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Brownie Bites might be a large mouthful to say, but these are one- bite treats. If you haven’t tried the combination of chocolate and peanut butter with banana, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Think Elvis peanut butter banana meets chocolate brownie meets buckeyes. The recipe makes plenty to share.


GFC_LemonBundtCake (1 of 1)Very Lemon Bundt Cake is a simple cake for anyone who loves everything lemon. The cake isn’t all that sweet, but the glaze provides a perfect balance to that big lemon zing. Add some fresh summer berries on the side, maybe with a little whipped cream and this might become a favorite summer dessert.


GFC_LemonCoconutCookies (1 of 1)Lemon Coconut Cookies are one of those summer cookies that travel well. Bring them with you on road trips or pack them in cellophane and give them out as gifts. Or just enjoy them with a tall glass of iced tea on a warm summer day. One bowl easy, these very lemony coconut cookies are dairy-free.