My 20 favorite gluten-free recipes

Well it’s national gluten-free day today, so I thought I would round up the 20 best gluten-free recipes on my site right now.

I have SO many more gluten-free recipes, so today is also a reminder for me to include some of them in upcoming posts.

Gluten is one of those crazy things that you don’t really need to have in a lot of things, but it is sneakily in almost everything. Especially store bought sauces and stuff like that. I’m not celiac or gluten-intolerant in any way, so I’ve never really been conscious of what products contain gluten. When I started to expand my recipes to be more inclusive of some of the common dietary restrictions I was so surprised to find gluten everywhere. I will say that even in the last few years, many companies have made steps to remove gluten from a number of products – so that’s progress.

Don’t get me wrong, I myself LOVE gluten; but I fully understand that there is real gluten intolerance that can cause everything from minor discomfort to serious pain and allergic reactions. So for those of you that are gluten-free, I hope you find a few recipes in here that help make your life a little easier and your food more enjoyable.

Starting with the sweet stuff, because who doesn’t like dessert first, right?

Salted tahini chocolate chunk cookies

These cookies are melt in your mouth delicious. big dark chocolate chunks and flaked salt make them the perfect indulgence.

The best chewy tahini and dark chocolate chunk cookies

Peanut butter, banana oatmeal cookies

These vegan, gluten-free breakfast cookies are the perfect way to start the day!

Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free peanut butter, banana and oatmeal breakfast cookies | version with chopped raw peanuts | version with vegan dark chocolate chunks and flaky sea salt

Cherry coconut oat bars

These sweet cherry coconut bars are the perfect healthyish snack for the whole family and if cherries aren’t your thing, raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries would make the perfect swap.

Raw lemon coconut chia bars

These raw, vegan, gluten-free coconut bars sure don’t taste like it. Packed with tons of bright lemony flavour – these are a great post-workout or anytime snack

Raw chai spiced coconut bars

A chai spin off the coconut bars above, this variation is filled with warming spices and is a perfect way to start or end your day.

Tahini bliss balls

If you’re looking for ways to kick up at energy a notch, these two recipes are a great place to start.

Blueberry overnight oats with chia

Super easy recipe to throw together, and one that is kid approved – it taste like sweet vanilla pudding with juicy (frozen) blueberries; and just happens to be super nutritious.

Roasted pineapple overnight oats

Roasted sweet pineapple mixed with coconut make these overnight oats take you to a tropical paradise. It might only be for a minute or two, but hey – better than nothing when you’re in the middle of winter.

Vegan roasted pineapple and coconut overnight oats topped with rich coconut milk and toasted coconut | Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free | breakfast | healthy breakfast option | make ahead breakfast |

Cold sesame zucchini noodle salad

This salad is quick, simple and incredibly flavourful. It makes a great meal on it’s own, but is even better with grilled salmon, steak or tofu!

Cold zucchini noodle salad with sesame vinaigrette | vegan salad | gluten-free

Acorn squash and apple bowl

A hearty fall/winter bowl you will go back to again and again. It is easily vegan (just take out the feta, or sub for vegan cheese).

Roasted acorn squash and apple salad

Sweet potato protein bowl

This bowl is an awesome spin off the traditional as it’s grain free and instead filled with hearty vegetables, beans and more!

Nutritious sweet potato protein bowl

Homemade buttermilk ranch

This fresh flavourful homemade ranch is way better than store bought, that is all.

Homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, better than store bought and healthier too | homemade salad dressing | salad dressing | ranch dressing |

Sweet potato black bean hash

One of my favorite breakfasts for the weekend, it takes a bit of time but it’s worth it!

Corn chowder with fennel and crispy bacon

This rich and flavourful chowder is the perfect cure for these cold winter days.

Homemade corn chowder

Carrot, apple and ginger soup

One of my all time favourite soup recipes – it is super simple with just a few ingredients and bonus, kids love it just as much as adults.

Savoury roasted carrot, tomato and red pepper soup

Tomato soup but make it SO MUCH better. This extra flavourful soup has added depth and earthiness from the carrots and a little sweet addition from the red pepper. I promise it will blow your basic tomato soup out of the water.

Dairy-free roasted carrot, tomato and red pepper soup

Sweet potato coconut stew

Hearty, vegan, gluten-free and freakin delicious, a new recipe this year and one that will be on repeat until the warm temperatures come back.

Sweet potato stew | vegan stew | sweet potato and coconut stew | comfort foods | comforting recipes | cold weather food |

Palak paneer

One of my all time favourite Indian dishes. This is my version of the dish, it is warming, packed with flavour and nutrient dense. Serve over rice or with a whole bunch of gluten-free naan bread.

Chipotle chicken tacos with salsa verde

Our go to chicken tacos when the kids aren’t around because they’re a bit spicy, but they are absolutely delicious.

Maple peach bourbon baby back ribs

Need I say more, yum. The homemade maple peach bourbon sauce is fantastic and gluten-free, sometimes hard to find in store bought sauces. Get that BBQ ready to go, you won’t be disappointed.

Oooey gooey maple peach bourbon pork ribs | pork ribs | baby back ribs | sweet baby back pork ribs | ribs marinade

If you enjoyed these recipes, please feel free to comment here on the blog, or post a picture on Instagram and tag me @mysweetmess, I always love seeing what you guys are making and enjoying.

Till the next recipe(s),

Kristen xo

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