A Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Feast

Everything you need to make a vegetarian gluten-free Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving spread! Plus 40 Thanksgiving-ready recipes from TBG archives. 

Vegetarian Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes on a table

Thanksgiving is coming! Actually though, it’s been Thanksgiving in the Bojon kitchen since August. I’ve been testing out recipes for my favorite meal full of Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving essentials. There’s gluten-free stuffing. There are mashed potatoes with an herbaceous twist. There are colorful side dishes. And most importantly: there’s dessert.

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Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

Spice up your fall with a loaf of this easy gluten-free pumpkin bread! This gluten-free dairy-free pumpkin bread recipe is as delicious as it is healthy, made with whole grain flour, less sugar than most, and no xanthan gum. Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post! 

Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

Procrastibaking My Way to the Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Prior to sharing a preview of this recipe on Instagram Stories, I didn’t realize what a *thing* pumpkin bread is. I love pumpkin desserts as much as the next person. But over the years I’ve tended toward baking pumpkin into muffins, cake, brownies, puddings, and pies of all stripes. The thought of pouring the batter into a loaf pan never occurred to me.

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Honey Vodka & Apple Cider Hot Toddy

This cozy apple cider hot toddy with vodka will warm you from the inside out. Apple cider and honey combine with hot water, spices, and vodka for an easy vodka cocktail. Thanks to Hangar 1 Vodka for sponsoring this post!

Honey Vodka & Apple Cider Hot Toddy Recipe

Can I Make a Hot Toddy with Vodka?

This is what I found myself wondering when Hangar 1 sent me a bottle of Honeycomb Vodka and a jar of local honey earlier this month. I’ve long been a fan of the warm cocktail the hot toddy (aka tottie, tati, tate, hottie tottie, and hotty toddy). Hot toddies are traditionally made with bourbon or whiskey, though other spirits such as brandy, rum, and vodka are also sometimes used.

It turns out vodka makes a light and delicious hot toddy every bit as flavorful as the original. This version gets additional luscious flavor from extra special honeycomb-infused vodka. But if you don’t have any, never fear: Hangar 1’s Straight Vodka can be substituted if you need a vodka hot toddy STAT.

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Spiced Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters {grain-free, dairy-free option}

These healthy gluten-free zucchini fritters make an easy brunch, lunch, or dinner when summer squash are abundant. They get a falafel vibe from chickpea flour lightly spiced with cumin and coriander, all finished with an addictive garlicky yogurt sauce. Vegetarian, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free options.

Spiced Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters {grain-free, dairy-free option}

It’s hot hot hot in San Francisco so I’m making the most of summer produce as long as possible. These savory little fritters were inspired by a trip to my cousin’s family farm in Northern California earlier this month. We stopped by after a long-weekend camping trip to find zucchini the size of baseball bats taking over the garden. My little cousins Audrey (age 4) and Keira (age 7) delighted in cradling the mega-squash like babies, the giant vegetable-fruits dwarfing their tiny frames.

Zucchini-abundant recipes were in order. I craved a simplified version of these zucchini chickpea veggie burgers that I shared a few years back – one that could be eaten on their own, sans burger bun. I made some changes to the original recipe and these gluten-free zucchini fritters were born.

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Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes {dairy-free & vegan options}

These gluten-free pancakes get nutty flavor from whole-grain sorghum flour, tangy buttermilk, and a splash of vanilla. With tender, fluffy middles and crispy edges, these pancakes are easy to whip up for breakfast or brunch. See the recipe for dairy-free, vegan, blueberry, and other options. 

Stack of Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes (dairy-free, vegan, egg-free, sugar-free options and without xanthan gum)

I’ve been working to develop the perfect gluten-free pancake recipe for two years (!) After making (and eating) batch after batch, making tiny tweaks each time, I’m finally 100% happy with the recipe. I’m so excited to finally share my favorite gluten-free pancakes with you! I’ve also developed dairy-free and vegan versions that are every bit as good.

I like to make a double batch of gluten-free pancakes on Sunday and store the extras in the fridge for a quick breakfast during the rest of the week. They make a nourishing canvas for all of the amazing late-summer fruit in season right now.

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Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Bruschetta

Two favorite appetizers join forces in this gluten-free garlic bread bruschetta, made extra pretty with a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes ripe for casual entertaining. Whip these up for a quick appetizer or snack for your next party. Thanks to Vermont Creamery for sponsoring this post!

Platter of Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of those quintessentially genius Italian dishes. Just a few ingredients turn out a casual appetizer or snack that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Bruschetta is always a crowd pleaser. This gluten-free garlic bread bruschetta breaks with tradition by joining buttery garlic bread enhanced with oregano and pepper flakes with everyone’s favorite summery tomato topping.

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