Friday, 17 April 2015

Apple Cake Squares Gluten Free

and dairy free
We once again ventured into the many cookbooks and scrapbooks that we have inherited from our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.  In one of the scrapbooks we came upon Apple Cake Squares and decided it would be our Saturday evening desert.

Many of you have asked that we include the original recipe when we adapt them to be gluten free and so at the end of each such recipe post we will include the original.

In our adaptation we have substituted coconut oil or shortening and 1/3 cup honey for the sugar.  We tried many egg substitutes without success so we left them in and we change out the flour for gluten free flour.  The end result was a moist rich cake that can be eaten alone or placed in a bowl with warm almond milk poured on it.


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup gluten free pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 apples diced
  • 1/2 cup course chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  1. Cream coconut oil and honey together
  2. Add eggs one at a time
  3. In a separate mixing bowl mix all your dry ingredients 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet
  5. Fold in the apples and walnuts
  6. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes
  7. Let cool and cut into squares

Original Recipe
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Children both blessings and life lessons.

(Grand)children are a blessing, they keep us young and take us forward with them into the future.  

They also bring with them life lessons as they challenge us to move into their world, to take risks in ideas and see the world through their eyes.

Grandma Snyder


Monday, 13 April 2015

Faith or Skepticism as a Parent

 Do you have faith or Skepticism in your parenting ability?

Faith in yourself to be what your (grand)children need in a parent.
Faith in your (grand)children as they grown up and away from you.
Faith in you community to be a safe and supportive place to raise your (grand)children.

The alternative is to be skeptical in your abilities as a (grand)parent.
Suspicious of your (grand)children.
To see treachery in the communities where we raise our (grand)children.

Which point of view do you parent from?

Because if our (grand)children  have faith in they future opportunities will open up that a future viewed through fear will never have.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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