Whole Grain Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten-free foods made with whole grains add fiber to diets, a big plus considering white rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch are highly refined and void of fiber. This list is full of recipes that feature gluten-free whole grains. From breads to cookies to crepes the possibilities are endless.

  • 01 of 09

    Gluten-Free (Rice Free) Buckwheat Mini Loaf Bread

    Gluten free buckwheat bread recipe

    The Spruce / Nita West

    Earthy, moist and not gritty, gluten-free buckwheat mini loaf bread is a good alternative for those looking for more nutritious gluten-free bread. Buckwheat is a rather amazing gluten-free flour. It's high in easily digestible protein, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber.

  • 02 of 09

    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cupcakes With Penuch Frosting

    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cupcakes with Penuche Frosting Image Teri Gruss

    The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

    These classic oatmeal cupcakes call for 1 cup gluten-free oatmeal, 1 cup gluten-free oat flour (you can make your own in a coffee bean grinder) and only 1/3 cup tapioca. In other words, this cake is a rich source of soluble oat fiber. This is a perfect birthday cake recipe and the penuche frosting, a combination of shredded coconut, chopped pecans, butter, and brown sugar is broiled, giving the cupcakes a toffee-like, crunchy topping.

  • 03 of 09

    Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes

    Gluten free buckwheat crepes

    The Spruce

    Gluten-free buckwheat crepes are earthy, slightly nutty-tasting and a nutritious alternative to crepes made with refined flours. Crepes are so versatile and can be filled with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in mind. Or enjoy them as a tasty alternative to pancakes.

  • 04 of 09

    Gluten-Free Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    Gluten-Free Apple Oatmeal Muffin Image Teri Gruss

    The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

    Gluten-free oats have fewer carbs than other gluten-free grains including white or brown rice, sorghum, amaranth, and teff, making gluten-free oats a good grain alternative for those looking to cut excess carbs from gluten-free diets. That's what makes these apple oatmeal muffins even more delicious than they already are.

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  • 05 of 09

    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancakes

    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancake Image Teri Gruss

    The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

    These delicious gluten-free pancakes are made with gluten-free oatmeal, gluten-free oat flour, and amaranth. Oats are an excellent source of healthy soluble fiber, protein, and iron.

    Be sure to buy gluten-free oats like Bob's Red Mill, Gluten-Free Oats to avoid cross-contamination with wheat. Also, nutritionists recommend that people with Celiac disease add oats slowly to the diet to be sure you can tolerate them. Some Celiacs can't.

  • 06 of 09

    Gluten-Free Parmesan Flax Snack Crackers

    Gluten-Free Parmesan Crackers Image Teri Gruss

    The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

    This delicious recipe for gluten-free Parmesan flax crackers is unique in that it contains zero gluten-free flours. It's very easy to make, making it perfect for beginners who are new to gluten-free cooking. After you have these you'll never want to buy the store-bought kind ever again.

  • 07 of 09

    Gluten-Free Millet Tabbouleh

    Gluten-Free Millet Tabbouleh

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    This is a great lunch or side dish recipe for vegetarians and vegans. It's made with whole gluten-free millet and lots of fresh, healthy veggies. If you're not vegetarian or vegan this pairs very nicely with steak, chicken, or fish. It's also a great side to serve at a family barbecue.

  • 08 of 09

    Gluten-Free Matzoh Crackers

    Gluten free oat matzoh cracker recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska 

    These rustic matzoh crackers are tender, crisp and made with gluten-free oat flour and potato starch. These are commonly served at Passover but they are suitable to make during any time of the year.

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  • 09 of 09

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Original or Mint)

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies (Original or mint) Image Teri Gruss

    The Spruce / Teri Lee Gruss

    Classic, chewy chocolate chip cookie flavor and texture in a gluten-free recipe that calls for light buckwheat flour. If you want something that has a bit of a refreshing kick, you can make these into mint chocolate chip cookies. All you have to do is substitude the vanilla extract with peppermint. Either way, they're incredibly scrumptious. This is our favorite gluten-free cookie.