Healthy Gluten-Free Alternatives

There are many promoted alternatives for those with celiac disease or those unable to digest gluten. The gluten-free products at the grocery store are made with starch ingredients which is just another harmful ingredient to the body. Here are some gluten-free alternatives while using the electric food list.

The gluten-free ingredients on the electric food list that can replace common flour uses are,
  • Amaranth
  • Chickpea/Garbanzo bean flour
  • Fonio
  • Quinoa
  • Teff
  • Walnut meal (ground walnuts)
  • Wild Rice
All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour - Use chickpea flour. Dried garbanzo beans can be used to make flour, this can substitute recipes on a 1:1 ratio. It can be used to make cakes, cookies, flatbread and pancake. Ironically, 1 Tbsp or less of chickpea flour can also be used as an egg substitute in baking. 

Bread - flatbread or tortillas can be made with chickpea flour, Teff flour can also be used to make a bread called injera. These breads also do not require an leavening agents nor yeast. 

See recipe for chickpea tortillas. 

See recipe for injera made with teff flour.

Chips - Kale chips

See recipe for kale chips. 

Oatmeal - Amaranth grain is an excellent alternative to oatmeal. It is cooked very similar to oat meal as a porridge or hot cereal. Quinoa grain is also good substitute.  

Pasta - 100% quinoa dried pasta is an option as well as spaghetti swirling zucchini or king oyster mushroom. Spaghetti squash is also a great alternative. 

See recipe for homemade chickpea/garbanzo flour.

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