The 9 Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks of 2019

Guten-free doesn’t have to mean taste-free.

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Our Top Picks

The Easy Gluten-Free Cookbook at Amazon

"All about crafting yummy meals that require minimal effort."

Gluten-Free On a Shoestring at Amazon

"Offers everyday meals that don’t require tons of funds."

Alternative Baker at Amazon

"Proves that gluten-free flours have the power to create top-notch desserts."

Against All Grain at Amazon

"We love this pick for anyone looking to cut out gluten and dairy."

Eat Happy at Amazon

"Prioritizes whole foods without skimping on flavor."

Eat What You Love at Amazon

"Contains modified comfort food classics that taste as good as the originals."

Against The Grain at Amazon

"Enjoy recipes for red velvet cupcakes, pizza, and much more."

Whole Bowls at Amazon

"These recipes are entirely free from gluten, but full of flavor."

Gluten-Free Girl Every Day at Amazon

"Revamp weeknight meal rotations in the best way possible."

A gluten-free lifestyle doesn't have to mean being tasteless. Whether you are celiac, gluten-sensitive, or want to try out a new diet for health reasons learning how to cook at home is key to staying healthy.

To help you get started on the right path, here, the best gluten-free cookbooks.

Our Top Picks

The Easy Gluten-Free Cookbook

If you’re a gluten-free home cook who often feels short on time, this one’s for you. The Easy Gluten-Free Cookbook is all about crafting yummy meals that require minimal effort. Every recipe in the book can either be ready in 30 minutes or less, requires just five ingredients, or calls for just one pot or sheet pan during preparation.

Also nice: this book offers tips and tricks for modifying meals so they work for everyone at the table. Need to make your gluten-free meal paleo-friendly, vegan, or nut- or dairy-free? Author Lindsay Garza provides helpful recs for making these types of dietary swaps. Readers will find a variety of gluten-free recipes in the book, including spicy black bean burgers, one-bowl banana bread, fish tacos, peanut butter cookies, and honey-mustard pork chops. “Easy” never sounded so good.

Gluten-Free On a Shoestring

While it’s true that following a gluten-free diet can be pricey, Nicole Hunn’s cookbook proves it doesn’t have to be. Packed with 125 recipes for all your favorite foods, Gluten-Free On a Shoestring offers everyday meals that don’t require tons of funds. Instead, the author focuses on providing recipes that taste great and feed families for less. 

Readers will find affordable recipes for classic dishes (made gluten-free!) like chicken pot pie, tortilla soup, and baked eggplant parmesan. No need to spend a fortune at your local gluten-free bakery, either. Hunn’s book also has recipes for sweet treats like banana cream pie, cinnamon rolls, and the best chocolate birthday cake. Pick up a copy for great eats, money-saving tips, and recommendations on how to affordably stock a gluten-free pantry.

Alternative Baker

Alternative Baker

Alternative Baker

Think gluten-free sweets are inferior? Think again. This award-winning cookbook proves that gluten-free flours (made from ingredients like corn, sorghum, oats, almonds, and buckwheat) have the power to create top notch desserts. With more than 100 recipes for wholesome treats, Alternative Baker is a must-buy for any gluten-free eater who loves to bake.

Once you get over the stunning photography inside, start whipping up the book’s Instagram-worthy recipes, including a maple bourbon peach cobbler with teff biscuits, blueberry corn muffins, vegan coconut cream tarts, and double chocolate buckwheat cookies. The toughest part? Choosing which delight to cook up first.

Against All Grain

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain serves up paleo-friendly recipes that are free from gluten and dairy. Best of all, this cookbook includes more than just yummy recipes (think Peruvian chicken, BBQ salmon with peach salsa, and slow-cooked pork ragu); it also delivers make-ahead dinner ideas, grocery store shopping lists, and eight weeks’ worth of meal plans. It also contains genius ideas for using up leftovers, though we’re not sure you’ll have any. We love this pick for anyone looking to cut out gluten and dairy, without sacrificing satisfaction.

