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A Gluten Free Christmas

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One of the most challenging things I’ve found about our son Einstein being gluten free is the holiday meals. When it comes to Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas, it can be difficult to go to different events and have to worry about what there will be that is safe for him to eat. He has been gluten free for a few years now so I am getting better at adapting our recipes and knowing what will work for him. I keep a stash of gluten free baking on a shelf in the freezer and try to remember to bring a few treats for him with us when we are going to a holiday gathering so that he won’t feel left out.

a Gluten Free Christmas

I’ve also gotten quite a repertoire of gluten free recipes that I make for holiday meals. By doing a bit of planning, it is possible to have an entirely gluten free Christmas and not miss out on anything!

Christmas Planning and Baking:

Rice Krispie Candy Houses from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – This is a wonderful alternative to the traditional gingerbread houses and even easier to decorate. It’s one of our favourite pre-Christmas traditions.

Rice Krispie Houses...a Holiday Tradition at The Chaos and The Clutter

Gluten Free Candy Cane Playdough from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Gluten Free Holiday Baking – over 30 recipes for the best holiday baking you can find

Gluten Free Holiday Baking

Christmas morning:

Gluten Free Overnight Holiday Breakfast Casserole from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

The Best Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns from The Baking Beauties

Gluten Free Granola Muffins from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Mini Frittatas from The Midnight Baker

Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole from Chew Out Loud

Gluten Free Aebelskivers (Stuffed Pancakes) from Recreating Happiness

Breakfasts for a Large Family from here on The Chaos and The Clutter (several gluten free options)

Large Family Breakfasts

Snacks:

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn from Peace but not Quiet

Gluten Free Chex Mix from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

crunchy, snackable Gluten Free Chex Mix

Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow from Smockity Frocks

Reindeer Chow from The Pennywise Mama

Candied Cranberries from The Peaceful Mom

Holiday S’Mores from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Poppycock from Noshing with the Nolands

Candy Cane Crunch Peppermint Puppy Chow from Joyously Domestic

Appetizers:

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Bites from The Appetizer Chick

Cream Cheese Cranberry Dip from Julie’s Eats & Treats – very festive colours.

Tri Colour Spread from The Appetizer Chick

Mediterranean Cucumber Roll Ups from The Wholesome Dish

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Nacho Bites from The Appetizer Chick

Nacho Bites

Zucchini Bruschetta from The Dinner Mom

Mediterranean Spread from The Appetizer Chick

Avocado Salsa from Cooking Classy

Gravy:

Gluten Free Leek and Herbed Gravy from Premeditated Leftovers

Best Ever Brined Turkey and Gluten Free Gravy from Gutsy by Nature

Gluten Free Turkey Gravy from Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Easy Paleo Gravy from Cook Eat Paleo

Stuffing and Dressing:

Wild Rice, Chorizo and Gluten Free Bread Stuffing from Premeditated Leftovers

gluten-free-stuffing-recipe

Gluten Free Stuffing from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom

Grain-Free Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing from Deliciously Organic

Gluten Free Stuffing from Serious Eats

Slow Cooker Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing from The Weary Chef

Meat:

Best Ever Brined Turkey and Gluten Free Gravy from Gutsy by Nature

Slow Cooker “Melt in Your Mouth” Pot Roast from Joyously Domestic

Honeybaked Ham at Home from Mom, What’s for Dinner?

General Tso’s Meatballs from I Breathe…I’m Hungry

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Cornish Hens from Running to the Kitchen

Salads:

Simple Beet Salad from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – The colours of this are very Christmasy!

Simple Beet Salad

Spinach Salad with Cranberries & Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Peaceful Mom

Strawberry Chicken Salad from Mama Miss

Loaded Baked Potato Salad from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Bean Salad with Molasses Vinaigrette from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad from Thrifty Little Mom

Greek Salad from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Side Dishes:

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole from The Happy Housewife

Butternut Squash Casserole from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Roasted Vegetables from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

Yummy Roasted Vegetables

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries from La Casa de Sweets

Cabbage Rolls from Seeded at the Table – this may seem like an unorthodox holiday dish but my mom grew up in a small town that was predominantly Ukrainian and some of those traditions have carried through to our family.

Secret Weapon Sweet Potato Casserole from Frugal Living Mom

Dessert:

Gluten Free Chocolate & Peanut Butter Trifle from here on The Chaos and The Clutter (so yummy!)

Gluten Free Chocolate & Peanut Butter Trifle

Best Pecan Pie Ever from Nature’s Knockout

Gluten Free Fudge Cake from A Girl Defloured

Gluten Free Chocolate Roll Cake (Roulade) from Carla’s Gluten Free Recipe Box – This is like the traditional dessert in our house that we call Bouche de Noel except a gluten free version of it.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

The Best Gluten Free Pie Crust from Comfortably Domestic

Cranberry Cheesecake from Roxana’s Home Baking

If you are looking for more gluten free ideas, you may want to follow my Gluten Free Recipes board on Pinterest.

Follow Sharla Kostelyk’s board Gluten Free Recipes on Pinterest.

Comments

  1. Great roundup, thank you for including our Poppycock!!

  2. Great idea for a round-up, and thanks for including me!

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