Gluten-Free Goodness: 7 Recipes Perfect for Friends and Family

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Going gluten-free shouldn’t force you to go off the grid when it comes to food. It is a massive lifestyle change but also an opportunity to try new things. Making gluten-free dishes shouldn’t be the forced alternative: the dish people have to make because they or someone they know has a food allergy. Instead, it should be so good that everyone wants to take a bite.

Like any good recipe, it needs to stand out for what it has, not what it doesn’t. Thankfully, as the awareness and incidence of gluten allergies has risen, so, too, has an online community offering support and recipes so people can begin to alter their habits to improve their health. Keep reading for seven gluten-free recipes that everyone will want to make and eat.

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1. Banana bread

For a portable breakfast or afternoon snack, have a slice of paleo banana bread from Elana’s Pantry. If you have an excessive amount of almonds on hand, you can make your own almond flour following by following Pastry Pal‘s directions.

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas (about 1½ cups), mashed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup palm shortening
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place bananas, eggs, vanilla, honey, and shortening in a food processor. Pulse ingredients together. Pulse in almond flour, salt, and baking soda.

Scoop batter into a greased 7.5-inch by 3.5-inch  loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

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