GFW: Gluten-Free Banana Bread, Perfect Graham Crackers, and Mexican Chocolate Popsicles


Welcome to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW) once again! This past week of GFW brought us gluten-free recipes for Banana Bread, Graham Crackers, Mexican Popsicles, and much more!

GFW is the weekly blog carnival event that I co-host with my friends Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. If you’re new to GFW, the main thing that you need to know is that GFW is all about gluten-free food-related posts.

You’ll find a wonderful mix of terrific posts linked up each and every week. If you’re still undecided about what to make for your 4th of July celebration, you’re sure to find some ideas here. We’ve always enjoyed the 4th for patriotic reasons and the fun events that take place, but we have really looked forward to it the last couple of years as it’s one of the holidays for which Son always comes home. We’ll all be together camping at our mountain property on the Shenandoah River again this year and we truly treasure that time!

I hope you all have a glorious 4th of July weekend if you’re in the U.S.! And belated Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!

Now let’s get to GFW . . .

My Highlights from gfe and All Gluten-Free Desserts

~ On gfe:

~ Grain-Free Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Brownies ~ These are not only grain free, but also have a dairy-free, paleo friendly option. They’re my latest recipe creation and I’m pretty pleased with them!


~ On All Gluten-Free Desserts:

Here are the recipes that have been shared on AGFD this past week. The talent in the blogging community never ceases to amaze me when it comes to gluten-free dessert recipes! Check out all these recipes.

~ Figgy Bites

~ Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles

~ Orange Blueberry Muffins

~ Slow Cooker Fudge

~ S’more Dip

~ Strawberry Cake

All Gluten-Free Desserts Week Ending 070114

The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week

~ Banana Bread from Whole Food Mom on a Budget ~ Banana Bread is a classic recipe. Everyone wants a recipe that will become their standby for using up those bananas that seem to ripen in the blink of an eye! Vickie shares her recipe and a bit of history in this post.

Banana Bread Whole Food Mom on a Budget

~ My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week

~ Graham Crackers from Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust ~ Not only are Jolene’s picture-perfect graham crackers free of gluten, they’re also Top 8 allergen free!

Gluten-Free Graham Crackers Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust

Gluten-Free Graham Crackers from Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust

~ Mexican Chocolate Popsicles from Gluten Free in Orlando ~ Alexis got happily busy with popsicle making as soon as her popsicles molds arrived. When I saw her Mexican Chocolate Popsicles, I thought “yum, Fudgesicles … only better!” When you take a look at the ingredients in her recipe, you’ll understand!

Mexican Popsicles Gluten Free in Orlando

Mexican Popsicles from Gluten Free in Orlando


The Carnival

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~ Your link must be related to the gluten-free diet.

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~ Leave a link back to this blog or one of the co-hosts in your post. We do not highlight or share any recipes that do not link back to the specific event in the post. (If you’ve never linked up to a carnival before, you can see how I like to link back in the last line of my gfe post(s) above.)

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16 Responses to “GFW: Gluten-Free Banana Bread, Perfect Graham Crackers, and Mexican Chocolate Popsicles”

  1. Megan | Allergy Free Alaska on July 2nd, 2014 2:05 am

    Hi Shirley,
    I’m sitting here enjoying a glass of chardonnay and browsing through all of the great recipes already linked up! There’s some great ones – especially the graham crackers. Jolene hit it out of the park! ;)

    This week I’m linking up my Vegan & Paleo “Butter” Pecan Ice cream, and my Gluten Free Country Seed Bread. ;) Thanks for hosting!

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2014 1:12 pm

      Megan–Now that’s a great way to peruse recipes! ;-) I’m amazed every week at the recipes and other food posts. And you’re right, Jolene definitely hit it out of the park with those graham crackers. :-) I’m all for both your Butter Pecan Recipe and your Country Seed Bread. I even highlighted them this week!


  2. Vicky on July 2nd, 2014 6:38 am

    Hi Shirley

    Great highlights this week! I’ve been looking at the graham cracker recipe recently, I must look at the others!

    Your brownie recipe looks very healthy and easy to make, I was looking at it yesterday. I’d be pretty pleased too if it was my recipe!

    I shared my Red Slaw Salad recipe today, another recipe from the past.

    Have a good week

    Vicky xo

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2014 1:13 pm

      Vicky–I do a lot more looking at graham cracker recipes than I do making them. ;-) One day! The Brownies turned out great. I could make them every week to help use up my bananas, but I better not. LOL

      You’re Red Slaw looks great. Those kind of recipes I tend to forget about, but really enjoy them when I make them.


  3. cheryl harris on July 2nd, 2014 1:02 pm

    The graham crackers are beautiful, the “butternut pecan” ice cream is dreamy…what a great roundup!

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2014 1:14 pm

      I agree on all! So much goodness to be had each week! :-)


  4. Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love on July 2nd, 2014 11:40 pm

    I’m so intrigued by the Mexican chocolate popsicles! :)

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2014 1:15 pm

      Audrey–I’m sure you could easily make a vegan version of those popsicles. I’ll look for them on your blog in the future. ;-)


  5. Alexis (GF in Orlando) on July 3rd, 2014 8:06 am

    Shirley, thanks for the share. I am regretting not bringing my popsicles molds on our trip. Enjoy your holiday weekend! :-)

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2014 1:15 pm

      Hi Alexis–Well, you’re probably back home making popsicles now! ;-) We had a great holiday weekend. Hope you all did, too! :-)


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