Our Best Gluten-Free Recipes of 2019

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 soup recipes, these gluten-free recipes are absolute the best! To find out which were the best gluten-free recipes that made the cut this year, we analyzed which recipes were most downloaded from our website, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Foodgawker. With over a million downloads, some were oldies, others were our most recent, but mostly they were recipes we posted over the past few years. Based on the results I have put a list together of only the best gluten-free recipes of 2019

What is onlyglutenfreerecipes all about?

If you are new to onlyglutenfreerecipes (OGFR), our recipes are well known for their 15 minutes hands-on of prep time. Each recipe link goes directly to the recipe, and facts that relate only to the recipe. You know what I am talking about! The recipes are simply put together and can be made even by the novice cook. Most of the recipes are made without refined sugar whenever possible and healthy fats. This year I added an instant pot category. The instant pot recipes have been very successful, so keep checking for the latest gluten-free instant pot recipes because there is more to come. Currently, we have well over a thousand gluten-free recipes on our website featuring countries such as Thailand, Eastern Europe, India, Mexico, Italy and more. We started in 2014 and have been rapidly growing each year. This post features only the best gluten-free recipes of 2019

Gluten-free products

With the explosion of the gluten-free diet, the gluten-free products are on the rise, and the sales are projected to exceed $2 billion the next year. This makes it so much easier to buy gluten-free ingredients in comparison to 10 years ago when gluten-free products were difficult to find. One thing I would like to talk about is gluten-free flour blends. Sometimes I will use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend in my baking. The reason is, to simplify the recipe. BUT, please keep in mind that all blends are made with different ingredients. Some blends also include milk, so if you are vegan or follow a dairy-free diet, this flour blend is not for you. This is why in my recipes, I recommend which blend works the best in that particular recipe. If you decide to use a different blend than the one I recommended, the results may vary. There is one blend I will NEVER use. It is the one that includes bean flours. This blend does not work in my gluten-free baking. Sorry 🙁 And please, if you have any questions or concerns, email me and I will respond as soon as I can. I always love to hear from you!

What is Celiac disease? The quick answer.

Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy driven by dietary gluten present in wheat, rye and barley.  Celiac disease is a somewhat common disease, and yet we still know so little about it, and in many cases goes undiagnosed.

If you follow a gluten-free diet because you are gluten-intolerant, have Celiac disease or use gluten-free products because you feel it is a healthier choice, these gluten-free recipes are for you. Knowing which are the best gluten-free recipes may help you decide which recipes you should try first. I know a hard choice sometimes 🙂

 

Best gluten-free recipes of 2019

 

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chow Mein

Balancing the vegetables with noodles and the flavourful sauce is the success of this stunning dish. Stir fries are a quick way to cook and the short time means all the ingredients retain most of their flavour, texture and nutrients

 

skillet chicken, gluten freeSanta Fe Skillet Chicken Dinner

Keep it simple tonight with this easy one-skillet chicken dish. The Santa Fe Skillet Chicken dinner has excellent blended flavours combined with beans, corn, tomatoes and topped with melted cheese.

 

 

pasta salad, gluten freeGluten-Free Potluck Italian Pasta Salad

Using fresh and simple ingredients is what makes this potluck Italian pasta salad flavourful and light. The pasta, tomatoes and bocconcini are marinated in fresh parsley, basil, garlic, fresh lemon juice and olive oil, making this gluten-free salad unforgettable

 

 

cottage pie, gluten freeGluten-Free Cottage Pie

Cottage pie also known as shepherd’s pie, what is the difference? The difference is the meat. Shepherds pie is made with lamb and cottage pie is made with beef. This deliciously flavoured cottage pie has fluffy cheesy potato topping and can be made in less than an hour.

