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Gluten-Free Baked Tiramisu Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Baked Tiramisu Cheesecake

Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Moderate
Cook Time icon Cook Time 60 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 8 - 10

This Gluten-Free Baked Tiramisu Cheesecake is outstanding! Think of this heavenly dessert as Greece meets Italy. This gluten-free cake is a mix of cheesecake and tiramisu, what a great combination don’t you think?.  Three layers make up this cake. First a buttery chocolate shortbread crust, then a layer of... Read More

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD CRUST
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup arrowroot flour
1/4 cup pure cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
CHEESECAKE LAYER
250 g (1 cup) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
1/4 cup pure cocoa powder
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup espresso or strong drip coffee
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup almond flour
CREAM LAYER
1 cup whipping cream, at room temperature
1 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
2 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup or desired sweetener
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. Pure cocoa powder plus some for dusting
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Gluten-Free Spinach Souffle Recipe

Gluten-Free Spinach Souffle Recipe

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 60 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

This Gluten-Free Spinach Souffle is cheesy fluffy…The best! Delicious, cheesy, savoury souffle with spinach throughout lightly flavoured with garlic and nutmeg. This spinach souffle is more than just a souffle. The spinach adds so much flavour, and spinach is also super healthy. The souffle is light, made with two... Read More

Ingredients

1 lb. fresh baby spinach
1 cup low fat milk (for keto use full fat)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. tapioca flour
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 cups low fat ricotta cheese (for keto use full fat)
4 large egg whites
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Our Best Gluten-Free Recipes of 2019

Sweet Treats Muffins Breads, Starters Appetizers, Soups and Stews, Pasta And Italian, Family Favourites

I am wrapping up 2019 with a list of our best gluten-free recipes of 2019. From best dinner recipes, easy chicken recipes, healthy muffin recipes, dessert recipes to warming...

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25 Gluten-Free Easy Party Appetizers

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We all love easy party appetizers! And when it’s a busy time of year, being organized is essential.  For me, it is all about lists because they help me...

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This post is from contributing writer, Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. he is the founder of Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab . For various reasons, many take the bold choice...

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Moroccan Chicken Rice Dinner

A delicious Moroccan Chicken Rice Dinner made in one skillet. Using a blend of seven spices, raisins and dried apricots is what gives this chicken rice dinner the authentic Moroccan flavour. The chicken dinner is made simply in one skillet first by searing the chicken coated in spices, then briefly sautéing the onions with garlic with spices. Once this is done, mix the rice with vegetables, chicken broth and add the seared chicken. Now the chicken dish is ready for baking. For this recipe, I added healthy green collards and tomatoes, making this a most flavourful Moroccan chicken rice dish. Served with lemon slices and fresh chopped parsley enhances the sweetness of the raisins and apricots. Truly a spectacular Moroccan chicken dish. The best part, everything in this recipe is naturally gluten-free, making this dish a gluten-free chicken rice dish.

My take on chicken dinner recipes

Chickens have become prevalent throughout cuisine and cultures around the world and are one of the most popular poultry to eat in America. Chicken is high in protein and low in calories. Also, chicken is rich in essential vitamins, primarily iron, zinc and vitamin B. By removing the chicken skin, it is considered low in fat and cholesterol.  The top three countries that consume the most chicken are Australia, United States and Argentina. For chicken recipes, they can be as simple as boiled chicken often served in Asian cuisine or a little more complicated like chicken parmesan, a well-known dish in Italy. For busy weeknight dinners, the recipes tend to be simpler. This is why one-skillet chicken dinners became so popular. There are many delicious one-skillet chicken dinners, but it is always nice to find one that is healthy, a little different and most flavourful such as this Moroccan chicken rice dinner. Enjoy!

