As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always in search of new recipes that are both delicious and healthy. Today, I am excited to share with you my latest creation: Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raisinets! Let me tell you, this recipe is a game-changer.
These little bites of goodness are the perfect balance of sweet and salty, chewy and creamy. Plus, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with organic ingredients! Say goodbye to unhealthy snacks filled with preservatives and chemicals. This recipe is proof that eating clean can be just as enjoyable as indulging in junk food.
I developed this recipe because I wanted to satisfy my sweet tooth while still staying true to my dietary restrictions. The combination of plump raisins coated in dairy-free white chocolate makes for the ultimate guilt-free snack. These raisinets can be enjoyed on their own, or as a topping for ice cream or yogurt. Trust me when I say these will become your new go-to treat!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you’re looking for a sweet and indulgent treat that’s both gluten-free and dairy-free, then this Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raisinet Recipe is definitely for you. This recipe provides the perfect combination of plump raisins and luscious white chocolate that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
Not only is this recipe simple to make and easy to follow, but it also uses the best quality ingredients, including potato starch, tapioca flour, brown sugar, and xanthan gum. All of these ingredients are carefully measured out to create the perfect texture that will keep your cookies moist for days.
What’s even better about this Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raisinet Recipe is that it offers countless substitutions and variations. If you’re not a fan of raisins, feel free to replace them with cranberries or dried fruit. If you prefer dark chocolate over white chocolate, you can easily swap out the white chocolate chips for milk or dark chocolate chips instead.
Whether you’re hosting a Passover dinner, a family get-together, or simply looking for the perfect cookie recipe for an after-dinner dessert, this Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raisinet Recipe is the one to try. With its ooey-gooey texture and decadent flavors, it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while staying true to your dietary restrictions.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and get ready to whip up the most delicious gluten-free and dairy-free treats that will be sure to impress everyone at your next gathering.
Here’s everything you’ll need to prepare this delicious gluten-free recipe:
- 1 cup gluten-free flour 1
- 1 cup gluten-free flour 2
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or dairy-free alternative
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs or egg substitute for an egg-free option
- 1 cup white chocolate chips + more for optional drizzle
- 1 cup raisins or dried fruit of your choice
Note: make sure your chocolate chips are gluten-free and dairy-free for a fully GF and DF recipe. Also, choose raisins that are certified gluten-free, as some products may contain traces of gluten due to cross-contamination.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, beat 1 egg and set aside.
Step 3: In another mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of gluten-free flour, 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Mix well and set aside.
Step 4: Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 4 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, stirring until smooth.
Step 5: Add ¾ cup of brown sugar to the melted chocolate mixture and whisk well.
Step 6: Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until everything is well combined.
Step 7: Add 1 cup of raisins, then stir with a wooden spoon until they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Step 8: Drop tablespoonfuls of dough, about 1 inch apart, onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Step 9: Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until golden-brown.
Step 10: Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
Enjoy your delicious gluten-free white chocolate raisinets cookies (chocolate covered raisins)!
Note: If you prefer other chocolate flavors, feel free to substitute the white chocolate chips with dark or milk chocolate. You can also add other dried fruits or nuts like cranberries or almonds for variation.
Substitutions and Variations
Ah, substitutions and variations! They are the wild cards of cooking. Here’s where you can let your imagination run wild and create your own unique version of this recipe.
If you’re allergic to nuts or just don’t like them, you can easily swap out the almonds for another dried fruit, like cranberries or cherries. If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, try using dairy-free white chocolate chips or cocoa butter instead of regular white chocolate.
For those who prefer a more decadent dessert, you could even swap out the raisins for dark chocolate-covered strawberries or add some peanut butter cups into the mix.
If you’re craving something more along the lines of a trail mix snack, use rolled oats and dried fruits like cranberries, cherries, and raisins, then toss in some gluten-free pretzels or nuts for added crunch.
Looking for a Passover-friendly option? Swap out the flour for potato starch or tapioca flour and use Passover-friendly chocolates (like chocolated-covered matzos).
The sky’s the limit with these substitutions and variations. Whatever catches your fancy or is available in your pantry can be used to make this recipe uniquely yours. So go ahead and experiment!
Serving and Pairing
Now that you’ve whipped up a batch of these delectable gluten-free white chocolate raisinets, you might be wondering how best to serve them. The options are plentiful, but here are some of my personal favorites.
