The Ultimate Guide To Naturally Gluten Free Recipes (2024)

The Very BestFrom Around The Web

Ofthe tens of thousands (more?) food blogs on the web, it's a fair guess that most of them arenot gluten free food blogs. But plenty of general food blogs are rich innaturally gluten free recipes, often by accident. Here, I've brought them together in one ultimate guide!

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This is primarily a baking blog. I consider it my mandate to provide recipes for the foods that you've been missing, now that you're gluten free. That usually means baking recipes. I do get asked from time to time to provide more recipes for main dishes, and I happily oblige when I can (there are 70+ recipes in that blog category).But there's a whole other universe of naturally gluten free recipes out there on the web by myriad talented food bloggers who aren't the least bit gluten free. Since I concentrate my workmostly on recipes that are naturally gluten-y, but not necessarily my wholelife, I've gathered together the very best naturally gluten free recipes from all over the web. Some of these recipes are ones I've found on the food blogs I read regularly, others from frantic last-minute Pinterest searches. I've mostly stayed away from corporate food sites, since personally I prefer to get my online recipes from food blogs.

Somerecipes on this list need a gentle tweak to be naturally gluten free, andI've indicated as much in parentheses after the relevant links. For example, when a recipe suggests a granola topping, I remind you to use gluten free granola. Or when a recipe calls for soy sauce, I remind you to use tamari. Nothing more than that.

The recipes in this guide have been placed into5 categories: Main Dishes, Appetizers/Dips/Sides, Breakfast, Snacks, and Desserts. I intend to grow this list over time, so if you're a non-gluten-free food blogger and you would like me to include one of your naturally gluten free recipes in this guide, please leave a comment below and I'll be sure to take a look!

Naturally Gluten Free Main Dishes

Skinny Honey Lemon Chickenfrom Gimme Some Oven
Creamy Cauliflower Soupfrom As Easy As Apple Pie
Soy Sauce Sweet Potato Noodles, from Love and Olive Oil (be sure to use tamari instead of the soy sauces)
Cauliflower Pizza Crust, from One Little Project At A Time
Parmesan Crusted Salmon, from Six Sisters' Stuff (be sure to use gluten free bread crumbs)
Chipotle-Style Chicken Burrito Bowl, from Gimme Delicious
Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowls, from Gimme Some Oven
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili, from Gimme Some Oven
Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken, from Sally's Baking Addiction (be sure to use tamari instead of soy sauce)
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili, from Sally's Baking Addiction
Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup, from Recipe Tin Eats (be sure to use gluten free noodles)
One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken Potato Bake, from Recipe Tin Eats
Asian Chicken Kebabs, by My Baking Addiction (be sure to use tamari instead of soy sauce)
Chicken with Herb Roasted Tomatoes, from Handle the Heat (be sure to use gluten free Worcestershire sauce)
Spatchco*cked Thanksgiving Turkey, from Serious Eats
SweetBaked Ham, from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (be sure to use a gluten free ham)
One Pot Mushroom Spinach Artichoke Pasta, from Damn Delicious (be sure to use gluten free pasta)
Spicy Cauliflower Burgers, from Pinch of Yum (be sure to use gluten free bread crumbs + gluten free buns)
Chicken Lime Soup, from Budget Bytes
Creamy Garlic Scallops, from Rasa Malaysia
Chicken Tagine, from Leite's Culinaria
One Pan Mexican Quinoa, from Damn Delicious

Naturally Gluten Free Appetizers, Dips & Sides

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Garlic Cheese Quinoa Zucchini Fritters, from Diethood
Classic Fried Rice, from Gimme Some Oven
Spiralized Lemon Feta Greek Cucumber Salad, from Skinnytaste
Parmesan Thyme Potato Stacks, from See and Savor
Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries, from Sweet C's Designs
Baked Carrot and Zucchini Fries, from MJ and Hungryman
Pepperoni Polenta Pizza Bites, from Baker by Nature (be sure to use gluten free precooked polenta)
Baba Ganoush, from My Natural Family
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Cornbread, from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus, from Cooking Classy
Avocado Hummus, from Cooking Classy
Crispy Yukon Gold Potato Latkes, from Our Best Bites
Perfect Mashed Potatoes, from Simply Recipes
Cranberry Sauce, from Simply Recipes
Classic Deviled Eggs, from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (be sure to use gluten free Worcestershire sauce)
Buffalo Chicken Dip, from Damn Delicious
Polenta French Fries with Tarragon Aioli, from Spoon Fork Bacon
Perfect Roasted Vegetables, from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Cauliflower Puree with Thyme, from Once Upon a Chef

