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Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye, barley, and another grain called triticale. As a result, gluten appears in a variety of products, from granola bars to fried foods and even hot dogs. People with celiac disease cannot digest gluten, meaning that they must eliminate all gluten from their diet. Although celiac disease is relatively uncommon, many other people find that they are gluten-sensitive and that eating too much gluten causes gastrointestinal problems. This is often known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Symptoms may include diarrhea, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, joint pain, heartburn, and weight loss. Fortunately, eliminating gluten from the diet typically causes these symptoms to dissipate.

Following a gluten-free diet can be tricky at first. Food additives and binding agents often contain gluten, which can make it very challenging to shop for gluten free foods. Making your own recipes at home allows you to control the ingredients you add, ensuring that the results do not upset your gastrointestinal system. And if you're looking for gluten-free food, you've come to the right place! With hundreds of Certified Gluten-Free products, we take extra care with the purity of our gluten-free food with a dedicated gluten-free production line in a separate area of our warehouse. You can find the GF logo on each gluten-free food page.

To help you put these foods to good use, the following gluten free recipes are bursting with flavor and full of nutritious compounds. Plus, many of them are or, with a few simple modifications, can easily be made dairy-free or vegan. Give these recipes a try today to eliminate gluten from your diet.

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes

Matcha Green Tea Pancakes Recipe {gluten-free}

Manufactured in Japan, our matcha green tea is held to the highest possible quality standards. Each matcha green tea leaf contains beneficial nutrients that have myriad health benefits. These matcha green tea pancakes contain antioxidants and amino acids that support the body while promoting healthy cholesterol levels. The simple toppings add a sweet flavor that compliments matcha perfectly.
Ingredients: Almond milk, brown rice flour, egg, sugar, coconut oil, matcha green tea powder, hemp protein powder, butter, greek yogurt, walnuts, almonds, banana chips, cranberries, golden raisins, maple syrup, cacao powder, baking powder.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 9-10 pancakes

Quinoa Pancakes

Quinoa Pancakes Recipe

Quinoa is a powerful superfood that is a nutritious addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In these pancakes, quinoa acts as a vegetarian protein source that provides all nine essential amino acids. The quinoa adds a unique, nutty texture to the pancakes that is complemented by gluten free brown rice flour. Add fresh fruit or extra nuts to take these pancakes to the next level while preserving their nutritional benefits.
Ingredients: Quinoa, whole wheat pastry flour (or brown rice flour for gluten-free cakes), eggs, milk, maple syrup or honey, raw pecans, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 7 pancakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes {gluten-free}

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes Recipe {gluten-free}

Not only are these lemon poppy seed pancakes gluten free, but they are also dairy free. Coconut milk takes the place of butter, while adding almond milk provides protein, calcium, and vitamin D as well as a delicate flavor. Avoid overbeating the batter to keep your gluten free pancakes light and fluffy. Add a handful of fresh or dried blueberries for a zesty lemon blueberry start to your morning.
Ingredients: Brown rice flour, coconut flour, almond milk, egg, coconut oil, lemon, sugar, baking powder, poppy seeds.
Total Time: 25 minutes | Yield: 10 pancakes

Banana Bread {gluten-free}

Banana Bread Recipe {gluten-free}

Grab those ripe bananas before the fruit flies start buzzing and make them into a delicious breakfast treat. This delectable recipe features gluten free rolled oats. These oats have a nutty, toasty flavor that perfectly pairs with the natural sweetness of the bananas and are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which promotes gastrointestinal regularity while keeping you feel full throughout the morning.
Ingredients: Overripe bananas, eggs, coconut oil, applesauce, almond milk, honey, vanilla extract, brown rice flour, coconut flour, walnuts, gluten-free rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 12 80-gram servings

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad {gluten-free}

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe {gluten-free}

Tabbouleh, a popular grain salad in the Mediterranean region, typically features bulgur wheat. Unfortunately, bulgur wheat is high in gluten, making tabbouleh a no-go food for the gluten intolerant. Here, we replace bulgur with another ancient grain: quinoa. The rest of the recipe hews closely to the classic formulation to supply a surprisingly familiar taste.
Ingredients: Quinoa, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh parsley, fresh mint, black pepper, salt.
Total Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

Kale Quinoa Salad

Kale Quinoa Salad Recipe

Kale and quinoa are both considered superfoods for their impressive nutritive values. Quinoa, however, also acts as a source of complex carbohydrates that is free of grains, making it a great option for those with a sensitivity to the protein.
Ingredients: Quinoa, fresh baby kale, purple cabbage, carrots, fresh dill, boiled eggs, rice wine, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper.
Total Time: 25 minutes | Yield: 8 210-gram servings