Firstly, these little bites make for a great snack when you’re on the go. Throw some in a baggie or container and stash them in your purse or backpack for when you need a quick pick-me-up throughout the day.
Secondly, these chocolate covered raisins would be the perfect addition to any trail mix recipe. Just toss some into your favorite mix alongside some nuts and dried fruit, and voila! You have an energizing snack that’s perfect for hiking or a day spent exploring the great outdoors.
Thirdly, if you’re feeling indulgent and looking for a dessert pairing option, consider pairing these white chocolate raisinets with a glass of red wine. The sweetness of the white chocolate against the boldness of the red wine harmonizes wonderfully together.
Fourthly, if you’re looking to create an impressive dessert platter, try mixing these raisinets with other chocolate covered fruits like strawberries, cranberries, and blueberries. Add some chocolate bars and sugar-free sweets to create the ultimate array of desserts that will have your guests drooling.
Lastly, don’t underestimate the simple pleasure of enjoying these gluten-free white chocolate raisinets on their own. They’re sweet and satisfying all by themselves, making them the ultimate comfort food dessert that will leave you feeling content after even just a few bites.
No matter how you choose to serve or pair these little treats, one thing is for sure – they’ll be gone in no time!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Preparing homemade desserts can be a labor of love, and time might be short. Therefore, plan to make ahead these delightful gluten-free White Chocolate Raisinets a day or two before serving them. The ingredients are simple to acquire, and the recipe is easy to follow.
To store the baked goods, allow them to cool completely. Once cooled off, store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to four days. On the other hand, freeze the cookies for up to one month by placing them in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag.
When it’s time to serve these delicacies, let the cookies thaw for 15 minutes at room temperature. Loosen them up with a spatula and arrange on a platter – they will be ready for guests to indulge in their sweet aroma and delicious taste.
If reheating before serving sounds like something that would appeal to you or your family, place cookies in a pre-heated oven at 350°F (180°C) for three minutes until they become crispier again. You can also reheat individual cookies in the microwave on high power for 15 seconds each then enjoy!
In any case, these baked goodies are great for special occasions such as house parties, birthdays or game nights. Also, they make an excellent addition to a care package towards loved ones who are miles away but always appreciate homemade treats made from scratch with love and care.
Tips for Perfect Results
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always seek to provide my readers with foolproof tips and tricks for perfect results when making my gluten-free White Chocolate Raisinets recipe. Here are some tips that will help you create the most delicious and mouth-watering Gluten Free White Chocolate Raisinets.
Firstly, when baking gluten-free desserts, it is important to keep in mind that they tend to dry out quicker than their regular counterparts. So, to keep your White Chocolate Raisinets moist and chewy, make sure that you add an extra egg to the recipe, and also increase the amount of butter. This will not only help you achieve the perfect texture, but it will also add more flavor to your cookies.
Secondly, be mindful of the type of chocolate covered raisins you use. When buying raisins make sure that they are gluten-free and have not come into contact with any products containing gluten. Also, if possible try using dairy-free options as well. This can be easily achieved by selecting dairy-free white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for dipping the raisins.
Thirdly, using a combination of flours such as potato starch and tapioca flour instead of only one type of flour like almond flour is key for this recipe. Adding a teaspoon or two of xanthan gum in your flour mixture helps with cohesion so that your cookies don’t crumble and fall apart.
Lastly, storing the cookies properly ensures they stay fresh even after several days. To keep them fresh for longer periods, store them in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze them for up to two months.
These simple tips can significantly improve the quality and taste of your Gluten Free White Chocolate Raisinets so that you can enjoy every bite!
In conclusion, this Gluten-Free White Chocolate Raisinets Recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in a sweet treat that’s both delicious and healthy. With its blend of gluten-free flours and the perfect combination of white chocolate and raisins, this recipe promises a taste explosion that tickles your taste buds while being gentle on your digestive system.
Whether you eat them as snacks, add them to trail mix or sprinkle them on top of oatmeal and yogurt bowls, these chocolate-covered raisins are sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.
So why not ditch the traditional raisin cookie recipe for something more innovative? Give this recipe a try today and experience the goodness of chocolate-covered white raisins in every bite!
Gluten Free White Chocolate Raisinets Recipe
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 8 ounces butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Soften butter.
- Cream butter, egg and sugar.
- Add soda, salt and xanthan gum.
- Mix in flour.
- Add raisins, chocolate and white chocolate.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes at 350.