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 45 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4 - 6

Gluten-Free Baked Yam Falafel

Middle Eastern Gluten-Free Baked Yam Falafel packed with flavour and warm spices. This is a protein-packed vegan falafel made with yams, chickpeas, plenty of herbs and spices, lemon juice and sesame seeds. Traditionally falafel is made from uncooked ground chickpeas or fava beans and then deep fried. Since I am keeping January as healthy as possible, this most delicious yam falafel is baked, thus cutting back on unwanted fats. In this recipe, I added yams and sesame seeds, keeping the falafel light and adding extra nutrition. With so many little flavour nuances and the comfort of chickpeas and yams, these small bites are outstanding! 

Are falafels healthy?

In this recipe, I used chickpeas, adding fiber and protein. Chickpeas are also a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. For the yams, they are packed with vitamin C, potassium, B complex vitamins and betacarotene. And sesame seeds will add iron to the mix.  All in all, this is a nutritionally packed snack. I prefer to serve falafel as a healthy snack with yogurt because they are super filling and keep you energized for hours. If you are following a gluten-free, plant-based diet, freshly made falafel is an excellent choice for a savoury gluten-free snack.

What is falafel, and is it gluten-free?

Falafel is usually a deep fried ball, or sometimes a patty made with chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, sometimes fava beans or a combination of both. The use of chickpeas is mostly used in Middle Eastern countries, such as Syria and Jordan. The combination of chickpeas and fava beans or just fava beans is believed to originate from Egypt. Falafel is the ultimate Israeli street food, served in warm pitta shells with various toppings, like tomatoes, tahini sauce, pickled turnip, chopped peppers, cucumber or humus. For the question, is falafel gluten-free? The answer is, not always. The reason is that falafel is often made with wheat flour. So be cautious when eating falafels in restaurants or from street vendors.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 20 + Minutes
Serves icon Serves 16 balls

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler

This is a super Easy Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler recipe. An apple dish that is nothing short of deliciousness.  Every bite is filled with tasty buttery apples, fresh lemon, vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg. The apples are tender, and the gluten-free biscuit topping is fluffy and light. Every bite is beyond delicious. I promise you that gluten-free baking doesn't get any easier than this. And, you can't go wrong with an apple recipe. Have you tried to make a gluten-free apple cobbler before? If not, let me show you how easy gluten-free baking is. First, you combine sliced apples with fresh lemon juice, vanilla, spices, butter, arrowroot powder and about a tablespoon of sweetener. I used coconut sugar, but if you want to stay away from extra carbs, you can substitute sugar for monk sugar. Monk sugar has zero carbs and tastes just like sugar. I often bake with monk sugar.  Once you make the apple mixture, pour the apples into a baking dish and bake until the apples starting to soften. For the gluten-free biscuit topping mix four dry ingredients with an egg and heavy cream. Now dollop the batter over the apples and bake for about 12 minutes. That's it! How easy is this gluten-free dessert? I often serve the apple cobbler for brunch with whipped cream. For dessert, an added scoop of vanilla bean ice cream is a must. My favourite way to serve the apple cobbler is warm right out of the oven smothering the biscuits with delicious buttery apple filling…YUM!

What is the difference between a cobbler, crumble and crisp?

Sometimes it can get confusing between a cobbler, crumble and a crisp. A cobbler is made with a fruit or savoury filling topped with a light batter which, when baked, becomes a fluffy biscuit. In a crumble, the topping is made with butter, flour and sugar. It resembles a buttery streusel, almost like breadcrumbs. A crisp is a dessert topped with a crispy, crunchy layer sometimes made with nuts and oats. If you like apple desserts, you will love this apple cobbler!

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Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 50 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6

Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Flax Muffin With Raisins

Healthy Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Flax Muffin With Raisins everyone will love. The sweetness in these tasty muffins comes from ripe bananas, freshly grated apples and raisins. The flax adds plenty of fiber, and the almond flour and eggs add protein. For added fats, I used a splash of extra virgin olive oil, making this a dairy-free muffin. This recipe is perfect for when you have over-ripe bananas or extra apples sitting in your fridge. A gluten-free, sugar-free flax muffin I consider super healthy! 

You asked, where do I get my recipe ideas?

