21 Jul 2014
gluten free comfort food recipes

When you start eating gluten-free, sometimes the novelty of it all can keep cravings at bay. Trying out the new diet is overwhelming, yet exciting, novel and new. But there comes a day when you hit a wall. Maybe you visit family for Christmas and the familiar smells in the kitchen catch you off guard, or your child saves you a homemade sweet made for a classmate’s birthday.

It hits you like a ton of bricks. You suddenly crave the delicious, gluten-y foods you used to love. You need back-up.

We’ve prepared this list for those moments. Listed below are 10 gluten free comfort food – 5 savory and 5 sweet – with links to recipes for you to try when the thought of another rice cake makes you want to jump out the window.

Note: We’ve done our best to ensure that these links are all to gluten-free recipes with gluten-free ingredients. If we’ve missed something and accidentally included a recipe that is not 100% gluten-free, please let us know and we’ll take it down. Thank you!


Chicken & Dumplings


  • Betty Crocker – Made using Betty Crocker’s own Bisquick gluten-free dumpling mix.

  • Chow Divine – Tantalizing pictures. Biscuits made from scratch.

  • Money Saving Mom – Gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious.

Fried Chicken


  • About.com – Panko-style bread crumbs are the secret to great gluten-free wings.

  • Food Network – …But gluten-free flour mixes also work wonderfully.

  • Simply Gluten-Free – Experimenting with the frying methods can yield welcomed surprises.



  • Tillamook Cheese – Thank goodness cheese is naturally gluten-free.

  • Martha Stewart – Gluten-free penne pasta gives this dish great texture.

  • Gluten-Free on a Shoestring – Cheap and delicious and healthy? It’s possible.

Shepherd’s Pie





  • Cooking Light – Several ideas for different pasta dishes from lasagna to linguini.

  • Epicurious – Feeling adventurous? Make your own pasta from scratch.

  • Gluten-Free Goddess – An enormous list of gluten-free pasta recipes.


Apple Pie


  • It Ain’t Meat, Babe – Gluten-free and vegan. With coconut milk whipped cream!

  • Celiac.com – This recipe includes helpful tips for better baking.

  • Gluten-Free Canteen – Great detail, great looking pictures.


Fudge Brownies


Pumpkin Pie


Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • The Bojon Gourmet – The pictures alone are enough to send me into a sugar coma. Alanna’s tips are extremely detailed and easy to follow.

  • Whipped Baking – If you’re gluten and dairy free, Kristina’s recipe has you covered.

  • Oh She Glows – Angela tests different gluten-free flours to find the perfect vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Coffee Cake


  • Gluten-Free Recipe Box – Single portion coffee cake served up warm in your favorite mug. Oh, and you make it in the microwave. Bliss!

  • Haut Appétit – Delicious, low-fat coffee cake served up with a side of high fashion.

  • Food.com – This sour cream coffee cake is a hit with gluten-free and gluten eaters alike for its moist texture.


I know you have your favorite gluten-free comfort food recipe, an old standby you take out in case of emergency. If it’s not top secret (if it is, we understand!), do us all a favor and share them on our Facebook page.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email