Don't let an intolerance to gluten get in the way of enjoying the festivities this year. Give these tried-and-true recipes a try:
2 cups gluten free flour
⅓ cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup of milk of your choice
2 tbsp vinegar
¼ cup organic canola oil
Heat your pan over medium heat. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In a large measuring cup or bowl, combine liquid ingredients. Let liquid ingredients sit for 5 – 10 minutes. Add liquid to flour and mix well. You can add a little more flour or milk at this time to achieve your desired consistency.
Use your favorite butter, vegetable oil spray or oil to grease your pan. Use ¼ cup scoop to put batter onto pan. Cook over medium heat and look for when bubbles through pancakes have stopped opening and closing and then flip. Continue to cook until the other side is cooked. These keep well warmed in a toaster oven.
Chocolate Cannellini Cake
For a gluten-free cake the whole family will love, check out this rich and chocolaty Cannellini Chocolate Cake from Nourish, Eat, Repeat by Adrianne Delgado, RD, LDN (on sale through December 24th - Buy One, Get One 1/2 OFF!).
It is easy to substitute gluten free flour into some of your favorite recipes. Remember that corn starch works very well as a gravy thickener. If you are making a quiche, bake potatoes and then smash them into the bottom of your pie plate to use as your crust.
And here's an easy gluten free flour mix to make and keep at home:
Gluten-Free Flour Mix
3 cups rice flour
3 cups corn starch
2 cups soy flour
1 cup masa harina or cornmeal
Remember, that you may need to adjust flour or liquid in some recipes when using a gluten free flour mix.