I often receive emails from you asking where do I get my recipe ideas. An excellent question! In January, I focus on super healthy recipes. After the holidays of indulging in rich, delicious meals and desserts, starting the New Year with healthy food is essential. When I focus on healthy eating, it is all about cutting back on sweeteners, fats, carbs and calories. Sometimes I add a hearty, comforting meal to mix things up a bit like when I did the Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese. But overall, it is all about delicious and healthy :-) Other times, I look in my fridge and see what I have the most of. For example, this sugar-free muffin. I had too many bananas that were ripening too fast, and my fridge was packed with organic apples. Bananas and apples are a perfect combination for a muffin recipe because you don't have to add a sweetener. Adding raisins to the mix made the muffin even sweeter and tastier. But mostly I focus on produce that is in season and start there. I also research the latest trends and health tips and try to incorporate those in my recipes. But, it is my family that inspires me the most, because they come up with fresh ideas and foods that they love. So I combine their ideas with my personal touch, and that is how it happens. I hope you enjoy my recipes, and please email me with recipe ideas or foods you would like to see. I am always happy to hear from you.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 12

Healthy Coconut Pesto Salmon

A Coconut Pesto Salmon dish - with coconut milk, cherry tomatoes, fresh lemon, garlic, pesto and Parmesan cheese. The flaky salmon made in one skillet in the most flavourful creamy pesto sauce. The entire dish comes together under 30 minutes making this a simple skillet dinner. Although this salmon dish is quick and easy to make, it is perfect for entertaining because it is fancy and most delicious. To make this coconut pesto salmon, first you season the salmon and sear on both sides. Then you transfer the salmon on to a plate and make the coconut pesto sauce. To do this, add the garlic and tomatoes to the skillet and cook until the tomatoes are infused with the garlic. Then you stir in the pesto sauce, coconut milk, lemon, lemon slices and Parmesan and cook until the sauce starts to bubble. Return salmon to the skillet and finish cooking in the creamy, lemony, pesto sauce. Very simple. When it comes to cooking fish, the thing I always worry about is overcooking it. Using a thermometer is the best way to know when the fish is fully cooked without overcooking it. Besides, if you do overcook the fish slightly, you can always smother it in the delicious sauce. I like to serve the salmon with steamed vegetables or simple parsley rice. 

Let us talk about farmed and wild salmon.

Farmed salmon is fed with processed fish feed, and wild salmon eat a lot of crabs, shrimp and krill. Sometimes farmed salmon are given antibiotics to keep them healthy. Wild salmon exposure to animal drugs is minimal. Unfortunately, a study found that Atlantic salmon contained more mercury than farmed. Farmed salmon had higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids than wild salmon. Farmed salmon contains more fat and calories than wild salmon. Wild salmon contains more protein and is seasonal, available fresh only in the summer. Typically, wild salmon is nutritionally better, and sustainably-fished salmon have a lower impact on the environment. Both wild and farmed salmon are safe to eat and are excellent sources of nutrients.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 15 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Gluten-Free Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

It is not very often that I will say "THE BEST" but this Gluten-Free Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese is the best. Just imagine a robust bolognese sauce or as they call it in Italy ragout, is oozing of authentic Italian herbs and spices, a little cream, white wine and Parmesan cheese. This Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese has plenty of sauce and is most flavourful. Traditionally the Bolognese sauce is slowly simmered for a couple of hours or longer for the flavours to develop and allowing for the sauce to thicken. By using Instant Pot, I was able to cut the cooking time drastically and still keep the traditional flavour and texture of the Bolognese sauce. Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you, six of them are just spices. Because I wanted to keep it simple, I made the entire meal in one pot. That's right, sauce and pasta all in one. No boiling water, no messy stove, this recipe is kind of life changing. It does not get simpler! The entire dish turned out unbelievably delicious. The pasta is cooked to perfection, and the sauce sticks to every spaghetti strand making everything so tasty!

Spaghetti sauce or Bolognese sauce, what is the difference?

