Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can also be the most challenging for those with dietary restrictions. As a gluten-free home chef, I’m always seeking out delicious morning recipes that are safe for gluten-free eaters.

In this roundup, I’m sharing 26 incredible gluten-free breakfast options bursting with flavor. From peanut butter smoothies to fluffy waffles, there’s something for every mood and appetite.

I’ve done the testing for you and collected recipes that will energize your mornings and satisfy any craving, no gluten required.

26 Gluten-Free Breakfast

1. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter and banana? When they come together in a smoothie, the result is incredibly delicious. This thick, creamy, and tasty smoothie is easy to make, taking only 5 minutes. Additionally, it’s gluten-free and nutritious.

To make this 5-minute smoothie, simply combine 1 frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 cup of milk of choice, and a handful of ice in a blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy. For extra richness, add an additional tablespoon of peanut butter. Top with more peanut butter or sliced bananas if desired.

The peanut butter provides creaminess and protein, while the banana adds natural sweetness. The end result is a satisfying gluten-free smoothie that makes a quick, healthy breakfast.

2. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Warm, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls with that sweet cinnamon aroma are impossible to resist. I simply can’t get enough of them! Luckily, there’s a gluten-free cinnamon roll recipe so I can enjoy these irresistible treats.

These gluten-free cinnamon rolls are just as delicious as traditional cinnamon rolls. With the availability of gluten-free all-purpose flour blends, it’s easy to adapt recipes.

The dough comes together easily and rolls out smoothly. Fill the dough with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Roll it up, slice, and bake until golden brown.

Drizzle with a cream cheese frosting for extra decadence. The heavenly aroma of baking cinnamon rolls will fill your kitchen. Enjoy these mouthwatering gluten-free cinnamon rolls for weekend breakfasts.

3. Almond Flour Carrot Cake Scones

Whether you call them carrot cake slices or scones, these treats are downright delicious. They are gluten-free, low in carbs, and made with almond flour for a moist, buttery, and nutty texture.

These scones are described as a hybrid between a scone and a muffin in terms of texture. Ingredients include shredded carrots, coconut flakes, walnuts, a hint of orange zest, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

An optional glaze with powdered sugar and lemon juice can be drizzled over the scones for extra sweetness. Those with a craving for carrot cake will certainly appreciate these tasty almond flour scones at breakfast time.

4. Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs combined with smoked salmon may seem like an unexpected pairing, but it’s actually a delicious breakfast idea.

The combination of the rich, creamy scrambled eggs and the salty, smoky salmon is surprisingly impressive.

Simply cook the eggs until rich and creamy in an oil-coated skillet. Flake in smoked salmon slices and gently fold together until warmed through.

The smoked salmon provides the perfect salty, smoky contrast to the velvety eggs, creating a wonderfully balanced and satisfying breakfast.

5. Chia Pudding

Chia pudding makes for a great dessert-like breakfast. This no-cook chia pudding recipe combines chia seeds, almond milk, sliced strawberries, and maple syrup.

The chia seeds absorb the liquid and take on a thick, creamy, pudding-like texture.

The result is a pink chia pudding flecked with chia seeds. It can be topped with additional fruit like blueberries or bananas, shaved chocolate, shredded coconut, or anything you please. For an even thicker pudding, chill it overnight in the fridge to let it fully set.

With protein from the chia seeds and fruit for natural sweetness, this chia pudding is a nutritious and delicious way to start the day.

6. Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

These gluten-free blueberry muffins are described as dense yet mysteriously light and airy at the same time. I encourage you to try them yourself to experience this paradoxical texture combination.

The muffins are bursting with juicy fresh blueberries, but you could easily customize them with a different berry or mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts. You can even use frozen blueberries instead of fresh.

Simply mix up a batch of these easy muffins on the weekend to grab for quick breakfasts throughout the week. Their intriguing dense-yet-airy texture makes them a must-try.

7. Mixed Berry Smoothie

Smoothies make an easy breakfast, and this mixed berry smoothie is a gluten-free winner. Combining banana, Greek yogurt, and frozen mixed berries, it’s a versatile smoothie base that allows you to use whatever fruit you have on hand.

Described as sweet, thick, creamy, and with a taste similar to a nutritious milkshake, this smoothie is easy to whip up in a blender.

The Greek yogurt provides protein to keep you full and the berries add a sweet, fruity flavor burst. Smoothies are such a flexible breakfast option.

8. Acai Bowl

Acai berries are nutritional superstars. These deep purple fruits come from acai palm trees in South America and are rich in antioxidants and superior nutrition compared to other berries. Their flavor is often described as a mix of chocolate and berries.

This acai bowl combines pureed acai berries with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and your choice of toppings like honey, chia seeds, coconut flakes, or granola. It makes for a deliciously wholesome, antioxidant-rich breakfast.

9. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

The fruit and yogurt parfait is a healthier alternative to ice cream that still satisfies a sweet tooth. Described as thick, creamy, and fruity, it’s made by layering oats, chia seeds, milk of choice, and frozen fruits in jars.

Suitable for making ahead and enjoying on busy mornings, these parfaits aren’t just for breakfast. Their versatility and long shelf life when stored in the fridge make them an anytime treat.

Their simple ingredients and endless flavor combinations make them an easy breakfast go-to.

10. Gluten-Free Bread

Finding good gluten-free bread can be a challenge, so making it at home is the best solution. This easy recipe for a gluten-free sandwich bread yields excellent results.

The bread is described as soft and moist with a texture quite similar to regular sandwich bread, not crumbly or dense. A bonus is that it’s dairy-free as well as gluten-free. With the right blend of flours and starches, it’s possible to create a tasty gluten-free bread.

This bread makes sandwich-making easy again. Simply mix up a batch on the weekend so you have gluten-free bread ready when breakfast hunger strikes.

11. Hash Brown Casserole

A hash brown casserole is described as tasting even better than crispy hash browns.

Loaded with melted Monterey Jack cheese and a creamy topping, this casserole promises layers of scrumptious, hearty, gooey goodness.

To make this irresistible casserole, simply mix shredded potatoes, cream, butter, cheese, onions, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a baking dish, top with crushed cornflakes, and bake until bubbly and golden.

One bite will have you swooning over its intense flavors and decadent creaminess. This satisfying casserole makes weekend brunches extra special.

12. Muesli

Here’s a delicious recipe for homemade muesli packed with nuts, seeds, and oats. Toast almonds, pistachios, cashews along with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, rolled oats and coconut chips.

Serve the muesli with yogurt or milk, dried apricots, fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey for a tasty, crunchy breakfast treat.

Homemade muesli allows you to control the ingredients, avoiding added sugars. It also has superior flavor and texture compared to store-bought varieties. This nutty, seedy muesli is a great gluten-free breakfast.

13. Gluten-Free Banana Muffins

These banana muffins get a perfect 12/10 rating for both flavor and texture. They’re incredibly soft, moist, and bursting with sweet banana flavor – reminiscent of banana bread but in convenient, grab-and-go muffin sizes.

Simply mix up a batch of this easy 15-minute muffin recipe. For extra richness, add chocolate chips, walnuts, or pecans. The banana flavor really shines through for the ultimate gluten-free breakfast muffin.

14. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

If you’re not already a fan of overnight oats, let me convince you. The idea behind overnight oats is genius – quick prep and no need to constantly stir a pot on the stove.

Simply mix together oats, milk, yogurt, peanut butter, and toppings in a mason jar. Refrigerate overnight, and wake up to a thick, creamy, protein-packed breakfast.

The oats soften and absorb the flavors as they sit. The result is rich, tasty peanut butter overnight oats in a cute mason jar, ready to grab and devour.

They’re super satisfying and much better than any store-bought instant oatmeal.

15. Gluten-Free Baked Oatmeal

At first glance, baked oatmeal may not seem that enticing. But don’t let looks deceive you – this baked oatmeal is surprisingly delicious.

Made with sweet raisins, dates, and crunchy nuts, it has a soft and chewy texture.

This baked oatmeal keeps well in the fridge, so you can easily double the recipe and have a batch ready for easy breakfasts all week.

If you’re craving a cozier, heartier oatmeal, this gluten-free baked oatmeal is a must-try.

16. Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Freshly baked banana bread is one of life’s simple pleasures. The sweet banana flavor and moist texture is simply amazing.

As it bakes, your kitchen fills with an incredible aroma that makes waiting to slice into it an exercise in patience.

This easy banana bread recipe is gluten-free to boot. However, resist slicing into the loaf hot from the oven, no matter how tempting the aroma. Let it cool completely first, about 1 hour.

This crucial step allows the bread to fully set so it doesn’t crumble apart when slicing. The wait is difficult, but so worth it for perfect slices of moist gluten-free banana bread.

17. Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut flour is a great gluten-free, low-carb flour option for making pancakes. Compared to regular flour, coconut flour is lower in calories, higher in fiber and protein, and free of gluten.

These coconut flour pancakes are light and fluffy, without the digestive issues sometimes caused by regular flour. One important tip when baking with coconut flour – it’s more absorbent than regular flour, so the batter needs extra liquid.

But the resulting tall, fluffy, gluten-free pancakes are well worth the adjustment. Top them off with maple syrup and fresh fruit for a delicious weekend breakfast.

18. Hash Browns

Crispy hash browns can be easily made at home with just 3 ingredients – shredded potatoes, salt, and water.

It’s surprising how delicious simple hash browns can be. Simply squeeze out excess moisture from the shredded potatoes and fry them up in oil until browned and crispy.

Skip the restaurant and enjoy diner-style hash browns from your own kitchen. Customize them by adding any extra vegetables or seasonings you like.

19. Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

With just 3 ingredients, these tasty oatmeal breakfast bars come together quickly. Combining peanut butter, banana, and oats, they’re described as having a fantastic flavor reminiscent of banana bread with a hint of peanut butter.

The combination of banana and peanut butter is always a winner. Simply mash bananas and peanut butter together, stir in oats, and bake.

These delicious bars are ready to devour in just 15 minutes for a fast, easy, gluten-free breakfast on the go.

20. Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a North African breakfast dish that is gluten-free, vegetarian, and incredible. Eggs are poached in a rich, chunky tomato sauce with peppers and spices. The sauce perfectly complements the soft cooked eggs.

Visually, shakshuka is stunning, with vibrant red tomato sauce and bright golden eggs. And the flavor will have you quickly falling in love.

The combination of protein from the eggs and carbs from the tomato sauce is nutritious and satisfying. This shakshuka is an easy recipe sure to become a breakfast favorite.

21. Gluten-Free Blueberry Scones

These gluten-free blueberry scones are perfect for a fancy weekend breakfast. Their tender and flaky interior is loaded with juicy, sweet blueberries and topped with a subtly crispy sugar topping.

