For those with gluten sensitivities or allergies, maintaining a gluten-free diet can be extremely challenging when gluten is found in so many food items we consume daily. Bread, pasta, cereal, and even your beer can all contain gluten, and you may find you are eating it without realizing it.
Fortunately, there are a plethora of gluten-free cookbooks available to help those with intolerances out. In these gluten-free cookbooks, you will find delicious recipes that allow you to eat your favorite foods but swap out the gluten-containing ingredients with ones that won’t upset your stomach.
The Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks
Whether you’re looking to make baked goods or looking to sort out some meal prep, these cookbooks contain gluten-free meals that are both nutritional and easy to make.
The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners by Dorothy Calimeris and Lulu Cook RDN
If you’ve just discovered your gluten intolerance, this beginner guide to gluten-free in Dorothy Calimeris and Lulu Cook RDN’s cookbook is a great place to start.
Dorothy Calimeris is a professional chef, baker, and cooking instructor. In The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners cookbook, she pairs her recipes with the expert knowledge of Lulu Cook, a dietitian, counselor, and gluten expert. Not only does it contain recipes that aim to reduce inflammation and offer comfort to those who suffer from chronic pain, but it also contains food coaching and educational resources to help you understand your body.
It also contains meal planning guides and a shopping list to help you figure out what to buy for your weekly shop. Many of the recipes in this cookbook can be customizable for specific conditions, as we all know that one shoe does not fit all people.
Downshiftology Healthy Meal Prep by Lisa Bryan
Lisa Bryan is a bestselling cookbook author who specializes in self-care and downshifting. One of her best cookbooks is Downshiftology Healthy Meal Prep, which is all about making life easier by making your meals ahead of time.
If you live a fast-paced lifestyle and don’t have a lot of time for cooking, then meal prepping is a great way to eat well and save time. In Downshiftogy Healthy Meal Prep, Lisa shares how you can prep a handful of healthy ingredients at the start of the week and then use those to create quick meals following her 100 simple recipes.
She also has celiac disease, and so has included recipes that cut out processed foods and gluten as well as reduced amounts of refined sugar.
From Coconut Chickpea Curries to Crispy Prosciutto, these recipes contain natural anti-inflammatory ingredients and minimal dairy, so you can keep your gut happy and cut down the time you spend cooking.
Baked to Perfection by Katarina Cermelj
Did you think you would have to give up sweet treats when you went gluten-free? With Baked to Perfection, you don’t have to. Katerina Cermelj is a food writer studying for a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford.
She shares her knowledge of food science and baking to bring delicious desserts, cakes, and sweet snacks baked to perfection, as the title suggests. You can learn to make crusty bread, cinnamon roll, fudge brownie, puff pastry, chocolate cakes, apple pies, cookies, brioche and baguettes, and cream tarts.
All food items that would normally upset the stomach of a gluten-intolerant foodie, but not with her carefully crafted recipes. Along with each recipe, there are some tips on achieving the best baking techniques, step-by-step instructions paired with beautiful photography, and scientific explanations for each dish.
This beautifully written gluten-free recipe book won the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in 2022 for Best Debut Cookery Book.
The Comfortable Kitchen by Alex Snodgrass
Another bestselling gluten-free recipe book is The Comfortable Kitchen by New York Times Bestselling recipe writer and food stylist Alex Snodgrass. This book has a focus on wholesome comfort food tailored towards families. The recipes are hearty and delicious, as well as nutritious.
Although it’s not directly gluten-free, many of the recipes contain ingredient swaps, so you can swap out ingredients for an alternative to gluten-based products that would be more suited to celiac allergies.
From curries to side dishes and desserts to snacks, there are 105 easy-to-make meals that are paleo compliant and good for the body and the soul.
The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook by Audrey Roberts
Audrey Roberts’s The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook cookbook is the mecca of all cookbooks, with 300 easy-to-make recipes. Every recipe is gluten and dairy free and targeted towards those with celiac disease.
Robert’s recipes show that life doesn’t change by giving up gluten. You can still enjoy the foods you love and grew up with, by making easy substitutions that are less irritable on the gut.
With recipes such as eggs benedict to coconut cream pie, you will find a variety of options that anyone in the family will enjoy. She has compiled recipes for every meal, from breakfast to dinner, snacks, and side dishes.
Whole Food For Your Family by Autumn Michaelis
If you’re looking for some child-friendly food books that offer simple recipes that you can make with your little ones, then Whole Food for Your Family is a great option. Autumn Michaelis understands that not all families have a huge budget, so has carefully crafted 100 recipes that can be cooked on a shoestring budget.
Autumn Michaelis is a Whole30 Coach and expert in dairy-free and gluten-free cooking. In this cookbook, she shares her experience with Whole30 cooking, which cuts out not only gluten but dairy and refined sugar - and you can bring your whole family on board.
With dishes like Crispy Waffles, Paleo Vanilla Wafers, and healthy Granola Bars, to Plantain Pizza, Churro Bites, and Oreo Brownie Cheesecake, you can make huge changes to your families overall health but without the kids noticing anything different.
It has nutritional foods, comfort foods, and plenty of time-saving hacks for families on the fly.
Einkorn: Recipes for Nature's Original Wheat by Carla Bartolucci
When you ask any celiac what they miss about gluten, most of the time, the answer will always be bread. Einkorn is one of the oldest species of wheat and is a natural alternative to typical wheat-based products, which are not good for gluten sensitivity. While einkorn does contain gluten, it is small and weak and can be broken up with water.
But baking with einkorn is not the same as traditional baking, so to help you out, Carla Bartolucci has produced this helpful gluten-free cookbook containing 100 delectable recipes that use einkorn as an alternative product.
From Blueberry Muffins to Lasagna to Pizza, you can learn to make some of your favorite dishes by using these easy-to-follow recipes. It also explains the history and uses of einkorn and how it can be used for celiac allergists.
How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook Collection by America’s Test Kitchen
Another cookbook that gluten-free eaters will love to have in their collection is How Can It Be Gluten Free, which has over 350 recipes that cater to gluten-free cooking and baking. Learn to make classic favorites such as lasagna, and fried chicken, sweet snacks such as cookies and biscuits, and loads more.
75 of these recipes also contain dairy-free variations, and all recipes come with nutritional information. What’s great about this book is that it also has a troubleshooting chart to show you what you might have done wrong if you don’t get your recipe right the first try.
You can now also find Volume 1 and Volume 2 combined, which adds an additional 150 recipes.
Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, MD and Zoë François
If you’re gluten-free, but your nemesis is bread, then you may enjoy the simple recipes in Gluten-Free Artisan Bread, which will have you preparing gluten-free bread in less than five minutes. Thanks to physician Jeff Hertzberg and pastry chef Zoë François, gluten-free foodies can enjoy delicious sandwich loaves, granary bread, French baguettes, rye bread, and even Crock Pot bread with only five minutes of preparation time.
Containing a total of 90 recipes paired with black-and-white photos as instructions, as well as beautifully styled images, this is a cookbook that will see a lot of use in your household.
Cooking from the Spirit by Tabitha Brown
If you’re looking for vegan, gluten-free cookbooks then you will want to cast your eyes over Cooking from the Spirit by Tabitha Brown, a social media influencer and vegan advocate with over 5 million followers on TikTok. These easy-to-follow, family-friendly vegan recipes are inspired by Tabitha Brown’s own experience with celiac disease.
In this book, Tabitha shares plant-based recipes such as Jackfruit Pot Roast and Vegan Potato Salad, and so much more.
Final Word on Gluten-Free Cookbooks
A gluten-free cookbook is an ultimate resource for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or who feel the need to cut gluten out of their diet.
It can be challenging to find flavorful and satisfying meals that don't contain gluten, but hopefully, one of these cookbooks has something tantalizing and delicious inside to wet your taste buds.
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