Although they may smell and look the same, there is a big difference between spaghetti sauce and Bolognese sauce. Spaghetti sauce, also called marinara sauce, is typically made with vegetables, herbs, spices, red wine and plenty of tomato sauce. It is a simpler sauce and is served with spaghetti. Bolognese sauce is a thick meat sauce, like a ragout, made with beef, pork or pork sausage, sometimes bacon, tomatoes, herbs, spices, cream, white wine and Parmesan cheese. The sauce is cooked longer to create a thick sauce and has fewer tomatoes than spaghetti sauce. Often there is also butter added. Bolognese sauce is typically served with wide pasta like lasagna, fettuccine, or pappardelle. In this recipe, I chose to serve it with spaghetti, because it is my family's favourite pasta, thus calling it spaghetti Bolognese. If you like Italian food, you must check out these delicious Italian gluten-free recipes.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 35 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 family-style

Healthy Gluten-Free Flax Bread

Wait until you try this most delicious Gluten-Free Healthy Flax Bread. The crust is slightly crispy, and the inside is soft and moist. In addition, I topped the bread with a flavourful everything bagel spice. This spice adds more flavour making the bread exceptional. If you want to serve the bread with jam or something sweet, omit the everything bagel spice. The best part about this gluten-free bread is, the fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. In this bread recipe, I used flaxseed, buckwheat and arrowroot. All three flours are nutritionally packed. Did you know that ground flaxseed is healthier than whole flaxseed? As per the Mayo clinic, ground flaxseed is easier to digest. Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won't get all the benefits.

Finally, a flax bread with health benefits!

The recipe is pretty straight forward. First, you proof the yeast. This is a process of first dissolving the yeast in warm water, a necessary hydration step when using active dry yeast in recipes. While the yeast is proofing, combine the dry ingredients. Then whisk together wet ingredients, including the yeast. Add to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Then, transfer into a loaf pan, sprinkle with the magical everything bagel spice and allow the bread to rise in a warm place. Because I am using flax and buckwheat flour in this recipe, the dough takes a little longer to rise. But, it is well worth the wait. Now all you do is bake and cool before slicing. This bread is delicious, nutritious, has a wonderful texture and a perfect crust. Serve with slices of avocado, tomatoes, salmon spread or with your favourite soup or stew. If you are searching for a healthier bread recipe, this gluten-free flax bread will become a staple in your home.  Want more gluten-free bread recipes? Check out our most popular recipes here -> 

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 45 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 1 loaf

Italian Stuffed Zucchini – Keto

This Italian Stuffed Zucchini is for one of those nights when you crave Italian food. We love Italian food, but most of the dishes are packed with carbs, like pizza, pasta, lasagna all the delicious food we love.  This stuffed zucchini is so flavourful that you won't miss the carbs. The tender zucchini is stuffed with lightly sautéed fresh tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and Italian spices. Also, there is mozzarella and parmesan cheese, which makes the stuffing gooey and cheesy. The naturally gluten-free vegetarian recipe is super simple to make. Once you have made the stuffing, which takes only 5 minutes, then you fill the zucchini shells, sprinkle with some more cheese and bake. This stuffed zucchini dish has all the flavours of margarita pizza except without the crust. The Italian dish is delicious, filling and keto-friendly. If you are looking for a low-carb, satisfying vegetarian meal, this recipe is for you. For a selection of keto recipes including our popular keto desserts check out our keto category. Enjoy!

8 Interesting facts about keto (ketogenic) diet

Keto diet is a low-carb, high fat, moderate protein (about 20 - 25% of your macros) diet. Ketosis occurs when the body is denied access to glucose, its primary fuel source. In ketosis, stored fat is broken down for energy, producing ketones. A keto diet helps you lose weight by forcing your body to burn excess fat stores. Keto diet helps you maintain muscles. Keto diet significantly boosts your metabolism. Keto diet may reduce your appetite. You must eat less than 50 grams of carbs to enter ketosis.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 4

Creamy Thai Vegetable Soup

This Creamy Thai Vegetable Soup is only the beginning of healthier than ever recipes in the new year! I am super excited because starting the year with delicious healthy gluten-free recipes will keep us energized, build our immune system and may even help to shed a couple of pounds some of us gained over the holidays. Myself included. The recipes will include healthy nutrient-packed soups and protein packed salads, easy on sweetener and fats baking, quick and easy skillet dinners and healthier gluten-free pizzas. Doesn't all of this sound good! Healthy food equals a stronger immune system, more energy and a healthier body.

