baked pound cake french toast

by purelytwins

Despite last week being an emotional week, we sure ENJOYED every meal (and dessert) we ate.

We did not take a picture of everything we ate these past few days, but here are some highlights of our eats:

making pound cakes

Our grandmother came from a family of bakers and we happily carry on that family tradition. We browswed through her recipe book and knew we had to make her pound cake in honor of her! We made her original recipe and then made a second one just using gluten-free flour instead of regular flour. It worked! These still contained all the sugar and butter that goes into pound cakes, but we used higher quality ingredients like raw cane sugar and kerrygold butter.

gluten-free pound cake


We snacked on lots of pound cake, plus enjoyed other favorite snacks like tahini and banana.

birthday cupcakes

We enjoyed low sugar protein banana cupcakes with chocolate avocado frosting 🙂 Since the family was all together we went ahead and celebrated our birthday a little early. We told you guys we are celebrating our birthday all month!

raw chocolate cake

Made sugar-free chocolate cream cake –> recipe in our cookbook – to buy check out the link in the sidebar!

Nothing beats raw vegan chocolate cake! Seriously is a top favorite of ours.


Okay maybe our gluten-free carrot cakes with cashew frosting would be another top dessert we love. Another cookbook recipe. You have seen us enjoy these little guys a lot…they are our favorite!

Yes, we admit we went a little over board on the sweets, but our family loves desserts!   And we both were in the baking (dessert making) mood.

savory meals

We did enjoy savory meals too!!

From fish avocado salads t0 beets with grass-fed burger topped with avocado and a side of hemp english muffin to simple meals like hard boiled eggs and beef liver meatballs.

chocolate cream cake

But honestly desserts  were the BIG highlight 🙂

glutenfree baked pound cake french toast

Oh wait, we spoke to soon. Sunday’s breakfast was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

We took our gluten-free pound cake and made a baked french toast kind of thing!  We made the recipe up in our heads that morning. Just whisked together 7 eggs with a little cinnamon and 2 bananas. Then poured the egg banana mixture over pound cake slices. Let sit for about 15 minutes as oven heated up. Baked 350 for about 20 minutes.

french toast pound cake

Out-of-this world breakfast. Seriously we had to finish it off…we each enjoyed two platefuls of this gooey rich gluten-free pound cake baked french toast.

bread pudding slice

gluten free pound cake breakfast

Need we say more?? Everyone loved it, oh yay for top-of-the-head kind of recipe creation.

With all our yummy eats we did move our body some too! Another favorite thing of ours to do.

yoga and plank

Friday we did 30 minutes yoga from this dvd plus 5 minute plank.

Saturday we took the day off.

plank workout

Sunday we did 8 minute plank workout.

Monday – day off (as Lori was traveling back up to NC)

It was a long week but we feel so blessed to have such an amazing family. We honestly enjoyed ourselves this past week being surrounded by love.  Something about being home too that just makes you want to just do whatever, in a way. We know we kind of ate too many sweets and hope to get back on track here as our skin is not very happy with us.  Though we still for the most part have been having success in the bathroom department, but our skin (mainly Lori’s) is breaking out bad again.  Time to clean up our eats again.


cookbook reviews

Seeing you guys enjoy our cookbook means the world to us. We cannot thank you all enough for your love and support!

food love

THANK YOU for sharing all the pictures with us! We LOVE each and every one of you.

Twins question: Any pound cake fans out there? Do you have any family recipes that you like to make? Do you tend to make some recipes on the top of your head – in the moment?

til next time,




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Alex @ Alex Tries it Out April 23, 2013 - 10:15 am

Sometimes I make things up, but I usually don’t consider them recipes … maybe I should write them down?

And I do that way more often with cooking vs. baking. I’m not an experienced baker so I’m always afraid to try something different with a recipe – I don’t know what might happen!

Christa @ Edible Balance April 23, 2013 - 11:59 am

I don’t think I have ever had poundcake! Looks delicious as does everything else in your photos. That’s it, I’m buying your ebook today, no more talking about it!

Any recipes I come up with are usually breakfast or dinners… I don’t bake very often, so I don’t typically create anything on the fly. Gluten free vegan baking is hard enough when following directions!

My last batch of chocolate hemp protein english muffins turned out absolutely perfect, I LOVE them! Can’t wait to make more 🙂

purelytwins April 23, 2013 - 6:36 pm

yay Christa, so happy to hear you liked it!!

Eating 4 Balance April 23, 2013 - 12:07 pm

The bread pudding/french toast type recipe sounds amazing! Do you think it would work with other types of homemade gluten-free bread too?

purelytwins April 23, 2013 - 1:02 pm

ya we think so

Heathy April 23, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Oh my! That baked pound cake looks sinfully delicious!!! Love all the desserts you made on the weekend. xo

purelytwins April 23, 2013 - 6:36 pm

thank you Heathy!!

Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 23, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Ummmm that gluten free pound cake baked french toast (whew that’s a mouth full!) looks AMAZING!

Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt April 23, 2013 - 2:01 pm

My parent’s neighbor makes a pound cake that is out of this world. I am pretty sure each little loaf has a pound of butter in it! She only makes it at Christmas and I make sure to have a little sliver! Your desserts look wonderful. 🙂

purelytwins April 23, 2013 - 6:35 pm

yum! haha I bet it does, but so worth it!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 23, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Dessert is always my family’s favorite! We love me grandmother’s carrot cake, a special brownie recipe, and Kentucky Derby Pie. I’ve tried to make healthier versions… they are good, but sometimes comfort food has to win. That’s what holidays are for, right?! LOL!

purelytwins April 23, 2013 - 6:35 pm

grandma’s have the best desserts don’t they 😉
and yes comfort wins!

McKel | Nutrition Stripped April 23, 2013 - 4:53 pm

I absolutely love pound cakes! I used to eat them all the time as child, my grandmother had a secret recipe she used with added lemon (which was amazing). p.s. the avocado frosting looks soo yummy!

purelytwins April 23, 2013 - 6:34 pm

oh yes a little lemon would be heavenly 🙂

Deanna @healthyleanfit April 24, 2013 - 7:38 am

So glad you enjoyed yourself! Your eats make my mouth water!!!

Brooke November 15, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Hi Ladies! Can I ask what type of flour you used for the GF pound cake?! I see a lot of white rice flour as I search for recipes and was wondering what you guys used. It looks awesome!

purelytwins November 16, 2013 - 9:21 am

white rice flour is good, we use a combo of rice flours, amaranth or sorghum and protein powders in our gf blends.


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