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!

The Ultimate Guide To Naturally Gluten Free Recipes (1)Photo Credit: Nagi, of Recipe Tin Eats(with permission)

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.

Which yeast is best for gluten free bread? ›

My homemade gluten free sandwich bread recipe calls for instant yeast, which may also be labeled as quick rise. If you'd like to substitute active dry yeast instead, you can, but you'll need to take a few extra steps.

Can something be gluten-free but contain wheat? ›

A gluten-free claim may appear on the same label as a “Contains: wheat” statement or when “wheat” is listed on an ingredient list only if the ingredient derived from wheat has been processed to remove gluten to a level that complies with the FDA definition of gluten-free (less than 20 ppm of gluten).

Does peanut butter contain gluten? ›

Living gluten-free can be a challenge. It's important to know that peanuts, peanut butter, peanut flour and peanut oil are considered naturally gluten-free foods. Gluten is a form of protein found in wheat, barley and rye (2).

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.

Does coffee have gluten? ›

Plain coffee from freshly roasted beans is 100% gluten-free. In many cases, store-bought coffee grounds are as well, though there's always some potential for cross-contamination. What you really need to keep an eye on are coffee additives and flavored coffees. Powdered coffee creamer, for example, may contain gluten.

What country eats the least gluten? ›

The Top Gluten-Free Friendly Countries to Visit
  • Spain – Many classic Spanish dishes are gluten-free, like paella. ...
  • Mexico – From tacos to enchiladas, much of Mexico's cuisine is corn- or rice-based. ...
  • Israel – Many traditional Israeli dishes are gluten-free, including shawarma.

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.

What has yeast but not gluten? ›

The most common kinds of yeast used for baking, like baker's yeast and active dry yeast, are gluten-free.

Why won't my gluten free bread rise? ›

Of course make sure that your yeast and baking powder is still active and fresh. Your bread will not rise if your yeast or baking powder has expired. A dense loaf could also be the result of not measuring your ingredients accurately. Weight measurements are best (I have to update my recipes).

What drinks contain gluten? ›

Beers like baileys, hennesey, wheat beers, lagers, and Heineken. Gin is not gluten free, as making gin gluten free is a very tricky process. Bottle wine coolers, mixed drinks, certain co*cktails and vodkas make a person experience gluten cross reaction. Hence, drinking them could pose a risk on such individual's health.

Is there a gluten-free cereal? ›

Our NESTLÉ GO FREE® Corn Flakes come in traditional and honey flavours, and the Rice Pops are also available in Coco. They're so tasty the whole family can join in if they want to.

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 are the hidden gluten ingredients in food? ›

If a product is NOT labeled “gluten-free,” but contains one of these in the ingredients list, don't buy it: starch, modified food starch, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed plant protein, textured vegetable protein, dextrin, maltodextrin, glucose syrup, caramel, malt flavoring, malt extract, malt vinegar ( ...

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.

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