Gluten-Free Recipes

Breakfast Potatoes

  • 1 bag Ore-Ida Potatoes O’Brien with onions and peppers
  • 16 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed overnight
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 18 eggs
  • salt & pepper

Place potatoes on bottom of lightly oiled 13×9″ pan. Top with spinach (squeezed to remove moisture). Top with cheese. Whisk eggs, salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

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Butternut Squash and Chickpea Chili

1 onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
8 cups chopped peeled butternut  squash (one large squash)
6 cloves garlic
3 Tbs chili powder
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 Tbs salt (or 2 tsp if not using organic beans)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 (32 oz) container vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 (14 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Combine all ingredients in a cock pot and cook on high for 4-5 hours; serve.

Adapted from www.theroastedroot.com

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Butternut Squash Hummus

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Butternut squash adds a sweet twist to this classic Mediterranean dip.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pureed cooked butternut squash*
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs tahini (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve fresh or refrigerate. If the hummus gets dry, you can drizzle olive oil over the hummus to moisten it. Serve with bread (preferably pita bread or flat bread).

Makes about 2 1/2 cups of hummus

*Here is a helpful tutorial on how to peel, cut, and cook butternut squash. (I like to drizzle olive oil over the chopped squash and sprinkle it with salt and pepper and mix it with my hands before cooking.) The cooked squash can easily be pureed in a food processor. You will only need a small amount of it for this recipe, so feel free to experiment with the rest of the squash or serve it as a side dish.

From Blog of Joy

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Chewy Coconut Chocolate Cookies

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Cookie Dough:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or 1 stick of butter)
  • 1/2 cup honey granules (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour (could try almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut

With a mixer, cream the coconut oil, honey granules, sucanat, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, flax seed, baking soda, and salt. Gradually blend the flour mixture into the wet mixture until combined. Mix in the coconut. Drop cookie dough by heaping teaspoons onto baking sheets. Make sure to place the cookies about 2″ apart, since they will spread quite a bit while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden. Let the cookies stay on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Chocolate Drizzle: 

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil

Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, stirring until smooth. Arrange the cookies on a tray and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. Place the tray in the freezer for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens. Once hardened, store the cookies in a container in the refrigerator so that the chocolate stays firm.

Chocolate Coating: (For a thicker topping)

  • 3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

Melt the chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Place a small dollop of chocolate in the center of each cookie and spread into a circle in the middle of the cookie. Arrange cookies on a tray and place in the freezer for a few minutes until chocolate is hardened. Store in a container at room temperature.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies

From www.blogofjoy.com

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Chicken Squash Bake

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs)
  • garlic salt (or garlic and salt)
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • 10 cups yellow squash (or zucchini), sliced 1/4″ thick (cut large slices in half as well)
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Place chicken in a 9″ x 13″ pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the chicken with garlic salt and lemon pepper (as much as desired). Flip the chicken over and sprinkle the the other side. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

After the chicken has been cooking for about 30 minutes, heat the 2 Tbs of butter in a large skillet. Saute the squash (or zucchini) until tender. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and the spinach. Cook just until the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and toss with just a little salt.

Once the chicken is done cooking, take it out of the oven and top with the warm squash and spinach.  Sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 5 minutes to melt the cheese, then serve.

Note: This is a great dinner to make in the summer when there’s plenty of squash from the garden. This also serves great with lemon roasted potatoes.

recipe from Tammy’s Recipes

 

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Chocolate Crunch Bars (Gluten-Free)

These are a big hit!

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup (2¾ oz.) almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) coconut oil
  • 1/4 honey granules (or sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 5 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups puffed rice cereal

Instructions:

  1. Line a 8″ x 8″ pan with parchment paper and then lightly grease.
  2. Whisk together the almond flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a pan on medium-low heat, warm the chocolate chips and coconut oil until melted; whisk in the honey granules.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk to combine (the mixture should be close to room temperature).
  5. Fold in the flour mixture until just a bit of the flour is still visible.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake at 350 for 23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs still attached. (The bars will firm up as they cool.)
  7. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  8. After taking the brownies out of the oven, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in the puffed rice cereal until coated.
  9. Spread the topping evenly over the bars.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving. Store in refrigerator. Enjoy! 🙂

Recipe from Bakerita

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Chocolate-Covered Oranges

Oranges and chocolate–two of my favorite flavors–are combined to make this quick, delicious, and healthy snack.

A delicious and refreshing treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented

Directions:

Arrange the orange segments on a parchment covered dish. Place in the freezer for a few minutes. Meanwhile melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Roll each orange segment in the melted chocolate until coated and place back on the parchment paper covered dish. You may need to melt more chocolate chips and coconut oil depending on the size of the orange and how thickly you coat the segments. Place back in the freezer uncovered for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened. Serve. Store leftovers (if there are any!) in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

From Blog of Joy

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Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

Salad:

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 4 cups roughly chopped cabbage
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 cups shredded papaya
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 5 green onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts

Dressing:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

Combine the salad ingredients except for the chopped peanuts in a large bowl.Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve fresh or chilled.

Adapted from www.pinchofyum.com

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Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Lover's Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup melted or very soft coconut oil
1/2 cup sucanat (or light brown sugar)
2 egg
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
Splash of vanilla (as desired)

Stir together the coconut oil, sucanat, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add the oats and coconut, and stir until well combined. Scoop by tablespoons onto a baking stone.  Bake at 325 for 12 minutes (or until starting to golden and crisp) and then let cool at least 5, preferably 10 minutes, before removing to a wire rack or plate.

recipe from Barefoot in the Kitchen

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Coconut-Crusted Chicken with Mango Salsa

  • 1/2 pound mango, chopped (about 1 1/2 C)
  • 1/2 C red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 C onion
  • 2 T chopped cilantro
  • 1 T rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 pounds  boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 T coconut oil

In a small bowl, combine the the first six ingredients.

In a shallow bowl, beat the egg with 1 t water and 1/2 t salt. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the chicken into strips and dip in the egg mix before placing in the skillet. Cook, turning once, until golden brown.  Transfer the chicken to a parchment lined jelly roll pan. Sprinkle coconut over the chicken and bake until cooked through, about 12 minutes.  Serve over brown rice, and top with the mango sauce.

adapted from http://www.rachaelraymag.com

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