Simply mix the scone dough, gently fold in blueberries, shape into triangles, and sprinkle with course sugar before baking.

Eat the scones plain or with butter, honey, or jam. However you enjoy them, these gluten-free blueberry scones make breakfast feel extra special.

22. Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies

Why not start your mornings by baking up a batch of cookies? These gluten-free breakfast cookies combine peanut butter, mashed banana, agave nectar, flaxseed, and almonds. Described as ridiculously amazing, they pack a medley of flavors into each bite.

These soft, hearty cookies make for a satisfying breakfast or snack that just happens to be gluten-free.

Their combination of natural sweetness and light nuttiness from the peanut butter and almonds is simply terrific. Wake up to these yummy cookies and fuel your day the delicious way.

23. Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros is a Mexican egg breakfast bursting with flavor. It features fried eggs served over lightly fried corn tortillas topped with salsa.

Visually, the dish is very appealing with its contrast of bright red salsa and sunny yellow fried eggs. And the combination of ingredients packs a tasty punch.

The eggs provide protein, the tortillas offer carbs, and the salsa incorporates vegetables.

This easy huevos rancheros recipe comes together quickly for a fast, gluten-free breakfast that will energize your day. Enjoy it with a side of refried beans and coffee.

24. Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza

Forget regular pizza – this creative breakfast pizza with a hash brown crust is way better. Simply shred potatoes and press them into a pan to create a crispy crust.

Top with scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon, peppers – anything you love!

The crispy potato crust makes this dish extra tasty. And you can customize your toppings to suit your preferences.

Want something spicy? Add jalapeños. Prefer veggies? Try spinach and tomatoes. The options are endless with this fun breakfast pizza idea.

25. Granola

Rather than buying granola, make your own for maximized freshness and flavor. With a simple one-bowl recipe, homemade granola is easy to whip up.

Toss together your choice of whole grains and nuts along with dried fruit, seeds, oil, and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

The result is nutritious granola that’s low in sugar and calories compared to store-bought kinds. You control the ingredients so it’s full of whole grains, healthy fats, and real food. Homemade granola makes breakfast feel extra wholesome.

26. Gluten-Free Waffles

Waffles beat pancakes any day in my book. I’m especially fond of these easy gluten-free Belgian waffles. They’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside – exactly what delicious waffles should be.

Made with a blend of flours like oat flour, tapioca starch, and almond flour, these waffles are gluten-free yet taste just as good as regular waffles.

Simply mix up the batter, pour into a hot waffle iron, and enjoy with your favorite toppings. Maple syrup pairs perfectly for a top-rated weekend breakfast.

The past few years have seen a dramatic rise in the popularity of plant-based and gluten-free eating. As more people adopt vegan and gluten-free lifestyles for health, ethical, or personal reasons, the demand has grown tremendously for recipes that are both vegan and gluten-free.

As a long-time vegan who also avoids gluten for health reasons, I’m always seeking out new recipe ideas to add variety to my diet while still aligning with my dietary preferences.

Over time, I’ve curated a collection of my absolute favorite vegan and gluten-free recipes that don’t compromise on flavor or texture.

From hearty main dishes to luscious desserts, this roundup includes 25 of the tastiest vegan gluten-free recipes I’ve discovered. They’re perfect for everyday meals, dinner parties, potlucks, or other occasions.

Vegan Loaded Nachos

These sensational vegan-loaded nachos are fully loaded with cheesy, meaty, and delicious veggies, making them the perfect recipe for cozy nights, Taco Tuesday, or Super Bowl parties. They’re guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, so make extra!

Gluten-Free and Vegan Vegetable Noodle Miso Soup

This umami bomb of a soup gets its rich flavor from miso paste and toasted sesame oil. It’s nutritious and colorful, loaded with vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and kale over vegetable noodles.

Vegan Gluten-Free Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are always a good idea, and this delicious version is both nutritious and stuffed with goodies like grilled, sriracha-marinated tofu, rice vermicelli, and a variety of vegetables. They’re fun to make and eat, wrapping up the ingredients like mini burritos.

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

These baked zucchini chips are salty, cheesy, and spicy, satisfying cravings for a crunchy snack but with a healthy twist. They make for a perfect alternative to potato chips!

Tofu Scramble

Start your day protein-packed with this tofu scramble breakfast, seasoned richly with cumin, turmeric, chili powder, garlic and more for a flavor profile just like real eggs. Add in some vegan cheese and veggies like peppers for even more flavor.

Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad

This simple yet filling salad gets its zesty citrus flavor from lemon juice and packs lots of protein from quinoa and chickpeas.

With fun textures from quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, and chickpeas and a tangy lemon mustard dressing, it’s a great side dish or light meal.

Mexican Buddha Bowl

Easy to make and endlessly fresh, tasty, and customizable, this Mexican Buddha (or burrito) bowl contains rice, black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, and avocado.

Drizzle on some lime juice or your favorite dressing. Add extras like roasted peppers, jalapeños, pickled red onions, and more!

Baked Chickpea Balls

These hearty chickpea “meatballs” are incredibly healthy, protein-filled and satisfying. Made primarily from chickpeas, corn, flax, and vegetables, season them with your favorite spices. Smother them with sauce for amazing flavor.

Vegan Carnitas with Mushrooms

These meaty mushrooms get their shredded “pork” look from a flavorful marinade of vinegar, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, jalapeños, and onions.

The result is a plant-based filling that mimics the taste of traditional pork carnitas.

Easy Vegan Cheese Ball

A classic party staple gets a vegan makeover with this delicious, creamy vegan cheese ball.

Made without any real cheese, it uses vegan cream cheese, cooked cashews, and coconut milk for a rich base that gets loaded up with herbs and seasonings.

Top it off with nuts and cranberries for the perfect sweet and savory combo.

Creamy Vegan Cucumber Salad

This solid cucumber salad recipe is great for barbecues and potlucks.

The vegan creamy sauce uses coconut yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and maple syrup for flavor and creaminess.

Dill, red onion, and garlic add even more flavor.

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Take baked potatoes to the next level with these Tex-Mex stuffed sweet potatoes.

They’re incredibly flavorful but meat-free, with baked sweet potato halves stuffed with a zesty black bean, corn, tomato and red onion salsa flavored with lime, cilantro, and garlic.

Add guacamole and homemade vegan sour cream on top.

Ultimate Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Get your creamy, protein-packed chicken salad fix without the chicken or dairy with this sandwich made with chickpeas instead of chicken, vegan mayo, grapes, almonds, celery, onions, and parsley.

Gluten-free bread makes it allergy-friendly.

Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes

Everybody loves fluffy pancakes, and this recipe proves that they can still be allergy-friendly with gluten-free oat flour, non-dairy milk, sugar, vanilla, oil and baking powder. Top them just like classic pancakes!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This fresh, Mediterranean-inspired quinoa salad contains quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, olives, and red onion tossed in a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh herbs. It’s delicious as a main or side dish.

30-Minute Chickpea and Tomato Coconut Curry Soup

This easy, healthy, fast, and delicious curry soup warms the soul with its blend of coconut milk, vegetable stock, garlic, onions, chilis, tomatoes, and curry powder, balanced by a touch of lime juice. Chickpeas add protein and heartiness.

Tofu Breakfast Sandwich

Tofu stands in for scrambled eggs in this breakfast sandwich, seasoned with nutritional yeast for eggy flavor.

Add roasted red peppers, sprouts, or other veggies for extra flavor and nutrition. Enjoy between two toasted gluten-free English muffins!

Crispy Vegan Gluten-Free Latkes

Latkes are like the best hybrid of pancakes and hashbrowns, but traditionally contain off-limit ingredients.

With simple swaps like gluten-free flour and plant-based milk, they can easily be made both gluten-free and vegan while frying up just as golden and tasty.

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even those with dietary restrictions don’t have to miss out on delicious chocolate chip cookies!

These tasty alternatives use vegan butter, gluten-free flour, plant-based milk, and vegan chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Whip up these easy make-ahead overnight oats for a breakfast that’s thick, creamy, delicious, and healthy.

They contain just a few simple ingredients like peanut butter, rolled oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup for sweetness. Top with fresh fruit just before eating.

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

This moist, delicious banana bread can be enjoyed by vegans and gluten-free eaters alike. To make it vegan, an apple cider vinegar hack replaces the egg.

Gluten-free flour, sugar, bananas, oil, and leavening agents round out the simple ingredients list.

Lentil Bolognese

Hearty lentils make the perfect meat substitute in this vegan and protein-packed pasta sauce.

Cooked down with tomato, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and Italian seasonings, the lentils mimic the texture of ground beef in a classic meaty bolognese. Serve over gluten-free pasta.

“Cheesy” Vegan Kale Salad with Farro

This hearty and healthy vegan salad, loaded with nutritious kale and roasted veggies over farro, makes a whole meal on its own.

A sauce of nutritional yeast and mustard lends a “cheesy” flavor.

Crispy Black Bean Tacos

These simple yet supremely satisfying black bean tacos come together quickly.

Cooked onions and highly seasoned black beans get pan-fried until crispy and golden, then stuffed into corn tortillas and topped with your favorite taco accompaniments like guacamole, vegan sriracha mayo, and jalapeños.

Gluten-Free Sticky Buns

Breakfast just isn’t complete without a gooey, ooey-gooey caramel cinnamon roll, more affectionately known as a sticky bun.

Although traditionally made with gluten and dairy, they can be adapted to be vegan and gluten-free without sacrificing the taste.

Swap in vegan butter, non-dairy milk, and gluten-free flour to get all the flavors of soft sweet rolls and melty caramel.

Gluten-free baking can seem intimidating, but with a few ingredient swaps and tricks, you can make delicious desserts that don’t compromise on taste or texture.

In this roundup, I’m sharing 30 of my favorite gluten-free dessert recipes perfect for any occasion. You’ll find everything from cookies and brownies to ice cream and pies.

Many are naturally gluten-free or have simple substitutions to make them gluten-free. I also included dairy-free and vegan options for those with multiple food sensitivities.

1. Microwave Baked Apples

Baked apples make a warm, sweet treat that’s perfect for breakfast served over morning oats or vanilla ice cream.

The microwave method takes just 2-4 minutes for soft, tender apples bursting with flavor. For added texture, broil the apples for a couple of minutes after microwaving.

Cinnamon sugar, raisins, chocolate chips, and nut butter all make tasty fillings.

2. Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars

Getting that rich caramel flavor without dairy can be tricky, but these genius millionaire bars use maple syrup in the base for a creamy, melty caramel that perfectly complements the chocolate shortbread crust.

They aren’t overly sweet, making them even more addicting. The bars are also nut-free by using gluten-free oat flour, but you can adjust quantities if needed.

3. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are a dessert staple for their fabulous appearance and crowd-pleasing taste.

The juicy berries dipped in velvety chocolate make elegant yet approachable treats for any gathering.

Use high-quality chocolate and allow it to fully set for the best presentation and texture.

4. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Clusters

Sometimes dessert doesn’t need to be a massive layered cake. These small clusters packed with chocolate and almond are the perfect after-dinner bite.

Adding a touch of sea salt balances the sweetness. Keep a batch in the fridge for instant chocolate cravings.

5. Easy No-Churn Homemade Ice Cream

Treat your gluten-free friends to homemade ice cream made with love. All it takes is whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract.

Such a fun blank slate for flavors. Try salted caramel swirl, rocky road with fudge ripple, raspberry sorbet, white chocolate, mocha chip, mango passion fruit swirl – anything goes!

6. Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Chocolate pudding doesn’t have to be just for kids. Dress up this quick and easy homemade pudding like a restaurant-style dessert.

Fold in whipped cream for a lighter finish. Layer it in glasses with fresh berries and toasted coconut. Comforting, chocolatey, and smooth.

7. 5-Ingredient Chewy Coconut Macaroons

This classic Passover dessert crosses cultural boundaries for its simplicity and delicious coconut flavor.

After whipping the egg whites to stiff peaks, gently fold in the coconut, sugar, salt and vanilla, breaking up any large clumps.

Use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper on baking sheets. Scooping the sticky mixture with a spoon or ice cream scooper onto chocolate wafers makes for easy removal after baking.

8. Vegan Flan

Flan is a custard naturally gluten-free, but traditional recipes use eggs and dairy.

Enter this 5-ingredient vegan flan using full-fat coconut milk, maple syrup, cornstarch, and agar-agar as an egg substitute.

The texture is spot on! Start with the classic vanilla and milk pairing, then branch out to new flavors.

9. Almond Flour Blondies

These blondies are perfectly chewy and fudgy with white chocolate morsels and buttery pecans.

The almond flour makes them naturally gluten-free. Go dairy-free by using coconut oil in place of butter.

Be sure to use solid coconut oil and “cream” it with sugar for the signature chewy texture. There are great vegan white chocolate alternatives too!

10. Lemon Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is a simple classic, delivering that signature crumbly, richly-flavored, melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Crisp edges with a tender center is the goal. Since traditional shortbread uses wheat flour, substitutecup for cup with almond meal while keeping the same bake time and method.

A touch of lemon brightens up this gluten-free shortbread.

11. Tiger Butter Fudge

I adore the swirled effect of tiger butter fudge. It’s straightforward to recreate the two-toned fudge at home by pouring melted white chocolate then spoon dolloping peanut butter fudge on top.

Run a knife through to swirl and marble. Cool completely before cutting for defined lines.

12. Nourishing Almond Flour Banana Bread

Ripe bananas are asking to be turned into this nourishing gluten-free banana bread. The almond flour has a pleasant, nutty flavor.

I added protein-packed flax seeds for extra nutritional value. Enjoy a slice with your morning coffee or as an energy-boosting snack.

13. Neapolitan Parfaits {Gluten-free}

Neapolitan ice cream always makes me think of summer. For a gluten-free spin, build parfaits with layers of homemade whipped cream, vanilla yogurt, and crumbled chocolate muffins.

Use any gluten-free chocolate cake or brownies you have leftover too. Top it off with fresh diced strawberries and you have an edible work of art!

14. Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

This is the moistest, lightest, and super rich chocolate cake that just happens to be gluten-free. Gluten provides structure, so substitutions are needed.

I use homemade flour blends with xanthan gum. Bob’s Red Mill makes a great gluten-free all-purpose baking flour with xanthan gum added already – it’s a lifesaver for fluffy cakes.

15. Almond Flour Snickerdoodles

I love trying new cookie recipes, and these snickerdoodles have become a fast favorite. The cookies are a one-bowl wonder, only requiring pantry staples like cream of tartar, baking soda, butter, sugar, and cinnamon-sugar coating.

They bake up tender on the inside with crackly edges and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

The versatile dough takes nicely to mix-ins like mini chocolate chips, chopped pecans, orange zest, and dried cranberries. Yum!

16. Panna Cotta

As a huge fan of creamy, smooth desserts, panna cotta is one of my favorites. The taste is clean and not overly sweet.

Boil cream with sugar and gelatin, then pour into molds and refrigerate until set. Experiment with new flavors once you perfect the classic vanilla.

Try a salted caramel drizzle, lemon blueberry compote, mango passionfruit puree, or raspberry sauce. Fancy yet easy.

17. No-Bake Cookies

Let’s be honest – no-bake cookies are not light and fluffy. They’re thick, rich, and chewy with an intense chocolate and peanut butter flavor.

Double check your oats are certified gluten-free, since oats naturally contain avenin, a form of gluten protein.

Some countries don’t consider oats legally “gluten-free.” These cookies are worth finding compliant oats!

18. Microwave Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle takes sugar to the hard crack stage, around 300°F. This microwave method is super quick and requires thick oven mitts to handle the hot bowl when done.

Be extremely careful when adding the baking soda, as the mixture bubbles rapidly.

Let cool completely before breaking into pieces. Wrap up brittle squares as gifts for homemade candy your gluten-free friends can safely enjoy.

19. 3-Ingredient Mounds Bar Recipe

Mounds candy bars have such a distinct texture from the coconut. If you’re someone who doesn’t love the shredded coconut texture, these bars are not for you!

Otherwise, they’re delicious and simple to make at home. For bite-size portions, use ice cube trays. Let set, then add a toothpick to each for easy dipping and decorating.

20. Easy Gluten-Free Fruit Cobbler Recipe

Nothing says comfort food like a tender, sweet fruit cobbler. The topping can be a crumble style with flour, sugar, egg and butter or a biscuit-like pastry.

For a truly gluten-free cobbler, use almond meal or the shortbread recipe above for the topping.

Any summer fruit works wonderfully baked under a golden crispy cobbler topping.

21. Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

A staple candy to have on hand, this microwave peanut butter fudge takes 5 minutes and impresses everyone. Mix peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and an optional pinch of salt if you want.

Microwave in bursts until thick and smooth. Pour into a pan, chill until set, and cut into squares. Wrap them up in wax paper as gifts for family and gluten-free friends.

22. Vegan Almond Flour Brownies

This recipe produces fudgy, drool-worthy gluten-free brownies that also happen to be vegan. For best results, use Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer.

You can also swap 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal whisked with warm water for each egg, or 1 whole mashed banana per egg.

The brownies are so decadent and chocolatey, no one will guess they’re vegan and gluten-free!

23. Bananas Foster For One

Bananas Foster is a classic dessert of caramelized bananas in an irresistible butter rum caramel sauce, often served over vanilla ice cream.

While traditionally made tableside, you can easily make a single portion at home. Sauté banana halves in butter, brown sugar, and a splash of rum until caramelized.

Enjoy spooned-over pancakes, pound cake, or a scoop of homemade gluten-free ice cream.

24. Gluten-Free Strawberry Cream Cheese Trifle

A show-stopping trifle needs layers, and this gluten-free stunner alternates freshly diced strawberries, vanilla pudding or whipped cream, and chunks of angel food cake.

Feel free to switch up the layers, doing chocolate cake with chocolate pudding and chocolate ganache. Just make sure at least one component is brightly colored!

25. Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches

For a lighter dessert option that’s still decadent, try grilling peaches. The high heat caramelizes the natural sugars and intensifies the juicy flavor.

Halve and pit ripe peaches, brush with melted butter, then grill cut-side down until charred. Flip and sprinkle with brown sugar. Grill 30 more seconds.

The brown sugar will melt and caramelize. Serve with frozen yogurt or lightweight whipped cream.

26. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Since peanut butter cups aren’t readily available in certain countries, I make them myself! Use silicone molds to form the cups.

Spoon chocolate ganache into the cups, then peanut butter flavored with whatever you like – I love salted caramel swirls.

Top with more chocolate to fully enclose. Chill until set. Customize to your heart’s content for an addicting, homemade treat.

27. Disney Dole Whip Recipe

This pineapple soft serve is the stuff of legends. Dole Whip is a must for Disney park visits, with its bright, creamy texture and tropical fruit flavor.

Recreate the magic at home by blending vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, and frozen pineapple chunks.

A high-powered blender helps create a light, smooth consistency akin to a soft serve. Add rum for the adult-inspired Lapu Lapu version.

29. Blueberry Almond Crisp

When blueberries are cooked down into filling, the burst berries create a stunning purple and blue marbled effect.

The almond crisp topping adds a nutty crunch and golden brown color. Naturally sweetened with vanilla and lemon, the fruit filling needs little else.

Use certified gluten-free old-fashioned oats or almond meal for the topping if you’re very sensitive.

30. Eagle Brand Fudge

This simple 3-ingredient fudge is a tried and true classic. For those avoiding nuts, it’s the perfect solution.

Simply mix a can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk with chocolate chips and a splash of vanilla.

Chill until firm, then cut into squares. Jazz it up with toppings like chopped nuts, crushed candy canes, Reese’s Pieces, freeze-dried fruit, or flaky sea salt.

As a home cook who avoids gluten, I’m always on the lookout for new and creative gluten-free side dish recipes. Side dishes are essential for rounding out a meal, adding color, texture, and flavor.

In this roundup, I’m sharing 25 of my favorite simple gluten-free side dish recipes. From classics like roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes to interesting new flavors like cauliflower rice and beet salad, there’s something here for every meal. Many can be made ahead of time and reheated easily.

Let’s get cooking!

1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Don’t sleep on roasted Brussels sprouts, this veggie was made to be roasted. Halved sprouts take on a caramelized nutty sweetness under high heat.

Toss first with plenty of olive oil, salt, and pepper so they get crispy browned exteriors. I love to throw in halved shallots and chopped bacon for extra flavor and texture.

Roasted Brussels sprouts make a great gluten-free holiday side but are just as good any night of the week.

2. Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

For a special spin on baked potatoes, try Hasselback potatoes. This Swedish dish involves slicing potatoes vertically almost all the way through into thin disks.

As they bake, the potato fans out into crunchy crisp layers. Brush on olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt before baking. The oil helps the salt adhere and crisp.

For picture-perfect results, use a wooden spoon on both sides to prevent overcutting. Serve these impressive looking potatoes with steak or roasted meat.

3. Gluten Free Mexican Rice

For flavorful gluten-free Mexican rice, start with tomato sauce, chicken broth and green chilies. Onion, garlic, and spices like cumin, chili powder, and oregano boost the flavor.

Allow the rice to absorb the seasoned liquid as it simmers uncovered. Finish by stirring in fresh cilantro.