It's time to curl up with a hot bowl of soup

Depending on where you live, January is typically a cold month. A hot creamy Thai vegetable soup is one of those meals you can curl up with and feel warm all over. This soup is made with a wide selection of vegetables, garlic, ginger, lime juice, Thai flavours and light coconut milk. I used some of my favourite vegetables in this soup, such as sweet potato and cauliflower. But there are many more vegetables that create fusion of flavours. I also wanted to add protein without adding meat. So I added earthy chickpeas. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have a nutty buttery flavour and creamy texture and are nutritionally rich. To make the soup extra special, I like to add fresh cilantro and swirls of yogurt or coconut cream and lime juice. The warming soup is thick and creamy with chunks of veggies throughout. This Thai creamy vegetable soup is a meal on its own, but you can also serve it as a starter or add some healthy low-carb, keto nut-free pumpkin seed bread and serve it as a main. 

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 30 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6-8

Gluten-Free Triple Berry Pie

I don't know where to start because this Gluten-Free Triple Berry Pie is exceptionally delicious. The multi berry pie is made with an almond buckwheat crust, filled with berries of your choice and the topping is an almond crumble. Doesn't this sound yummy? You may think that this pie is a lot of work, but trust me, it is super simple. First, you place all the crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times. Then you press the dough into a pie dish, so no rolling or complicated stuff. The filling is probably the most effortless pie filling ever! If you are using fresh berries, mix everything and bring it to boil. Then, pour the berry mixture into the pie crust. For the topping, it's easy. Place ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times. Then crumble over the filling. Now all you do is bake and cool. Honestly, it took me 15 minutes to prepare the entire pie for baking.

Why is this triple berry pie so special?

I am so excited to tell you about all the goodies in this gluten-free triple berry pie. For the crust, I used only three flours, almond, rice, and buckwheat. The almond flour kept the crust buttery, and the healthy buckwheat added a hint of nutty flavour, so good. All I had to add is a little butter and two tablespoons of a sweetener. The filling can be made with any berry you like. You can even add cherries to the filling. I used frozen berries because this time of the year, the berries aren't fresh enough for me, and they are costly. Because berries tend to be tart, I added a sweetener, for flavour some vanilla and fresh lemon juice. To give the filling a rich buttery flavour, I added a little butter. Now for the topping, some almond flour, a little sweetener, butter and the best part - slivered almonds. So, this is why this pie is so special and out of this world delicious. I could even add, the pie is on the healthier side because of all the berries and almonds. Enjoy! Love pies? Check out these popular gluten-free pie recipes

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 40 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 9-inch pie

Grain-Free Crescent Cookies

Another delicious addition to your holiday dessert platter is this Grain-Free Crescent Cookie. I wanted to save the best for last. Honestly, these grain-free crescent cookies are the best! One weekend left before Christmas, so it is not too late to add another delicious gluten-free cookie to your cookie box. Trust me on this - the cookies go very fast you can't have too many. I am super excited about this cookie because it reminds me of my childhood. Growing up in Eastern Europe, a crescent cookie was always included on a holiday cookie platter. My dilemma was how to make them gluten-free and without grains. I wanted to have at least one grain-free cookie. Well, I am happy to report these grain-free crescent cookies turned out unbelievably delicious, even better than I remember them. The recipe is super simple. Only 6 ingredients, imagine that. To make the cookie, I first started with almond flour. Then to sweeten them, I added powdered sugar. To keep them buttery tasting, I added some butter, and for an added bite, I added finely chopped pecans. Once they finished baking, I coated them in some powdered sugar. Although it is optional, but to keep them close to tradition, I had to do it.  OMG….they are heavenly cookies. They may not be the prettiest, but in my opinion, they are the best tasting on my cookie platter this holiday season. So don't worry if you can't get the shape perfect or even if they crack a bit, once you taste them, none of this will matter. These cookies keep the best when refrigerated.