 

moroccan lambMoroccan-Style Baked Lamb Casserole

This indulgent dish is fragrant and spicy but not excessively hot. The effect is exotic but not overpowering. This casserole is layered with lamb, potatoes, collards and cheese baked in a light cream

 

 

one pot, chicken, paprikasGluten Free One Pot Chicken Paprikash Penne

Ordinarily, chicken paprikash is served over pasta or rice. In this recipe, I cooked the pasta in the sauce allowing the pasta soak up flavours of the amazing sauce. This one pot wonder takes only 25 minutes to cook, making this an easy gluten free weeknight meal that even the pickiest eater will love

 

paleo brownieEasy Paleo Brownie Recipe

Using only a few ingredients this recipe takes minutes to whip up. The chocolaty brownies come out light and scrumptious. I have added walnuts to this paleo brownie recipe, which is entirely optional but the walnuts add flavour and a just the right texture

 

spicy soba noodles gluten freeMonday Night Spicy Soba Noodles

When it comes to gluten-free noodles, Soba (buckwheat noodles) are most nutritious. I have adapted this amazing noodle dish to a vegan recipe so everyone can enjoy it. In addition, the sauce will make you drool, tying everything together perfectly. For Monday night dinner, this spicy soba noodle dish is the best, because you can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes.

 

gluten-free thumbprint cookiesGluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

With only a few basic ingredients, you can make gluten-free thumbprint cookies that your entire family will love. What I love about this gluten-free cookie recipe is that you can personalize it by using a jam of your choice. Because the jam sweetens the cookie, I was able to cut back on the sweetener. I recommend doubling the recipe because they go very fast.

 

keto cheesecake, blueberryKeto Minnie Blueberry Cheesecakes

If you are following a keto diet, you will enjoy these Minnie blueberry cheesecakes. All you need is 6 ingredients and they take only minutes to prepare. The best part, you don’t have to bake them and the cheesecakes taste heavenly. Now you can have a keto dessert without worrying about the extra carbs! Total net carbs per each cheesecake is only about 2.25

 

French bread, gluten free

Gluten-Free Crusty French Baguette Recipe

The bread is crusty on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.  If you love white bread, this recipe is for you. The recipe is super easy to whip up using only 7 ingredients plus the basics such as water and salt. There is no lengthy kneading, and the results are exceptional.

 

crescent cookie, grain freeGrain-Free Crescent Cookies

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.

 

stew, AfricanAfrican Beef Stew Recipe

Most delicious African beef stew slow-cooked in a coconut sauce flavoured with African spices. Cooking with ethnic spices adds diversity and uniqueness to our food, such as in this recipe. The spices such as ginger, paprika, curry and cinnamon combined with coconut milk enhance the flavours of the tender beef and veggies.

 

gluten free, tiramisuGluten-Free Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is an amazing traditional Italian dessert oozing with rich cream, ladyfingers and coffee liquor. This gluten-free tiramisu is made from scratch, including the ladyfingers. The recipe may seem complicated, but it is actualy straight forward

 

Hungarian goulashAuthentic Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian goulash can be served as a stew or as soup, depending on how much water you add to the goulash. The traditional Hungarian spices are what give this Goulash authentic and robust flavour. When serving the goulash as a stew traditionally you would add pasta

 

4-Ingredient Double Stuffed Butternut Squashstuffed butternut squash, 4 ingredients

This vegetarian stuffed butternut squash recipe is simple to make, gluten-free and all you need is four ingredients plus spices. The squash is stuffed with a most delicious gooey cheesy filling which is made with yogurt, cheddar cheese and green onions. This recipe is super easy to put together making this an easy healthy meal for a busy weeknight.

 

scone, gluten freeGluten-Free Rustic Bacon And Cheese Scones

When it comes to gluten-free baking, there is nothing simpler to make than scones. Savoury scones are especially popular because they can replace bread for when making sandwiches

 

 

rice salad gluten freeMoroccan Chickpea and Rice Salad

Moroccan chickpea and rice salad is about spices and plenty of fresh lemon juice. This simple to prepare vegan dish isn’t a weekday salad, but an exotic “company’s coming”  salad. The salad is packed with intense flavours and various textures. It is healthy and most delicious!

