Today I will offer you some good websites for gluten free resources and some gluten free recipes for your holidays.
Gluten Free Resources
There are cookbooks with recipes you can make yourself. I’ve given a couple of them below. In any recipe you can always substitute an equal amount of sugar required for the same amount of monk fruit. Go by your desired amount of sweetness too.
You can also substitute 1 cup of almond flour for one cup of wheat flour. Coconut flour is a good alternative too. Go with the best consistency. Add in a little “flour” at a time until it looks right for rolling into balls and flattening on a cookie sheet. If it is too crumbly, then you’ve added a bit too much. If it’s a bit too gooey, then you may need to add a little more. Almond milk and coconut milk are good substitutes for cow’s milk too. Additionally, monkfruit is an acceptable natural sweetener that can substitute sugar as a 1:1 ratio in any recipe too.
Keto Approved Ketogenic Cookbook – Gluten & Dairy Free Recipes: Amazing Tasting Alternatives. Simple. Easy. Delicious, by L.S. George
Dairy Free Keto Cooking: A Nutritional Approach to Restoring Health and Wellness, by Kyndra Holley.
Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife
Gluten-free websites (there are many, but here are two):
Gluten Free Recipe Books:
• Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall
• Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Raman Prasad
I love cooking with coconut flour. One of my favorite recipe books for coconut flour is Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife, N.D.
Gluten Free Recipes
Gluten Free “Sugar” Cookies
These cookies are the best gluten free recipe for sugar cookies I have found.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slightly brown the coconut and almonds.
1/2 C coconut flour
1/2 C chopped almonds
1/2 C butter
3/4 C monkfruit
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 C coconut flakes
Mix all ingredients and put in the refrigerator for about five minutes. Cut out or drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
This recipe can be altered to make a variety of muffins.
2 Tbs butter, melted
2 Tbs coconut milk or whole milk
3 Tbs honey (or monkfruit)
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 C sifted coconut flour (be sure your sifter is free of past gluten flour if allergies are a concern)
1/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
Blend together eggs, butter, coconut milk, honey, salt, and vanilla. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and thoroughly mix into batter until there are no lumps. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F (205C) for at least 15 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.
Note: for lemon muffins omit the vanilla and add two tsp lemon extract.
Chocolate Almond Truffles
1/2 C almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs honey or monkfruit
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, shaved or very finely chopped
2 Tbs coconut oil
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 C finely ground toasted almonds
1. Combine almond milk, vanilla extract, and honey in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Place chocolate in a large bowl and pour hot milk mixture over. Stir with a rubber spatula until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. If some hard pieces remain, put the bowl of chocolate in a pot of very hot water, being careful not to get water into the chocolate mixture, and continue stirring until all of the chocolate melts. Stir in coconut oil, and stir until melted and smooth. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, until firm but not hard.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a melon baller, scoop out balls and roll between your palms until even and smooth. Scatter cocoa powder on one plate, and almonds on another. Roll half of the truffles in cocoa to coat; roll the remaining truffles in ground almonds.
3. To serve, arrange on a serving platter or individual plates and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Serves 12 (makes 38 truffles) Per serving: 183 cal; 3 G prot; 13 G total fat (8 G saturated fat); 19 G carb; 0 mg chol; 9 mg sod; 3 G fiber; 14 G sugars.
If you prefer to spice up your truffles, add 1/2 tsp of chipotle chili powder.
More on Gluten
You can learn more about the harmful effects of gluten for you, and your child, whether he is on the autism spectrum or not. Read more about solutions to gluten allergies, and get your list of grains and products that contain gluten.
Get your FREE foods guide to the top 7 foods to avoid for calmer behaviors, clearer thinking, improved sleep, and much more!
Detailed information on gluten can be found in my book Naturally Recovering Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents.