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During the Holiday season I love to spend time with family, take part in all of the festive traditions, and enjoy yummy Holiday foods. So, this gluten-free and dairy-free Holiday recipe roundup is important to me because these recipes help me to feel included in the Holiday fun.
If you or a family member has allergies or food sensitivities, I’m sure can relate with my story. When I first discovered that I had gluten and dairy allergies, the Holiday’s were pretty tough for me. There were so many things I was used to eating that I could no longer enjoy. It was sometimes difficult going to a get-together or party and feeling left out.
Yet, I soon discovered so many amazing gluten-free and dairy-free Holiday recipes that were just as good….and sometimes even better…than the recipes I was used to. I hope by sharing these recipes with you that you and your loved ones can get back to enjoying the Holiday season too!
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Recipes
- Simple Mills Pancake Mix – This is my favorite gluten-free pancake mix! Here are some fun ways to decorate them for your family: Christmas Breakfast: 10 Pancakes Kids Will Love!
- Paleo Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake by Real Food with Jessica
- Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole by Chew Out Loud
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free) by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
- Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins by Wendy, Founder of Bakabee
Main Course Recipes
- Paleo Glazed Orange & Honey Ham by Miss Allie’s Kitchen
- Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham by Kristen at A Mind Full Mom
- Easy Garlic and Herb Oven Roasted Turkey by Courtney at NeighborFood blog (Note: use olive oil in place of butter for a dairy-free option)
- Award Winning Instant Pot Turkey Recipe by Oh, Sweet Basil (Note: use olive oil in place of butter for a dairy-free option)
- Paleo (or Vegan!) Sweet Potato Casserole by Emily of One Lovely Life
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries by Julias Album
- Paleo Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving by Lori Ryman (Canyon Bakehouse makes a great gluten-free bread to use with this recipe – Amazon Link)
- Paleo Cranberry Sauce (Without the Junk) by Paleo Grubs
- Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples by Laura of Joy Food Sunshine
- Pomegranate Pear Salad with Candied Pecans and Orange Poppy Seed Dressing by Ashley of the Fit Mitten Kitchen
- Fluffy Paleo Biscuits Recipe by Rebecca of My Natural Family
- Paleo Pumpkin Pie by Ancestral Nutrition
- Sugar-free Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies Recipe (Keto) from Wholesome Yum
- Dairy Free Hot Chocolate by Melissa at Simply Whisked
- Almond Butter Blossom Cookies by Laura of Joy Food Sunshine
- Delicious Paleo Apple Crisp (Vegan & Gluten Free) by Hannah Healy
- Peppermint Mocha Fudge (Vegan, Paleo) by Amy of Wholesomelicious
Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipe Tips
In addition to providing you with these delicious recipes, I’d also love to help you make your own favorite recipes without the gluten and dairy. We all have our favorite family recipes…some passed down for generations. Luckily, with some easy fixes you can still make them!
Dairy Substitutes & Tips
When replacing milk with nondairy milk, it is substituted cup for cup. Rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, and hemp milk are great options.
For 1 cup of:
- Buttermilk: 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1 cup nondairy milk. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Yogurt, cream, or sour cream: nondairy yogurt, such as coconut milk yogurt
- Butter: coconut oil or nondairy buttery spread (cup for cup); applesauce (use half of the amount of applesauce as the amount of butter called for in the recipe), vegetable oil (substitute 3/4 cup of vegetable oil for every 1 cup of butter called for).
Gluten Free Baking Substitutes & Tips
Almond flour and oat flour are great for baking. In addition, Bob’s Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour Blend is an easy substitute.
In gluten-free baking 1 cup of all-purpose bleached white flour = 120 grams. So, you can use 120 grams of your gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose white flour.
Since gluten-free flours can be heavier, it helps to double the baking powder the wheat based recipe calls for when cooking gluten free.
Because gluten free baking needs help to stick together and not get crumbly Xanthan gum is commonly used. It helps the cookies or muffins rise as well as stick together. Add 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum for each cup of flour your recipe calls for.
Gluten Free Pasta
If you’re recipe includes pasta, these two brands that I love:
Gluten Free Grains
There are several grains that are naturally gluten free. I always make sure to check the package to make sure that it is Certified Gluten Free. This is because most commercial grains are processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, and rye. The gluten in these ingredients can contaminate other grains. So, check to make sure!
The following can be used for gluten free recipes:
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