7 Fun Gluten Free Recipes You Can Make at Home with the Family

7 Fun Gluten Free Recipes You Can Make at Home with the Family

Use these 8 fun and simple recipes to cooking with the whole family.

Every parent dreads hearing the words “I’m bored” come from their kids’ mouths. Whether your kids are off from school or you find your family spending some extended time together at home, you’re going to need a few tricks up your sleeve to keep everyone busy.

Cooking is an activity the whole family can get behind. Not only is it a productive activity – you get to eat what you make – but it’s also a great opportunity for learning and collaboration. Teaching your children to cook gives them a skill they can use for life and you might just learn something yourself as well!

If you’re looking for a fun activity to get the family together, grab your favorite gluten free cookbook and get to work. Here are some family-friendly cooking tips and gluten free recipes to get you started.

Tips for Gluten Free Family Cooking

When it comes to cooking as a family, you can expect some challenges and things may get messy. Even if the fruits of your labor turn out entirely inedible, remember what you’re really gaining: time spent together and a collection of new memories.

As you and your family step into the kitchen together, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Let your kids be involved in picking out the recipe – they will be more engaged if they feel like they got to play a part in choosing the activity.
  • Take opportunities to teach your kids – cooking is about more than just following a recipe, there are plenty of chances to teach simple skills along the way.
  • Keep it age-appropriate – when doling out tasks, keep safety and practicality in mind. Your 5-year-old might be better suited to measuring out flour than chopping veggies.
  • Be prepared for things to get messy and don’t worry about it. You should expect a little mess when kids are involved – plan for it and don’t let it ruin the experience.
  • Provide guidance and supervision as needed – give your kids the space to complete their assigned tasks but provide guidance (and compliments) as appropriate. And if you need more guidance, there are a number of gluten free meal kits that can help.
  • Don’t get too caught up in perfection – while the goal is to eat what you’ve prepared, cooking is challenging and it’s not always going to work. Focus on having fun and enjoy the experience.

When it comes to cooking, there are no rules. The kitchen is the perfect place to do a little experimentation and who better to share it with than your family? Grab an assortment of ingredients from the pantry and see what you can come up with or try some of the gluten free recipes below.

Try These Family-Friendly Gluten Free Recipes

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, why not try out some tasty gluten free recipes? From healthy dinners to snacks and desserts, cooking can be an entertaining family affair. It’s the perfect opportunity to clean out the pantry or teach your kids a new skill.

Here are some tasty gluten free recipes sure to be fun for the whole family:

1. Breakfast Pizza

Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 Schär Gluten Free Pizza Crusts
  • 6 large eggs, whisked well
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 to 3 ounces shredded cheese (your choice)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Place the two pizza crusts on the baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Grease a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
  4. Add the whisked eggs and cook until done to your liking, stirring to scramble.
  5. Combine the cream cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl and stir until smooth and well combined.
  6. Spread the cream cheese mixture in a thin layer over the pizza crusts.
  7. Top with the cooked eggs, bacon, and shredded cheese.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes or so until the cheese is just melted on top.
  9. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes for a crisper crust, if desired, then slice and serve.

2. Chocolate Icebox Cake

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 24 Schär Gluten Free Ladyfingers

Instructions:

  1. Place a heatproof bowl over a 1-quart saucepan filled with 1 ½ inches water.
  2. Heat the water to a simmer then add the chocolate chips to the bowl.
  3. Let the chocolate chips melt then stir in the sugar and water until smooth.
  4. Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl then whisk in the chocolate mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks then fold them into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Beat the whipping cream and vanilla in another bowl on high speed until soft peaks form.
  7. Fold in the chocolate mixture until well combines.
  8. Line a bread pan with plastic wrap, letting the wrap extend over the sides of the pan.
  9. Arrange a single layer of ladyfingers on the bottom of the pan and top with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture.
  10. Repeat the layers twice more, topping with the remaining chocolate.
  11. Chill for at least 12 hours then turn out onto a serving plate and cut into slices to serve.

3. Crispy Chicken Tenders

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices Schär Artisan Baker White Bread
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pounds boneless chicken sliced into strips
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Chop and place the bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
  3. Spread the crumbs on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring several times, until toasted then remove into a shallow dish.
  5. Increase the oven temperature to 400°F and line the baking sheet with a metal cooling rack.
  6. Whisk together the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  7. Dip the chicken pieces in the batter then dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  8. Place the chicken tenders on the cooling rack over the baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking oil.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until cooked through then serve with desired sauce.

4. Brownie Batter Dip

Yield: 2 ½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and brown sugar.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Stir in the milk and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  6. Serve with Schär Entertainment Crackers or sliced apples for dipping.

5. Mini Burger Bites

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Shape the beef into twelve 2-inch patties and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the patties are cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Lay out slices of bread and cut out 24 circles using a 2-inch round cookie cutter.
  5. Spread half the circles with mayonnaise then top each with a burger patty.
  6. Finish the burgers with cheese, pickles, and lettuce, securing the tops with toothpicks.

6. Mini Cheesecake Bites

Servings: 9

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • Fruit jam

Instructions:

  1. Place several graham crackers in the food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
  2. Measure out 2/3 cup of the crumbs into a small bowl and stir in the melted butter.
  3. Line 9 cups of a muffin pan with paper liners and divide the mixture among them, pressing it into the bottom of the cups.
  4. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth.
  5. Add the egg and stir until just combined then spoon the mixture over the crusts.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F until the centers are just set.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes then remove the cheesecakes to a wire rack and cool completely.
  8. Chill for 1 hour then top each with a teaspoon of fruit jam.

7. Cheesy Garlic Bread

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices Schär Deli Style Seeded Bread
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • Fresh chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the broiler in your oven to high heat.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Arrange the slices of bread on the baking sheet, leaving a little space in between.
  4. Brush the butter over the slices of bread and sprinkle with minced garlic.
  5. Lightly salt the slices and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and parmesan.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh parsley then broil for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

 

Going gluten free doesn’t have to be boring and cooking doesn’t have to be a chore! With these fun gluten free recipes, preparing dinner (or dessert) can become a family activity for everyone to enjoy. Throw on your aprons and put on your chef’s hats and try some of these tasty recipes tonight.