I was trying to think of an easy, fast meal that could get my son eating a little more protein–because he’s going through a growth spurt and I KNOW he needs a little more meat to get that growing going-on. So, I found this awesome recipe for an English dish–Toad in the Hole. But, before you give me weird looks, my modified Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole is really just pancake batter and Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage making a beautiful symphony together. Trust me. Beautiful (even though the name is odd).
See, my son has always been kind of short. And I think that’s because of a lot of things. But this year, he’s been going through these growth spurts that really seem to be making him just as tall (or taller) than some of his class mates. And protein is what fuels kid’s growth, in my opinion. Plus, he just loves (like really loves) sausage. So, I can always get him to eat sausage–even when some other protein doesn’t float his boat.
So, last week, when I found my Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage on sale in the lunch-meat section in Kroger and I knew I would be finding some way to enjoy a good sausage-dinner that night. That’s when I decided I’d make one of his favorites–the Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole, my lovelies. And he doesn’t even realize it’s good for him. Heh.
Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole
Before you give me weird looks, my modified Gluten-Free Toad in the Hole is really just pancake batter and Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage making a beautiful symphony together.
- 2 packages Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tblspn sugar
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 1 tspn vinegar
- 3 tblspn aquafaba, bean juice
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
- Slice sausage into lengths to fit in a 9x13 baking dish.
- Brown sausage on the stove while making your batter.
- To make the batter, mix dry ingredients together in one bowl and wet ingredients in the other.
- Combine the dry into the wet in 1/3 cup increments, stirring until batter is smooth.
- Place browned sausage in the baking dish and pour batter over it.
- Place baking dish in the oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or when toothpick inserted in batter comes out clean.
- Enjoy, my gluten-free-Engilsh-food-trying-friends! Heh.
I was really excited that my son liked the gluten-free toad in the hole. I was genuinely worried the first time I made it…but now, he’s hooked (maybe it’s the syrup I serve it with–but don’t tell the English, they might get offended I don’t use the traditional gravy). Heh.
Leave me a comment below to let me know if your kiddos get hooked, too!