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Tips to Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

We're two weeks into Novemer, and it's clear from the television commercials that the world is in the holiday swing. There are decorations up around Denver; and big cities like London, New York, and Chicago are making preparations for all their best, much-anticipated traditions.

In homes across the country, and probably in your restaurants too, there's a shift toward nostalgic practices, the little ceremonies that make us feel happy about this time of year. For a lot of people, the certainly includes baking.

Thanksgiving in the States is not too far away now; and the December holidays will pop up shockingly soon after that. As you plan accordingly, and consider ways to cater to all of your guests, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at some gluten-free options. How happy your guests will be to find a few time-honored options they don't have to pass on. 

1. First, the website The Art of Gluten-Free Baking has a lot of great information about how to bake gluten-free, what to substitute, along with several free recipes.

2. Everyone's grandmother or mother is famous for their cookie spread; what if you could provide cookies for all those who avoid gluten? Here are 50 gluten-free cookie recipes.

3. Thanksgiving can be particularly rough on the gluten-free diet; but we found recipes for gluten-free stuffing and gluten-free biscuits!

4. And speaking of Thanksgiving, here's a gluten-free pumpkin pie too. Bonus? It's also vegan.

While it can be complicated to be conscientious of all dietary restrictions, going the extra mile--especially at the holidays--always makes a big difference. Take the time to think about your guests' needs and how you can best serve them. Need some help with that? Then contact our restaurant consultants today! We've got more dietary tips to get you through the holidays, plus can help you take a look at your business plans for the coming year.

Photo by Casey Jade via The Roasted Root.