Homemade Granola Bars {gluten-free}

Homemade Granola Bars Recipe {gluten-free}

Granola bars are an excellent snack food. Unfortunately, many manufactured versions of granola bars contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives and sweeteners, and not much in the way of nutritious ingredients. Making your own granola bars is simple, and it means that you will always have a healthy treat to pack.
Ingredients: Dried mulberries, dried strawberries, raw cashews, organic peanut butter, ripe bananas, raw sunflower seeds, hemp protein powder, gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, flaxseed meal.
Total Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 12 76-gram bars

Pumpkin Granola Bars {gluten-free}

Pumpkin Granola Bars Recipe {gluten-free}

Too often, pumpkin is relegated to a brief window of fall desserts. These gluten free granola bars bring pumpkin into the forefront to celebrate its unique taste. Pumpkin is full of beneficial carotenoids, which give it its distinctive orange color. These carotenoids have antioxidant activity and may reduce inflammation in the body (WHFoods, 2014). By adding cashew butter, gluten free rolled oats, and crunchy pumpkin seeds, these granolas develop a rich flavor that will have you making them again and again.
Ingredients: Gluten-free rolled oats, pumpkin puree, cashew butter, honey, maple syrup, dark chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin spice.
Total Time: 45 minutes | Yield: 8 bars

Pumpkin Seed Salsa

Pumpkin Seed Salsa Recipe

Not a pumpkin palate per se, this plate relies on pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, as its star for a superbly scrumptious spread. Add this salsa to your favorite gluten-free breads or tortillas and top with garbanzo beans for a true treat that makes for a nutritious lunch.
Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, garlic, cayenne pepper, olive oil, cilantro, salt.
Total Time: 10 minutes | Yield: 12 servings

No-Bake Granola Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

No-Bake Granola Bars Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

Not only are these no bake granola bars gluten free, but they are also vegan. Plus, they’re simple to make! With a hearty peanut butter and gluten free oat base, these bars contain dried tart cherries that pair well with the unique flavor of pistachios. Simply mix, refrigerate, and enjoy. Drizzling these granola bars with dark chocolate makes them the perfect treat for your sweet tooth.
Ingredients: Gluten-free rolled oats, peanut butter, dried tart cherries, pistachios, flaxseed meal, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, agave syrup. unsweetened applesauce, melted cacao nibs or dark chocolate.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Chocolate Goji Berry Bars {gluten-free}

Chocolate Goji Berry Bars Recipe {gluten-free}

Goji berries contain more antioxidants than even pomegranates or blueberries; and although the berries can be tricky to find fresh in the United States, dried goji berries have the same nutritional benefits. Adding them to these bars gives you an extra hit of energy when you’re feeling sluggish. Made with dates, these chocolate goji berry bars are both sweet and chewy.
Ingredients: Pitted dates, almond butter, quinoa puffs, goji berries, raw pistachios, coconut oil, dark chocolate chips.
Total Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 8 bars

Almond Butter

Almond Butter Recipe

For a smooth spread that can be added to any number of foods, this almond butter offers the ideal means of adding both flavor and nutritional content to your meals or snacks. Enjoy it atop crackers, sandwiches, fruits, veggies, muffins and more!
Ingredients: Almonds, coconut oil, maple syrup, salt
Total Time: 45 minutes | Yield: 2 cups

Tiger Nut Horchata

Tiger Nut Horchata Recipe

This delicious drink is a clever twist on a classic to add the numerous nutritive benefits of tiger nuts to everyone’s favorite sweet treat. If you love horchata then you simply must try this brilliant, healthy variety. You’ll be glad you did!
Ingredients: Tiger nuts, cinnamon pod, sugar.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 6 cups (4 servings)

Buckwheat Salad

Buckwheat Salad Recipe

This delectable salad includes the hearty buckwheat, which is actually not a wheat at all. As a result, this component adds heft to the salad without the unpleasant protein so often included in grains. Enjoy this well-rounded dish for lunch or dinner!
Ingredients: Mixed greens, buckwheat, tomatoes, onion, raw pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, salt, black pepper.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 5 servings

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {gluten-free}

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe {gluten-free}

These palatable stuffed peppers are made to offer a nutritionallhy balanced meal that is ideal for dinner. The dish is also a delightful addition to any party spread. The combination of lentils and quinoa creates a robust filling that will help keep you feeling full.
Ingredients: Quinoa, green bell peppers, canned lentils, fresh spinach, feta cheese, frozen corn (thawed), salt, black pepper.
Total Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 6 259-gram servings (8 half-peppers)

