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  • Writer's pictureMarne Platt

Easy, Tasty Gluten Free - and Dairy Free!



In addition to selling my Easy, Tasty Gluten Free cookbook here and on Amazon, I also participate in local sales at home in Basel, often sharing a stand with my friend Jeanne, the author of Basel's Hidden Stories (that's an affiliate link) and other great children’s books on our town’s history.


I love the chance to talk with other celiacs or parents of celiac children. I always bring samples and it’s wonderful to see everyone’s faces light up when they hear that the treats are safe.


Can I eat really those?

Talking with these fellow celiacs, I answer questions about the book and about my 25+years of experience with gluten-free living. Lately, lots of people have asked me whether my recipes can be made dairy free too. Some can’t eat dairy, others are vegan, others just prefer the taste of coconut milk. So to make life easy, this is a list of the recipes in the book that are dairy free, or can easily be converted.


Easy Tasty, Gluten Free and naturally dairy free


If you’re avoiding dairy, the following recipes from the cookbook are naturally dairy free:


· Impressive Lemon-Almond Cake (pictured above)

· Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

· Crunchy Criss-cross Peanut Butter Cookies

· CPBCS: Chocolate-filled Peanut Butter Cookies

· Double Gingery Snaps

· Apple and Raisin Crumble

· Baked Apples

· Balsamic-Glazed Strawberries

· Fruit-filled Hint of Almond Muffins

· Emergency Chocolate Cake in a Mug

· Emergency Not Chocolate Cake in a Mug

· Cozy Corn Muffins

· Almond-Raisin Yummies

· Crunchy Spicy Sweet Nuts

· Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peels


Be brave!


I believe that part of becoming comfortable with celiac disease is being a little bit braver in the kitchen. My original working title for Easy, Tasty Gluten Free was Brave Gluten-Free Baking! Baking is one of those places where you can make a mistake, and the worst thing that happens is that you laugh at the disaster and start over.


My Easy, Tasty Gluten Free recipes are all flexible; I have swapped out ingredients over the years, either as part of developing the recipes or because I ran out of an ingredient and had to get creative. You can do the same. For recipes with butter, change to margarine or your preferred vegan butter. Use nut milk, coconut milk or even sparkling water instead of dairy milk. You will still get something delicious.


If you’re sharing food and love for yourself or someone with celiac disease who is also dairy free by choice or necessity, you don’t have to compromise. You can still make delicious treats that everyone will enjoy!

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