Allergy-Friendly & Gluten-Free Recipes

You don’t have to be a scientist to whip up these yummies. Most of the recipes that follow are free of the top eight allergens, and those that aren’t can be easily converted.

Butternut Squash Soup – Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly

by Allergy Free Kitchens on November 22, 2013

Butternut-Squash-Soap-Allergy-Free-KitchensThis recipe for butternut squash soup is a nutritious and allergy-friendly menu option for your autumn and winter tables.  Roasting the squash, garlic, and onions is key to its signature flavor and creamy texture.  The vibrant golden hue.  The simplicity of its ingredients.  My grandma would be proud.

In your search for butternut squash soup recipes, you may have discovered some prefer a savory soup while others prefer it sweet.  Us, we like it more savory.  When I’m feeling a little sassy, I’ll sprinkle my bowl of soup with roasted red pepper cornbread croutons (recipe coming soon).

As with any recipe, please be sure you use ingredients deemed safe for your dietary restrictions and always read labels, even if you’ve used the products before.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe, Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly

Serves 4.  Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2 lb Butternut Squash washed, cut in half, seeds removed

1 small Yellow Onion peeled and cut in quarters

4 medium-sized cloves of Garlic (in skins)

1 teaspoon of Olive Oil

2-4 Cups of Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock (I used Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock).

1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Dried Thyme

1 Tablespoon Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread

Place the squash halves (flesh side down), onion quarters, and garlic cloves on the lined baking sheet.  Drizzle the olive oil over the onion quarters and garlic cloves and rub to coat.  Roast for 1.5 hours or until the squash is tender.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool to a temperate you can handle comfortably.

Scrape the squash away from the skin and place the squash in a blender.  Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the skins and into the blender.  Add the roasted onion quarters (remove any slices that appear dry).  Place the lid on the blender and blend on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase to high speed until smooth (about 45 seconds depending on the power of your blender).

Add to the blender the salt, thyme, and Soy Free Earth Balance buttery spread.  Place the lid back on the blender and blend on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase to high speed for about 45 seconds until all ingredients are incorporated.

Pour the contents from the blender into a medium size sauce pan.  Over low-medium heat, whisk in the first two cups of stock, one cup at a time.  Add the remaining stock 1/2 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Allow the soup to cook for five minutes over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Then reduce the heat to low and allow the soup to simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To serve, ladle into bowls, sprinkle with a tiny pinch of kosher salt (if desired) and a turn or two of fresh ground black pepper.

Enjoy!

 

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Sunbutter Cookies – Vegan, Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly

by Allergy Free Kitchens on November 19, 2013

Sunbutter-Cookies-Allergy-Free-KitchensWhen I first started baking without eggs, dairy, and gluten, I relied on this vegan and gluten-free Sunbutter cookie recipe for nearly every event I needed to take a dessert to.  Not only are these cookies safe for our daughter, our family and friends enjoy them too.

I remember the first time my nephews tried them.  They gobbled them up as though they were their mom’s scrumptious peanut butter cookies.  When they came back for seconds, my confidence soared.  I thought to myself, “I did it.  I made my first successful batch of allergy-friendly cookies!”

A number of years have passed since then, but this gem of a recipe holds a special place in my recipe box and on my holiday baking schedule.  Because they freeze beautifully, I figured I’d get a head start by making a batch today.

As with any recipe, please be sure you use ingredients deemed safe for your dietary restrictions and always read labels, even if you’ve used the products before.

Sunbutter Cookies – Vegan, Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly

Makes 24.  Preheat Oven to 350.  Line Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper.

1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (I used *Bob’s Red Mill.)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 stick (1/4 lb) Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks

1 cup Sunbutter (Creamy)

1 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for fork imprint

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium size bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

Combine applesauce and baking powder in a separate bowl and set aside. It will expand.

In a large bowl, cream Earth Balance and Sunbutter on medium speed for about one minute, scraping sides as needed.

Add the 1 cup of sugar and continue mixing on medium speed for two minutes, scraping sides as needed.

Add applesauce/baking powder mixture and vanilla to the creamed Earth Balance, Sunbutter and sugar.  Mix for one minute.

Add the dry ingredients and beat on low until all ingredients are blended.

Drop by a small cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheets.

Before placing the cookies in the oven, dip a fork in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, then press the fork tongs onto the cookie to flatten it slightly and make a crisscross pattern.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until edges are golden. They may look like they need to cook a little longer, but thatʼs okay. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for at least five minutes, then move them to a wire rack. Donʼt move them while they’re hot or they may fall apart.

Note: My mom actually prefers these cooked 3-5 minutes longer.  It yields a darker color and a crispy cookie with a strong nut flavor – great dipped in coffee.   

*Bob’s Red Mill packaging indicates some allergens are processed in the same facility.  Please verify it is safe for you before using.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Pancakes – As Easy as 1-2-3!

by Allergy Free Kitchens on November 9, 2013

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Please tell me someone else out there grew up on pancakes made from good ol’ Jiffy Mix and slathered with Country Crock and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup. Yes, that was my childhood. Today things are quite different. We’re much more careful about what we eat and with dietary restrictions that limit our baked goods to gluten-free and vegan choices, traditional off-the-shelf pancake mixes are out. Or so I thought…

At FABlogCon this past weekend, I discovered 1-2-3 Gluten Free. They offer a variety of baking mixes, all of which are gluten-free, allergen-free and produced in a dedicated facility. Pancakes made with their Allie’s Awesome Buckwheat Pancakes Mix were served for breakfast. They were delicious topped with fresh blueberries. When I got home, I was excited to give the mix a whirl myself – following their recipe for an egg-free version, of course. I’m happy to say they were equally delightful (and the recipe makes a bunch)!  I managed to steal a few away from my husband in order to snap the photo above.

