By/ Last Modified On July 5, 2023
If you are new to gluten-free, I've made it easy by putting together a list of 55 of the best gluten-free recipes from Gluten-Free Palate. From breakfast all the way to dessert, you can use the best gluten-free recipes for meal planning ideas, as well as planning for special occasions. I've taken out the guesswork so you can enjoy over 50 of the best recipes that have been tried and tested (multiple times) for you to enjoy!
If you are new to gluten-free, then let's kick off with some useful links to get you up to scratch:
- Baking tips - View my gluten-free baking tips for success.
- Guide to the best gluten-free flour blend recipes - This is my guide to the best gluten-free flour blend recipes. It includes gluten-free flour mixes that work for everyone!
- Gluten-free starches - Learn about all the gluten-free starches you can use and for which cooking purpose.
- Gluten-free binding agents - Learn about gluten-free binding agents for your gluten-free baking experience.
- 7-day gluten-free diet plan & recipe ideas - It can feel overwhelming to start a gluten-free diet plan. Discover top tips to make it easy, plus our 7-day gluten-free meal plan for all skill levels.
So now you have the basics in place, let's make some of GFP's best gluten-free recipes. Your guests or family will be surprised by these gluten-free dishes. If you need gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, view them here.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE BREAKFAST RECIPES
Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. These are my best gluten-free recipes. These are the recipes I craved the most when going gluten-free, but I do have others which are less hands on.
Fluffy gluten-free pancakes - The best gluten-free pancakes! This is a gluten-free pancake recipe that's simple to make. It is a tried-and-true gluten free pancake mix recipe, and can be made right away, or stored for future use.
Gluten-free vanilla cake donuts - Fun and festive gluten-free vanilla cake donuts that are soft, fluffy, bursting with vanilla, and drizzled with a generous helping of sweet glaze.
Gluten-free waffles - Gluten-free waffle mix that is simple to make. It is a tried-and-true gluten-free waffle recipe and can be made right away or stored for future use.
Gluten-Free English Muffins - Homemade gluten-free English muffins are so much better than anything you can buy in the store.
Gluten-free croissants - Making your own gluten-free croissants is a labor of love, but once you sink your teeth into that first bite it is all worth it.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE MAIN DISH RECIPES
Gluten-free dinner recipes don't need to be boring and exclude the recipes you once enjoyed. I have a vast selection of gluten-free pasta recipes as I missed those the most. You can make them from scratch or use some of the best gluten-free pasta brands we have chosen for you.
Easy gluten-free mac and cheese - This is an easy gluten-free macaroni and cheese that's ready as soon as the gluten-free pasta is done cooking.
Gluten-free ravioli - Make this easy gluten-free ravioli and get your favorite pasta sauce ready!
Gluten-free chicken pot pie - A comforting gluten-free chicken pot pie made from scratch using chicken, carrots, onion, peas, and a creamy, gravy-like sauce.
Gluten-free Instant Pot short ribs - Tender and fall-off-the-bone good, these Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs are going to be asked for repeatedly.
Gluten-free baked oregano chicken - This crispy gluten-free baked oregano chicken is a delicious weeknight dinner. Super quick to whip up, and such a crowd-pleaser.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE SIDE DISH RECIPES
Although side dishes are easier to make gluten-free. I have recipe tested some of the best special occasion recipes like the gluten-free green bean casserole which is missed for special holidays. So, take a peek at those ones too!
Gluten-free green bean casserole - Tender green beans, savory cream of mushroom soup, and the perfect crunchy topping make this homemade gluten-free green bean casserole the best gluten-free side dish for your next special occasion.
Roasted potatoes and broccoli - This sheet pan side dish is simple to make, and you knuckle down on starch and veggies at the same time.
Gluten-free coleslaw - This is a creamy, crunchy gluten-free coleslaw salad with a delicious dreamy creamy dressing.
Gluten-free mashed potatoes - This gluten-free mashed potatoes recipe is a classic. It can be enjoyed year-round.
