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Great Gluten Free Options

From baked goods and pasta to grain dishes and breakfast foods, the gluten element found in many meals seems downright impossible to avoid. The good news: going “gluten-free” is often simply a matter of swapping a single ingredient for its tasty alternative. As a result, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious array of recipes without fear of those pesky proteins.
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Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache  

These cute little cakeletts are the perfect example of what gluten-free can be. While the flourless batter bakes, whip up some chocolate Ganache for frosting (Leftover Ganache makes an excellent snack dip for fruit, pretzels, whatever you choose!). Get extra fancy by using piping to apply the topping, and sprinkle with red heart candies for flair.

Tip: disposable piping bags and metal piping tips are an affordable and fun way to make all manner of creative confections! Visit your baked goods aisle to get started.

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies   

Chocolaty, crumbly, scrumptious…and oh, by the way, gluten-free! You’ll be surprised at the variety of baking alternatives available in store at a glance, and at how fast this recipe prepares. Using finely ground coconut flour, your gluten-free cookie treasures can come together in less than 25 minutes! Now that’s flour power. 

Blueberry Pancakes  

Who can resist a stack of hot and fluffy pancakes infused with fresh blueberries and topped with syrup, jam, or other flavor of choice? This particular recipe is exceptional, with ½ teaspoon cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract thrown in for fun. The gluten-free part is easy.

Gluten-Free Cheesy Baked Pasta  

What about gluten-free pasta? We’ve got you covered. One box, gluten-free Penne is all you need to (re)make and bake the mozzarella-covered meal that’s ready out of the oven in just 30 minutes. This classic Italian recipe will delight even those doubtful of the non-gluten option.    

Gluten-Free Curried Quinoa   

One of the “ancient grains,” quinoa is the feel-good, gluten-free alternative to couscous. When preparing, check the package to ensure it is pre-rinsed, otherwise, a fine mesh filter or coffee filter will do. Steeped in turmeric, coriander, and ginger, this fresh and spicy dish will keep any mention of “flavorless” out of your mealtime conversation.

Tip: Powdered ginger is widely available, but buying the root fresh is a real treat and, like garlic, will store well on the shelf or in a sealed bag in your refrigerator’s crisper drawer.

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