Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffin

Easy, Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffins with creamy pot pie filling make the perfect dinner!

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffins

Product for this post was provided by Full Flavor Foods, I recently discovered their products, love them and asked them to do a giveaway for my readers! Be sure to enter! Products are also available on their website. Use the code MYGFMIAMI for a 15% discount or use their product finder to see if they are near you.

Comfort Food

Who doesn’t love a little comfort food from time to time? Chicken Pot Pie is a classic. It is a food I grew up eating and have always loved. There are so many ways to make it- tradition pie crusts, biscuit crust, variations on fillings. Growing up, my dad would make a pot pie with deer meat and he would add slices of pepper jack cheese on top before he would add the crust.

When it comes to pot pie, I tend to be a bit more on the traditional side, and I’ve been looking for some easy dinners that I can make ahead and freeze or just pull out individual servings. These gluten free chicken pot pie muffins are super easy to make and great for quick meals (or even lunch boxes!). Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Gravy

Often chicken pot pie filling is made with a roux, then spices are added.  When I saw an easy chicken pot pie filling in the recipe booklet I got from Full Flavor Foods, I knew it would make the pot pies a snap to make. It’s basically a traditional chicken gravy (already seasoned!) and then I just added chicken and veggies.

I first saw this brand when I was visiting my brother in Wisconsin at a Hyvee (I am very jealous- this store had an amazing gluten free section!). I was so excited by the selection of mixes. Everything from Alfredo Sauce (delicious!) to gravies, cream soup bases, and broths are available.

If you’ve been gluten free for any length of time, you know that broths and soups that are gluten free can be difficult to find.

Full Flavor Foods carries chicken broth, beef broth, chicken gravy, beef gravy, turkey gravy, pork gravy, cream soup base, cream of mushroom soup, Alfredo, and cheese sauce mixes. Many of these are lactose/dairy free.

Easy, Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffins

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffins

These muffins are a snap to make and delicious. It’s a basic recipe, so feel free to add your own spin on it. Herbs in the biscuit mix, a few chopped jalapenos in the filling- go crazy!

Recipe Notes:

Gluten Free Biscuit Mix- I use Bisquick brand for this, but I’ve also used King Arthur brand before (and for a while, Aldi’s had one) and they worked well.

Chicken Gravy- For this recipe, I used Full Flavor Foods Chicken Gravy Mix (and highly recommend it!). If you don’t have access to it, you will need about 1 cup of chicken gravy. You can make a quick gravy by making a roux and adding chicken broth instead of milk.  You may be able to find gluten free chicken gravy in your local grocery.

Dairy Free- Unsweetened dairy free milk and dairy free butter can be subbed in the biscuit mix. For the chicken gravy, water can be used in place of milk.

Be sure to check out Full Flavor Foods and all of their great products. The cream sauce is next on my list to try. There is a lobster bisque recipe calling my name! Most sauces are sold in individual packages, but they do sell wholesale sized bags that are great for restaurants or large families.

Be sure to enter below for a full set of all the Full Flavor Foods mixes and use the code MYGFMIAMI15 to get 15% off products on the website.

Need more easy dinners? Then try this Peruvian Arroz con Pollo– it freezes well too!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

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Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffin
Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Muffin
Amanda Kanashiro
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  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free baking mix (such as Bisquick or King Arthur)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup chopped chicken
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 package full flavor foods chicken gravy mix
  • 1 1/4 cup milk

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together gluten free making mix, 1 cup milk, eggs, and melted butter.
  3. Prepare chicken gravy mix as directed with remaining milk.
  4. Add chicken and vegetables.
  5. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until frozen veggies are warmed through.
  6. Grease 12 cup muffin tin.
  7. Place 1 tablespoon baking mix mixture in each cup.
  8. Divide chicken filling among cups.
  9. Cover with with remaining baking mix.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Feel free to brush a little melted butter mixed with garlic powder on top during the last 5 minutes of baking.

; Yield: 12
Serving Size: 12
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Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit

Crunchy, sweet and melts in your mouth- Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit is the ultimate snack.

Crispy GreensThis product spotlight was sponsored by Crispy Greens. As always all opinions are 100% my own and I only write about products I actually use and love.

Crispy Green

I first tried Crispy Green earlier this summer and I fell in love with the sweet, freeze dried fruit. It has become a staple in lunches, beach trips, any time we travel- we always grab a bag of Crispy Green freeze dried fruit.

They are ridiculously good. The freeze dried texture reminds me of when I used to buy “astronaut ice cream” at museums as a kid, only much better. It is crispy, yet almost melts in your mouth. I can easily go through multiple packages a day. I was taking them to camp all summer and the kids would beg me to share with them!

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Easy Gluten Free After School Snack Bites

These easy gluten free after school snack bites will have all the kids running! Chewy granola bars topped with dairy free cream cheese and fun toppings are sure to please.