Why are crescent cookies shaped this way?

I don't want to bore you too much, so I will get right to the point. First, the crescent cookies were brought to America by German immigrants. But they are common throughout Europe, especially in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Germany, Hungary and Italy. Originally they were made with walnuts and also with almonds then dusted with vanilla sugar. So the question remains, why are they crescent shaped? As legend has it, the cookie was all about celebrating the triumphant days of the Habsburg Monarchy. This victory was a turning point in the Austrian-Osman conflict, and to celebrate this monumental event, the bakers of Vienna created cookies shaped as crescent moons, which were characteristic for the flag of the Osman Empire So this is why they are shaped this way.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 18 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 28

Gluten-Free Chocolate Swirl Shortbread Cookies

Just in time, these Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies With Chocolate Swirl are a must-have this holiday season. Super easy, chocolate and vanilla flavoured slice'n bake shortbread cookie recipe. Made with only six simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry already. Butter, gluten-free flour, cocoa, vanilla, salt, and sweetened only with pure maple syrup. The shortbread cookies are pretty almost looking like the top of a cappuccino, and they are extra delicious. Without a doubt this holiday, a warm buttery cookie is everyone's favourite. What I love about this gluten-free shortbread cookie recipe is once you roll the dough into a log, you keep it chilled until you are ready to bake. So, the cookie can be freshly baked when you need it. When it comes to gluten-free cookies or desserts, they are best when fresh. I especially love dunking the cookie in my coffee or hot chocolate. Yes, I spoil myself during the holiday season :-) YUM!

A few things to know

Gluten-free baked goods don't stay fresh as long as gluten counterparts. This is why this recipe is so wonderful! Preparing the dough in advance and bake when ready keeps the cookies fresh and delicious.  For slice'n bake cookies, always use a serrated knife to slice them. Make sure the log is tightly compounded and wrapped in a plastic wrap. Chill a minimum of two hours. The cookie dough will keep for up to 5 days when refrigerated. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months. When you freeze the cookie dough, transfer the dough in the refrigerator the day before you are planning to bake the cookies. Follow these rules and your cookies will turn out perfect :-) Looking for last minute holiday cookie recipes? Check out our extensive list of gluten-free cookies.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 17 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 24

Gluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread

The BEST Gluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread…for your holiday baking. Where shall I start? Beautiful, moist, fresh cranberries, dates, pecans and honey, makes for the most delicious holiday bread. In this recipe I am using my favourite ingredient, fresh cranberries, It doesn't get more festive than that. I have added a few dates to add sweetness and balance the tart cranberries. Cranberries are super tart, so I added a few dates to cut back on the sweetener. The dates compliment the cranberries perfectly. I have also added pecans for some crunchy texture. Not only this gluten-free cranberry honey bread is simple to make, but it is also delicious and festive. During the holiday season, it is all about beautiful food that tastes good. One of my holidays favourite ingredients is fresh cranberries. Every year it has been a tradition in my home to make gluten-free Christmas cake, but this year I changed the tradition and made this amazing - that's right amazing cranberry honey bread. Trust me on this...it is the BEST bread for Christmas morning. Festive, delicious and utterly incredible, it doesn't get any better than this. This cranberry honey bread can be served at room temperature, or it is even better cold straight from the fridge. You will LOVE it!

So what is cranberry honey bread?

