These Gluten Free Snickerdoodles are a MUST MAKE recipe. These chewy little cookies are spiced just right, easy-to-prepare and perfect for the holidays, or year round. The dough is made in 1-bowl, then rolled in a cinnamon and sugar mixture. They are free from gluten, grains and refined sugar but still perfectly delicious.
Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Recipe
Our best recipe for Gluten Free Snickerdoodles coming just in time for holiday baking season! These soft and chewy cookies have a nice cinnamon flavor and the perfect texture. Better yet, they’re simple to prepare using a handful of ingredients and a bowl and spoon. Which means you can have fresh, hot cookies on your table quickly. This is also a great recipe to make with the kids for the holiday baking season.
Ingredients for Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
Cream of Tartar
Tips and Tricks for Making Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
Make sure your butter is fully softened. This recipe requires the butter to be room temperature because it is mixed in with the dough as is, as opposed to creaming it or melting it. Room temperature butter will easily be mixed into this almond flour dough, with no chunks of butter remaining.
Use a study spoon and a bit of muscle.We use a bit of an unusual method of making this dough: all the ingredients are simply mixed together in a bowl until the dough has come together. It’s easiest to achieve smooth dough if you use a sturdy spoon, such as metal or wooden, and really mix up the dough well. At some point while you are making the dough you are going to feel like it won’t ever come together–but keep mixing: it will.
Use a cookie scoop. It makes even cookies. Look for a cookie scoop that measures about 1 heaped tablespoon of dough. If you scoop the dough balls bigger you may need to bake for another minute or so.
Coat the dough twice! If you want that extra cinnamon crunch, coat the dough balls twice.
Make ahead of time, if needed. We tested making this dough baked right after mixing and baking after a chill in the refrigerator. Either way works, so if you need to make this dough ahead of time, you can.
Storing Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
These cookies are best eaten on the day they are made. However the added cream of tartar (which gives it a very slight tangy flavor) also helps keep the cookies moist. They are the most crispy on the outside on day 1, but as they are stored the texture of the cookies become softer. Store at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 3 days. The unbaked dough will keep for 2-3 days.
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Roll the dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls, and then coat in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place the dough balls on baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, or until set on the outside and puffed up.
This dough could also be made in an electric stand mixer, following the same steps as mixing it by hand, but mixing together with a paddle until the dough just comes together.
If you find the dough difficult to work with, place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before rolling cookie dough balls.
Let cool before picking up, as they are quite delicate when hot.
Cookie dough can be made up to 2 days ahead.
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This Gluten Free Pecan Pie is going to be a huge hit! Made with an easy almond flour crust, it’s free of refined sugars and totally delicious. Serve at your next holiday gathering, or when you are in the mood for a little something sweet, but healthy!
Gluten Free Pecan Pie
This gorgeous Healthy Pecan Pie might look difficult to make, but it’s actually quite simple. This gluten free pecan pie has a delicious gluten-free buttery crust, and every bite has that sweet, warm and gooey, pecan pie taste you’ve always loved. But this one? It’s made without any refined sugar or corn syrup, so you can feel good about serving this up.
We are using our classic Gluten-Free Pie Crust for this recipe. If you want to read more about it, check out this post. While we typically call for chilling that pie dough before rolling it out, we found it easier for this pie to pat it into the tart pan right after making it.
Expect the dough to be soft like playdough. It is easiest to scrape it out of the food processor with a rubber spatula and then place it on a lightly tapioca dusted work surface. To prevent it from sticking to your hands, have a bowl of extra tapioca flour near by that you can dust on your hands and the dough to prevent it from sticking to you since it is soft.
How to Decorate the Top of the Pie
The recipe calls for pouring in the chopped pecan pie filling and then decorating the top of the pie with additional whole pecans.Traditionally pecans are covering the filling below. However, you can garnish the pie whichever way you’d like. Get creative! We choose to lay the pecans in a circle around the edges of the pie, but leave the middle with the exposed filling.
Can you make this Gluten Free Pecan Pie ahead of time?
Pies are perfect to break down into steps to make the whole process easier. The dough for this pie can be made up to two days ahead of time. The filling must be made right before you are ready to bake. But the whole pie can be baked up to two days ahead of time. Cover and keep at room temperature until ready to serve.
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If you are looking for fudgy, chewy and and ridiculously chocolate-y Paleo Brownies than this is the recipe for you! These healthy gluten free brownies are made with almond flour, they’re grain-free, optionally dairy-free and simple to make.
