Nut Allergies

Gluten-Free Pistachio-Rum White Chocolate Cake Bites

Here’s a decadent treat no kid or grown-up can refuse. If you’re nut-free, use vanilla pudding instead of pistachio pudding and skip the nut topping. The glaze is a delicious change from the super-sugary frosting found on most gluten-free cake pops. Don’t worry about the rum; the alcohol bakes out, leaving only the sweet flavor behind.

Gluten-Free Ginger Pear Bread

Oats, walnuts and chopped pears give this gluten-free bread a nice chew, while buttermilk keeps it moist and tender. The subtle flavors make this perfect for breakfast or with a cup of tea or coffee anytime. It’s best made with the cornstarch version of the flour blend.

Low-Glycemic Chocolate Chestnut Gluten-Free Mousse

This elegant Chocolate Chestnut Gluten-Free Mousse recipe is so easy to make, you won’t want to save it just for special occasions. It can be made nut-free using sunflower or pumpkin seeds; see nut-free instructions below.

Curry Turkey Noodle Bowl

Here’s a fresh take on staid old turkey leftovers. A bright curry sauce, nutty soba noodles and roasted meat combine to create a bowl of yum. This can be served for lunch or dinner as a welcome break from the heavy dishes that tend to dominate the holiday season.

Gluten-Free Rugelach Strudel Cookies

Classic Jewish rugelach have a flaky, tender crust and cinnamon-sugar filling. They can be shaped like crescents or rolled into strudel-shaped logs and sliced, as they are here. These gluten-free rugelach are filled with a delicious combination of raisins, pecans (or seeds) and preserves.

Gluten-Free Mini Sunflower Cups

These delicious mock peanut butter cups are full of flavor but free of gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts and nuts.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Back by popular demand, these chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies are a readers’ favorite. This recipe can be made with egg replacement; see instructions below.

Date-Orange-Fig Chocolate Fruitcake

Your house will smell like Christmas while this large holiday cake bakes. It’s packed with dates, figs, dried cranberries, crystallized ginger and chunks of dark chocolate. Use the recipe as inspiration, substituting your favorite dried fruit and nuts or seeds. This cake is great served with a big dollop of unsweetened whipped cream. The eggs can be replaced in this recipe; see instructions below.

Cranberry Walnut Tart

Here’s a wonderful way to use fresh cranberries. For a nut-free tart, substitute an equal amount of seeds for the chopped walnuts.

Wild Rice, Quinoa and Cherry Gluten-Free Stuffing

Try this fabulous gluten-free stuffing recipe at your gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner, or use it to accompany roast chicken or fish. Thanksgiving stuffing was a point of contention in my house. This gluten free recipe was a delicious compromise. For nut-free stuffing, substitute an equal amount of golden flaxseed meal for the hazelnuts.



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