First, it is holiday season, so in my home, anything goes :-) This recipe is pretty simple. First, you mix fresh cranberries, dates and pecans with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. For the batter, I wanted to make it simple because it is such a busy time of year, so I used a gluten-free flour blend, making it with fewer ingredients. The bread itself is made with gluten-free flour blend, light olive oil or avocado oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and only honey as a sweetener. Once the batter is done, fold in the delicious cranberry mixture and bake. Doesn't this sound exceptional? Because the bread has so much fruit, it takes a little longer to bake than your typical gluten-free bread recipe. But believe me, it is well worth it. Enjoy and happy holidays.

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 70 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 8

Instant Pot Warm White Bean Salad

Instant Pot Warm White Bean Salad, a simple warm salad to cozy up to during cold winter months. The tender white beans are accented with veggies and a freshly made light vinaigrette. In this recipe, I used the instant pot because I wanted to use dried beans. When it comes to a bean salad, starting from scratch like dried beans, makes all the difference in flavour and texture, like in this warming bean salad. The veggies, carrots, bell peppers and celery are added at the very end to the instant pot keeping the firm to the bite. The light vinaigrette in this white bean salad is a mix of thinly sliced green onions, apple cider vinegar, oregano, paprika and a hint of garlic. For additional colour and flavour, I added fresh parsley. This warm white bean salad goes exceptionally well with ham or a pork rib roast. Are you thinking of serving this salad when entertaining? This warm salad can be made in advance and can also be served at room temperature.

Benefits of cooking with Instant Pot 

Save time and energy Preserve colour and flavour Retain nutrients Eliminate harmful microorganisms Economical What I love about using an Instant Pot is, once you've added your ingredients into an Instant pot and sealed it, you set the timer, and you can walk away. Leaving you time to do other things without worrying about a pot of beans, soup or stew simmering on the stove. With a busy schedule like I have, using an Instant Pot leaves me time to do more important things….like golf :-) Besides, when it comes to buying canned legumes, they can be costly. So, replacing canned with dried beans is also economical since you can buy dried beans at a fraction of the price than you would pay for canned beans. The best part! It is the flavour and texture, and there is simply no comparison between canned and freshly cooked beans. No more soggy, salted beans. By using a pressure cooking method, they will have a perfect texture and freshly cooked flavour. For more Instant Pot Gluten-Free recipes, please check out our popular instant pot recipe section. For last minute gift ideas check out our famous shopping page

Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
Cook Time icon Cook Time 40 + Minutes
Serves icon Serves 6 - 8

Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

The gluten-free Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe is a must have holiday recipe. Whether you are looking for a holiday cookie, a hostess gift, or just that freshly baked sweet treat, this classic chocolate crinkle cookie is always a big hit. The melt in your mouth cookie is probably one of the easiest gluten-free cookie recipes I have made. With only a few ingredients, few minutes of prep time and a little chill time, these cookies are made in no time. I have adapted this recipe from the classic chocolate crinkle cookie recipe, but I have substituted maple syrup for sugar and made it without gluten. These cookies are fudgy, not too sweet and lightly coated with powdered sugar. They taste just the way you remember them. The best part, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. A holiday dessert platter wouldn't be complete without crinkle cookies. Christmas is all about traditions, fond memories, family get togethers and delicious food. Holidays are when we indulge in the delicious food we know and love!

Only a few steps and a few ingredients

Only 9 ingredients Whisk 3 dry ingredients in a bowl; GF flour, baking powder and cocoa powder Beat together 5 wet ingredients; butter, maple syrup, egg, milk and vanilla Fold in dry ingredients and form a ball of dough Chill When ready; form the dough into small balls and lightly roll in powdered sugar Bake Eat :-)

A little history

Did you know that a crinkle cookie is an American cookie? The famous cookie is an original Betty Crocker recipe. The flavours of this traditional cookie vary, but the chocolate one is a holiday classic. I highly recommend eating them when they are slightly cooled but still warm. There is nothing more satisfying than a warm chocolate crinkle cookie melting in your mouth. Especially with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. YUM! Need more holiday cookie recipes? Check out our popular gluten-free chai spiced thumbprint cookie or grain-free gingerbread cookie

Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 + Minutes
Difficulty icon Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time icon Cook Time 12 Minutes
Serves icon Serves 18