Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger: Lynn’s Recipe Adventures


If you don’t know Lynn, I would like to introduce you to her.  Lynn started blogging at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures over three years ago.  She has a slew of great recipes there, but not all of them are gluten free.

In the fall of 2009 Lynn learned that she was gluten intolerant.  Soon after she found out that one of her children cannot have nuts and peanuts.  As a result, she started a new section of her blog called Lynn’s Recipe Adventures where she blogs about gluten and nut free adventures.

I find both of her sites to be useful because now that Lynn is gluten free, many of the recipes she currently posts on her regular blog are naturally gluten free or she gives a gluten free option.  Lynn is a great cook and is full of useful cooking information.

Lynn's cinnamon pancakes

For this adoption I tried a couple of recipes.  The first was her cinnamon pancakes.  I needed to make these dairy free so I substituted almond milk for the buttermilk, cutting it back by 1/2 cup because I knew it was thinner.  The batter still turned out too thin and I ended up mixing in more sorghum, then more potato starch and baking soda.

In the end it wasn’t much thicker, but I cooked all the batter anyway.  Many of the pancakes ran together, but the batter got thicker towards the end.  The above picture shows some of the thicker ones which turned out pretty normal looking.

I was afraid my family would be disappointed in these thin, sometimes square pancakes, but I was wrong.  They loved them!  Lynn’s recipe includes melted butter (I used a substitute), maple syrup, and lots of cinnamon.  I think those ingredients can make anything taste good.

If you can eat buttermilk, definitely give her recipe a try.  If not, I recommend starting out with about half the amount of liquid and going from there.  Next time I might try using cultured coconut milk which is thicker and more like buttermilk.

Lynn's pineapple upside down cake

The second recipe of Lynn’s that I tried is her pineapple upside down cake.  The recipe does not contain milk so I only needed to use a substitute for the butter.  Otherwise I followed it exactly and used a cast iron skillet.

It turned out terrific, and I knew that if Lynn’s family ate it in one evening, mine definitely would.  It’s not a large cake, and it goes quickly, so you might want to make two.  Everyone in my family enjoyed it.

Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger is an event that was started by Sea at Book of Yum.  It is often hosted at her blog, but sometimes in other places.  You can always find out where the event is happening at her  Adopt a GF Blogger page.  Sea will be posting a round up of all the adoption posts from March.  You can be on the lookout for that at her site.

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  1. says

    Great adoption of Lynn, Linda! She’s a prolific blogger. :-) I like the recipes you chose. The photos are very nice, too. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is always a showstopper. Glad to know that Lynn’s recipe for that is easily made dairy free, too.


  2. says

    Thank you Linda! You have taught me so much about the gluten free world, and have been a great help to me, so I feel honored that you adopted me for this project. I am glad your family liked my recipes. And your pictures look great.

  3. says

    It’s refreshing to see that I’m not the only cook who has to make adjustments when things don’t quite work like expected. Those pancakes look delicious. The Pineapple Upside Down Cake looks even better…makes me want to skip breakfast, lunch and dinner and go straight to dessert.


  4. Wendy @ Celiacs in the House says

    My mom used to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Looking at your photo brings back childhood memories. Now I’ve got to make it. Great adoption, Linda.

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