Naturally Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

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100-Calorie Cheese, Vegetable and Egg Muffins, from Averie Cooks
Shakshuka, from The Cooking Jar
Apple Pie Smoothie, from Simply Recipes
Frittata Base Recipe, from Naturally Ella
Grain Free Granola, from Minimalist Baker
Christmas Baked Eggs, from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Superfood Breakfast Smoothie, from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Buckwheat Pancakes, from A Cozy Kitchen
Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowls, from Pinch of Yum (be sure to use gluten free granola for topping)
Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash, from Love & Lemons
Coco Banana Date Shake, from Sprouted Kitchen
Chia Breakfast Bowl, from 101 Cookbooks (be sure to usegluten free granola for topping)
Maple Almond Granola, from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Crispy Breakfast Skillet Hash, from Sally's Baking Addiction
Maple Banana Baked Oatmeal, from Serious Eats (be sure to use gluten free oats)

Naturally Gluten Free Snacks

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Cranberry Almond Protein Bars, Gimme Some Oven
Gluten Free Chex Mix, from Iowa Girl Eats
Homemade Kettle Corn, from The Kitchn
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds, from Sally's Baking Addiction
Endives with Oranges and Almonds, from Smitten Kitchen
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas, from Steamy Kitchen
Crispy Kale Chips, from Steamy Kitchen
No Crust Pepperoni Pizza, from Closet Cooking
Single Ingredient Pear Crisps, from Charlotte's Lively Kitchen
Healthy Homemade Strawberry Gummy Bears, from Desserts With Benefits
2 Ingredient Coconut Bites, from Maria Ushkakova
Quick and Easy Dill Refrigerator Pickles, from Once Upon a Chef
Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites, from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Mango Fruit Rollups, from Just a Taste
Barbecue Sweet Potato Chips, from Serious Eats
Flawless Kale Chips, from Oh She Glows

Naturally Gluten Free Desserts

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French Macarons, Step by Step, fromAnnie's Eats
Easy No-Fail Meringue Cookies, from Bakers Royale
Homemade Snickers Bars, from How Sweet Eats
Italian Almond Cookies, from Barefeet in the Kitchen (be sure to use gluten free almond paste)
5-Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, from Culinary Hill
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies, from Sally's Baking Addiction
Chocolate Fruit Dip, from Cooking Classy
Apple Cider Caramels, from Cooking Classy
Baked Apples, from Simply Recipes
Salt Water Taffy, from Our Best Bites
Mosaic Heart Jello Jigglers, from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Rice Krispie Treats, from Cookies & Cups (be sure to use gluten free crispy rice cereal, like Erewhon, and gluten free marshmallows, like Campfire or Kraft)
Dark Chocolate Detox Bites, from The View From Great Island
Fudgesicles, from Orangette

Don't forget to Pin this post so you can reference it again and again. It's going to come in handy!

Do you have other favorite naturally gluten free recipes from general food blogs around the web? Let me know in the comments, and I'll take a look. If it seems like a good fit, I'll include the link in this guide!

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What is surprisingly not gluten-free? ›

Here are some foods likely to contain gluten:
  • Beer, ale and lagers.
  • Bouillon cubes.
  • Brown rice syrup.
  • Candy.
  • Chips.
  • Communion wafers.
  • Couscous.
  • Deli meats.
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What dishes are naturally gluten-free? ›

Many naturally gluten-free foods can be a part of a healthy diet:
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Beans, seeds, legumes and nuts in their natural, unprocessed forms.
  • Eggs.
  • Lean, nonprocessed meats, fish and poultry.
  • Most low-fat dairy products.

