Gluten Free, Dairy Free Multigrain Pear Buckle

by Jill Motew on November 22, 2011

Wonderful Multigrain Dessert

Multigrain, Feed the Body Great Food!

Today, I am featuring our Zema’s GF Seeded Multigrain mix used in a DF Pear Buckle.  A buckle is a type of cake where the sliced fruit is layered on top of the batter and floats to the top during baking.  It’s moist, with carmelization going on at the bottom, and crispy around the edges.  It’s wonderful with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream or DF whipped topping. This mix contains a mix of gluten free ancient grains, such as ivory teff, sorghum, puffed amaranth and whole quinoa.  Featured ingredient, puffed amaranth, is a powerhouse grain.  It contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein (like quinoa), and packs fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Incorporating gluten free ancient grains into your meals assures you that your body will get what it needs and won’t be craving more and more.

Zema’s GF/DF Seeded Multigrain Pear Buckle

Yields 1  8” square or round cake pan

¾ cup package Zema’s GF Seeded Multigrain baking mix
4 T. Earth’s Balance buttery sticks
¾ cup coconut palm sugar
1 ¼ t. baking powder
¾ cup almond milk (coconut, rice, soy, dairy milk)
1 organic egg
1 t. pure vanilla extract
2 large organic Bartlett pears (cored, sliced)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place butter in cake pan and put in oven while it’s warming up to melt.  Take out and set aside.

Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.  In another bowl, beat together milk, egg and vanilla.  Mix with dry ingredients.

Swirl melted butter around in cake pan.  Pour batter in cake pan.  Lay pear slices on top in a thin layer.  Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Serve warm.

©2011 Zema’s Madhouse Foods. All rights reserved. Photos and images are copyrighted Jill Motew ©2011. All rights reserved

About the Contributor:

Jill Motew is the President/creator of Zema’s Madhouse Foods, inc., a manufacturer of 5 gluten-free ancient grain baking mixes.  Jill has over 25 years experience as a self-taught nutritional cook and baker, develops GF/DF recipes using her mixes and speaks to groups about the importance of using food as fuel for the whole family.  She has 5 kids, 4 of whom have ADHD and are athletic, which is why she fuels her kids with a gf/df based diet, free of preservatives, additives, dyes and refined sugars.  Her hobbies include swimming, weight lifting and is learning yoga.  Jill has established a Therapy Dogs International Chapter in Highland Park, a pet-therapy group, focusing on visiting centers, camps and programs for disabled kids and young adults with her two Leonbergers, Gertie and Nellie, and her newly adopted mutt, Zeke, is currently learning the trade.

Thoughts from Nancy Olson’s:

I would like to thank Jill for sharing a great healthy treat with great ancient multigrain.  I know the importance of a more “clean eating” and that is exactly what Jill’s mixes let’s me achieve in my gluten free clean eating.  This great Multigrain Pear Buckle would make a wonderful dessert after any meal, but I think it would be a prefect dish for a brunch meeting served with coffee or tea. Who would have guessed that multigrains could make such wonderful dishes that you will want to share?  Make great nutrition an important part of your day everyday

Have a wonderful safe gluten free Thanksgiving!

I would love for you to make this recipe and then leave us your comments and reviews on the Multigrain Pear Buckle!

Jill Motew

Jill Motew is the President/creator of Zema’s Madhouse Foods, inc., a manufacturer of 5 gluten free ancient grain baking mixes. Jill has over 25 years experience as a self-taught nutritional cook and baker, develops GF/DF recipes using her mixes and speaks to groups about the importance of using food as fuel for the whole family. She has 5 kids, 4 of whom have ADHD and are athletic, which is why she fuels her kids with a gluten free/dairy free based diet, free of preservatives, additives, dyes and refined sugars. Her hobbies include swimming, weight lifting and is learning yoga. Jill has established a Therapy Dogs International Chapter in Highland Park, a pet therapy group, focusing on visiting centers, camps and programs for disabled kids and young adults with her two Leonbergers, Gertie and Nellie, and her newly adopted mutt, Zeke, is currently learning the trade. Learn more about Jill at Zema’s Madhouse Foods.

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Michaela Jones November 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Looks good. I love dishes that uses fruit as the star.

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Nancy Olson November 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I love that too Michaela! Never hurts to add more fruit!

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Nancy Olson November 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I am going to have to try this one day. I love the Carmelization, bet that is tasty! I would think this would be great with apples too. At times you can have to many apples in the fall season. Thanks for the recipe!

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Carl Mason-Liebenberg November 23, 2011 at 1:36 am

Very nice recipe!! I’ll have to find an South African product that is similar and bake this for family cheat day. They’ll think they are cheating more than they are..hehe…

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Nancy Olson November 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

Carl see what you can do! I would like to see what you come up with!

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