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If this is your first gluten free Thanksgiving I recommend you keep it simple and make yourself a pie and some stuffing to share, those two are pretty easy to make and don’t require much leg work.
I know I know Thanksgiving is all about the food. It’s about sitting at the dinner table and enjoying being together with good food. Some would argue that food MAKES Thanksgiving and if that’s your philosophy that’s fine. I’m not going to try to sell you on the idea that it’s going to be easy the first time around but I will tell you is that you are in control of how you want feel.
Don’t get hung up on the recipes and foods that maybe you can’t make because they take a really long time to prepare or require special ingredients that you might not have on hand, skip those, there’s plenty of naturally gluten-free fixings and dishes that you can make.
With time you will adjust to the gluten free lifestyle and become a better cook or find products or services that make it easier for you to all enjoy all the food that you want to eat but just because you don’t have everything you want doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a day with friends, family and loved ones.
I tried to put together gluten free Thanksgiving recipes that any home-cook would find useful although if there’s anything that I missed that you’d like for me to add to this page just leave me a comment below and I will do my best to find a tried-and-true recipe for you to enjoy on Thanksgiving.
Some of these gluten free Thanksgiving recipes are mine but most of them are from friends or colleagues of mine.
At the end of the post I also included a list of gluten free turkeys and a video on how to make gluten free gravy, two different ways.
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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Gluten Free Turkey Brands
Turkeys are naturally gluten-free, as long as they’re not stuffed, brined or basted with a gluten containing ingredient they’re gluten-free. All stuffed turkeys contain gluten even if you don’t eat the stuffing. The brands of turkey listed below have gluten-free options.
Hormel Foods (pdf)
Butterball 800-288-8372 - The only turkey that is not gluten free is the Frozen Stuffed Turkey.
Manorhoouse – Safeway brand - 877-723-3929
Perdue Fresh Turkey (pdf) 800-473-7383
Pilgrim’s Pride 800-824-1159
Hunnysuckle White 316-683-4691
Empire Kosher 717-436-5921
How To Make Gluten Free Gravy Two Ways
Minimal ingredients and quick bake time are what make this gluten free pita bread recipe a hit.
After you’ve tried it you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Besides being gluten free it’s also grain free, sugar free, and low carb. And you can replace the butter with coconut oil to make this gluten free pita bread recipe dairy free too.
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon oil or melted butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour, firmly packed – firmly packed is very important
- 1/4 cup almond flour, firmly packed
- 1/8 teaspoon salt – use a good quality salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together egg, oil and water.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well to form batter.
- Pour two equal portions onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Spread each pita 5-6 inches round.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Gluten Free Pita Bread Recipe Tips
In this video you get the see the consistency of the batter and how strong and pliable the pita bread is.
Gluten Free Pita Bread Fillings
Pita bread is a great vehicle for chicken salad, jelly, eggs and bacon, veggies, turkey and cheese or anyting that you’d like to wrap in something besides a lettuce leaf.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Bacon and Egg
Gluten Free Pita Chips Recipe
You can make some pretty fantastic gluten free pita chips with this pita bread recipe.
To make gluten free pita chips, slice your pita bread in half then cut in to wedges and bake at 350 for about 7 minutes.
And while you’re in the kitchen you might as well make yourself some homemade hummus. Making it at home is not only less expensive than the overpriced packaged ones that you find at whole paycheck but it tastes much silkier and it’s simple to make. Find out the trick to super smooth hummus, here’s my homemade hummus recipe.
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Recommended Almond Flour
Honeyville’s Blanched Almond Flour (Blanched Almond Meal) is the perfect way to cook with low carbohydrate intake. Almond flour provides a hearty flavor and consistency without adding all of those empty calories. Full of filling protein and dietary fiber, almond flour works well in a wide array of recipes. Made from blanched almonds, pressed into fine particles, Honeyville’s almond flour adds color, texture, richness, flavor, body, and binds ingredients in baking applications.
Recommended Coconut Flour
Honeyville’s Organic Coconut Flour is certified organic through the USDA and comes from naturally grown coconuts in the beautiful Philippine islands. Its low-carb properties makes it a great fit in a wide variety of recipes, and includes high amounts of protein and dietary fiber. It can be substituted for other gluten free flours in cakes, breads, cookies, muffins, and any of your favorite recipes that call for a gluten free flour mixture. The taste and texture is phenomenal and is naturally gluten free. With a fraction of the carbs of most gluten free flour mixes, coconut flour provides a hearty flavor and consistency without adding all of those empty calories.
Like most keepers finding a really good tasting gluten free pancake mix doesn’t come easy. You could easily spend upwards of $50 on gf pancake mixes before you find a winner.
Lucky for you today I’m going to share with you not only my favorite, but honest to goodness the best gluten free pancake mix, short of mixing your own flours, but seriously who has time for that? I don’t!
- 1 cup Pamela's gluten free pancake mix
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tbs oil - I used melted butter
- Mix all ingredients
- Pour 1/4 cup of the batter on to medium hot griddle
- Flip once you see bubbles begin to form, about 2.5-3 minutes
I guess you’d imagine the syrup being elegantly poured over the blueberries and pancakes is something I got at a farmers market or maybe its the butter flavored syrup thats always on sale at the grocery store. Nope, it’s what Michelle calls Coconut Caramel Sauce and it’s outstanding poured over pancakes, waffles, muffins, and cakes.
Coconut Carmel Sauce
To make this contagious concoction simply bring butter (or coconut oil) and honey to a boil. Boil on medium high until it reaches a nice caramel color. Remove from the heat. Pour in the coconut milk. Whisk until smooth. Naturally the syrup will be a little runny but you can give it a bit more viscosity by simmering it on med heat until it reduces a little and gets thicker.
*1/2 butter (or cup coconut oil if preferred)
*1/2 cup honey
*1 cup coconut milk
Recipe source: GlutenFreeFix.com
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