Slow Cooker French Onion Soup (Gluten-Free)

This gluten-free and healthy Slow Cooker French Onion Soup is comfort food at it’s finest. It’s made using simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, is largely hands-off cooking, is an economical meal and is so rich and flavorful. It can be eaten as is as a light soup, or more traditionally topped with melted cheese and either store-bought or homemade bread.

Slow Cooker French Onion SoupSlow Cooker French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is such a classic comfort food, it’s hard not to love. If you’ve only eaten it at restaurants you might think it’s difficult to make because it’s SO rich and flavorful, but truly it isn’t that hard at all! And we’ve made it even easier by throwing the whole thing in the slow cooker for easy, hands-off cooking! This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup is a great example of taking really basic pantry items like onions, broth and a few other simple ingredients and turning it into something amazing by slow and low cooking. Recipes using pantry staples are a great to have in your back pocket on days when you don’t have time to run to the grocery store but still want to be able to cook up a great meal for your family.

Crock Pot French Onion Soup

What is French Onion Soup Made Of

Traditionally French onion soup is made by slowly caramelizing onions on the stove top, which can require lots of babysitting and stirring to make sure the onions don’t burn. The onions are then coated in flour and simmered for longer with broth. This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup recipe however takes all the amazing flavors of this bistro classic and tosses them all in the slow cooker to make while you are busy doing other things! The first step is to cook all the onions for about 6 hours, which doesn’t require any stirring. This step can have some wiggle room if you are about and about because it’s hard to burn onions in the slow cooker, so if you aren’t home during the end of the 6 hours of cook time, the onions will likely be fine for 2-3 hours after. Next you simmer the onions in the broth for the remainder 2 hours of cooking time. Classic French onion soup is topped with a large crouton-like piece of bread and cheese. We’ve given directions on how to do this, but truly you can leave this off and this soup is still really flavorful!

What is the best onion to use for French onion soup

This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup recipes uses two kinds of onions. Yellow onion are more sweet with a really bright flavor and red onions have more depth with a touch of bitterness. Together they make a really nuanced and flavorful french onion soup!

Healthy Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Can you cook French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot?

The short answer is: yes! We’ve included the directions for cooking this soup in the Instant Pot in the notes section of this recipe. However we have to say that it is a little bit more hands on cooking than the slow cooker version.

If you like this slow cooker SOUP recipe, try these other favorites:

Want to try other crock pot comfort food favorites? Try these:

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The BEST Nut-Free Bread (Gluten-Free)

If you love my popular sandwich bread recipe, but are looking for a nut-free version, it’s finally here! The BEST Nut-Free Bread! This nut-free bread recipe is gluten-free, fluffy, and perfect for a sandwich, french toast, or anything you’d love a slice of bread for!

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

The BEST Nut-Free Bread (Gluten-Free)

I am so excited we finally perfected a nut-free version of my classic sandwich roll recipe that is loved by so many of you. Whether you are allergic to almonds, or want to send a nut-free bread in a school lunch box, you will absolutely love this nut-free alternative made with nut-free flours! The texture is just right. It will be your new favorite bread recipe.

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

This gluten-free sandwich bread is just like a classic roll! This nut-free version uses oats so if you avoid oats/oat flour, make my classic paleo bread here.

Watch the video here:

I love making sandwiches with my:

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

Use this nut-free gluten-free bread recipe in:

  • Sandwiches
  • French Toast Sticks
  • Homemade Croutons (recipe in my cookbook)
  • Toasted for Bruschetta (recipe in my cookbook)

The BEST Nut-Free Paleo Bread

The BEST Nut-Free Bread (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 00:07 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:22 Yields 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl combine oat flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt.
  3. Add in eggs and apple sauce and mix to combine.
  4. Grease round molds or large mason jar lids and place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Pour batter into molds until it just barely reaches the top.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (see note).
  7. Let cool slightly, slice in half, and serve.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  1. We tested this with homemade oat flour and store-bought oat flour, which is much finer, and preferred the texture with the store-bought version. We don't recommend making this with homemade oat flour.
  2. Baking time might vary slightly based on how thin or thick you make your rolls.
  3. I use round molds or mason jar lids, and it yields 4 fluffy sandwich rolls.
  4. If you want my classic bread made with almond flour, go here.
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The BEST Paleo Bread [VIDEO]

