Autism-Friendly Holiday Recipes
Many children on on the autism spectrum have special diets. Here are 3 holiday recipes you can all enjoy during the holidays. Give them a try!
Christmas Chocolate Cookies
Try making this wheat-free, egg-free and milk-free recipe. You'll need some holiday-themed cookie cutters to make Christmas-themed chocolate cookies.
- 2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 1/4 cups GFCF flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon corn-free baking powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon water
- 2 ounces of melted chocolate (check to make sure the chocolate is milk-free)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend oil and water with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and set aside. Mix arrowroot powder, salt, baking powder, and GFCF flour. In a separate bowl, cream the margarine and sugar and add in the oil, water and baking powder mix. Slowly blend in the flour mix and add the chocolate. Roll the cookie dough and use Christmas-themed cookie cutters to make your favorite shapes! Add cookies onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool for a few minutes.
GFCF Mashed Potatoes for Holiday Dinners
This is a great substitute recipe for regular mashed potatoes using CF margarine and rice milk!
- Yukon gold or white potatoes (not russet popatoes)
- chopped onions
- GFCF margarine
- Unflavored rice milk
Peel and cut potatoes. Add potatoes to a pot with the chopped onions and cover with cold water and 1 tablespoon of salt. Heat until boiling and cook potatoes until soft. Drain the water and whip the potatoes. Add in CF margarine. Add heated rice milk to potatoes until it reaches your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Try this GFCF gravy recipe if you're making turkey for the holidays.
- 1/4 pound of CF margarine
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup GFCF flour
- 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups of heated Defatted turkey drippings and chicken stock
Add margarine and cook onions over medium-low heat in a large pan until the onions are lightly browned. Add sprinkles of flour to the pan and add salt and pepper. Allow this to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the heated chicken stock mix and cook in the uncovered pan for 4 to 5 minutes until thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.