Serve this rice with fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, or alongside Mexican protein. It’s an easy weeknight dinner side but nice enough for company too.

4. Baked Wild Rice with Veggies

Wild rice makes a nice change from regular white or brown rice and has a pleasant nutty chew.

This baked wild rice dish incorporates roasted vegetables like butternut squash, cremini mushrooms, and spinach making it hearty and filling. The rice comes outtender while the veggies get caramelized.

Top it off with toasted cashews for extra crunch. It’s a complete gluten-free meal but also makes a fantastic side.

5. Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic

In just 5 minutes, you can transform basic green beans into a restaurant-worthy side.

Sauteeing brings out the vibrant green color while garlic and a pinch of sea salt enhance the flavor. The beans retain a nice crisp texture without getting mushy.

Fresh green beans taste best but you can use thawed frozen as well. This easy sauteed veggie pairs well with all kinds of main dishes.

6. Greek Chickpea Salad

This Greek-inspired chickpea salad is loaded with color, texture, and big flavors. Chickpeas, red onion, bell peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes provide lots of crunch.

A lemony dressing made with olive oil, mustard, and oregano complements the veggies. Don’t forget the creamy, salty feta cheese to tie everything together.

Serve this gluten-free salad as a side, light lunch, or over greens.

7. Simple Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is one of the best cooking methods for maximizing flavor in vegetables. When exposed to high dry heat, veggies caramelize on the outside becoming sweet and crisp.

Their natural sugars concentrate creating intense flavor. Almost any veggie tastes great roasted but opt for ones with similar cook times like potatoes, carrots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, and onions.

Toss the chopped veggies in olive oil, spread on a sheet pan, and roast at 425°F until browned and tender. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs.

8. Sweet Potato Casserole

This homemade sweet potato casserole may not have the marshmallow topping but it more than makes up for it with a crunchy pecan streusel. Sweet potato brings natural sugars, warmth, and soft texture while pecans lend a delightful crunch.

Warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves add comforting aromatic flavor. As a gluten-free side dish, it’s a must for holiday meals but works well any time of year.

9. Perfect Roasted Asparagus

Roasting asparagus is hands-down superior to steaming or sautéing. To prevent the stalks from getting rubbery, proper prep is key.

Snap off the woody ends before washing. Skip peeling unless the spears are really thick.

Dry thoroughly then coat in oil and roast at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. Pull them out once the tips start to char.

Finish with a squeeze of lemon, shaved Parmesan, and red pepper flakes for a simple yet elegant gluten-free side.

10. Irish Mashed Potatoes (Colcannon)

Colcannon is a traditional Irish side dish made by mashing potatoes with cooked chopped kale or cabbage.

Onions and leeks are also commonly added. It’s a clever way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and greens. The cabbage adds texture and freshness to the creamy spuds.

Season with salt, pepper, butter, and milk to taste. For gluten-free St. Patrick’s Day or anytime, serve colcannon the same way you would regular mashed potatoes.

11. Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower makes a lighter, gluten-free alternative to potato gratin. Florets are baked in a cheesy cream sauce then topped with crunchy toasted breadcrumbs.

Gruyère and cheddar pack tons of flavor into the sauce. For the best texture, don’t overcook the cauliflower – it should retain some bite.

The addictive crispy topping pairs wonderfully with roast chicken or pork.

12. Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

Warm from the oven gluten-free rolls can make any meal feel special. Improved gluten-free flour blends mean lighter, fluffier results compared to the dense hockey pucks of the past.

Seasonings like rosemary, sea salt flakes, cheese, olives, or sun-dried tomatoes can add excitement to gluten-free rolls or dinner loaves.

Shape into rolls, sticks, or slices. Enjoy the opportunity to get creative with gluten-free bread.

13. Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Buttery sweet glazed baby carrots like those served at Cracker Barrel are irresistible. The recipe couldn’t be easier either – just combine butter, brown sugar, and seasoning and heat until thickened.

Pour over cooked baby carrots and stir to coat. The glaze soaks right in creating tender yet slightly toothsome carrots.

If you can’t find baby carrots, thinly sliced regular carrots work too. These go great with Southern comfort food.

14. KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Creamy, crunchy coleslaw is a classic side that pairs well with fried chicken, BBQ, sandwiches, and more.

This easy homemade version captures that KFC flavor with just a few ingredients – finely shredded cabbage, mayo, milk, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Letting the dressed coleslaw chill for at least an hour improves the texture and flavor. Customize it by adding carrots, onions, or other veggies.

This gluten-free coleslaw is tasty on its own but really shines as a topping.

15. Garlic Parmesan Rice

Rice might seem basic but with a few easy tricks, you can take it from bland to bursting with flavor. First, make sure to rinse the rice thoroughly to remove excess starch.

Toast it briefly in olive oil or butter before adding your liquid. Seasonings like garlic, parsley, lemon juice, or soy sauce add lots of flavor.

Once cooked, stir in grated Parmesan cheese for a creamy, savory finish. This garlic parmesan rice pairs perfectly with saucy dishes.

16. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Without marshmallows, this whipped sweet potato recipe lets the natural flavor of the spuds shine.

Boiled, peeled sweet potatoes are mashed smooth with butter, cream, salt, pepper, vanilla, and fall spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

Folding in the dairy creates a light, creamy texture without the need for heavy cream. Top with crunchy toasted pecans if desired.

This is a luxurious gluten-free side for Thanksgiving or autumn meals but easy enough for weeknights too.

17. Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Potato wedges get crispy and golden brown in the air fryer without the excess grease from frying. Cut potatoes into wedges, toss with oil, and air fry at 400°F, flipping halfway through.

Season with your choice of spices – smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic, or Italian herbs. The convection heat of the air fryer makes them fluffy on the inside and crisped on the outside.

Serve these gluten-free wedges with veggies and dip, eggs, chili, or sandwiches.

18. Homemade Potato Chips

For a healthier take on potato chips, make them at home. Thinly slice potatoes preferably using a mandoline for consistent thickness.

Soak in cold water then dry very well before frying a few at a time in hot oil just until crispy. Season while hot from the oil. Getting them perfectly crisp without burning takes some practice.

The benefit is you control the ingredients. Play with fun flavors like lemon pepper, ranch, barbecue, and salt and vinegar.

19. Quick Collard Greens

Slow cooked collard greens are fantastic but this quick stovetop method lets you enjoy them anytime. Remove the stems from collard leaves and slice into ribbons.

Heat olive oil in a large pan over high heat. Add the greens and toss just until they start to wilt and get crispy edges – 1 to 2 minutes.

Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. The leaves cook down fast and taste almost like seaweed chips. Southern collards don’t get much easier than this.

20. The Best Beet Salad

This easy beet salad balances the earthy sweet flavor of beets with tangy goat cheese and bright vinaigrette.

Roasted beets retain their vibrant color without becoming soft. Toasted walnuts add crunch while arugula offers fresh peppery contrast.

The ingredients pair wonderfully with seafood, chicken, and pork dishes. As a gluten-free side salad, it adds bold flavor and color to the plate.

21. Cauliflower Rice

Riced cauliflower makes a low carb gluten-free alternative to regular rice with a mild flavor. To make your own, pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until broken down into rice-sized granules.

Cook the cauliflower rice in a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes until slightly softened but still al dente.

Season with salt, garlic, or other spices. Cauliflower rice works well served fried rice style or with saucy dishes and curries.

22. Simple Steamed Broccoli

It can be tricky to achieve tender yet still crisp broccoli when cooking this healthy veggie. Overcooking leads to unappealing mushy broccoli.

Steaming is a foolproof cooking method. Cut the crowns into even florets, peel and slice the stems. Steam in a basket above boiling water just until bright green – 4 to 5 minutes.

Toss with butter or olive oil and seasoning. For food prep, steamed broccoli keeps well in the fridge. It’s a gluten-free side dish you can enjoy guilt-free!

23. Super Easy Green Peas

Buttery sweet peas are an easy gluten-free side that goes with just about anything. Frozen peas work just fine but fresh spring peas are even sweeter.

Melt butter in a skillet then add fresh or frozen peas and saute just until heated through – about 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and a little sugar if needed.

For extra flavor, add diced onion while the butter melts. It doesn’t get much easier than this quick cooking green veggie.

24. Creamy Corn Pudding Recipe

This classic corn pudding recipe is creamy, sweet, and crispy. It’s the perfect gluten-free replacement for cornbread dressing. Corn and eggs provide structure while cheese, cream, and butter lend richness.

Milk soaks into the corn adding tenderness and creaminess while keeping the custard moist without getting soggy.

For texture, top with cornbread crumbs or crushed crackers. Serve this satisfying side with BBQ, fried chicken, or Southern food.

25. Microwave Corn on the Cob

Microwaved corn on the cob tastes remarkably good. Leave the corn in the husks and microwave 4 to 5 minutes per ear. The husk and silk steam and season the corn while also keeping it moist.

Use tongs to carefully remove the hot husks. Brush on butter then sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.

Optional toppings like grated Parmesan, mayo, Mexican cotija cheese, or chili lime seasoning offer even more flavor. Microwaved corn is quick, easy, and tasty.

Chicken is a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in endless ways. From skewers to stews, the possibilities are nearly limitless when cooking with chicken. As someone avoiding gluten, having delicious chicken recipes in your repertoire is key.

This roundup features 30 amazing gluten-free chicken recipes to add variety and flavor to your weekly menu.

1. Gluten-Free Chicken (with Broccoli Cheddar Rice)

Craving a comforting meal but want to avoid gluten? This recipe for gluten-free chicken with broccoli cheddar rice is perfect.

It’s a simple combination of juicy chicken breast, fresh broccoli florets, and cheesy rice cooked together in one skillet.

The rice soaks up all the delicious flavors while the chicken keeps things protein-packed.

It’s a great option for quick dinners when you want something tasty but don’t have much time. The creamy cheddar flavors pair nicely with the mild chicken and fresh broccoli.

2. Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken

Sweet and savory flavors come together in this quick and easy gluten-free Chinese honey chicken.

Boneless chicken thighs are fried until crispy and then coated in a sweet honey glaze made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger.

The honey glaze clings to the juicy fried chicken, creating a mouthwatering combination of flavors in every single bite.

Feel free to use chicken breasts if you prefer white meat. Serve over a bed of rice with sliced green onions for a complete meal.

This better-than-takeout chicken is sure to satisfy any cravings for Chinese food, all without the gluten.

3. Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken

Craving sweet and sour chicken but want a gluten-free version? This recipe delivers all the delicious flavors of the takeout favorite in a homemade gluten-free recipe.

Boneless chicken is lightly fried and then simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce along with pineapple chunks and bell pepper.

The sauce is thickened with cornstarch for a silky texture that clings nicely to the chicken. A sprinkle of sesame seeds adds extra flavor and crunch.