Eat Happy

Eat Happy helps you do just that: cook food that leaves you feeling great. With more than 150 gluten-free recipes, this book prioritizes whole foods without skimping on flavor. You won’t even realize that the recipes are 100 percent free from grains and processed sugars, making them perfect options for those looking to curb cravings and shed weight. The author set out to write this book after finding herself gaining weight while eating gluten-free due to celiac disease. 

Above all, this cookbook offers innovative low-carb swaps, like cauliflower-based ginger rice, shepherd’s pie, and tater tots. Recipes for better-for-you pancakes and pizza are also included. Consider Eat Happy the carb-lover’s guide to eating gourmet while ditching gluten. You’re welcome.

Looking for other healthy cookbooks to add to your kitchen? Check out our roundup of the best vegan cookbooks.

Eat What You Love

Danielle Walker is back by popular demand with Eat What You Love, the fourth cookbook from The New York Times bestselling author. Walker is known for creating recipes that are free from common allergens (she found that excluding ingredients like wheat and dairy changed her life after she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition). Today, the food blogger and cookbook author continues to cook up delicious recipes with the hope of helping others harness the power of food to improve their health. 

Eat What You Love contains 125 crave-worthy recipes for modified comfort food classics that taste as good as the originals. Beyond offering updated versions of favorites like shrimp and grits and sloppy Joes, this cookbook makes life easier with four weeks of meal plans for dairy- and gluten-free breakfasts, lunches, and dinners; one-pot and sheet-pan recipes that can be ready in just 30 minutes; and creative lunchbox ideas for kids.

Against The Grain

Author Nancy Cain knows a thing or two about going gluten-free. When her son was diagnosed with celiac disease, she was eager to find tasty alternatives that weren’t laden with sketchy additives. Disappointed by most gluten-free products on the market, she decided to create her own. Her company, Against the Grain Gourmet, makes frozen pizzas and cake and brownie mixes that are made without preservatives, dough conditioners, gums, or flavor enhancers. Not surprisingly, Cain’s cookbook provides recipes for naturally gluten-free food that’s wholesome and nutritious.

Whole Bowls

Nothing says satisfaction like a hearty helping of good-for-you food and Whole Bowls is full of them. Written by the creator of the award-winning food blog Yummy Beet, this cookbook offers more than 50 vegetarian meals that are entirely free from gluten, but full of flavor. Every dish in the book can be served in a bowl, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck eating soups and stews only.

Whole Bowls contains recipes for innovative eats like oat risotto topped with soft-boiled eggs and avocado and black bean bowls complete with butternut squash, black rice, and chimichurri. Veggie chili with cornbread, Mediterranean-inspired pasta, and the coziest baked polenta entree are also on offer. Best of all, the cookbook provides a Bowl Formula Guide that will help you build your very own mega-bowls based on whatever ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

Gluten-Free Girl Every Day

Looking for recipes you’ll want to cook every week? It’s here. Gluten-Free Girl Every Day delivers meals you are sure to return to thanks to their inclusion of fresh, wholesome, and flavor-packed ingredients. Though many of the recipes in the book are dairy-free and vegan, all 120 of them are gluten-free. Readers will get endless ideas for dinners and desserts that will revamp weeknight meal rotations in the best way possible.

From genius one-pot wonders to time-saving make-ahead meals and helpful kitchen tips (think: a guide to breaking down a whole chicken), Gluten-Free Girl Every Day gives you the tools to cook great food at home, every day of the week.

Interested in reading more reviews? Check out our roundup of the best healthy cookbooks.

Our Process

Our writers spent 4 hours researching the most popular gluten-free cookbooks on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 14 different gluten-free cookbooks overall, screened options from 14 different brands and manufacturers, read over 22 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 9 of the gluten-free cookbooks themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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