Below is the recipe I used.  Reprinted with permission from 1-2-3 Gluten Free.  My notes are included.  As with any recipe, please be sure you use ingredients deemed safe for your dietary restrictions and always read labels, even if you’ve used the products before.

Banana Pancakes (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

2 Cups 1-2-3 Gluten Free Allie’s Awesome Buckwheat Pancake Mix

1 large banana, mashed

1 cup milk, milk substitute or water (I used unsweetened almond milk.)

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil (I used grapeseed oil.)

Heat griddle over medium heat.

Place 2 cups Mix in bowl.  Add mashed banana, milk/water and oil and mix until thoroughly blended.  Add more or less Mix or milk/water until you reach consistency of your personal preference (I added about 1/4 cup more almond milk).

Spray griddle with non-stick spray (I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread instead).  Ladle batter onto griddle (I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup). Cook until bubbles form and then flip pancake to cook other side.  Pancakes should be golden brown on each side.

Note:  On the first batch, I just waited for the bubbles to appear before flipping and the pancakes stuck to the pan.  On the second batch, I waited until the edges began to appear dry and a bit golden, then flipped the pancakes.  Worked like a charm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins from Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats

by Allergy Free Kitchens on October 29, 2013

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Imagine my delight when Debbie Adler of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes asked if I’d like to share with you her pumpkin pie muffin recipe from her new cookbook, Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats:  Allergy Free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery.  Of course I said, “Yes!”   All of her recipes are allergy-free and vegan; just what the doctor ordered for many of us livin’ the free life.

I couldn’t wait to give the recipe a try and headed off to my local health food store to get some of the ingredients I didn’t have.  Despite being a novice in baking with stevia powder and coconut nectar, I’m pleased to say I nailed the recipe on the first attempt.  I’m not saying that to give myself a pat on the back.  It is a compliment to Debbie and the work she’s put into creating successful recipes with ingredients that are new to many of us.  Her recipe was straightforward and successful right out of the gate, but don’t just take my word for it.  The photos say it all.  The photo at the beginning of this post is one I took of the muffins I made.  The photo below is from her cookbook.

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So, without further ado, here’s your sneak peek into Debbie Adler’s new cookbook, available now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Pumpkin Pie Muffins by Debbie Adler

Reprinted from SWEET DEBBIE’S ORGANIC TREATS by Debbie Adler. Published by Harlequin. Copyright Debbie Adler 2013.

Makes 12 standard-size muffins                                                                                                                                          

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Muffins

12 standard-size paper baking cups

2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons sodium-free baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon guar gum

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

¼ cup grapeseed oil

¼ cup coconut nectar

⅜ teaspoon stevia powder

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

¾ cup unsweetened plain rice milk

Topping

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

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Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups.

Whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle.

Add the grapeseed oil, coconut nectar and stevia and stir to combine. Add the pumpkin puree and rice milk, and stir until the liquid is absorbed and the batter is smooth.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, dividing it evenly. Each cup should be about three-quarters full. Dust the top of each with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Bake the muffins for 16 to 18 minutes, or until they are golden orange and bounce back slightly to the touch. Rotate the muffin tin from front to back halfway through baking.

Transfer the muffin tin to a wire rack and let sit for about 10 minutes before removing the muffins to cool completely.

Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

 

Notes from Allergy Free Kitchens:

As with any recipe, please be sure you use ingredients deemed safe for your dietary restrictions and always read labels, even if you’ve used the products before.

 

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Apple Salad – Vegan and Allergy-Friendly

by Allergy Free Kitchens on October 26, 2013

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Apples are a favorite snack in this household.  Honeycrisp, Pink Lady and Granny Smith are among our faves, so it’s no surprise our family’s favorite apple salad has them all.

This recipe is so easy to make and so yum! We serve it as a light dessert.  Others enjoy it as a side dish.  However it fits in your menu, we trust you won’t be disappointed.

As with any recipe, please be sure you use ingredients deemed safe for your dietary restrictions and always read labels, even if you’ve used the products before.

Apple Salad Recipe – Vegan and Allergy-Friendly

2 Honeycrisp apples cored and cut in 1/4″ cubes

1 Granny Smith apple cored and cut in 1/4” cubes

1 Pink Lady apple cored and cut in 1/4” cubes

3/4 cup finely chopped celery

3/4  cup raisins

1/3 cup Vegenaise (soy free is available)

1 lemon cut in half

3 cups allergy-friendly mini-marshmallows (or more if you like a sweeter salad or prefer more cream)

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

Juice one half of the lemon into a small mixing bowl.  Juice the other half of the lemon into a large mixing bowl.

To the smaller mixing bowl add the Vegenaise, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Whisk until smooth

To the larger bowl, add the apple cubes and stir to coat with the lemon juice to prevent browning.  Add the celery, raisins and marshmallows.  Stir to combine.

Pour the lemon juice/Vegenaise mixture over the apple mixture and stir until evenly coated.  Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, stirring after 30 minutes.  Some prefer to refrigerate this apple salad over night to allow the marshmallows to break down into a sweet cream.

Stir before serving.  Enjoy!

This recipe serves 8.

 

 

 

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