The Best Paleo Brownies
Everyone has their own personal preference for how they like their brownie whether it be chewy, or cakey, or dense. It can be a controversial topic! If you happen to be a person who loves chewy, dense and super fudgy brownies, then you are going to love this Paleo Brownie recipe as much as we do!
Paleo Brownies Ingredients
Grass-fed butter or Coconut oil
Chocolate Chips (make sure to use dairy-free if you need to)
Creamy almond butter
Espresso Powder (optional)
A Note on the Texture of This Paleo Brownie Batter
The batter for these paleo brownies is very thick! You might question whether or not you made a mistake or the recipe is wrong, but keep going. In order to get the batter into the pan you may have to gently push it down to into the prepared pan. Don’t worry, the brownies will puff up in the oven to look just like these in the photo.
How to Achieve a Fudgy Brownie
If you want to achieve a fudgy brownie you’ll have to pay attention to the cook time. The longer you cook this brownie the more cake-like and chewy this brownie becomes. We found the perfect time to be around 18 minutes in the oven, but depending on the heat of your oven it may be a minute or two less or a minute longer. You want the top of the brownies to be dry, but still have a little bit of give when you press in gently on the middle. If your brownies have any cracks in them, they may have been cooked too long to be fudgy. They’ll still be delicious, though! If that happens, try cooking them a little less next time.
How to Cut Perfect Squares
Use a parchment paper sling so you can easily remove the brownies in one piece.
Let your paleo brownies cool close to room temperature, or place it in the refrigerator to cool down. And use a warm knife that has been run under hot water and dried to cut your brownies.
To get even pieces without using a ruler always cut down the middle! Make your first cut directly down the middle. Then cut each half in half down the middle. This of course only works if you are looking to make an even amount of slices.
Sometimes brownies have raised edges. If you wanted a very even appearance you could trim the edges of the baked good first. Then, save the scraps for yourself!
Want to up the chocolate game?
These brownies already have a good chocolate flavor, but if you wanted to increase it, you can add chocolate chips to the top of the brownies after you’ve smoothed them over.
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Place batter into prepared pan and using your hands press down until the batter is even. Bake on the middle rack for 17-19 minutes, or until the top is dry to the touch but the middle of the brownies still are slightly soft in the middle when pushed down gently.
Let cool before slicing.
The batter for these paleo brownies are very thick! You might question whether or not you made a mistake or the recipe is wrong, but keep going. In order to get the batter into the pan you may have to gently push it down to into the prepared pan. Don't worry, it will puff up in the oven to look just like these in the photo.
You can cut this into a serving size of 9, or up to 12.
If you are avoiding dairy for a strict paleo diet, use coconut oil and dairy-free chocolate chips.
Recipe originally published in 2013, and recipe updated and improved in 2019.
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Looking for an easy and delicious snack idea? These healthy Eggplant Parm Bites are crunchy and crispy and seasoned just right! Like a little bite of eggplant Parm, but made healthy, gluten-free and optionally dairy-free. Serve as a snack or as an appetizer!
Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Bites
These Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Bites are highly addictive! With a crispy crunchy coating made from almond flour, they are pan fried and served with your favorite marinara sauce. They’ll be loved be all! While this recipe makes enough to serve about 4-6 people, you may be left wishing you had double or tripled the recipe because they are THAT good!
How to Make Eggplant Parm Bites
Like any eggplant parmesan dish you are doing to start off with a breading situation! First you’ll whisk up your eggs to help the breading stick! As always, make sure to season as you go so add in a pinch of salt and pepper to your eggs.
Here we are using our classic gluten-free breading mix which is made up of almond flour and seasoning. To make this eggplant “parmesan” we added in parmesan cheese. If you are strictly dairy-free go ahead and leave that out. We tested it both ways and both were delicious.
Next, cut up your eggplant into bite sizes pieces, about 1″ or so. Sprinkle with salt and then begin breading the eggplant!
First the eggplant goes in the egg to coat. Next it’s coated with the almond flour “breadcrumbs” and finally it’s fried! I use avocado oil when I fry because it’s a great healthy fat with a high smoke point, but you can use whatever you are comfortable with that is good for frying.
After you have lightly fried the eggplant cubes, serve immediately with your favorite marinara. Seriously, you’re going to love these!
