Looking for holiday joy and gluten free recipes? You have come to the right place as these recipes are sure to please—just in time for Gluten Free Baking Week 2017 and the holidays. My Registered Dietitian Nutritionist friends have developed these delish tasty recipes with you in mind. Goodbye. Deprivation. Hello. Delish. Healthy and delish-tasting gluten free sweets for the whole year!
Kelli is the owner of Hungry Hobby LLC and is a nutrition counseling and communications expert. She created these Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies! They are made from almond butter so they are healthy and gluten free, and taste so chewy delicious that you won’t believe they are gluten free. Can’t wait to try them Kelli. Thank you! @hungryhobbyrd
Here are some beautiful Gluten Free Butternut Squash Muffins that Julia’s family loves. They are adorable and sweet, lightly spiced and have Julia’s “kick ass glaze.” Her family gobbles them up and they are a great use of leftover roasted winter squash.
Julia helps busy families by creating healthy, easy to make recipes the whole family can enjoy. Thanks Julia, they do look adorable and delish! @jugglingjuliaRD
Every year, Cheryl creates a long list of luscious gluten free options. She helps people with lots of dietary issues including Celiac, digestive issues, food allergies, vegetarian and vegan diets.
Lucky Us! Thanks Cheryl for the comprehensive list. @CherylHarrisRD
Amy is a nutrition consultant, spokesperson, author and recipe developer. We are so happy she developed Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites which can be eaten for breakfast or a snack. They offer plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fat to keep you fuller for longer. Plus, they’re totally delish! Amy I can’t wait to pop these babies in my mouth. Thank you Amy! @amygorin
Through her work as a nutrition consultant, author, spokesperson, and coach, Jeanne Reilly empowers parents to raise children with confidence in their food choices and their bodies. Jeanne developed these gluten free snacks as a nutritious, balanced, easy option for families on the go. Her Crustless Sweet Potato Pie and Butterscotch Coconut Protein Balls are delicious gluten free options for your holiday table! Thanks Jeanne @jeannereillyrd
As a dietitian for over 30 years who cares deeply about the taste of food, Judith “Judes” Scharman Draughon, MS, RDN, LD and author of Lean Body, Smart Life, provides simple and savory solutions to help busy people and their families live healthier. Judes’ Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies are sweetened with raw honey and are much healthier than a typical cookie. Beans replace the flour and egg while natural peanut butter is used instead of butter for an egg, dairy and gluten-free dessert option. I baked these with guests for dessert for my dinner party. Not only were they a hit but it was fun guessing the surprise ingredient. Thanks Judes! @foodswithjudes
E. A. Stewart aka the Spicy RD is nutrition coach, integrative dietitian, gluten free recipe developer, and digestive health expert in sunny San Diego. She developed Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies just in time for the holiday season for (natural) sweetness, spice and everything nice. These moist, chewy, and delicately spiced and naturally sweetened gluten free gems take delicious to a whole new level with the Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raising filling. Thanks E.A. Mouth. Watering! @spicyrd
Jeanne and Julie love these Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones. Why? You only dirty one bowl and all the ingredients are found in your pantry. What’s not to love! Win! Win! This recipe was lovingly created by Living Plate. A company that provides all the tools and resources dietitians need to amplify their ability to engage their community and expand their client base while helping them generate revenue for their practices. Thank you Jeanne and Julie. This recipe screams healthy holidays! @livingplate
Lisa Hoelscher, MPH, RDN, LD
Lisa enjoys a version of the Flourless Peanut Butter/Almond Butter Cookies that my Registered Dietitian sister Laurie gave me when I started my food sensitivity journey. These cookies saved my sanity. Lisa loves that it can be adapted a million ways. You can add dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips or for a double treat, dip in chocolate. Lisa has also made this recipe with almond butter and almond extract for a different flavor, making it perfect for a peanut butter allergy. I agree with Lisa that it will knock your sweet bud socks off! Along with baking gluten-free treasures, Lisa does volunteer work with St. Anthony Park Area Seniors here in Minnesota. Thanks Lisa!
- 1 cup nut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- (Optional: dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips)
- Combine the egg and sugar; then stir in the vanilla and nut butter.
- Mix in any optional ingredients.
- The dough may be sticky so you may want to refrigerate it for 5-10 minutes.
- Roll the dough into 1” balls, then roll in sugar and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Flatten with a criss-cross pattern made with a fork as with peanut butter cookies or with the bottom of a glass.
- Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool for several minutes on the cookie sheet until firm.