Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

14 flours. 140 recipes. 0 glutens. ALL DESSERT. Coming to you September 13th.

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains and Flours – 100+ recipes featuring corn, oat, chestnut, almond, buckwheat, sorghum, and other gluten-free flours

I got an early copy of my book in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I was so excited to unwrap it and see the incarnation of nearly 2 years of  intense work; it was a bit like Christmas (or Chrismukkuh as we celebrate in my family). I was afraid to crack the cover at first. Then I flipped through it really fast, scared I would find a mistake. Then I spent way too many hours poring over every page with Jay, then Sarah and Amelia, who chimed in every once in a while, “Oooh, I ate that!”

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Now that a bit of time has passed, the book has begun to settle comfortably into my kitchen (and pretty much anywhere I go so I can wave it in front of every person with eyes and say, “I made this!”). Today I adapted a recipe from it, a cinnamon swirl biscuit I’m working on for a magazine article. Last week it was galettes, cobbler, brownies, and tart for a project Sarah and I will share with you next week. It’s a nice change of pace to not have to lug the laptop into the kitchen every time I want to make a recipe. As a friend from dance class said, “I like cookbooks. I need something to spill stuff on in the kitchen.”

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

So here’s a sneak peek of the book, along with outtakes of the pie I shot approximately 1000 times for the cover.

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

I hope Alternative Baker becomes as well-loved (and spilled-on) in your kitchens as it already has in mine (oops). Preorder a copy, and September 13th may feel like Christmukkuh in your home, too. You can do so at:

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

What you’ll find inside:

  • Recipes for every baking level, from “flour child” to “grainiac”
  • 92  beautifully photographed base recipes, many with seasonal variations, for a total of 140 recipes
  • 95% brand-new recipes, with a few favorites adapted and reshot from the blog
  • All-natural, from-scratch recipes for a wide variety of diets, including vegan, nut-free, and dairy-free; no gums ever
  • US (cups, teaspoons) and Metric (grams, milliliters) measurements
  • Everything you want to know about gluten-free whole-grain and nut-based flours including shopping and storage tips, nutritional information, and flavor profiles
  • Tips and tricks on how to bake like a boss

Chapters include:

Breakfast Desserts

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Cakes

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Tarts

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Pie

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Rustic Fruit Desserts

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Cookies and Bars (and cats)

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

and Custards, Puddings and Spoon Desserts

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Get the lowdown at AlternativeBaker.com and on Instagram with #AlternativeBakerBook.

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Happy baking!

 

32 thoughts on “Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains & Flours”

  1. I cannot wait to have my own copy to spill things on! This book baby of yours is so beautiful and I want to hold it and hug it and make all the things with it! Congrats my friend – now get some well-deserved rest.

  2. Congratulations Alanna, this looks like the most amazing baking book! The photos are absolutely stunning, and I love the title, too. Can’t wait to see it and cook from it :)

  3. Just Stunning. Congratulations on your hard won achievement! Look forward to getting and will try to keep this lovely book from getting too messed up in the kitchen! Wishing you much success.

  4. It’s amazing Alanna, can’t wait for my copy to get here. Going to get more copies as it’s going to be a great Christmas gift for all my friends. Congratulations so happy for you! Best Wishes!

  5. Already ordered my copy! Can’t wait for September 13th…
    So much to look forward to in this book. I will be baking the heck out of it. :)) SUPER EXCITED!
    Cheers to your success Alanna!
    <3

  6. Congratulations Sweetheart! Grandma and Bubba are smiling down from heaven and we all applaud this magnificent achievement! Hopefully I won’t spill much on your gorgeous photographs. ;)

  7. Congratulations! I am not even a big baker, but after following you over the years, I know I need this one. I have no problem with wheat, but I love the idea of including all of the other grains–it just makes sense. And thank you for the “no gums”–that is where I do have some trepidation, nutrition-wise. I mostly hope this is a success so we can get a savory book, too!

  8. I’m so excited, I love baking for my family. My daughter and I are gluten free, so I will definitely buy your cookbook!

  9. This is absolutely stunning and every time I hold my breath at the sheer beauty of a picture, the next gorgeous one comes along. Can’t wait to get my copy and once I stop drooling over the pictures, hopefully will start baking from it :)

  10. Congratulations dear Alanna on this amazing cookbook! I will definitely have it in my kitchen and try not to spill stuff on it! :D Besides all the great recipes, I’m specially looking forward to all those gorgeous photos, can’t wait to have it in my hands! <3

  11. Gosh I could not be more excited for you!!! The preview pictures are absolutely stunning Alanna! I cant wait to hold the book in my hand! and make recipes from it!! Your photography is one of the best I have seen out there! Much love! :) and heartiest Congratulations! Cant wait to celebrate with you :)

  12. So very excited for you, and I can only imagine what it must have been like tentatively skimming each page when you held the first copy in your hands. (Like reading a just-published blog post, I’m sure, but with the anxiety cranked to a million!) I feel so privileged that I got to sample some of your genius ahead of time and can’t wait to share the real deal with everyone I know (or meet. on the street. maybe a little creepy-style…) Congrats, girl. It’s gorgeous.

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