White bean salad - This tasty white bean salad is perfect for potlucks, BBQs, and dinner parties.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE DESSERT RECIPES
If you love making gluten-free desserts, why not give this pastry course a go? Learn how to make delicious cakes using soft and fluffy gluten-free Japanese sponge cakes. Scroll down for my best cupcakes and cakes that deserved separate categories of their own!
Gluten-free banana pudding - Gluten-free banana pudding is one of our all-time favorite family desserts.
Gluten-free churros - Light and crispy, these gluten-free churros are so good. Reminisce about summer carnivals and fairs as you take your first bite.
Gluten-free brownies - A recipe for gluten-free brownies that are rich, super chocolaty, and cake-like.
Gluten-free blondies - Chewy, gooey, and loaded with sweet white chocolate chips. These gluten-free blondies are an easy to make dessert that everyone enjoys.
Gluten-free ice cream sandwiches - Missing gluten-free ice cream sandwiches? You can make your own at home! Enjoy delicious gluten-free ice cream sandwiches using a handful of ingredients and following a few simple steps.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE CAKE RECIPES
Cake was a total deal breaker for me when I went gluten-free. I tried store bought, after store bought and it just didn't satisfy my taste buds. Some were so dry, had no rise and just tasted terrible after paying exorbitant amounts. I have worked out flour blends for you, starches, and binding agents so you can bake gluten-free with confidence!
Easy gluten-free chocolate cake - This easy gluten-free chocolate cake is super simple and has the best texture.
Gluten-free angel food cake - Light and fluffy, this gluten-free angel food cake recipe is simple to make and delicious!
Gluten-free sponge cake - This gluten-free sponge cake is going to be your family favorite for any time of the year.
Gluten-free tiramisu - Gluten-free tiramisu features homemade gluten-free ladyfingers layered with rich, sweet mascarpone cream, espresso, and cocoa.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE CUPCAKE RECIPES
Cupcakes and cakes were something I missed so much. As mentioned in the best gluten-free recipes for cakes, these have been tried and tested. Some are even better than the gluten equivalent, in my opinion.
Gluten-free chocolate cupcakes - These easy gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are simple to mix up, use only one bowl. You'll have the perfect bakery style texture.
Gluten-free orange cupcakes - There are only nine ingredients in this tender, citrus infused orange cupcake and this recipe is so easy to make.
Gluten-free vanilla cupcakes - These gluten-free vanilla cupcakes are dairy-free and so easy to make. They have a bakery style texture and a vanilla bean finish.
Gluten-free strawberry cupcakes - These lovely and delicious gluten-free strawberry cupcakes are simple to make oozing with pops of strawberry flavor.
Gluten-free champagne cupcakes - Gluten-free champagne cupcakes are perfect for celebrating weddings, birthdays, and New Year's! Use your leftover champagne, it's so worth it.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE COOKIE RECIPES
Missing your cookies with your morning tea or coffee? You don't need to with this gluten-free cookie selection.
Gluten-free chocolate cookies - Rich and fudgy, these gluten-free chocolate cookies are so easy to make and bake up in no time.
Gluten-free oatmeal cookies - Crunchy, chewy, and oh-so delicious, these gluten-free oatmeal cookies will be eaten in no time!
Gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - These easy peanut butter cookies are loaded with healthy fats and protein. They're also quite scrumptious.
Gluten-free snickerdoodles - This is the best gluten-free snickerdoodles recipe for your holidays or to enjoy at home.
Gluten-free vanilla wafers - These gluten-free vanilla wafers are so crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They're flavored with vanilla and butter. Bite after bite, they are so good!
BEST GLUTEN-FREE PIES, TARTS, CRISPS, AND COBBLER RECIPES
Pies, tarts, crisps, and cobblers are all such convenient desserts for special occasions. I wanted to be sure I could attend events and not miss the dessert table. Let's be honest there is only so much fruit salad you can consume!
Gluten-free apple crumble (vegan friendly) - Soft and juicy apples combined with Fall flavors make this the best gluten-free apple crumble a must-try recipe.
Gluten-free rustic blackberry tart - A simple gluten-free rustic blackberry tart that highlights sweet blackberries and a buttery, flaky crust goes down so well as the best dessert.