Enjoy Life Snack Bites

This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods, all opinions are my own. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and enter for a chance to win some Enjoy Life Chewy Bars and a lunch box for yourself!

After School Snack Time

Every day when my little one comes home from school, the first thing she asks for is a snack. I’m sure every child is the same way. I like to keep it simple, but fun. Sometimes it’s just a cup full of sliced berries, but other times I cut fruit or cheese into fun shapes. Something about a piece of watermelon being in a heart shape that just makes it taste better!

When I got the new Enjoy Life Chewy Bars, I was so excited to try them. I thought they would be really fun to use to create an after school snack that was also top 8 allergen free, so that no matter which friends were over, everyone could enjoy!

enjoy life after school snack bites

Enjoy Life Snack Bites

Enjoy Life Chewy BarsOne of the things I love about blogging is being the first to get to try new products. I may have a slight obsession to trying out new products- the grocery store is always a dangerous place for me, anytime I see something new that is gluten free I have to get it. So I’m lucky that occasionally brands will send me new products to try out. Enjoy Life Foods new bars come in 3 flavors-  carrot cake, caramel blondie, and lemon blueberry poppyseed.

I liked the texture of the bars and I find them to be pretty filling, which is great because I always carry food with me. They are perfect for lunch boxes or throwing in your purse. The variety of flavors is great too.

I enjoy the taste of them, of the three, carrot cake is the one I like the best. It actually tasted like carrot cake, which is what gave me the idea for these after school snack bites. I did find them to be on the sweet side and I tend to be a more savory person, so I had a few friends and family who loves sweets try them out and they gave them a thumbs up!

After School Snack Bites

I say after school snack bites- but really they would be great anytime. These would be a lot of fun to even make to take to a class party. They are perfect because they are free of all the top 8 allergens. Schools and allergies can be tricky, but products like Enjoy Life make it a little bit easier to handle packing lunches and snacks.

Recipe Notes

As I mentioned before, the bars are on the sweet side, so I decided to counterbalance that with a bit of dairy free cream cheese. I got the idea when I was eating the carrot cake bars. What goes perfectly with carrot cake?- Cream cheese icing of course! You could totally add a bit of powdered sugar to the cream cheese if you wanted, but I think the bars are sweet enough on their own.

I topped them with Seeds and No Nuts mix (this is probably my favorite Enjoy Life Product!), mini chocolate chips and blueberries. Really you could use whatever your kids like. Be creative!

If you would like to get your hands on some of these bars to try yourself you can order them on the Enjoy Life Foods website and use the code CHEWYBLOG for 20% off or you can enter below for a chance to win a some of the new chewy bar flavors!

This giveaway includes 1 box each of the new Enjoy Life Chewy Bars, plus I’m going to throw in a fun lunchbox so you have something to take them to school (or work!) in!

I hope you enjoy these fun gluten free after school snack bites- tell me, what is your favorite after school snack?

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Easy After School Snack Bites
Easy After School Snack Bites
Amanda Kanashiro
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  • Chewy Granola Bars
  • Dairy Free Cream Cheese
  • Toppings such as mini chocolate chips, blueberries, and trail mix

  1. Cut bars into thirds.
  2. Top with cream cheese.
  3. Top with desired toppings.
  4. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding

Chocolate Chip Cookies layered with bananas and vanilla pudding makes gluten free chocolate chip banana pudding a fun twist on a southern treat!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana PuddingThis post is sponsored by Goodie Girl Cookies. All opinions are my own.

Twist on a Southern Treat

I’ve never met a person who didn’t like banana pudding. It’s one of those desserts that’s just a classic. I remember my grandmother making it as a kid. The creamy pudding and cookies- plus cool whip on top, I loved cool whip. You could almost argue for healthy, because hey, it had bananas right?

There are a hundred and one recipes for banana pudding out there, but basically, they are all pretty similar. Because my hubby has a love for banana pudding and an addiction to chocolate chip cookies I decided to that it would be a great time to combine them!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding

Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free chocolate chip banana puddingWe love chocolate chip cookies around here! It may sound a bit strange, but we actually like to freeze them. Forget hot gluten free chocolate chip cookies, there is just something about biting into a cold cookie. Maybe because it’s always a billion degrees in South Florida.

Anyways- Goodie Girl makes out favorite gluten free chocolate chip cookies. My whole family (even the none gluten free ones) love them. The look on my daughter’s face when she saw I had cookies out to make these chocolate chip banana puddings was priceless. It was all I could do to keep her from eating them all. She may or may not have eaten cookies for lunch that day! I barely finished taking pictures before her hand was going after these gluten free chocolate chip banana puddings!gluten free chocolate chip banana pudding

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding

 

gluten free chocolate chip banana puddingThis is a really simple recipe to make. You can sever it in individual cups or layer it in a square baking dish.

Something that I do that may be a bit different than some banana puddings, is that I add cream cheese to the pudding mixture. I find that it thickens the pudding nicely and it cuts the sweetness just a bit.