Veggie Quinoa Casserole {gluten-free, vegan}

Veggie Quinoa Casserole Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

A delectable dinner option, this healthy twist on a classic casserole offers the heft and nutritive value of quinoa. The recipe also includes bell peppers for color and the vitamins and minerals associated with colored veggies. Try this dish tonight and enjoy the leftovers for a convenient lunch tomorrow afternoon!
Ingredients: Quinoa, extra firm tofu, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, paprika, cumin, oregano, thyme, salt.
Total Time: 35 minutes | Yield: 4 - 5 204-gram servings

Chocolate Banana Coconut Flour Muffins {gluten-free}

Chocolate Banana Coconut Flour Muffins Recipe {gluten-free}

These muffins are gluten free by relying on coconut flour. Coconut flour acts as an absorbent sponge, meaning that a little goes a long way. Just ¼ to ⅓ of a cup is enough to replace a full cup of all purpose flour. Additionally, coconut flour is full of iron, which is important for blood oxygenation.
Ingredients: Coconut flour, Greek yogurt, eggs, bananas, unrefined sugar, dark chocolate, baking soda, vanliia extract
Total Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 12 muffins

Matcha Green Tea Muffns

Matcha Green Tea Muffins Recipe {gluten-free}

Not only are these green tea muffins gluten free, but they are also packed with beneficial nutrients. Matcha green tea is a superfood that is loaded with antioxidants, and mixing the matcha with gluten free flour creates a tasty muffin batter that tastes perfect when topped with a chocolate glaze.
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut flour, gluten-free rolled oats, egg, olive oil, vanilla extract, almond milk, unrefined sugar, matcha green tea powder, baking powder, baking soda, dark chocolate chips, coconut oil, pistachios.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 10 muffins

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins Recipe
{gluten-free}

Blueberry muffins are a classic morning comfort food. When eaten straight from the oven, they are simply divine. This recipe eliminates gluten, reduces sugars, and decreases the number of processed ingredients. Adding coconut chips makes this a fresh take on the classic blueberry muffin.
Ingredients: Coconut flour, brown rice flour, gluten-free rolled oats, egg, olive oil, vanilla extract, almond milk, coconut chips, dried blueberries, unrefined sugar, baking powder, baking soda.
Total Time: 45 minutes | Yield: 10 muffins

Gluten-free Apple Crisp

Gluten-free Apple Crisp Recipe

Apple crisp is a versatile and forgiving dessert. Add your favorite type of baking apple, or make a mixture of several varieties. This recipe incorporates dried blueberries and macadamia nuts, but you could substitute other favorite fruits and nuts as well. You’ll love this sweet and crumbly treat, so try this recipe today!
Ingredients: Apples, arrowroot powder or cornstarch, lemon juice, gluten-free rolled oats, almond flour, dried blueberries, macadamia nut pieces, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, salt.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 10 servings

No-Bake Cheesecake Bites {gluten-free}

No-Bake Cheesecake Bites Recipe {gluten-free}

Cheesecake bites are delicious little morsels, but they can sometimes be high in fat and calories. This recipe uses the magic of raw cashew cream, which creates an indulgent and smooth dessert that is dairy-free. The luscious pumpkin filling sits atop a date-based crust for the perfect bite-sized treat.
Ingredients: Pitted dates, almond flour, cacao powder, vanilla extract, almond milk, raw cashews, maple syrup, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice.
Total Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 16 - 20 squares

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites {gluten-free, vegan}

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites Recipe {luten-free, vegan}

The zesty lemon pairs fantastically with the vegan “cream cheese” in this no bake recipe. Rather than relying on cashew cream, the recipe calls for a mixture of macadamia nuts and slivered almonds that are full of monounsaturated fats and B vitamins. Adding coconut cream creates a light, ethereal cheesecake filling.
Ingredients: Raw almonds, unsweetened shredded coconut, gluten-free rolled oats, flaxseed meal, maple syrup, lemons, coconut cream, macadamia nuts, slivered almonds.
Total Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 15 servings

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Truffle

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Chocolate truffles make a perfect after-dinner treat. This recipe relies on jumbo Medjool dates for sweetness and a rich consistency, although dried figs or plums would also work well. Use the highest quality cacao powder available to a rich chocolatey taste. As an added bonus, these light bites are also completely to vegan!
Ingredients: Jumbo Mejdool dates, almond flour, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cacao powder, agave or maple syrup, almond milk, unsweetened shredded coconut.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 24 truffles