Gluten-free sweet potato pie - This classic and easy-to-make gluten-free sweet potato pie recipe is delicious and super quick to make.
Gluten-free peach cobbler - A sweet peach filling topped with a crunchy, flaky cobbler biscuit makes this gluten-free peach cobbler a simple yet show-stopping dessert.
Gluten-free apple crisp - Learn how to make the best gluten-free apple crisp using only 7 ingredients for a tasty Fall dessert.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE BREADS/MUFFINS RECIPES
Another category I missed, especially for my children, was breads and muffins. Staring emptily at their school lunchboxes when I knew all they craved was muffins was a hard one to stomach. I have tried and tested these recipes and they rise beautifully, and they taste even better than store bought!
Paleo chocolate chip muffins - These scrumptious paleo chocolate chip muffins are simple to make, and ready to enjoy in under thirty minutes.
Gluten-free bread - A homemade gluten-free bread recipe that's simple to make, dairy-free, and bakes into the most superb gluten-free bread.
Gluten-free sourdough bread - Your sandwiches will be heavenly on slices of this tangy, chewy, homemade sourdough. Learn all of our best tips and tricks for making the perfect sourdough bread gluten-free.
Gluten-free rye bread - Missing your Reuben or deli sandwich? This gluten-free rye bread will satisfy that craving with its fluffy center and the perfect crust.
Gluten-free pizza dough crust - My go-to gluten-free pizza crust recipe is going to be a staple for your gluten-free kitchen. It is one of the best no-knead gluten-free pizza recipes out there.
Quick and easy gluten-free naan - This easy recipe for gluten-free naan made with all-purpose flour, yogurt, and a few other simple ingredients is exactly the gluten-free side dish you've been asking for!
Gluten-free banana bread - Tender gluten-free banana bread that's so easy to mix up and is made in just one bowl.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE APPETIZERS RECIPES
If you have people over and looking for the best gluten-free recipes for the perfect appetizer, I have you covered. I have an excellent selection for you to choose from. From super fancy like these sausage and shrimp appetizers to the basics like gluten-free breadsticks.
Sausage and shrimp appetizer - This easy and quick gluten-free sausage and shrimp appetizer is always a hit at parties and will leave your guests asking for your recipe!
Super easy spinach dip recipe [ready in 10 min] - An easy spinach dip that uses just 7 ingredients found in most kitchens. This cold spinach dip recipe is naturally gluten-free, low carb and keto making it an easy dip recipe among many.
Gluten-free cornbread - muffins or pan! - Crumbly, sweet, and filling. This gluten-free cornbread is going to be a staple in your gluten-free kitchen.
Super easy spinach dip recipe [ready in 10 min] - An easy spinach dip using only 7 ingredients found in most kitchens. This cold spinach dip recipe is naturally gluten-free, low carb and keto making it a favorite easy dip recipe among many.
Gluten-free cheesy breadsticks - If you're a fan of gluten-free pizza breadsticks you're going to love these gluten-free cheesy breadsticks.
BEST GLUTEN-FREE BEVERAGE RECIPES
Whipping up a smoothie or warm beverage while gluten-free is such a satisfying experience. You can experiment with a variety of flavors and tastes. You'll be surprised at what you can whip up with the best gluten-free recipes at your fingertips!
Whipped hot chocolate - Hot steamed milk is topped with a sweet, whipped cocoa cream to create a drink that is both beautiful to the eye and so delicious.
Strawberry pineapple smoothie - Start your day off with a great tasting, and naturally healthy strawberry pineapple smoothie.
Kiwi smoothie - A creamy, filling kiwi smoothie with banana that is filled with vitamins and is super simple to make.
Chocolate avocado smoothie - This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie is rich, creamy, and oh so chocolaty.
Apple spinach smoothie - This Apple Spinach Smoothie is creamy, perfectly sweet, and super filling. It’s made with simple, healthy fresh ingredients and it has healthy fats and protein.
Did you make any of these best gluten-free recipes? Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought.