Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I've been in awe of all the amazing recipes my fellow bloggers have come up with. Last year, I cooked my first ever Thanksgiving dinner for my parents, and I was grateful for all of the gluten-free recipes I was able to find. This year, I'll be going to a friend's for dinner, so I haven't been thinking much about Thanksgiving cooking. But I wanted to have a resource for all of us who need gluten-free recipes. There are those of us who eat this way regularly and have all our gluten-free flour blends at hand. For you, I have recipes that call for special gluten-free ingredients. And for those of you who might be cooking gluten-free for the first time, I have simpler recipes that won't require buying ten new ingredients. They might require buying something like gluten-free bread, but nothing that you'll have to make from scratch. Some of these are recipes I've tried; others are recipes I want to try. They all look amazing.

And I apologize for waiting so long to post this. I've been thinking about it for days, but I wasn't able to sit down and look for all my favorite recipes until today. If you've already planned your Thanksgiving dishes, come back for your next holiday meal!

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes
Bread and Rolls:
Cranberry Walnut Bread
Brazilian Cheese Bread 
Herbed Bread Sticks
French Bread Rolls
Pumpkin Molasses Bread
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Dinner Rolls

Most sides are naturally gluten-free or easily made that way, so there's a longer list below.
Vegan Gravy


Apple Pie
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
Sweet Potato Pie with Seedy Amaranth Crust 
Cranberry Chestnut Cookies
Coconut Flour Gingerbread Cake
Apple Pumpkin Crumble Bars

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes That Don't Require Gluten-Free Flours
Bread and Rolls:
Pecan and Apple Bread
While you can't usually make rolls or bread without purchasing special ingredients, there are a lot of good mixes out there so you can still have that "fresh from the oven taste." Here's a link to a list of some of the top brands: gluten-free bread mixes

Cranberry Apple Stuffing
Acorn Squash and Mashed Potato Stuffing
Roasted Acorn Squash and Brussel Sprouts
Mushroom Stuffing 
Autumn Squash Soup
Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Roasted Shrimp with Wasabi Cocktail Sauce
Sweet Potato Quiche
Roasted Tahini Baby Carrots
Green Beans with Balsamic Onions
Maple Roasted Yams with Pecans and Dried Cranberries

You can make any pie by purchasing a pre-made gluten-free crust and then just making the topping. Or here are some other ideas:
Raw Pumpkin Cheese Pie
No-Bake Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie 
Crustless Pecan Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Spicy Mulled Apple Cider
Reindeer Antlers
Egg Nogg Latte

And because there are so many more wonderful recipes and I can't link to them all, here are links to some other gluten-free bloggers' Thanksgiving recipe roundups.

Thanksgiving at The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Thanksgiving at Affairs of Living
Thanksgiving at Gluten-Free Goddess
Thanksgiving at Gluten-Free Easily
Thanksgiving at Celiac Teen
Thanksgiving at Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
Thanksgiving at Fire and Salt

I hope you all have wonderful Thanksgivings, and please come back and share with us if you have any special gluten-free recipes that deserve mention.


Maggie said...

Wow! What a round-up! You're learning from Shirley! I love it. Thanks so so so much for the linky love. Have a great thanksgiving.

Megan Hassen said...

What a great collection! This will help with my last minute planning. Thanks!

Pure2raw twins said...

Perfect timing, Lori and I were just discussing what we are going to make for Thanksgiving, I will have to go through all these great recipes. This will be tough :)


Zoe said...

Wonderful list of Thanksgiving options, Iris! Thanks for the link love. :) I hope the cake works out for you and you like it, should you make it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather said...

Aw thanks for including my pumpkin spice cake. You are sweet. I hope you have a really great Thanksgiving and holiday season! :)

I'll go check out all these recipes!

Heidi @Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom said...

GREAT roundup Iris and I concur with're learning from Shirley (and I need to get back into doing this too).

Happy Thanksgiving!


Alea said...

What a wonderful round up! I have several friends and my sister who are just starting down the #gfree path and this will be a great resource for them! It is so nice to know that there are many delicious options for a delicious gf Thanksgiving dinner.

Ricki said...

What a great roundup, Iris! Thanks for including my recipe, too. :) I posted a Thanksgiving roundup back in October, for the Canadian Thanksgiving, but I guess I should re-post! And lately I've been kind of obsessed with my chocolate-pumpkin pots de creme (also no flour), which I found out the other day make a fabulous ice cream if you freeze them! ;) I hope you have a wonderful, very happy holiday this week! :D

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Oh, a big big YUM on everything listed here, Iris, even though I was just reading again about how yum, yummy, delicious, etc. are verboten ... whatever. Thanks so much for including my recipes; I'm honored. Of course, now I'm wanting a Reindeer Antler. It's almost cocktail time, right? ;-)

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, dear! I'm so thrilled that you are happy in Seattle (and not sleepless LOL ... sorry had to say it)! xo,

Brittany said...

Iris! You are awesome!! this is a fantastic list.. will be passing along!

Farty Girl said...

great post! you are always looking out for the gluten freers. we are thankful for that!


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