 

chai spiced banana bread, gluten freeChai Spiced Banana Bread Gluten-Free

An excellent way to use up overripe bananas is to make banana bread. In this recipe, I wanted more flavour than just bananas, so I added my favourite blend of chai spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and fresh ginger. Because I wanted to keep this recipe healthier, I didn’t add sugar and used only olive oil for fats

 

fried chicken, gluten freeGluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken

Crispy Gluten-free Southern Fried Chicken. Many of us love fried chicken, especially when it is coated in a tasty, crispy coating. In this southern recipe, the chicken is coated in a light egg-free buttermilk batter seasoned with spices. I have also added flaxseed to the batter, which gives the chicken that crispy coating.

 

walnut loaf, dates, gluten freeGluten-Free Classic Walnut Date Loaf

Preserving the past in this classic walnut date loaf without gluten is magical. See why it is so healthy and oh so delicious. Dates are rich in fiber and iron and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and powerful antioxidants. For a boost of energy or a healthy breakfast, have a slice of this highly nutritious walnut date loaf

 

poblano pepper, stuffed, gluten freeRoasted Stuffed Poblano Pepper

Roasted Stuffed Poblano Pepper is a very tasty Mexican dish! Poblano pepper filled with delicious ingredients such as black beans, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice bring out a stunning harmony of flavours. When your appetite calls for Mexican food, nothing beats a roasted stuffed poblano pepper.

 

coconut cookie, gluten free4-Ingredient Gluten-Free Coconut Cookies

This is probably one of the easiest gluten-free cookie recipes I have created. All you need is 4 ingredients and a food processor. The delicious cookies are chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and are made without refined sugar.

 

enchilada, chicken,Gluten-Free Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Let me show you how to make hearty casserole dinner for a lazy night. Typically chicken enchilada is an assembly of various ingredients and then rolled in a corn tortilla. In this gluten-free chicken enchilada casserole, there is very little work, and the result is a lasagna type casserole with chicken. Think of it as enchilada lasagna, you will love it!

 

lemon bar, keto

Keto Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

These Keto Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are silky smooth, lemony with a buttery shortbread almond crust. Besides being keto, they are gluten-free and grain-free. Does it get any better than this? The combination makes for a truly dreamy, summer dessert and only about 3 net carbs per slice :-).

 

shortbread cookie, gluten free

Gluten-Free Chocolate Swirl Shortbread Cookies

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.

 

burrito skillet, gluten freeOne-Skillet Vegetarian Burrito – Gluten-Free

This gluten-free, vegetarian burrito has all the delicious ingredients of a burrito but without the tortilla. This Mexican dish is made with black beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, rice, cheese, and plenty of cilantro. For the spices, I used the traditional chili powder, cumin and garlic

 

gluten-free sandwich breadGluten-Free Basic White Sandwich Bread

The bread has everything you are looking for in a white sandwich bread. Firstly it is delicious, light, soft, moist and tastes just like the sandwich bread you had when you were growing up. This is a basic gluten-free white sandwich bread recipe, so feel free to add some chia seeds, flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds if you wish

 

ramen salad, vegan, gluten freeVegan Ramen Salad With Sesame Ginger Dressing {Gluten-Free}

In this ramen salad, I used baby kale, edamame beans, julienned carrots, water chestnuts, roasted cashews, green onions and plenty of sesame seeds. To finish the salad I made the most flavourful sesame ginger dressing, trust me, it is so good! The salad got 10 out of 10 in our test kitchen.

bread, artisan, vegan, egg freeBest Gluten-Free Artisan Bread

Finding a gluten free bread recipe that is simple to make and tastes as good as this bread is not easy. In our test kitchen, we tried numerous combinations of ingredients to create bread that is healthy, tastes good and is simple enough for anyone to make.This rustic bread is packed with seeds and grains and is nutritious and delicious.

