28-day detox & gluten-free bread recipes

I am on day five of the pre-cleanse for a 28 day detox.

It is led by the dietician at our healthclub…it’s not a fast, colon cleanse, or caloric restrictive program.

We eat whole foods and eventually replace a couple of meals with smoothies.

Basically, we eliminate alcohol, caffeine, refined sugars and flours, dairy products, and foods containing yeasts.

We will eat a lot of organic veggies, lean protein, and some fruits.

Since baby girl has a wheat and dairy sensitivity this is probably how we should be eating anyway. So, I am looking forward to this challenge and hopefully making some longterm changes for our family.

We tend to eat pretty healthy, but when Ryan travels I eat like crap.


And, he probably does, too.

I get tired and the last thing I want to do is cook, so I make some mac & cheese or a hot dog for the kids, load the rest of their plate up with the berries and fruits I know they will eat, but we all miss out on the veggies that are so good for us!

I am cheating myself and my kids.

I hope that I can change that and cook some family friendly foods that are easy and good for all of us!

I got sidetracked a bit by an impromptu roadtrip to Idaho over the weekend (more on that later). I guess it’s a good thing I am just in the “pre-cleanse”.

At any rate, it has prompted me to pull out the Pamela’s Baking Mix from the pantry and try out some gluten free/sugar free/dairy free recipes.

Last week I baked some banana bread that the whole family liked. I doubled the batch and added a bit too much salt, but otherwise it was very tasty. Here is the recipe:

4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar or honey
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup banana, mashed
1-3/4 cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Beat together butter, sugar or honey, eggs and banana. Add remaining ingredients and mix together. Pour into a large greased loaf pan.

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 1 hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Just a few minutes ago the little guy and I put some chocolate chip pumpkin bread in the oven. I did not make the topping…we’ll have to see how it turns out! Here is the recipe for that one:

Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Nut Topping

4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar {I used honey instead}
2 large eggs
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1-1/3 cup Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves

¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Topping: (optional)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of nuts (sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans)

Beat together butter, sugar, egg, and pumpkin. Add remaining bread ingredients and mix together. Gently mix in chocolate chips.  Pour into a greased loaf pan (8 x 4). Mix nut topping ingredients and smooth evenly over batter to the edges. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or when toothpick inserted comes out almost clean.


I am using organic ingredients where I can and find that Trader Joe’s has a great selection. I also shop at Safeway and use their “O” brand. We also live less than 2 miles from a Whole Foods and I know I can find plenty of organic and gluten free cooking supplies there. I am finding it hard to find options that are BOTH organic AND gluten free, but I am sure it will happen soon.

home is…making healthy lifestyle changes.

4 thoughts on “28-day detox & gluten-free bread recipes

  1. kathy says:

    thanks for the recipes and the name of the baking mix… want to have things on hand for your next visit!

    I picked up a magaziine (from the exchange bin at the library) called “Clean Eating” I guess there are books and cookbooks about this movement as well… not sure they do dairy and gluten-free but otherwise sounds like the mag is right up your current cooking alley.

    Glad you all went to Idaho together… can’t wait to hear about it!
    Miss you guys….

    • stephany @ home is what you make it says:

      Thanks Kathy.
      The internet is full of resources. And, really, it’s pretty simple. Just don’t eat processed foods.
      If it’s fresh or we make it here at home with the right ingredients it will work!
      I blogged about Idaho this morning…you should get it in your e-mail today!

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