A gluten-free diet isn’t exactly the most glamorous.
Finding gluten substitutes that don’t crumble upon contact or adapting your old favorites to taste the same—or better—can be difficult. But we like a challenge! Check out these easy gluten-free recipes that will make you forget gluten was even a thing—almost.
Almond Flour Quesadillas1 of 6
These almond flour tortillas are especially excellent when cooked in the skillet, leaving nothing but crispy, flaky crust and melted goodness inside.
1-2 slices chicken or steak, cubed
2 almond flour tortillas
1/2 cup jack cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1 dollop sour cream
Heat a skillet on medium-high. Place one tortilla down and place other ingredients on top. Top off with a second tortilla. After a minute or so, flip over. Remove from skillet and serve with sour cream. Add avocado slices for garnish.
Almond Flour Crust Pizza2 of 6
Worry that pizza will never be the same without gluten? Try this recipe on for size and see just how yummy homemade gluten-free pizza can be! Plus, the almond flour holds texture, unlike other gluten-free crusts.
2 cups almond flour
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 jar pizza sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese
For the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix almond flour, coconut oil, eggs and salt together until dough forms. Compact into a ball and place on parchment paper. Mold the dough to your desired thickness between two pieces of parchment paper. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and transfer the crust to the pan.
Poke a few holes in the dough and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. After the crust has been prepared, place on your toppings and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Voila!
'Zoodle' Pad Thai3 of 6
This spicy recipe is filling, yummy and makes for some wheat-free greatness. You might even want to make extra.
1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
1/2 tbsp peanut oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp cilantro
2 medium zucchinis (or pre-prepared zoodles)
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp chili sauce
1 tsp honey
Scramble eggs and set aside. For the sauce, combine lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce and honey into a bowl and whisk. Put peanuts in food processor and pulse until lightly ground. In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil, garlic and shallots. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the sauce and whisk quickly so that the flour dissolves and sauce thickens. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in zoodles and cilantro and combine.
After about 2 minutes, add scrambled eggs and ground peanuts. Use cilantro leaves and lime wedges for garnish.
No-Bake Fudge4 of 6
Who says you can't enjoy amazing desserts while avoiding gluten? Here's a simple one you can whip up right away.
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled, cubed into 1 oz blocks
1 cup chopped walnuts
Line a square baking dish with foil. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in salt and vanilla. Start beating in sugar a little bit at a time. Stir in chocolate and add walnuts. Spread into prepared pan and chill for 1 hour until firm.
Gluten-Free Vanilla Bean and Honey Mug Cake5 of 6
When it comes to dessert, the simpler, the better! Try this yummy concoction that the whole family will love.
1/4 cup almond flour
1 large egg
2 tbsp honey
1/8 tsp liquid vanilla
2 tsp butter
Mix all the ingredients in a coffee mug. Microwave mug for about 2 minutes on high or until cake is spongy. Enjoy with fresh fruit or whipped cream.