Enjoy this over steamed rice for a delicious gluten-free dinner the whole family will love. Every mouthwatering bite is free of gluten but full of flavor.

4. Baked Chicken Thighs

For a quick and easy dinner, look no further than these simple baked chicken thighs. Bone-in chicken thighs are seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika and then baked until the skin is crispy and the meat is juicy.

The high heat of the oven helps render the fat and crisp up the skin beautifully. Chicken thighs are flavorful and budget-friendly.

Plus, bone-in thighs hold moisture better than chicken breasts during cooking. This easy recipe requires minimal prep and delivers delicious gluten-free chicken with crispy seasoned skin your family will devour.

Keep it in mind any night you need a fast dinner with big flavor.

5. Hawaiian Chicken

Escape to the tropics with this sweet and savory Hawaiian chicken recipe. Boneless chicken breasts are marinated in a blend of soy sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic.

Then they are sautéed and glazed with a sweet and tangy pineapple juice mixture. The marinade keeps the chicken incredibly moist and infuses it with flavor before cooking.

Pineapple and bell peppers add even more flavor and create a beautiful presentation. Feel free to use chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat.

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for summer dinners. The Hawaiian-inspired flavors will whisk you away to the islands, no passport required.

6. Paprika Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks roasted with smoked paprika are always a crowd-pleaser. The paprika adds a wonderful flavor that complements the savory chicken beautifully.

Toss the drumsticks in olive oil and then season generously with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Roast at a high temperature until the skin is crispy and golden brown.

The chicken will be juicy and flavorful all the way through. Smoked paprika adds a unique flavor that’s reminiscent of barbecue but with less prep time.

This easy baked chicken recipe is budget-friendly and gluten-free, not to mention crazy delicious.

7. Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

This light and refreshing Thai chicken salad is a great gluten-free option for warmer weather. Shredded chicken is tossed with crisp vegetables and herbs and then drizzled with a savory peanut dressing.

The salad strikes the perfect balance between sweet, salty, spicy, and sour. Peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, and sriracha in the dressing pack a flavorful punch.

And the shredded cabbage, carrots, cucumber, and cilantro add nice crunch and freshness. You can easily swap chicken breasts for thighs too.

This salad makes for a satisfying but lighter meal that’s perfect for cooling down in the hot summer months. It’s also great for work lunches.

8. Paleo Jerk Chicken

Add some island flair to dinner with this flavorful paleo jerk chicken. Chicken drumsticks are coated in a Jamaican-style dry rub packed with warm spices like allspice, cloves, nutmeg, thyme, and habanero powder.

Baking the chicken allows the spices to penetrate the meat for tons of flavor in every bite. The prep only takes about 10 minutes, and then you just bake the chicken for around an hour as the house fills with intoxicating aroma.

This spice-rubbed chicken is tender and full of flavor, with just enough heat to keep things interesting.

Enjoy it on its own or served over cauliflower rice. This jerk chicken is easy to make but tastes like you spent all day infusing flavor into every morsel.

9. Crispy Gluten-Free Baked Chicken

This crispy gluten-free baked chicken recipe delivers all the flavor and crunch you crave without deep frying.

Chicken tenders are coated in a mixture of almond flour, parmesan, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and then oven baked.

The almond flour coating gets beautifully crisp and creates a flavorful, nutty breading around the juicy chicken.

Using almond flour and parmesan cheese gives you that fried flavor without having to actually deep fry.

This easy gluten-free chicken recipe is kid-approved and perfect for busy weeknights. You can even prep a batch ahead of time and keep in the fridge to bake as needed for quick gluten-free meals.

10. Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Sneak some extra greens into dinner with these spinach stuffed chicken breasts. Chicken breasts are butterflied open and stuffed with a cheesy spinach filling before baking.

The filling features sautéed spinach, garlic, diced tomatoes, parmesan, mozzarella, and seasonings. As the chicken bakes, the cheese in the stuffing melts to create an ooey gooey center.

You get a double serving of vegetables thanks to the hidden spinach. Kids and adults alike will devour this flavorful stuffed chicken.

Make it on a Sunday to eat throughout the week or freeze a few for later.

11. Ultimate Chicken Salad

Chicken salad gets a flavor upgrade with the addition of fresh herbs, diced apple, crunchy almonds, and a zesty Dijon dressing.

Shredded chicken is combined with diced Granny Smith apples, sliced almonds, celery, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, mayo, chives, parsley, tarragon, and seasoning.

The variety of flavors and textures takes this classic salad to the next level. It packs a tasty punch without feeling heavy.

The apples and almonds add nice crunch while the fresh herbs provide a delightful zing. This dairy-free, Whole30 compliant chicken salad is ideal for grabbing on the go.

Stuff it into lettuce wraps or enjoy in between slices of gluten-free bread for a satisfying lunch or light dinner.

12. Mediterranean Chicken

This Mediterranean chicken skillet dinner bursts with the flavors of the region, yet it’s ready in just half an hour.

Chicken breasts are seasoned and seared to golden brown. Then artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and kalamata olives are added right into the skillet to soak up all the flavor.

Feta cheese is sprinkled over the top just before serving. The combination of briny olives, sweet tomatoes, earthy spinach, and creamy feta is incredible.

Feel free to use chicken thighs here too. This Mediterranean chicken is packed with flavor in every single bite thanks to the bold ingredients.

Enjoy it over spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or cauliflower rice for a quick and easy gluten-free dinner.

13. Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole

Sometimes you just need the comfort of a chicken casserole. This gluten-free version cooks low and slow in the crockpot, so the chicken comes out incredibly moist and tender.

Chicken breasts are combined with cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheese, vegetables, and seasonings.

The mixture is slow cooked for 4-6 hours until the chicken is fall-apart tender and the sauce is bubbly and delicious.

The hands-off cooking method makes this casserole a breeze to throw together on busy days.

Serve it over mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice, or with a side salad for a cozy and comforting gluten-free dinner.

14. Healthy Orange Chicken

Craving orange chicken but want a homemade version that’s actually good for you? This recipe recreates the flavor of takeout orange chicken in a lighter, Paleo-friendly way.

Chicken breasts are cooked until caramelized and then smothered in a homemade orange sauce featuring orange juice, rice vinegar, maple syrup, ginger, and chili garlic sauce.

Almond flour helps thicken the sauce while arrowroot starch keeps the chicken extra crispy after frying. The orange sauce perfectly balances sweet and sour flavors.

Serve this gluten-free orange chicken over cauliflower rice along with steamed broccoli for a lighter take on the classic takeout dish.

15. Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

These Greek lemon chicken skewers marinated in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, and garlic are bursting with bright, zesty flavor.

The chicken is perfectly tender and full of herby Mediterranean flavors. It’s paired with a cool yogurt tzatziki sauce that takes it over the top.

The tzatziki provides a creamy tangy dip for the skewers and helps cut through the richness of the chicken. These skewers have tons of flavor without complicated ingredients.

They’re easy to make and full of fresh lemon tastes that are perfect for summer. Throw them on the grill or cook them in a grill pan for easy Greek-inspired flavor.

16. Gluten-Free Sweet Chicken

When you need a quick and easy gluten-free dinner, reach for this 5-ingredient recipe for sweet chicken. Chicken breasts are pan-seared and then simmered in a sweet sauce of butter, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and black pepper.

The sauce creates a beautiful glossy glaze over the juicy chicken. You can swap in chicken thighs too. Honey and soy sauce combine for the perfect balance of sweet and salty that goes great over rice.

The whole dish comes together in just 30 minutes with only 5 simple ingredients. For rushed weeknights when you want flavor without fuss, this saucy gluten-free chicken hits the spot.

17. Healthy Chickpea, Feta & Chicken Salad

This easy chicken salad gets a protein boost from chickpeas and creamy feta cheese. Shredded chicken and chickpeas are mixed with diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta, and herbs.

A simple lemon vinaigrette brings it all together. Chickpeas add extra plant-based protein for a filling and nutritious salad.

The fresh vegetables provide lots of crunch, while the feta lends a cool creaminess that compliments the chicken nicely.

This satisfying chicken salad works great for meals on the go since it packs neatly into lunch boxes or lettuce wraps.

18. Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey mustard chicken delivers maximum flavor in just 15 minutes. Chicken breasts are pounded thin and then cooked stovetop in olive oil and butter.

Meanwhile, a quick and easy honey mustard sauce is prepped. Once the golden chicken breasts are cooked through, the sauce is poured over the top to glaze the chicken.

The honey and mustard create the ideal sweet and tangy flavor combo. This chicken is super fast to make but tastes like you fussed over it.

Keep all the ingredients on hand for effortless meals anytime. Try serving the saucy chicken alongside steamed veggies or a fresh side salad.

19. Gluten-Free Baked Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is traditionally deep fried, but this gluten-free baked version achieves all the same smoky, spicy flavors without the oil. Chicken pieces are coated in a spiced flour blend and then oven baked until crispy.

Next, they’re brushed with a fiery mixture of hot sauce, brown sugar, and spices. The two-step coating technique helps deliver maximum crunch and flavor.

The end result is tender, juicy chicken with a crispy coating and addictive smoky spice flavor. Although this gluten-free Nashville hot chicken requires a few more ingredients, all the flavors in each bite make it worth the effort.

Kick up your weeknight chicken routine with this fiery baked favorite.

20. Gluten-Free Coconut Chicken Curry

Welcome autumn with this delicious gluten-free coconut chicken curry. Boneless chicken thighs simmer in a rich and aromatic coconut curry sauce featuring ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and red pepper flakes.

The sauce clings to the juicy chicken, infusing it with tons of flavor. Sweet potatoes are added halfway through cooking for an extra burst of color and nutrients. The sweetness balances nicely with the savory curry.

Serve this gluten-free curry over cauliflower rice for the perfect fall comfort food. The bold Thai-inspired flavors will warm you up from the inside out.

21. Lemon Chicken Marinade with Basil

Tender, juicy chicken awaits you thanks to this quick yet delicious lemon chicken marinade. Chicken breasts soak for just 20 minutes in a marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh basil.

The acidity in the lemon juice tenderizes the chicken to perfection. It infuses the chicken with bright, sunny flavors that pair beautifully with grilled vegetables or a fresh summer salad.

The fresh basil adds a delightful herbal aroma. Try swapping in chicken thighs too. This easy lemon chicken marinade adds so much flavor with minimal effort. Keep it in your back pocket for effortless gluten-free grilling anytime.

22. Korean Spicy Chicken

Give your usual chicken a spicy twist with this Korean-style fried chicken coated in crunchy potato starch and gochugaru. Gochugaru is a Korean red pepper powder that lends addictive flavor.

