Top 10 gluten-free recipes

Updated on 07 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Our pick of the best gluten-free recipes, from bread and muffins, to pizza and roast leg of lamb.

All of the delicious recipes below are free from gluten, a substance found in wheat, barley and rye which triggers an immune reaction in people with coeliac disease.

1. Phil Vickery's focaccia

Light, spongy bread dotted with garlic cloves, fresh rosemary and pools of fragrant olive oil, Phil’s focaccia is best eaten warm straight out of the oven.

 Tara Fischer/Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Baking

2. Apricot, chia and pumpkin seed muffins

A glorious breakfast recipe from Honest Eats that's easy to prep and takes only 15 minutes to cook. Chia seeds are high in fibre and calcium, and pumpkin seeds are packed with protein and zinc.


3. Gluten free bread

Pumpkin, sesame, millet… Peter Sidwell’s gluten free bread is seed-alicious, and also includes walnuts and a dash of honey. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare, but be warned: gluten helps hold the air in bread, so loaves without it quickly go hard.

Simply Good Bread/Simon & Schuster

4. Bacon and mushroom pizza

This Waitrose recipe idea is perfect for a quick and easy lunch, as the pizza base is shop-bought gluten-free pitta bread. They take 20 minutes in the oven.

5. Honey-baked leg of lamb

The leg of lamb in this gluten and dairy free recipe is pasted with a thick and sticky marinade that forms a crust during baking. Allow the roast lamb to rest for 15 minutes before serving with a quinoa salad.

Pippa Kendrick/The Intolerant Gourmet

6. Arancini with rocket pesto and Romesco sauce

These sticky Italian stuffed rice balls are gluten and dairy free, and vegetarian. You'll need a nutribullet or blender to combine the ingredients and to make the breadcrumbs to coat the balls.


7. Pecan pie

This golden pecan pie is a favourite at Leon restaurant, a chain co-owned by recipe author Henry Dimbleby. You'll need to blind bake the pastry before adding the sugary, syrupy filling, we love it served warm with gluten-free ice cream.

Leon Baking & Puddings, Book 3

8. Macaroon bars

A quick weekend bake, perfect with a cuppa or for a lunch box. Phil Vivkery's macaroon bars have a lovely chewy texture, a light macaroon topping, a sugary crust, and a final sprinkle of toasted almonds on top.

TaraFischer/Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Baking 

9. Dark chocolate and espresso mousse cake

Sticky and fluffy, with a crispy baked crust, this coeliac-friendly chocolate is divine. Serve with raspberries, or a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Or both.

Sabrina Ghayour

10. Bakewell tart

Pippa Kendrick has created an allergy friendly recipe that rivals the original buttery almond English bakewell tart. The recipe prep is straightforward and the tart is baked for 35–40 minutes.

Pippa Kendrick/The Intolerant Gourmet


This week is Coeliac Awareness Week. To find out more, visit the coeliac disease website.

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