Almond Truffles {gluten-free, vegan}

Almond Truffles Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

These truffles are simply beautiful. Made from almond flour, pitted dates, and almond butter, they have a rich interior that is surrounded by a delicate pink coating made of freeze-dried raspberries and shredded coconut. Their pink coloring makes them a fantastic Valentine’s Day surprise for your sweetheart.
Ingredients: Pitted dates, almond flour, almond butter, water, flaxseed meal, freeze-dried raspberries, unsweetened shredded coconut.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 14 - 16 truffles

Chocolate Streusel Bread {gluten-free}

Chocolate Streusel Bread Recipe {gluten-free}

Traditional streusel is made from all-purpose flour, butter, and sugar -- not exactly a health food. This recipe keeps the streusel indulgent while lightening things up and eliminating gluten. The streusel contains walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips sweetened lightly with brown sugar. With a moist bread base, this plate is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Ingredients: Gluten-free flour, Greek yogurt, sugar, almond milk, olive oil, baking powder, vanilla extract, egg.
Total Time: 45 minutes | Yield: 8 servings

Gluten-Free Almond Cake

Gluten-Free Almond Cake Recipe

Almonds have a delicate flavor that often fades into the background in desserts. Here, the almonds are the star of the show. Make this dessert for your next party for its “wow” factor and moist, delicious flavor.
Ingredients: Eggs, almond milk, unrefined sugar, almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, sliced almonds.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 8 servings

No-Bake Pistachio Cookies

No-Bake Pistachio Cookies Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

No bake cookies are a joy to make. These have a gorgeous green color due to the addition of moringa powder, a nutritional powerhouse. Moringa is a complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids you cannot produce yourself. Sandwiching a cashew and coconut filling between two pistachio cookies makes an irresistible treat.
Ingredients: Pistachios, unsweetened shredded coconut, gluten-free rolled oats, maple syrup, moringa powder, water, vanilla extract, cashews, almond butter, vanilla, coconut oil.
Total Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 16 cookies

Blueberry Crumb Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

Each blueberry in these crumb bars is bursting with sweetness. Additionally, fresh blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants, and potassium. Take advantage of fresh, seasonal blueberries if you have them, or use frozen. The gluten free crust contains protein-rich coconut flour and almond flour, amping up the nutritional qualities of these bars.
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, agave syrup, water, baking soda, blueberries, arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), brown rice flour, ground cinnamon, sugar.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 12 bars

Cranberry Almond Flour Cookies {gluten-free}

Cranberry Almond Flour Cookies Recipe {gluten-free}

When you’re enjoying sweets, you are probably not thinking about their protein content. However, almond flour is not only gluten free but a source of the essential amino acids that your body needs. These cranberry almond flour cookies are the perfect healthy treat. The protein and fiber in these cookies will keep you feeling full and put a smile on your face for hours.
Ingredients: Brown rice flour, almond flour, rolled-oats, dried cranberries, egg, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda.
Total Time: 25 minutes | Yield: 20-22 cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies {gluten-free}

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies Recipe {gluten-free}

These cranberry pistachio cookies are the perfect holiday treat. The tartness of the cranberries contrasts beautifully with the sweetness of the almond flour cookie base. Plus, the addition of pistachios provides some protein and texture.
Ingredients: Almond flour, brown rice flour, egg, sugar, coconut oil, dried cranberries, pistachios, baking soda, vanilla extract.
Total Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 12-14 cookies

Chocolate Cake {gluten-free}

Chocolate Cake Recipe {gluten-free}

Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best. This cake is pared down to the bare essentials: cacao powder, gluten free flours, eggs, almond milk, and coconut oil. Not only does cacao powder provide a rich chocolatey flavor, but it also is loaded with antioxidants. Similarly, sprinkling the cake with hazelnuts not only adds an elegant flair, but it also provides heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Ingredients: Almond flour, brown rice flour, cacao powder, eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, unrefined sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, hazelnuts.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 8 servings

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Recipe {gluten-free}

Finding gluten free versions of classic desserts can be a challenge. This pecan pie recipe captures the indulgent essence of the original without sacrificing your health. The recipe keeps your focus on the true star of the show: enormous Georgia pecans that are bursting with monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, and phenolic antioxidants. Mixing almond flour, coconut oil, and honey provides a gluten free crust that is both crispy and flaky for the texture you crave.
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut oil, honey, eggs, pecan halves, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, butter, salt.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 8 servings

References

WHFoods (2014). Winter squash. Retrieved from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=63