Get creative and take the guess work out of making your favorite recipes in a gluten free variation with this handy little cheat sheet.
- Wheat Flour: If your recipe calls for flour, replace it with gluten free flour. There are a number of gluten free flours available at grocery stores and online or make your own flour mix – here are some easy instructions
- Breadings and coatings: If your recipe calls for bread crumbs, breading, flour coating, etc, use a gluten free mix. Try gluten free panko crumbs, almond meal, seasoned cornmeal, crushed potato chips, rice flour or bread and muffin mixes for fried chicken and other fried goodies. We have a great gluten free recipe for beer battered fish and chips here.
- Granola: Use only certified gluten-free rolled oats, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats Add in dried fruit, nuts and seeds and then mix them with gluten-free cereal, honey, vanilla, a tiny bit of oil, and spices or seasonings. Here’s a good base recipe.
- Oatmeal or hot cereal: Bob’s Red Mill and Glutenfreda Foods make several varieties of gluten free oatmeal. Or you can make your own using gluten free rolled oats. Here is a quick and easy recipe. Hot cereals containing quinoa are also great and very nutritious. We love this Hot Quinoa Cereal recipe.
- Pasta or Noodles: There are many great gluten-free pasta options on the market and they are made from many different types of grain including quinoa, brown rice, teff, millet and corn. You can also make pasta from zucchini or spaghetti squash. Here’s a simple recipe for zucchini pasta.
As always, be sure to check the labels before eating anything. And if you wish to share your gluten free recipe with our visitors, tweet us @SFBeachStreet. Enjoy!