Chicken pieces are double fried for maximum crunch, then tossed in the spicy gochugaru coating. The potato starch batter gets super crispy and holds the seasoning nicely.

Every bite packs a flavorful punch of heat that plays nicely with the juicy, tender chicken. This spicy fried chicken is perfect for sharing at parties or enjoying as fun finger food at home.

The flavorful heat makes it seriously hard to stop noshing.

23. One-Pan Roasted Chicken And Vegetables

Cooking chicken and vegetables together on one sheet pan makes for a fuss-free, gluten-free dinner with fantastic flavor. Chicken drumsticks and thighs are arranged over a bed of potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and onion.

Everything roasts together in the hot oven, so the chicken juices baste the vegetables as they cook. The result is crispy chicken skin, tender and juicy meat, caramelized veggies, and pan drippings for an easy sauce.

The bold colors are as beautiful as the flavors in every bite. Serve this one-pan dinner with a green salad or roasted broccoli. It’s a simple way to get your protein and veggies without extra pans to wash.

24. Heavenly Broiled Chicken Breast

These broiled chicken breasts deliver a crispy, caramelized exterior with a moist and juicy interior every time. Chicken breasts are seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika and then broiled at a high heat.

The direct top-down heat from the broiler crisps and browns the skin nicely. Broiling is easy and requires no flipping like pan frying. The chicken broth in the baking sheet helps prevent drying out while also making a simple pan sauce.

The end result is fork-tender chicken with beautiful color and flavor. Broiled chicken breast is easy to make but looks and tastes like you fussed. Keep this gluten-free recipe handy for last-minute dinners.

25. Gluten Free Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken is a favorite takeout order, but you can easily recreate the flavor at home with this gluten-free recipe. Chicken thighs simmer in a sauce of soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch.

The sauce thickens up into a glossy, sweet and salty coating over the juicy chicken. Swapping chicken thighs for breasts keeps the meat extra moist and flavorful.

Serve this homemade teriyaki chicken over rice with a side of stir-fried vegetables for your new favorite gluten-free dinner. The complex sweet yet salty flavor of the easy teriyaki sauce is addictive.

Keep a batch in the fridge for quick meals all week long.

26. Best Gluten Free Fried Chicken

This gluten-free fried chicken features an ultra crispy exterior thanks to a breading made with tapioca starch and shredded potato.

The starchy coatings get super crunchy when fried, creating fried chicken with textures just like the real deal. Chicken pieces are soaked in buttermilk, dredged in the starch coating, and then fried in oil until deeply golden.

The buttermilk marinade keeps the chicken extra juicy despite frying. With a crispy, crunchy coating and moist and tender chicken, this gluten-free fried chicken hits the spot in all the right ways.

Make it for a fun gluten-free dinner or bring it to your next picnic or potluck.

27. Salt and Pepper Chicken

Recreate the signature crunch of Chinese salt and pepper chicken with this gluten-free, crispy stovetop recipe.

Chicken pieces are coated in a combo of potato starch, rice flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper and then pan-fried until crispy. These starches help achieve ultimate crunch without deep frying.

The salt and pepper flavor profile is simple yet addictive. Quick pickled cucumbers flavored with rice vinegar provide a nice fresh balance alongside the crispy chicken.

28. Easy Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

For a fast weeknight dinner, whip up these easy gluten-free chicken tenders. Chicken breast tenders are tossed in olive oil and seasoned with Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Then they are baked in the oven until lightly browned and cooked through. There’s no complicated breading required, just simple herbs and spices.

Baking gives you crispy, flavorful chicken without having to bust out the deep fryer. Serve alongside your favorite gluten-free dipping sauce or enjoy them on their own.

Meal prep a batch of these seasoned chicken tenders on Sunday for quick lunches and dinners all week long.

29. Gluten-Free Baked Oregano Chicken

This simple gluten-free baked oregano chicken features a crispy almond meal breading flavored with fresh oregano.

Chicken breasts are dipped in beaten egg, dredged in the almond meal mix, and then baked until golden brown. Almond meal creates a nice crunchy crust without gluten, and the fresh oregano adds lovely aromatic flavor.

This easy chicken recipe is your new go-to for busy weeknights when you need dinner on the table fast but still want something tasty. Serve it alongside roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete gluten-free meal.

30. Gluten Free Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing beats a steaming bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup, and this gluten-free version delivers all the cozy comfort you crave.

Shredded chicken and gluten-free noodles simmer in a savory broth along with carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs. Using bone-in chicken pieces when making the broth infuses it with lots of flavor.

Cooking the chicken right in the soup means every bite is tender and juicy. Load up the soup with extra veggies if desired.

This soothing gluten-free chicken noodle soup is just as your grandma used to make. It’s perfect for warming up blustery winter days and nourishing you when you’re under the weather.

As a parent, one of the biggest challenges is making sure your child gets tasty, nutritious meals, especially if they have food allergies or sensitivities.

When my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease, our family had to overhaul our diet and learn to love gluten-free cooking. After much trial and error, I’ve honed a collection of kid-approved gluten-free recipes that don’t sacrifice any flavor or appeal.

In this roundup, I’m sharing 30 of our family’s best gluten-free recipes that are sure to please kids of all ages – and grownups too! From fun snacks and sweet treats to family dinner favorites, these allergy-friendly recipes cover all the bases.

I hope they provide inspiration and deliciousness to your gluten-free kitchen adventures!

1. Gluten-Free Orange Chicken

As a parent of a child with gluten sensitivity, I’m always on the hunt for kid-friendly recipes that don’t compromise on flavor. This sweet and sour orange chicken checks all the boxes – it’s a gluten-free version of a classic Chinese takeout dish that kids love.

The chicken is coated in a mixture of gluten-free flour and cornstarch which gives it a deliciously crispy exterior. I use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to ensure it’s gluten-free.

The sauce features orange juice, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and other gluten-free pantry staples. It comes together quickly for a fast weeknight dinner, ready in under 30 minutes.

My kids devour this orange chicken every time I make it. The combination of crunchy chicken and sticky sweet-and-sour sauce is irresistible. It’s the perfect kid-pleaser meal that also happens to be allergy-friendly. This will definitely stay in my regular rotation.

2. Gluten-Free Donuts (Krispy Kreme Copycat)

Is there anything better than a fresh, warm donut? This gluten-free copycat recipe recreates the magic of Krispy Kreme donuts at home. They’re light, fluffy, and deliciously glazed – you’d never know they were gluten-free!

The donuts are made with a simple blend of gluten-free flour, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla. After a short rise, they get fried to golden brown perfection. While they cool, I whip up an easy vanilla glaze for that signature shiny, crackly topping.

These copycat donuts are spot-on. The interior is pillowy soft while the exterior stays crispy. My kids ask for them every weekend. I love that I can treat them to their favorite indulgence without worrying about gluten or preservatives. This recipe is getting filed away in my “mom win” folder!

3. Gluten-Free Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

These tender gluten-free vanilla cupcakes are as good as any bakery treat. They have the perfect texture – fluffy yet moist, with a delicate crumb. The vanilla bean flavor is subtle and aromatic without being overpowering.

I use a blend of gluten-free flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and xanthan gum to create the light, airy texture. Milk, butter, and eggs lend richness and moisture.

After baking, I top them with a creamy vanilla frosting that puts these over the top.

The cupcakes are wonderful on their own or customizable with sprinkles or decorations.

4. Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

This homemade gluten-free macaroni and cheese is ultra creamy comfort food at its finest. With just a few pantry staples, you can make an insanely delicious mac and cheese that rivals the boxed stuff.

I use gluten-free elbow macaroni, sharp cheddar, and evaporated milk to form the creamy cheese sauce base. Spices like dry mustard, paprika, and cayenne add flavor depth without making it spicy for kids. Topping with crunchy panko breadcrumbs gives it a delicious golden crust.

This mac and cheese is always a crowd pleaser. The smooth, velvety sauce coats each piece of pasta perfectly. My kids love customizing it by adding cooked broccoli or ham.

It’s their ultimate comfort food, and an easy gluten-free dinner option for busy weeknights. This might become your new favorite macaroni and cheese recipe!

5. Gluten-Free Meatballs

These simple gluten-free meatballs are a hit with kids and adults alike. They’re tender, juicy, and packed with flavor. The small size makes them perfect for little hands to pick up and dip in sauce.

I use a combo of ground beef and ground pork for depth of flavor. Italian seasoning, garlic, egg, and gluten-free breadcrumbs bind it all together. After a quick bake in the oven, the meatballs turn out tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.

For serving, I keep things classic with marinara sauce and grated Parmesan. They’re great over pasta or zucchini noodles for a gluten-free meal. You can also turn them into meatball subs by topping with marinara and mozzarella on gluten-free buns.

These meatballs are simple to throw together and fun for kids – the perfect gluten-free dinner!

6. Gluten-Free Ravioli

Homemade ravioli is surprisingly easy to make gluten-free. The tender pasta dough comes together quickly in the food processor. I use a simple blend of gluten-free flour, olive oil, salt, and eggs.

Once the dough is made, the fun part is deciding on the filling. My kids love using a classic ricotta, spinach, and nutmeg blend. But we’ve also done fun flavors like chicken bacon ranch and pepperoni pizza. The filling possibilities are endless!

After filling and sealing the ravioli, they cook up in just 2-3 minutes. Served with marinara or alfredo sauce, they make an impressive and satisfying meal.

This is a fun cooking project to do together as a family. And knowing the ravioli is safe for gluten-free loved ones makes homemade pasta night that much sweeter.

7. Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks

These gluten-free mozzarella sticks are crispy on the outside and oozing with melty cheese on the inside. kids go crazy for them! Making them at home is easy and allows you to control the ingredients.

I use string cheese cut into sticks and coated with a mixture of gluten-free flour, corn starch, spices, and egg. The gluten-free breadcrumbs add crunch once fried.

These come together quickly and can be frozen after frying for easy weeknight appetizers. We love dunking them in warm marinara sauce for dipping. They disappear fast, so I always make extra! Gluten-free comfort food at its finest.

8. Easy Gluten-Free Tacos

Tacos are one naturally gluten-free meal that my kids beg for weekly. Corn tortillas make the perfect base for building the ultimate customized taco.

I cook ground beef or chicken in a skillet with taco seasoning to start. Then we build our tacos with all the favorite toppings like shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce, and salsa.

For the seasoning, I make sure to use a gluten-free taco blend or whip up my own mix of chili powder, cumin, garlic, and other spices.

I fill up shells with the meat mixture and let the kids go wild topping their own. Tacos are such a fun, interactive meal for kids and work for all diets.

9. Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

These homemade gluten-free chicken nuggets are a major win for kids and parents! They’re crispy and tender, plus you control the ingredients.