Ingredients for Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Bites
Fresh Parmesan Cheese (omit for dairy-free)
Avocado oil, for frying
Marinara sauce, for serving
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These Oven-Baked Keto Zucchini Fries are low-carb, paleo-friendly, flavorful, and the perfect side dish to any accompany any meal! Serve them with a delicious roasted garlic mayo dipping sauce and you’ll make a zucchini lover out of anyone!
Oven Baked Keto Zucchini Fries
It’s zucchini season: the time of year when everyone is either harvesting bushels of zucchini from their own backyard, or on the receiving end of somebody else’s backyard stash. These easy-to-make zucchini fries are the perfect way to use up your ever growing pile. These zucchini fries are PACKED with flavor and so crispy on the outside. They make the perfect side dish any night of the week, or a really great snack. They’re paleo, gluten-free and keto friendly and will make anyone a fan of zucchini. Serve with the suggested roasted garlic mayo or warm marinara sauce and you’ll be in love.
Are Zucchini Fries Healthier than French Fries?
A big yes to this! These low-carb zucchini fries are “breaded” with gluten-free almond flour which is packed with protein. In addition zucchinis have a ton of nutrients including Vitamin B6 and anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrients. Plus, they’re delicious! Zucchini has a way of taking on any flavor it’s baked with, so we made sure to pack in the flavor in the breadcrumbs.
How to Get Crispy Zucchini Fries
This recipe is quite easy, but to ensure crispy fries follow these tips:
Make sure to dry off the zucchini after it has been cut. Soggy zucchini means soggy fries.
Bread the zucchini well, and don’t wait too long between breading and baking.
Make sure to pre-heat the oven.
Leave space in between the zucchini fries on the sheet pan to ensure proper crispness.
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5. In a separate shallow bowl crack eggs and whisk together.
6. Dip zucchini strips into egg, then dredge in 'breadcrumb' mix. Make sure they are well coated.
7. Lay flat on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping half way to ensure even baking until they are golden brown and crispy.
9. While zucchini fries are baking prepare the roasted garlic dip. Slice the end off the garlic cloves and place in a ramekin or small baking dish. Pour 1/2 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil over garlic. Cover with tinfoil and place in the oven with the zucchini fries. Roast the garlic for 20-25 minutes, or until soft.
7. In a bowl whisk together mayo, roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Place in serving dish of choice and set aside.
8. Serve the zucchini fries warm with the roasted garlic dip and other dips of choice. I love dipping these in marinara sauce!
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These Paleo Blueberry Muffins are bursting with lemon flavor and plump blueberries! They come together easily, are gluten-free, made with almond flour, and the perfect healthy muffin recipe for any brunch or as a snack!
Paleo Blueberry Muffins
These grain-free Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins are so simple, moist, and delicious. They are bursting with blueberries, with a fluffy texture and a bright lemon flavor. Nobody will know these muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly! They are so easy to make and can easily be made for a quick brunch or breakfast at home. Get the kids and they can help too!
Here’s what you need to make them:
Swapping with Frozen Blueberries
It’s so nice during blueberry season to include them fresh in this muffin, but in the dead of winter, frozen blueberries can work too! To avoid turning the muffin batter blue fold the blueberries in while they’re still frozen. They might need an extra minute or two to cook in the oven, but otherwise the recipe will work the same.
Is Almond Flour Healthy?
Almond flour is a delicious and nutrient dense alternative to any other flour. It is low in carbs and high in fat which makes it a great healthy flour that you can feel great about eating.
How to Measure Almond Flour
If you have an electronic kitchen scale at home, it’s best to use it here to measure almond flour. Almond flour can be tricky to measure as it can be easily compacted, even straight from the bag. The same goes for coconut flour too since it’s such an absorbent flour. Even a small measuring error with coconut flour can impact a recipe. So we’ve included the weight in grams here. Any electronic kitchen scale can switch between grams and ounces. Since grams are more precise we’re use that. If you don’t have a scale: whisk almond flour until it’s lightened up and lightly scoop the almond flour or coconut flour into the cup measurement and level it off.
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In a separate medium bowl, whisk to combine eggs, honey, vanilla, applesauce, lemon zest and juice.
Combine wet into dry and stir until fully incorporated. Gently fold in 1/2 blueberries.
Using a muffin scoop or spoon, fill liners with 1/4 cup batter. Place remaining blueberries into the top of batter.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe originally published in 2014, recipe updated in 2018 and republished with new photos in July 2019.
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