The addition of chocolate chip cookies is such a simple switch, but it totally makes this dessert! We like to top it with mini chocolate chips or one of Goodie Girl’s Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies (they sell these in individual packages- amazing!).

Be sure to go check out all of Goodie Girls great cookies! If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will love this Chocolate Chip Cookie Crusted French Toast as well!

So tell me- what is your absolute favorite dessert?

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding
Amanda Kanashiro
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  • 1 Box Gluten Free Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 box gluten free chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 cup whipped topping

  1. Beat together vanilla pudding, cream cheese, and milk.
  2. Layer in cups or 9x9 dish in this order: gluten free chocolate chip cookies, bananas, vanilla pudding, bananas, chocolate chip cookies, and whipped topping.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Enjoy

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Easy Veggie Packed Gluten Free Pasta

Ready in under 30 minutes, dinner doesn’t get any easier than this easy veggie packed gluten free pasta!easy veggie packed gluten free pasta

Easy Veggie Packed Gluten Free Pasta

Today we have a special post- from my Mom! She is always calling me with recipe ideas from the blog, so I decided it was time for a guest post. This easy veggie packed gluten free pasta is one of her favorite pasta recipes, she is always talking about it. The recipe is entirely hers, I did take the photos and test it out. I’m not a huge mushroom fan, but my husband gave it two thumbs up. Plus, it was so easy! Enjoy her post and this great recipe.

Easy veggie packed gluten free pasta

 

How To Photos Courtesy of Mom and Friend!

Cooking with Friends (Guest Post)

I have a friend who visits from Holland every year. We both love to cook! After perusing the refrigerator, and developing our own version of “Chopped,” we came up with a mystery basket- spinach, mushrooms, meatballs, and pasta- plus a few pantry ingredients. Luckily it all worked well together, we decided to go with an Italian theme and the fun started!

My friend likes to chop veggies and is more precise than I am. (My motto is “close enough.”) So he began to chop the onions, garlic, and mushrooms while I started the pasta and heating up the meatballs. We switched off cooking and chopping a bit, and when things were just about ready, he started making bruschetta (we will save that recipe for another time!).

This is our favorite pasta dish. Now back in Holland, he still makes it and sent me some of the pictures. It is quick (believe it or not), easy, nutritious and delicious. So…grab a friend and start cooking. Two cooks are more fun than one!

 

A few notes:

  1. This is a very versatile recipe, if you have an aversion or allergy to a vegetable, just leave it out or substitute with another!
  2. To save time, buy the pre-sliced mushrooms. They are already cleaned.
  3. After much discussion, we decided that if you hate mushrooms, try using yellow squash or red bell pepper. The flavor won’t be the same, but they are great substitutions for nutrition and color.
  4. If you are trying to avoid carbs or aren’t a fan of gluten free pasta, try it with veggie zoodles!
  5. There are several brands that make pre-made gluten free meatballs, you can also make your own and freeze them so they are ready whenever you need them!

Final Thoughts from Me

My mom calls this “Two Friends Pasta with Veggies”, but honestly it will feed 4! Enjoy this easy veggie packed gluten free pasta recipe! It took me less than 30 minutes to prepare (which is always a win!). If you are looking for other easy pasta style recipes check out Zoodles with Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette or Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs with my pantry spaghetti sauce!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Easy Veggie Packed Gluten Free Pasta
Easy Veggie Packed Gluten Free Pasta
Amanda Kanashiro
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  • 8-12 oz gluten free spaghetti or other small pasta
  • ¾ - 1lb small tomatoes, quartered
  • 12 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 small onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • Salt, pepper to taste.
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian herb blend
  • Olive oil for sauteing and tossing with pasta
  • Small gluten free precooked meatballs (3-5 per serving, omit for vegan option)

  1. Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. When cooked to your preference of doneness, drain (reserve ½ cup water), toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
  2. Heat pre-cooked meatballs.
  3. Add tablespoon of olive oil to pan.
  4. Sauté the onions and smashed garlic until softens a bit.
  5. Add the mushrooms.
  6. Season with salt, and pepper.
  7. Cook stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes until mushrooms are begin releasing liquid.
  8. Add quartered tomatoes and Italian herbs.
  9. When the tomatoes get soft and release their juices, mash with a spoon. (Add some pasta water if there isn’t enough liquid.)
  10. Adjust seasonings.
  11. Add meatballs, if using.
  12. Add spinach and stir. Let the spinach slightly wilt. The veggies shouldn’t be dry, but not drowning in liquid.
  13. Top with the green onions.
  14. Put a serving of pasta in bowl, top with desired amount of veggies and meatballs.

Feel free to omit meatballs for vegan option.

; Yield: 4 servings
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Summer Veggie Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

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Summer Veggie Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to add a little heat to your summer, without heating up the kitchen!

Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

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