 

cheese buns, gluten free, 4 ingredients4 – Ingredient Gluten-Free Cheese Buns

Who said gluten-free baking has to be complicated? This simple gluten-free cheese bun recipe uses only 4 ingredients plus salt. The tasty buns have a sourdough texture with cheese throughout. I especially like them toasted or lightly grilled on a barbecue and served with sliders.

 

banana apple muffin, gluten freeBest Gluten-Free Banana Apple Muffins

Start your day with moist and delicious gluten free banana apple muffins. These dairy free muffins are sweetened mostly with fruit, and are high in protein and fiber. I promise you these muffins will melt in your mouth and your family will never know these banana apple muffins are gluten free.

 

Chinese noodles, gluten freeGluten-Free Spicy Chinese Noodles

Gluten-Free Spicy Chinese Noodles is a dish all about fresh crispy veggies mixed with noodles and flavoured with a spicy, chili garlic sauce. This Asian dish is better than take out, and you can make it under 30 minutes. There is so much flavour going on in this simple to make Chinese noodle dish

 

tomato fettuccine, gluten free, KetoSkillet Tomato Cheese Fettuccine (Keto, Vegetarian)

This is definitely the keto pasta recipe to add to this month’s healthy recipes. Just imagine a low carb pasta smothered in the most flavourful Italian tomato cheese sauce. The sauce is spiced up with oregano, basil and bay leaves and to give the sauce some texture I added grated zucchini.

 

coconut curry ramen, gluten freeEasy Vegan Coconut Curry Ramen

In this easy gluten-free recipe, I added coconut curry flavour making the broth rich and tasty. Ramen can be served just in a broth, but also with vegetables, soft boiled eggs, pork or chicken slices. This recipe is a quick version of the delicious soup keeping the flavours intense and delicious.

 

cranberry honey bread, gluten freeGluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread

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.

 

brownies, chickpea,dates,chocolateGluten-Free Chickpea Date Fudge Brownies

Chickpea date fudge brownies are delightfully rich and indulgent, yet it is simplicity itself to prepare. I have added coffee and cardamom to this recipe, making this dessert more flavourful than your typical brownie. When following a restricted diet, it is nice to find a dessert recipe that is vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free

 

thai chicken ramen, gluten freeEasy Thai Cashew Chicken Ramen (Gluten-Free)

Just imagine tasty creamy broth with loads of tender veggies and noodles, it doesn’t get any better than this. In this recipe I have explored with a new flavour and added cashew butter, adding rich flavour bringing this gluten-free ramen to another level

 

zucchini muffin, gluten freeChai-Spiced Cranberry Zucchini Muffins – Gluten-Free

I can’t tell you how delicious these gluten-free muffins are. They are moist and light, flavoured with chai spices, and the cranberries add a little sourness making them so good! I used olive oil for fats and zucchini to keep them moist.

 

oatmeal, raisins,cookiesAward Winning Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you were on a search for the perfect gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie, you must try this recipe. I promise you will not be disappointed. Packed with raisins, hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, this gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie is a winner! This cookie recipe is also dairy-free and refined sugar-free.

 

chocolate pecan shortbread squaresChocolate Pecan Shortbread Squares (Gluten-Free)

Shortbread is festive on its own but add a chocolate pecan layer over the shortbread and, well you know what I am talking about. It screams delicious!! I promise you, this chocolate pecan shortbread dessert will melt in your mouth

 

basic muffin, gluten freeGluten-Free Basic Muffin Recipe

Who doesn’t love a freshly baked muffin made from scratch? This is a basic gluten-free muffin recipe that can be used for a variety of muffins. I wanted to create a plain gluten-free muffin batter that is simple with as few ingredients as possible. The fun part is, you add your own mix-ins.  There are many mix-ins options, such as berries, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, cocoa, chopped apples, grated carrots, raisins the list is endless.

 

Thank you for your continual support and warm emails, because this is why I work so hard and continue to create new recipes. I hope you enjoy our best gluten-free recipes of 2019.

I wish you and your family, health and happiness in the New Year 2020

Kristina xo

 

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