22 Best Grain-Free Recipes

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No grains, no problem! Enjoy these easy and tasty grain-free recipes from breakfast to dinner and dessert.

Can’t tolerate wheat, barley, rice, or oats? Try these delicious grain-free recipes that are satisfying thanks to hearty ingredients like sweet potatoes, potatoes, or beans.

Find quick and easy breakfast ideas, meal prep-friendly mains, and healthy snacks in this article! Enjoy.

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Sweet Potato Toasts
Pop a slice of sweet potato in the toaster as a complex carb breakfast. Perfectly browned sweet potato toasts are easy to make and super versatile. Enjoy with a variety of toppings from sweet to savory!
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Potato Lentil Soup
Fill your kitchen with the warm aromas of ginger and turmeric! This one-pot anti-inflammatory soup will become a winter favorite. Incredibly nourishing and delicious, it's a great recipe to make ahead and freeze for easy dinners!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Enjoy these Brussels sprouts fresh from the oven coated with a simple teriyaki glaze. Bitter Brussels sprouts are massaged with a slightly sweet sauce and finished with a generous sprinkle of crunchy almonds – yummy!
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Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl
Sitting down to a comforting bowl of goodies always hits right! This complex yet easy-to-make sweet potato and chickpea nourish bowl bursts with flavors, textures, and vitamins – enjoy on a cold winter day!
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Thai Potato Curry
Try this Thai-inspired potato curry that's loaded with warm spices, herbs, and a touch of coconut milk. A vibrant, one-pot dish that's made from budget-friendly ingredients and comes together quickly for a grain-free, enjoyable dinner.
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Crunchy Pad Thai Salad
Redefine dinner with this super fresh, raw pad thai. Spiralized zucchini, squash, and carrots replace noodles in this colorful dish. Each spiral is tossed generously in a mouth-watering peanut sauce – so delicious!
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Chocolate Mango Smoothie
Chocolate goes great with almost anything, and ginger spiced mango smoothie is no exception! This multi-layer smoothie is flavorful and full of nutrients. With undetectable ingredients, including sweet potato, turmeric, and black pepper, it's a superfood creation that everyone will love.
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Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Staying away from grains doesn't mean giving up tempting side dishes. These oil-free, garlicky roast potatoes are deliciously crunchy and go great served alongside any meal!
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Hearty Chili Sin Carne
High in protein, this one-pot chili sin carne will become a weeknight favorite. Stewed legumes and veggies are coated in a thick and smoky tomato sauce; mellow out the bold spices by serving with a slice of creamy avocado!
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Mashed Potato Pizza Crust
Try this grain-free pizza crust that is sure to become your new favorite. Preparation takes less than 10 minutes and uses budget-friendly ingredients. This will become your go-to pizza night recipe!
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Best Stuffed Dates
Savory or Sweet? You don't need to decide with this ultra-versatile stuffed date recipe. Featuring six recommended variations, you can entice all your taste buds! Every option is delicious, from peanut butter and chocolate to rosemary with cream cheese!
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Creamy Potato Salad
Potato salad is a nostalgic side dish that reminds us of picnics as a kid, summer days spent by the lake, and weekend BBQs with friends. This oil-free recipe is full of texture, flavor, and perfectly cooked potatoes – enjoy!
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Easy Baked Ratatouille
Brighten your dinner plate with this colorful ratatouille tian made from a variety of garden vegetables that are baked in a juicy tomato sauce. Eating the rainbow has never been so beautiful or easy; this side dish is bursting with vitamins!
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Silken Tofu Scramble
This scrambled tofu is an excellent, protein-packed recipe perfect for savory mornings. Silken tofu mimics eggs as it slowly cooks into a moist and savory meal. A pinch of black salt adds a pleasant eggy flavor to take the silken tofu to a 10/10!
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Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls
A secret weapon to your arsenal of nutritious recipes, these matcha bliss balls are loaded with superfoods, caffeine, and protein! The perfect combination to enjoy during an afternoon slump – ready in 15 minutes!
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Roasted Sweet Potato Arugula Salad
Enjoy this versatile and seasonal recipe made from fresh ingredients and creamy sweet potato. Served on a bed of arugula that adds a welcomed bitterness that accompanies the rustic sweetness, it's a sophisticated salad you will look forward to eating!
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Chickpea Flour Omelette
Chickpea flour is a beautiful alternative to eggs. This simple batter is pan-fried until the edges are crispy and stuffed with various vegetables. It's a dish that looks so much like a traditional egg-based omelet your friends will think it's not vegan!
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Creamy Potato Broccoli Casserole
A casserole is the ultimate home dish. One pan combines nourishing ingredients and bakes until golden brown and bubbling, creating a memory as much as a dinner! This potato broccoli casserole has all the combinations of a great casserole and will be enjoyed by the whole family.
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Tofu Chocolate Mousse
A decadent chocolate dessert that takes only four ingredients to create! This fluffy mousse incorporates aquafaba to give it a soft pillowy texture and dark cocoa that will melt the heart of every chocolate lover.
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Spicy Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower takes center stage for this ultra-creamy, grain-free recipe. Made from a few simple ingredients that blend to form a tasty, stick-to-your-spoon and warm-your-belly soup! Enjoy garnished with a sprinkle of toasted black sesame seeds.
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Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Spices
Cheesy Almond Flour Biscuits
Fill the "grain-free" breadbasket with fresh, oven-baked, almond flour biscuits! Made without oil or dairy, these biscuits still taste buttery and cheesy. A perfect side dish to accommodate many different dietary needs – undetectably healthy!
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Vegan Almond Flour Biscuits
Grain-Free Granola
Granola can be laden with less-than-ideal ingredients. This refined-sugar-free recipe uses whole foods like dates to naturally sweeten toasted oats and a variety of nuts. Full of complex carbs and healthy fats, it's perfect to top any smoothie bowl or enjoy with plant-based milk!
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Date Sweetened Grainless Granola

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22 Best Grain-Free Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
No grains, no problem! Enjoy these easy and tasty grain-free recipes from breakfast to dinner and dessert. The following easy corn chowder is a comforting one-pot dinner idea the whole family will love!
Serves 3


Easy Corn Chowder

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets 220 g
  • 4 cups vegetable broth 880 ml, divided
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 14 oz potatoes 400 g, peeled and diced
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups corn kernels 330 g, divided
  • 1 cup cooked cannellini beans 260 g, drained


  • Sauté onion, garlic, and cauliflower in a few tablespoons of vegetable broth for 5 minutes while stirring frequently in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the rest of the vegetable broth, celery, potatoes, spices, and half of the corn kernels. Cover the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Add the cannellini beans, then take the pot off the stove and blend everything using an immersion blender or regular blender. 
  • Add the remaining corn kernels to the corn chowder in the pot, then adjust to your taste preferences. Serve warm!


  • Any leftovers can be stored in a lidded container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat at your convenience.
  • Add some canned coconut milk for added fat and creaminess!
  • Find 20 more grain-free recipes in the article above.
Course: Gluten-Free
Cuisine: American
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22 Best Grain-Free Recipes (Savory & Sweet)
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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