Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking by Jillayne Clements


The Secrets of Gluten Free BakingThe Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking
by Jillayne Clements
Paperback192 Pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Cedar Fort, Inc.


Gluten-free, healthy and delicious? Yes, it is possible! Use Jillayne Clements’s unique whole foods approach to baking to create Buttermilk Biscuits, Honey Oat Bread, Potato Rolls, German Chocolate Cake, and more! This book blends taste and satisfying nutrition into mouthwatering gluten-free recipes your whole family will enjoy. Bake your way to better health today!

My Review

The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking was an amazing resource! Before I opened it up I thought it was just going to be some basic (and hopefully yummy) recipes that I could use when we needed to fix a gluten-free dish (we have some family and friends that have had to eat gluten-free at one time or another). I was wrong. This cookbook was fabulous and perfect for anyone who needs to bake gluten-free! Let me tell you why...

Normally gluten-free foods just turn my taste-buds and my stomach. They're bland, at best, and have a nasty after-taste or just yucky taste all around, at worst. At least that has been my experience so far. I loved how this cookbook opens up with several sections to make these foods taste much better than what you would expect, if not great. She lists what specific ingredients work best, what ingredients are a staple for her, and then goes on to explain how to prep ingredients so that the end result is delicious. This last section, "The How-tos Step by Step," was my favorite and I felt was the most resourceful because with that knowledge you can basically turn any gluten-free baking recipe into something more than edible. Seriously, I would have never thought of sprouting and souring grains and then using them as my flour. It's easy to do, but does take some time and planning.

Moving on to some of these recipes. For one thing, they look and sound fabulous. Feel like baking up some Dutch Oven Apple German Pancakes while you're out camping or outside when it's hot and you don't want to turn on your oven? Or, how about some French Bread to eat with your dinner tonight? Are you in the mood for something more delectable? Maybe try the Chocolate Ice Cream Cake or German Chocolate Cake. Maybe you want to draw some comfort from some home-made Cinnamon Rolls. There's even a few recipes for crackers, sauces, and soups. Now, don't expect to taste wheat, because these recipes don't use it, but maybe you'll find a flour you like even better.

If you're looking for a gluten-free cookbook, or want to know how to make substitute flours for baking, The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking is the perfect cookbook to grab. I highly recommend it!

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

*Pictures taken from the author's blog.

About the Author

Jillayne-Clements-AuthorJillayne Clements holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State University and is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books, including Deadly Treasure: A Novel, The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook: Eating Clean and Green, co-authored with Michelle Stewart, as well as an upcoming novel.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, she studied the importance of whole foods cooking and began creating her own recipes. She has taught classes in her community and at the Young Living Farm, including their yearly Lavender Days events, as well as catered for some of their essential oil conventions. She has also made whole foods desserts on both Good Things Utah and on Studio 5.

Jillayne resides with her husband and children in the shadows of Mt. Nebo, where she enjoys writing fiction, four-wheeling up mountain trails, and growing a lot of her own produce.


One ebook (EPUB or MOBI) of The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking (provided by the publisher, Cedar Fort)
Open internationally
Ends September 7th

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  1. I'd use it for party baking since I've many gluten tolerant friends.

  2. This looks like a really sweet read. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and giveaway!

  3. I'll be reading this one soon and am looking forward to it!

  4. I've liked her other two books, so I'm expecting to enjoy this one. :)

  5. I did enjoy A Dangreous Madness even though its got quite a bit of innuendo. Winter Queen's cover is gorgeous. I know plenty of people who did like it, so you might feel differently.

  6. I love this cover! Love it!

  7. Do we ever need this. My daughter is on a strict Gluten Free diet for her health. I'd be a hero!!

  8. I'm glad you do. I haven't had a chance to read it, but all the reviews were positive.

  9. This is a great resource. I'll be reviewing another gluten-free cookbook that has a ton of recipes in a few weeks, so you'll have to check out that one too.

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  12. I would use it because I am on a primarily lo carb gluten free diet.

  13. Isn't that amazing?!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. We have a family friend that met her husband online. It's so crazy to me, but if it works, it works. :)

  15. This looks like a very helpful book. I know a few people who can't have gluten, so will be awesome for them!

  16. This looks really cute. I like the cover too!

  17. I liked the whole foods approach. :)

  18. I do too. I'll be reading this one in September, so I'm looking forward to it!

  19. Yes, I would probably use it a lot, because I often cook gluten free.

  20. O yes i would so love to win this!! My mom is gluten intolerant she has Cilactis and other problems, and i have issues to I have a auto immune disordoder and am trying to switch over, I would love to try to a cook book like this, and to help my mom even more. It is really hard to learn and we are both strugaling learning and trying to bake omg just can't even imagine trying so be a great prize!! thank you

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