This delicious gluten-free stuffing makes a holiday meal special and memorable. Try this healthy recipe and you will satisfy both the difficult and easy to please!
Cranberries and onions are so healthy we put them in the Superfood category.
For me, onions are a very important ingredient in a stuffing recipe. They have so many health benefits too. sometimes we don’t like chopping them up because of the tears. Learn All About Nutritious Onions and How Not to Get Teary
“Scientists are consistently exploring new ways that cranberries may impact and influence human health. With a database of over 600 studies and growing, The Cranberry Institute’s Health Research Library collects and collates research abstracts.” ~ Cranberry Institute.
Learn about the amazing health benefits of cranberries.
The celery in this recipe has amazing benefits. It is alkalizing, easy to digest, high in fiber and low in calories. It gives a little crunch and green to the stuffing.
Himalayan Salt is a salt that is actually healthy for you!
I mostly cook with coconut oil because is it such a healthy oil and takes a fairly high temperature. Coconut oil once thought as a heart disease-causing saturated fat is now been proclaimed ‘the healthiest oil on earth. Learn about this healthy oil.
Sage and savory are very important in stuffing as they add that flavour we like in a stuffing. Modern research has proven that sage does boost our memory. Thus, verifying what herbalists have been saying for centuries about sage being good for the brain and memory to be true.
The parsley adds some green and an extra flavour.
The main reason I use flaxmeal that is made from flaxseeds is that it helps hold the stuffing together. When making it with gluten-free bread, it needs something to help bind it. Flaxseeds have only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for their health benefits for 5000 years!
To make this ‘Cranberry Celery Onion Gluten-Free Stuffing’ it is important to get healthy gluten-free bread. That means one that is not full of white flours and sugar.
The first thing to do in making this is, the night before to tear up the fresh bread, put it into a bowl and leave it set overnight.
If you are using dried cranberries make sure they are sugar-free and then need to soak overnight in water. Make sure you are using healthy water not some filled with chemicals.
Cranberry Celery Onion Gluten-Free Stuffing
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 large onions peeled and chopped
- 1 bunch celery chopped
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries or 1 cup of dried cranberries soaked overnight
- 3/4 tsp Himalayan salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tsp sage
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp savory
- 1 loaf gluten-free bread
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
- 2 Tbsp flax meal
- 1/4 cup water
- Tear gluten-free bread into pieces and leave out overnight in a large bowl.
- Peel and chop the onions finely.
- Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion; sauté until translucent. Remove from pan.
- Chop the celery into small pieces.
- Chop up the parsley.
- Now melt 1/4 cup coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the celery; sauté until tender.
- Stir in the sage, thyme, salt, pepper.
- Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Add remaining stuffing ingredients; mix well.
- If too dry add some more water.
- Put in a large baking dish with a lid.
- Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
- Now enjoy your Cranberry Celery Onion Gluten-Free Stuffing
Note: If you are considering going gluten-free
- Read 11 Gluten-Free Grains to learn some of the alternatives and their many benefits.
- Check out: Diana’s Gluten-Free Recipes Make sure you are subscribed to the newsletters for the latest recipes.
- Read: Can a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight?
- Consider doing one of my Healthy Online Courses. All of the recipes for the courses are gluten-free.
- It is also the kind of recipe you learn to to make with video help in my Fancy Five Course Vegetarian Meal
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