Tips for Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

gluten-free brownies

Wheat flours are an obvious no-no for gluten-free baking, but gluten is also commonly found in other baking staples like some brands of oats, as well as candies and leavening agents, so it’s important to read labels carefully. It’s also helpful to experiment with recipes ahead of time and find a good standard all-purpose gluten-free baking flour, like Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s brand.

If you follow a gluten-free diet or are just cooking for guests who do, here are some holiday sweets.

Chewy Gluten-Free Cookies
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Teacake
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
Gluten-Free Almond Drops
Crispy Rice Square (use a gluten-free rice cereal)
Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Brownies (recipe below)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Makes 16

Nonstick cooking spray
½ cup all-purpose gluten free baking mix
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Combine baking mix, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. …read more