Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Products and Resources from 2017
As the New Year looms, I wanted to share my favorite gluten-free products and resources I discovered in 2017! Unfortunately, going gluten-free is becoming a necessity for more and more folks. The good news is that you can eat gluten-free without feeling deprived by utilizing my top 10 favorite gluten-free products and resources!
1. Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free blog
Honestly, Sarah is a gluten-free genius! I have made so many of her recipes that were real winners! This resource is invaluable if you have to eat gluten-free, and plus the blog access is free!
2. Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Flour
You name a recipe, and this flour will make it taste like you’ve never even heard of gluten-free. I use this flour to make crisps, cakes, muffins, pancakes, and cookies that taste so good I’ve served them to folks who weren’t gluten-free. (Guess what? They didn’t know the difference!) The taste and texture aren’t the only factors that make this flour a winner… like the name implies this is a 1 to 1 ratio gluten-free flour! No more measuring frustrations or recipes that look about as edible as a brick! Take care if you are hypoglycemic because this flour is not low on the glycemic index!
3. Tinkyada Pasta
If you are a pasta person then you will fall in love with this gluten-free pasta because it tastes like the real thing. Here are some tips: Don’t overcook it or it will become gluey in texture. It is done when it tastes slightly chewy. Rinse it with hot water before you serve it! They are a good deal at Walmart.
4. Wellbee’s Almond Flour
If you want to use a gluten-free recipe that calls for almond flour then I wholeheartedly recommend this brand! It is finely milled so it doesn’t come out really lumpy like some of the other almond flours I have tried, and it tastes yummy! This will make any recipe come out more wet then dry, but some of my favorite gluten-free recipes include almond flour so keep playing with it! Almond flour is also a low-glycemic option.
5. Nutiva Coconut Flour
Some of my favorite gluten-free recipes are a combination of coconut flour and almond flour. Coconut flour is dry and absorbs excess moisture really well in gluten-free recipes. This is really high in fiber so it does well with a lot of eggs in recipes. Coconut flour is a low-glycemic option.
6. GMO-free Cornstarch
This cornstarch is the secret to awesome gluten-free gravy and pudding. If you are sensitive or allergic to corn, an alternative I have used successfully is arrowroot starch. The ratio may be different, but just play around with it until the consistency is right!
7. King Arthur Baking Mixes
If you don’t have time to make something from scratch, these gluten-free baking mixes from King Arthur’s Flour taste pretty darn good. I loved the brownies, and I’m going to try some more of the mixes when I get a chance!
8. Sami's Bakery Gluten-free bread
I swear you would never know that this bread is gluten-free! I like to toast it before I use it for sandwiches. I’ve also used it to make amazing gluten-free stuffing
9. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Oats
Believe it or not, most oats are contaminated with gluten. Bob’s Red Mill tests each batch carefully for any traces of cross-contamination thus these are the only oats I trust enough to eat. I have seen this at Walmart.
10. Everyday Grain-Free Baking Cookbook by Kelly Smith
I recommend this cookbook to anyone who is concerned about baking low-glycemic, dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free! I fit all of these criteria so this cookbook has won a permanent spot in my allergen-free life! Not all of the recipes are free from all of these allergens, but Kelly tells you what to substitute to make it taste right.
I hope you’re excited to try these new gluten-free resources, but just remember that eating gluten-free is a life-style journey. You have to take it one step at a time to make the dietary change of a lifetime, but I assure you that these products and resources will make your transition much easier. Please learn from all of my trial and error on my personal gluten-free journey! Have a blessed and allergen free 2018!
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