The best gluten free recipes for beginners all in one place! From biscuits to brownies, we’ve hand-picked all the BEST recipes and compiled them in this round-up.
Gluten free recipes aren’t hard to find. But gluten free recipes that actually taste good tend to be a little more elusive! We know that you’ve spent a fair amount of money buying gluten free flours and other ingredients, and you don’t want to waste them on something that will end up in the trash because it just didn’t turn out.
That’s why we’ve spent the past 10 years developing gluten free recipes that – you guessed it – actually taste good. We didn’t want to go without fluffy pancakes, bread, rolls, tender biscuits, and chewy brownies and we’re guessing you don’t either!
All of the recipes below are gluten free. Some have dairy free options, and we’ve included a paleo (grain free + refined sugar free) section below.
You might be new to gluten free baking and cooking, and we try to provide detailed instructions for each of our recipes as well as including a list of the gluten free flour blends that work well with each. We test each of our recipes with multiple flours so we can make recommendations to you.
Most of these recipes were developed here in the Life After Wheat Kitchen, but while we LOVE to cook and bake, we don’t have the corner on great gluten free recipes…so we’ve included some of our favorites from around the internet.
We hope you enjoy ALL of these as much as we do! Be sure to comment and let us know which ones you try, we love hearing from our readers 🙂
Each of the following recipes has been selected because 1:) They are easy, beginner-level recipes and 2:) They are a crowd favorite. We make these recipes often for our own family and guests (gluten free and gluten-eating!), and have gotten positive feedback from our readers as well.
If you ever have a question about a recipe, gluten free baking, or anything else gluten free, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or message us on social. We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter 🙂
For more of our favorites, also check out our favorite Gluten Free Flour HERE and The Best Gluten Free Breads HERE.
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST RECIPES:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it shouldn’t be boring just because you’re gluten free! There is a way to make all your favorites gluten free (and maybe find a few new favs, too!)
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE DINNER RECIPES:
We believe the day should end with the people we love – around the dinner table. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal to throw together between crazy schedules or a nice sit-down dinner for the weekend or holidays, we’ve got you covered with some of our personal favorites!
Easy Gravy Recipe
Kale and Quinoa Chili (vegan)
Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese
30 Minutes Chicken Tortilla Soup from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE RECIPES FOR BREADS, BISCUITS, AND ROLLS:
We know what you miss since going gluten free: BREAD. and rolls…and biscuits…we know because that’s what we missed, and also because we hear this so often from all of our readers. That’s why we have spent the past 6 years developing gluten free recipes for all of those things…and worked hard to make sure they actually taste good! You’ll find that these recipes are soft, fluffy, and every bit as good as what you remember.
If you want to try making your own bread, check out my new cookbook “How to Make Gluten Free Bread That Actually Tastes Good“. With over 30 recipes, it also boasts an impressive how-to section that will teach you all the ins and outs of baking gluten free yeast breads and rolls.
Easy Gluten Free Biscuits (4 ingredients!)
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE DESSERT RECIPES:
We all need a good treat sometimes, and we have the easiest and most DELICIOUS gluten free recipes for desserts that you’ll find on the internet! The Nutella Stuffed Rice Krispies recipe below is one of our all-time favs and has been for years. We also love it because it’s so simple and quick to make, and it’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand for when you need to bring a safe treat to a party or get-together.
Nutella Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats
Chocolate Tahini Brownies
Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream
Chocolate Quinoa Cake
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE INSTANT POT RECIPES:
Do you have an Instant Pot? We love ours!! We know that you’re making most of your food from scratch which can be time consuming, and getting an Instant Pot is a great way to save some time.
Instant Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice from Meaningful Eats
Dairy Free Pumpkin Creme Brulee from Flippin’ Delicious
Instant Pot Sausage Lentil Stew from Meaningful Eats
Chicken Noodle Soup from Flippin’ Delicious
Chicken Fajita Soup from Gluten Free Palate
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE RECIPES WHEN YOU’RE CRAVING CHOCOLATE:
Chocolate. Most people love it. If you’re not in that camp, then just keep on scrollin’, but we are self-proclaimed chocoholics here at Life After Wheat so we have developed a plethora of gluten free recipes to indulge all those chocolate cravings!
Chocolate Gluten Free Crepes
Allergy Friendly Mug Cake
Chocolate Brownie Protein balls (vegan)
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bark
Chocolate Pudding Pretzel Pie (vegan) from Meaningful Eats
THE BEST PALEO RECIPES:
Trying to eat a little healthier? These gluten free paleo recipes are all grain free, refined sugar free, dairy free, and made with natural ingredients. Eating healthy never tasted so good!
Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Banana Everything Bars from Gluten Free Palate
Paleo Instant Pot Beef Sirloin Tips from Gluten Free Palate
Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins from Gluten Free Palate
Paleo Pumpkin Porridge from Gluten Free Palate
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE RECIPES FOR SNACKS:
Be prepared next time a snack attack hits! These recipes are great for after school, grab-and-go breakfasts, or anytime you need a little something to tide you over until the next meal.
Gluten Free Energy Bites
DIY Fruit Kabobs
Healthy Banana Muffins
Cardamom Spiced Almonds
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE HOLIDAY RECIPES:
We’ve gathered the best gluten free recipes for the holidays so that you can enjoy those special moments. Whether you’re bringing your own safe food to family gatherings, or want to create some memories with your kids, these recipes are sure to become some of your favorite traditions!
Soft Sugar Cookies (vegan option)
Christmas Rice Krispie Roll (top 8 free, vegan option) from Allergy Awesomeness
THE BEST GLUTEN FREE DRINK RECIPES:
Need a refreshing pick-me-up? Looking for a fun new drink to serve at your next social gathering? We’ve got you covered!
Slow Cooker Apple Pear Cider from Allergy Awesomeness (top 8 free)
MAKING ONE OF THESE RECIPES??? snap a photo, and tag @LifeAfterWheat on social media – we love seeing what you make!
Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to make gluten free, but don’t know where to start? We LOVE helping our readers convert their favorite recipes to gluten free, so send us a message on Facebook or Instagram if you would like help.
Check out our reader-requested recipe for Gluten Free Julekake (Norwegian Christmas Bread) to see an example of how we helped one of our readers restore their Christmas tradition.
Saturday 2nd of February 2019
Hooray for gluten free recipes! A wonderful collection :-)
Sunday 25th of November 2018
What a delicious collection of gluten free recipes! This is a treasure trove for someone who is new to gluten free eating!
Monday 26th of November 2018
Thank you! Hope you find some new favorites :) -Celeste