What is the trick to baking with gluten-free flour? ›

Gluten-free flours often contain fine starches, so they absorb more liquid than conventional flour. To address this, gluten-free recipes usually call for more liquid and produce looser batters. They may also call for a larger quantity of leavening, like baking powder, to help add volume and lighten the texture.

What is the trick to making good gluten-free bread? ›

Tips and Techniques to make better Gluten Free Bread
  1. Use psyllium husk powder.
  2. Let the dough rest (not exactly the same as a bulk proof)
  3. Mix or knead thoroughly.
  4. Use less yeast.
  5. Bake in a tin with tall sides.
  6. Bake for longer, often at a lower temperature.
  7. Create steam in the oven.
  8. Use the tangzhong or scalded flour method.

Why is everyone avoiding gluten? ›

Eliminating gluten is the only way to treat celiac disease, an allergic reaction to gluten that damages the lining of the small intestine. However, as part of a new diet fad, many people are going gluten-free to lose weight.

What are 5 ingredients to avoid in a gluten-free diet? ›

1) Read the ingredient label. Avoid all products with wheat, rye, barley, malt, or triticale in the ingredient label. Even if a packaged food product is labeled "gluten-free," you should check for these ingredients as mistakes in labeling can happen. The only exception for this is wheat starch.

Are cheerios gluten-free? ›

Cheerios have always been made of oats, which are naturally gluten free. However, conventional farming practices as well as common grain handling procedures allow chances for gluten containing grains (like wheat, barley, and rye) to co-mingle with our gluten free oats.

What is the closest gluten-free flour to all purpose flour? ›

Brown rice flour is about as close to a 1:1 substitute for all-purpose flour as it gets since it provides structure and a “wheat-like” flavor.

Which flour has no gluten? ›

For flours that are made from grains (amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, quinoa, rice flours, sorghum, and teff), always buy them labeled gluten-free, since many are grown, harvested and processed in facilities that also manufacture wheat, barley, or rye and cross-contact can occur.

Does oatmeal have gluten? ›

Yes, pure, uncontaminated oats are gluten-free. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration considers oats a gluten-free grain under its gluten-free labeling regulations and only requires that packaged products with oats as an ingredient contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten overall.

Why is my homemade gluten-free bread so dense? ›

Inadequate mixing: Consider using a stand mixer if you're finding the loaves to be denser than you like. It's certainly possible to get good results by mixing with a spoon or dough whisk, but you really have to work at it, to get a completely smooth mixture, and some of our readers are giving up too soon.

What is the biggest challenge of making gluten-free bread? ›

One of the challenges is that when gluten-free dough is thickened with additives like starches and gums, it becomes sticky. Some bakers dust sticky dough with flour, but that's problematic with gluten-free formulations.

Which yeast is best for gluten-free bread? ›

What type of yeast should be used to bake Gluten Free Bread? Active dry yeast and instant yeast both work well and are often interchangeable. Be on the lookout for any Rapid Rise yeast that is best for one rise. For most of us that's the way gluten free bread is baked, a single rise in the tin.

What foods surprisingly contain gluten? ›

Meat, fish and poultry

And processed lunch meats and deli meats like cold cuts, hot dogs, salami and sausage may contain gluten. Other foods like self-basting poultry or seasoned turkey breast may contain gluten as well.

What does gluten-free not have? ›

A gluten-free diet excludes any foods that contain gluten, which is a protein found in wheat and several other grains. It means eating only whole foods that don't contain gluten, such as fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs, as well as processed gluten-free foods like gluten-free bread or pasta.

What is an unexpected source of gluten? ›

Some products like mustard and marmite usually contain gluten or in ketchup, wheat- derived vinegar may be used. Plain meat is naturally GF. However, deli meats often contain binders or flavourings which may contain gluten. Some veggie burgers and sausages contain seitan, a wheat-derived ingredient.

Are Doritos gluten-free? ›

The final verdict: Are Doritos safe to eat if you're gluten-free? Most Doritos flavors aren't gluten-free; the only one that does earn the gluten-free label is the Simply White Organic Cheddar Doritos.

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