“The reason why we are so often sidetracked by difficulties, is that we expect to see barriers removed before we even try to pass through them.” (Source)
Hot dang, this hit home! I was thinking about all the small things that seemed like obstacles at the time, and how I was able to push through them by TRYING! I think everyone can relate. Whether it be a hard run workout, a race, an illness, a family situation, or even a FOOD issue. In some way, all the little obstacles can seem like mountains if you don’t have faith in God and yourself to push through them.
Remember my little HEALTH issue? At the time it seemed so daunting! I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to eat for that matter. But I kept trying to find what would work for me, what would heal me, etc. This was an obstacle that thankfully has moved down from a size of a mountain to a mole hill! I have to give a lot of credit to all those great gluten free companies out there. They have helped fuel me and feel normal again.
Like Udi’s. Udi’s is a gluten free company that makes wonderful products such as bagels, whole grain sandwich bread, granola, pizza crust, muffins, and more! When I found out that I was suppose to take gluten out of my diet, I started researching gluten free recipes, products, etc. I found that Udi’s was the go-to for all my gluten cravings. I didn’t feel like I had to eat cardboard anymore, hallelujah! haha. It was nice to find a healthy GF company that tasted like the real deal (gluten that is).
So, like I said. It was encouraging. And you know what’s even more encouraging? The recipes I can make from these products! Recipes that bring back childhood memories. Recipes that I can SAVOR again!
Thank you Udi’s for sending me some of your amazing breads! It’s nice to know that GLUTEN is no longer an obstacle.
And thank you for letting me create a recipe that brought back my childhood…………
GLUTEN FREE Cinnamon Raisin PB Bread Puddin’
- 2 eggs
- 1/3-1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup peanut flour (you could also use a protein powder or coconut flour)
- vanilla extract
- stevia (i actually used NuNaturals vanilla stevia instead of extract)
- cinnamon and honey to top
- 2 slices day old cinnamon raisin bread (I used Udi's cinnamon raisin bread)
- Tear bread into pieces and set in a bowl
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Then add flour and sugar.
- pour egg batter onto bread pieces and all them to coat thoroughly.
- then spread batter into 9oz soufflé baking cup. The batter will fill only two 9oz baking cups. You can also pour into a small casserole dish instead. Just double the batter.
- Bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes. Broil the last minute
- Sprinkle with Cinnamon and drizzle with honey.
I know this may seem like a little obstacle to some, and I agree, it is. But when it comes to fueling right, loving flavor, and feeling satisfied again, overcoming that obstacle means so much more!
So cheers to encouragement! What have you overcome in the past? How big was you’re obstacle?
Happy Friday Friends.
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