Still wondering what you are going to make for Thanksgiving? Maybe you have some gluten free family members or friends coming to dinner? Maybe you are newly gluten free yourself? Or maybe you just looking for some new and healthier gluten free recipes? If so, I've got you covered! Click in the links below for my gluten free Thanksgiving recipes!
Frosted Pumpkin Spice Gluten-Free Cookies
These cookies are a cakey, pumpkin spice cookie topped with a delicious coconut milk frosting. The recipe uses the pumpkin the reduce the butter content in the recipe. And by making the frosting with coconut milk, the frost mimics the flavor of a cream cheese frosting without all the fat and heaviness of a cream cheese frosting.
This recipe is easy to make and will be a big hit at your holiday gathering with both kids and adults!
Recipe here: Frosted Pumpkin Spice Gluten Free Cookies
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes (gluten free!)
These little mini cheesecakes are a big hit on the Thanksgiving dessert table! They are already portioned out and can be pretopped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice for an extra special treat.
I use Neuchâtel cheese in this recipe. This is a good way to reduce the saturated fat content some without sacrificing flavor. I'm not going to go as far as saying that they are healthy, after all they are cheesecake still, :) but at least the saturated fat content is reduced by using the Neuchâtel cheese. I also use maple syrup in this recipe as the sweetener. It is a better sweetener choice and adds to the flavor!
Here's the recipe: Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes (gluten free!)
Homemade Gluten Free Pie Crust
So maybe it just isn't Thanksgiving to you unless you have a piece of pumpkin pie. Well, I've got you covered there too! Check out my recipe for my gluten free pie crust. It is a simple, straightforward recipe that can be the base of any holiday pie of your choosing.
I use butter and shortening in the recipe to get the flavor the butter provides and get the flakiness from the shortening. It is actually a really simple crust to make. And since it is homemade, there are no artificial ingredients or trans fats to worry about!
Get the recipe here: Homemade Gluten Free Pie Crust
Gluten Free Sage Sausage Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts
Okay, so we can't have only dessert for Thanksgiving dinner, right? Luckily most of the savory Thanksgiving dishes are naturally gluten free. Just be sure to read all the labels and watch for additives that may contain gluten. As long as the dishes are made without gluten containing additives, your turkey and veggie side dishes should be safe.
There is one side dish that someone who is gluten free has to pass on every Thanksgiving though...at least every Thanksgiving until this one. :) And that dish is stuffing, or dressing, or filling, whatever you call it in your part of the country. If you have been looking longingly at the stuffing dish as it passes you by then this recipe is for you!
This gluten free stuffing dish is so flavorful that all the non-gluten free people at your table will want in on it too. So make sure you make enough to share!
Click here for this recipe: Gluten Free Sage Sausage Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts
And if you have gotten this far and you live in another country that does not celebrate Thanksgiving, then let me introduce to you some delicious seasonal gluten free autumn recipes. :)