I coat chicken breast chunks in whisked eggs and a gluten-free flour blend before coating them with crushed gluten-free corn flakes or panko. Baking instead of frying makes them healthier too.

These are ready in under 30 minutes – way faster than takeout! We love dipping them in ketchup, ranch, or barbecue sauce.

The gluten-free coating stays crispy even when sauced. This recipe is in regular lunchbox and dinner rotation in our household.

10. Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

This gluten-free pizza dough recipe yields a crust that’s chewy, crisp, and kid-approved. Having a dough ready to go in the freezer makes whipping up a homemade pizza so easy.

I use a simple blend of gluten-free flour, yeast, olive oil, salt, sugar, and xanthan gum for stretch and chew. The dough comes together quickly in the stand mixer. After rising, I divide it into balls for freezing.

When pizza night comes around, I just pull a dough ball from the freezer to thaw slightly. The kids love topping their own personal pizzas with sauce, cheese, and lots of toppings. The group effort makes dinner fun!

This versatile dough works great on the grill or baked in the oven too.

11. Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Pretzels

For a fun gluten-free snack, you can’t beat homemade soft pretzels. Making them from scratch lets you control the ingredients so they’re safe for those with allergies.

This easy dough starts with gluten-free flour, yeast, brown sugar, salt, butter, and milk. After kneading and rising, the dough gets shaped into pretzel knots and boiled briefly before baking.

The two-step cooking process gives that delicious chewy, shiny pretzel texture on the outside with a soft interior.

I top them with coarse salt for an extra savory crunch. Serve them warm with creamy mustard for dipping and try not to eat them all!

12. Gluten-Free Perogies

Perogies are the ultimate comfort food, and this gluten-free homemade version doesn’t disappoint. Kids and adults alike will devour these cheesy potato dumplings.

The tender gluten-free dough wraps around a hearty mashed potato and cheddar filling. Boiling then pan frying gives them a delicious crispy edge. They’re served up with sour cream, green onions, and crispy bacon bits.

This is a fun recipe to get the whole family involved in making. Kids can help fill and seal the perogies before cooking.

The reward is dipping into a mountain of warm, cheesy perogies straight from the pan. This cozy dish is pure comfort on a plate!

13. Perfect Gluten-Free Brownies

Fudgy, chewy, and decadent – these brownies are gluten-free perfection! They come together with just 8 simple ingredients you likely have on hand.

I use almond flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. After a quick 30 minutes in the oven, the edges get crackly and fudgy while the middle stays perfectly tender and moist.

Once cooled, I sprinkle them with a touch of coarse sea salt for even more chocolaty richness. My kids devour these endlessly – they’re the perfect treat for school parties or packed lunches too.

14. Gluten-Free Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing beats a cozy bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. This gluten-free version is ready in just 30 minutes using pantry staples.

I start by simmering chicken thighs in broth with aromatic veggies like onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Once the chicken is cooked, I shred it and toss it back into the broth along with dried gluten-free noodles. A handful of parsley adds freshness.

The gluten-free pasta soaks up all the delicious flavors for the perfect hearty yet comforting soup. With simply pantry ingredients, you can have this nourishing bowl on the table quickly. It’s the coziest way to warm up on a chilly day!

15. Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Fluffy gluten-free pancakes are a weekend breakfast staple in our home. This simple batter comes together in just 5 minutes and cooks up golden.

To make them gluten-free, I use an all-purpose blend plus xanthan gum for structure. Baking powder helps them rise nice and fluffy. Milk, egg, butter, and vanilla add richness and moisture.

I love customizing them by mixing in chocolate chips, blueberries, or banana slices. The options are endless! Drizzle them with maple syrup or fresh fruit compote.

These easy, allergy-friendly pancakes please a crowd. Any extras can be frozen for quick breakfasts down the road.

16. Gluten-Free Muffins

These tender gluten-free muffins are my savior for busy school mornings. I make a big batch on Sunday so I have breakfast and snacks ready for the week.

The base batter starts with gluten-free flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, yogurt, oil, vanilla and lemon zest. Then you can stir in mix-ins like blueberries, apples, chocolate chips, or cinnamon crumble topping.

I pour the batter into lined muffin tins and have freshly baked muffins in just over 20 minutes. They last all week in the fridge or freezer and toast up perfectly.

Having breakfast and snacks ready to grab and go makes our morning routine so much smoother.

17. Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy, and loaded with melty chocolate – everything a cookie should be! My kids insist they’re just as good, if not better, than the gluten version.

To make them gluten-free, I blend almond flour with potato starch, tapioca flour, baking soda, and xanthan gum. Brown sugar and melted butter lend chewy texture and toffee-like flavors.

After a scoop of chocolate chips, they’re ready for the oven. They turn out thick and soft in the center with crisp edges and crackly tops.

These are the perfect after-school snack or care package treat. No one suspects they’re gluten-free!

18. Easy Gluten-Free Corn Casserole

This is my easy go-to side dish for busy weeknights. The moist, flavorful gluten-free corn casserole bakes up golden while the main dish cooks.

I mix together creamed corn, whole kernel corn, eggs, butter, gluten-free cornbread mix, onion, and red bell pepper. After baking for 30 minutes, it comes out with a crispy top and creamy, moist interior.

This corn casserole is the perfect pairing with saucy dishes like chicken nuggets or meatloaf. I love that it’s ready with just a few pantry staples and bakes unattended. This will become your new favorite corn dish once you try it!

19. Gluten-Free Lasagna

This hearty gluten-free lasagna loaded with meat, cheese, and savory tomato sauce is total comfort food bliss. Making it at home lets you control the ingredients so it’s allergy-friendly.

I make a quick meat sauce with ground beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. Gluten-free lasagna noodles get layered between the meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan.

It takes a little time to assemble, but the wait is worth it! Once baked, this lasagna is total cheesy, saucy perfection. The edges get crispy and the cheese perfectly melted.

20. Best Gluten-Free Burgers

These craveable gluten-free hamburgers are a summer grill staple. They hold their shape on the grill and have great meaty flavor. The fluffy gluten-free buns complete the tasty package.

The beef patties are seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos, onion powder, garlic, and eggs as a binder. Crushed gluten-free crackers add texture and flavor.

I top them simply with melty cheddar cheese and all the classic fixings. Served on gluten-free buns, these burgers don’t feel like a sacrifice at all.

Even my most skeptical family members agree these are some of the best gluten-free burgers ever!

21. Mini Strawberry Pop Tarts

Kids will flip when they try these homemade gluten-free Pop Tarts. You can customize the fruity filling flavors to their taste.

I use store-bought gluten-free puff pastry dough for easy assembly. Just thaw, cut into rectangles, and fill with your choice of jam, Nutella, or vanilla pudding. Seal shut, poke holes to vent, brush with egg wash and sprinkle decoratively with sanding sugar before baking.

These mini Pop Tarts are ready in under 30 minutes. My kids have fun customizing their own filled pastries and picking the topping combos. It’s an easy gluten-free treat that makes mornings more fun!

22. Gluten-Free Fruit Pizza

This colorful fruit pizza makes a fun dessert for summer parties or school celebrations when you need a guaranteed gluten-free treat.

To start, I use my homemade gluten-free sugar cookie dough or a store-bought version. Press into a greased pizza pan and bake until lightly golden.

Once cool, I spread with sweetened cream cheese frosting and artfully arrange fresh fruit like kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, and mandarin oranges. It’s such a bright, cheery dessert that’s sure to impress kids and adults.

23. Gluten-Free French Toast

This gluten-free French toast recipe delivers crisp edges, fluffy texture, and melty cinnamon-vanilla flavor. It uses just six simple ingredients for easy morning magic.

Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar for the soaking batter. I use gluten-free bread and let it soak on both sides before frying in butter on the stovetop.

Topped with maple syrup, banana slices, or fresh fruit, this French toast hits the sweet spot. I love having an allergy-friendly version to make for leisurely weekend mornings. This will become your new favorite gluten-free breakfast!

24. Easy Gluten-Free Waffles

These easy gluten-free waffles are deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Making the dry mix ahead of time means you can have waffles on the table in under 15 minutes anytime.

Just blend gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Store in an airtight container until waffle time! Add milk, butter, egg, vanilla, and water and mix until smooth.

The batter pours perfectly into a preheated waffle maker. My kids love customizing their waffles with different fresh fruit toppings and syrups. Having this gluten-free recipe up my sleeve makes mornings stress-free.

25. Apple Crepes with Cinnamon

These naturally gluten-free apple crepes make an elegant breakfast or dessert. The chewy coconut crepes are a blank canvas for sweet apple filling and cinnamon.

Blend coconut flour, eggs, milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey for the crepe batter. Cook thin crepes in coconut oil and fill with sauteed apples, raisins, cinnamon, and maple syrup.

Roll up the crepes and top with powdered sugar, nuts, and caramel sauce for a showstopping presentation. The combo of warm apples and light, tender crepes is absolute perfection. These impressive gluten-free crepes will wow any crowd!

26. Soft, Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Having gluten-free sandwich bread makes lunches and breakfast so much easier. This soft loaf is simple to make at home.

It uses gluten-free flour, yeast, xanthan gum, honey, milk, eggs, and olive oil. After mixing and kneading, it proofs for 60-90 minutes before baking.

The result is a nicely domed loaf with a tender, moist crumb – perfect for slicing. I love using it for grilled cheese, PB&J, and breakfast sandwiches. Make a few loaves on the weekend so you have sandwich bread ready all week.

27. Gluten-Free Pizza Bites

These gluten-free pizza bites are perfect pop-in-your-mouth finger food. They’re easy to make in a muffin tin for kid-friendly fun.

Press gluten-free pizza dough into greased tins and top with marinara, cheese, and pepperoni or veggies. Bake 15-20 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese melty.

Let kids help top their own mini pizzas for an interactive dinner or party food. The mini size makes them easy to pick up and dip in marinara sauce. This recipe is definitely a winner!

28. Gluten-Free Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is the ultimate comfort food, and this gluten-free version definitely satisfies the craving. It’s straight-forward to adapt using gluten-free pasta.

I boil gluten-free ziti noodles until al dente before assembling. In a baking dish, alternate layers of ziti, meaty tomato sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan.

After 30 minutes of baking, it emerges hot, melty, and deliciously saucy. The cheese gets perfectly browned on top. Kids devour this gluten-free version just like the original. Serve it up for an easy weeknight dinner win.

29. Gluten-Free Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

This gluten-free tater tot casserole is irresistible comfort food. It’s a fun way to dress up gluten-free tots for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

I brown ground beef with onions and garlic before mixing in cream of chicken soup, milk, and cheddar. After spooning into a baking dish, I top with a layer of gluten-free tater tots.