This recipe is one of my most popular paleo recipes for good reason! It is the BEST paleo bread recipe. These ultimate paleo sandwich rolls are ones that everyone will love. They are gluten-free, grain-free, fluffy, sliceable, and TOTALLY BREAD-LIKE with the best texture! Plus, they are simple to prepare!

P.S. Want a nut-free version? Click HERE.

Paleo Bread Recipe Sliced

How to make paleo bread

I’ve been thinking about bringing paleo-friendly bread and rolls to LCK for some time now. But I knew before I did that I needed to make sure they fit specific criteria. They need the right flavor and fluffy, soft, air-y, bread-like texture. You see, I’ve never bothered buying gluten-free breads in the store. I never thought it was worth it because I always felt they were dense, not the right flavor, etc.

Paleo Bread Recipe Video:

Paleo Sandwich Bread with deli meat

My ‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls are a huge hit around the web. But let’s be real, just like cauliflower pizza crusts, they are still cauliflower. They can’t really taste like pizza (or bread). So I bring you: The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls. Trust me. 

Paleo Dinner Rolls on plate in sandwich

Can you see that texture? Easy, breezy sandwich rolls. Trust me!

Other Paleo Bread recipes: 

How to use the bread:

holding delicious paleo bread

What kind of bread can you eat on the Paleo diet?

Making this homemade bread is easy and kid-friendly! Paleo bread is different from gluten free bread because often on the paleo diet most grains are avoided. So gluten-free breads made with gluten-free flours like rice flour, teff flour, and corn meal would not be considered paleo bread! I like using this  combination of almond flour and tapioca flour as it creates the most legit paleo bread, and gluten-free I’ve ever tried!

Paleo Sandwich Bread

Prep Time 7 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 0:22 Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt.
  • Add in eggs and apple sauce and mix to combine.
  • Place round molds or large mason jar lids on a baking sheet and grease well.
  • Pour batter into molds until almost at the top, a little less.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean*
  • Let cool slightly, slice in half, and serve.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  1. *Baking time might vary slightly based on how thin or thick you make your rolls
  2. I use round molds or mason jar lids, and it yields 4 fluffy sandwich rolls. See the comments for how readers have adapted!
  3. Updated 2/2017. I used to add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or palm shortening but don't find it necessary for the texture so it has been removed.
  4. For 1 roll:
    Calories: 167
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3g
    Sugars 2g
    Protein 5.9g
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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

Lemons and poppy seeds together is a winning combination. This moist and flavorful Lemon Poppyseed Loaf topped with heavenly Vanilla Lemon Glaze will be the hit of your brunches, lunches, and treats all summer long.

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Glaze

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Glaze

Weekend brunch should always have some kind of brunch treat, and this loaf takes the cake. I’m so excited to bring you this recipe in partnership with my friends at Pacific Foods!

This loaf is…

Fluffy

Moist

Bursting with lemon goodness

Topped (generously) with a heavenly lemon glaze

And best of all, easy to make!

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Glaze

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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with GlazeDo you love lemons and poppy seeds together?

Lemon Poppyseed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

Prep Time 8 min Cook Time 35 min Total Time 0:43 Yields 8

Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients

    Wet Ingredients

    Glaze

    Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
    • In a large mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
    • Add in wet ingredients aside from poppyseeds and lemon zest and mix to combine.
    • Add in poppyseeds and lemon zest.
    • Pour into loaf pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center, and center is firm.
    • While baking, make the glaze: sift powdered sugar to remove clumps.
    • whisk in almond milk, a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency (thick but pourable). Stir in lemon zest.
    • Once the loaf is done, let cool completely before pour on the glaze.
    • Slice and serve.
    • Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for a month or so.
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