Baked until golden, this casserole is crunchy, creamy, and irresistible. The combo of cheesy beef mixture and crispy tots can’t be beat! Kids request this gluten-free version on repeat.

30. Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread

This easy one-bowl banana bread recipe results in a moist loaf with warm banana and spice flavors. It just happens to be gluten-free too!

Mashed ripe bananas add natural sweetness and moisture. I use a blend of gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, butter, and vanilla.

After mixing up the quick batter and pouring into a loaf pan, it bakes up beautifully in under an hour. The house fills up with tempting banana aroma.

Sliced thick, this gluten-free banana bread is great for breakfast or snacks. It keeps well during the week and freezes like a dream. This will become your go-to recipe!

As the chef and writer behind this beloved food blog, I’m always on the lookout for easy appetizer recipes that can be made gluten-free.

Appetizers are essential for entertaining, potlucks, and parties. Whether you’re hosting a casual game night, an elegant dinner party, or a holiday feast, you’ll need an arsenal of delicious gluten-free appetizers to start off any gathering right.

In this roundup, I’m sharing 23 of my favorite easy gluten-free appetizers. You’ll find classic crowd-pleasing dips and finger foods as well as creative appetizers that put a gluten-free twist on popular recipes.

1. Veggie Tray

A veggie tray is one of my go-to appetizers for feeding a crowd. The colorful array of fresh raw and blanched vegetables is pleasing to the eye and can serve as a lighter, healthier option alongside any other appetizers.

I like to include carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, and anything else that’s in season.

Served with hummus, ranch, or another favorite dip, this simple appetizer always disappears fast.

For a pretty presentation, arrange the vegetables in rows on a serving platter.

2. Pizza Pinwheels

These pizza pinwheels put a fun twist on classic gluten-free pizza flavors. I make an easy gluten-free pizza dough using a blend of almond and tapioca flours.

Then I roll it out, spread on pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella before tightly rolling up the dough.

Sliced into pinwheels and baked until golden brown, you get all the flavors of pizza in easy-to-eat, pick-up bites.

Feel free to customize these with your favorite pizza toppings like mushrooms, olives, or spicy sausage.

3. Gluten-Free Chex Mix

This gluten-free version of the classic salty, crunchy snack mix is dangerously addictive! With corn and rice cereals, pretzels, nuts, and seasonings, it has the perfect crunchy-chewy texture.

I use brown rice syrup and olive oil to coat the mix before baking until perfectly crisp. This is a great make-ahead appetizer for parties, game days, or anytime you need a salty gluten-free snack.

4. Sweet Potato Bites

These sweet potato appetizers are a fresh and delicious gluten-free option. I roast sweet potato slices until tender, then top them with creamy avocado, crispy bacon, and a garnish of fresh cilantro.

The combo of sweet potato, savory bacon, and cool avocado makes these bites irresistible. They’re easy to pick up and eat with your hands, making them ideal party food.

5. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken lettuce wraps are one of my favorites for an easy gluten-free appetizer. They’re light and fresh yet packed with flavor.

I sauté chicken with classic Asian flavors like garlic, ginger, sesame oil, hoisin, and chili sauce.

Serving the flavorful chicken mixture tucked into cool, crisp lettuce leaves makes for fun handheld appetizers.

The lettuce cups can be assembled just before guests arrive.

6. Orange Walnut Stuffed Dates

Dates stuffed with a sweet orange and creamy cheese filling are an elegant appetizer with wonderful flavors.

Pitted dates get slathered with a mixture of cream cheese, orange zest, and orange juice before being topped with crunchy walnut pieces.

The combination of soft, sticky dates, tangy-sweet citrus cream cheese, and walnuty crunch makes these little bites irresistible.

They’re easy to make ahead for parties and the leftovers make a healthy snack too.

7. Fruit Kabobs

Who doesn’t love fruit kabobs? They’re a light and refreshing appetizer for summer parties and potlucks.

I load bamboo skewers up with bite-sized fresh fruit like pineapple, melon, grapes, berries, and kiwi.

Brushing the fruit lightly with lemon or orange juice prevents browning. The sweet juicy cubes of fresh fruit make these kabobs a fun finger food to nosh on before a meal.

Adjust the fruit according to what’s in season.

8. Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Bacon-wrapped smokies are a go-to crowd-pleasing appetizer in my household. Little smokie sausages get blanketed in slices of bacon before getting baked or grilled until the bacon gets perfectly crispy.

The combination of savory bacon with the sweet and salty smokie sausage is hard to beat. For a fun twist, try wrapping the smokies in brown sugar-coated bacon or use bacon weave blankets for extra crispiness.

Adding a toothpick or pineapple chunk can make them easier to eat.

9. Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips

You can easily make gluten-free tortilla chips right at home. I take corn or brown rice tortillas, cut them into wedges, and bake them with a sprinkle of salt until crispy.

Adding garlic powder, chili powder, or other seasonings takes these chips up a notch. Making them at home lets you control the ingredients.

They’re sturdy enough for scooping salsa, guacamole, or dips. And much cheaper than buying bags of gluten-free chips from the store.

10. Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy caviar is one of my favorite quick appetizers to throw together for a barbecue, potluck, or picnic. It’s packed with fiber and flavor.

I combine beans, corn, tomato, peppers, and red onion in a fresh chunky salsa. A sweet and tangy apple cider vinaigrette coats the mix.

Scooped up with tortilla chips, this veggie-loaded salsa is always a hit. You can make it ahead and it keeps well, making it ideal for taking to parties.

11. Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic favorite, but these are no ordinary deviled eggs. My recipe has a special “million dollar” filling with a unique secret ingredient – crumbled bacon!

Egg yolks get blended with mayonnaise, Dijon, salt, and pepper before being scooped into the whites.

I top them off with crispy crumbled bacon bits and a sprinkle of smoked paprika for irresistible flavor and crunch in every bite.

The bacon renders these eggy bites richer, creamier, and more filling than ever.

12. Greek Salad Sushi

For a fun twist on classic sushi, these Greek salad rolls are loaded with bright Mediterranean flavors. They’re easy enough to assemble for a sushi beginner.

I spread a layer of hummus on seaweed sheets, then load on cucumbers, red onion, red bell peppers, and crumbled feta cheese.

Tightly rolled up and sliced, you get colorful spirals bursting with cooling cucumber, sweet peppers, and briny feta.

Drizzled with tangy tzatziki sauce, they make a light and fresh summer appetizer.

13. Chocolate Hummus

This chocolate hummus puts a dessert spin on classic hummus with amazing results. It takes just minutes to blend up chickpeas, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla into a rich, silky chocolate puree.

Served with fresh strawberries or apple slices, this chocolatey dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

It’s dairy-free and gluten-free, making it a great option for many diets. The leftovers might not make it to the next day!

14. Queso

Warm, melty, spicy cheese dip is a must for any party. But traditional queso contains wheat flour. My version uses cornstarch and tapioca flour to thicken it perfectly.

I load the dip with gooey melty cheese, spicy pickled jalapeños, salsa, cumin, and chili powder.

The amaranth flour helps make an incredibly smooth, dense, and creamy dip that’s served warm with tortilla chips.

It’s got all the cheese pull and spice of restaurant queso but without the gluten.

15. Grilled Cheese Skewers

Everybody loves grilled cheese sandwiches, so why not serve them on a stick? These grilled cheese skewers are the perfect party food.

I take bite-sized squares of bread and sandwich chunks of cheese in between them before skewering.

Grilled or broiled until the cheese melts and the bread is toasty and golden, you get all the classic flavors of a grilled cheese sandwich in easy-to-eat handheld form.

Serve with tomato or cheese sauce for dipping.

16. Guacamole

Homemade guacamole is a staple at my get-togethers. While guacamole is naturally gluten-free, my recipe adds a twist by using diced mango for a tropical flavor.

After mashing up creamy Hass avocados with lime juice, cilantro, and spices, I gently fold in fresh mango.

The sweet fruit perfectly complements the cool, creamy avocado.

With just the right amount of heat, this mango guacamole is sure to become a favorite.

17. Cucumber Bites

These refreshing cucumber appetizers are perfect for summer parties and potlucks. I top sliced cucumbers with a tangy sun-dried tomato spread flavored with lemon juice, garlic, and Greek yogurt.

Garnished with fresh basil, these bites are crisp, cooling, and delicious. The sun-dried tomato spread can also be served with gluten-free crackers.

But using fresh cucumber slices makes a great gluten-free option for vegan and vegetarian guests too.

18. Caramelized Onion Dip

This thick, creamy caramelized onion dip is a crowd-pleasing classic. Sautéed onions lend incredible depth of flavour.

Once they’re completely broken down and caramelized, I blend them into a dip along with mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, and spices.

Served with potato chips or gluten-free crackers, this dip always disappears in a hurry. The dip can be made 1-2 days in advance for easy party prep.

19. Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is the perfect easy appetizer for any occasion. My recipe combines frozen spinach with Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan, and spices.

Just a few ingredients make an ultra creamy, flavorful dip that looks beautiful too. I garnish it with halved cherry tomatoes and fresh chives.

Served with crunchy gluten-free crackers or vegetables, this bright green dip never fails to impress guests.

20. Gluten-Free Salsa

Homemade salsa is one of the easiest appetizers for a gluten-free diet. My recipe starts by dicing up fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and jalapeño (if you like the heat).

After tossing everything together, I add lime juice, cilantro, and a dash of gluten-free soy sauce for a savory flavor boost.

The result is a chunky, vibrant salsa for scooping up with tortilla chips. Make it as mild or spicy as you prefer by adjusting the jalapeños.

21. Lemon Herb Feta Dip

This tangy, creamy feta dip gets its flavor from lemon juice and herbs. I blend feta cheese, cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and seasonings like dried parsley, dill, chives, and garlic powder into a dip with spreadable texture.

Garlicky and bright thanks to the lemon, this dip is fresh and addictive. I serve it with an assortment of raw vegetables and gluten-free crackers.

It also works nicely as a sandwich spread or veggie topper.

22. Almond Flour Crackers

Having gluten-free crackers on hand is a must. But store-bought ones can be expensive. My homemade almond flour crackers cost just pennies apiece!

With just almond flour, flaxseed, water, and salt, these crackers bake up crispy and flavorful. Rolling and scoring the dough into cracker shapes before baking gives them an artisanal look.

Make a batch to always have gluten-free crackers for dipping, cheese plates, or snacking.

23. Caprese Skewers

Caprese skewers are an elegant and easy gluten-free appetizer for any special occasion. Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves stack onto short skewers, alternating the ingredients.

Then they’re drizzled with good quality balsamic glaze. The flavors of creamy mozzarella, sweet tomatoes, fragrant basil, and tangy balsamic are a match made in heaven.

These pretty skewers work for parties, bridal and baby showers, or date nights.