9 Gluten Free Essentials to Always Have in Your Pantry
As someone with Celiac Disease, the last thing you want is to find yourself hungry with no safe, gluten free snacks available. Prevent this problem by keeping your pantry stocked with gluten free staples.
No matter what you’re craving, Schär gluten free has a wealth of pantry staples to keep in stock. Read on to see what gluten free products you should always stock in your pantry and where to find them.
Gluten Free Pantry Staples to Keep on Hand
Keeping certain pantry staples on hand is the best way to ensure that you never have to make a last-minute trip to the grocery store. Or, worse, wait until the grocery store opens the next day.
Here are some of the most important gluten free pantry staples to always keep in stock:
- All-purpose gluten free flour – Perfect for converting a regular recipe into a gluten free recipe, all-purpose gluten free flour should be a staple in any gluten free pantry.
- Coconut flour – Use coconut flour as a thickener in soups and sauces or use it to whip up a batch of your favorite cookies or brownies – it’s a versatile flour!
- Almond flour – This gluten free flour gives baked goods a slight nutty flavor and keeps them moist. Use it in combination with other gluten free flours to achieve the desired texture.
- Gluten-free oats – Whether you’re cooking up a batch of oatmeal or baking oatmeal raisin cookies, it’s important to keep a bag of gluten free oats in your pantry.
- Nut butters – Almond butter, cashew butter, and peanut butter are three of the top nut butters to keep in your pantry. Enjoy them spread on toast or with a fresh sliced apple for a quick snack.
- Chia seeds – Rich in fiber and protein, chia seeds are the perfect vegan egg substitute and can also be used to thicken everything from smoothies to baked goods.
- Tamari or gluten-free soy sauce – Throw together a quick veggie stir-fry with gluten free soy sauce or try your hand at making homemade sushi rolls if you’re feeling adventurous.
- Tapioca starch – Use tapioca starch as a thickener or in making your own all-purpose gluten free flour mix. It’s also great for making homemade pudding!
- Nuts and seeds – Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or something to add texture to your favorite baked goods, it’s a good idea to keep some roasted nuts and seeds on hand.
Nothing compares to a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, but you don’t always have time to bake something from scratch. When your stomach is yearning for a tasty treat, you want to know that your pantry is stocked with gluten free snacks and convenience foods.
Keep these Schär gluten free snacks in your pantry for when hunger strikes:
- Entertainment Crackers – These crispy crackers go great with your favorite dip or hummus or they can be crumbled over a hot bowl of homemade chili.
- Chocolate Dipped Cookies – Get your snack on with these chocolate dipped cookies. Enjoy the buttery flavor of shortbread dipped in decadent chocolate.
- Italian Crostini – Top these crispy crackers with homemade bruschetta or cream cheese topped with fresh chopped herbs for a hearty snack.
- Sch’nacks – Throw one of these single-serve snack cakes into your lunch bag or grab one for an afternoon snack. They are light and airy, filled with sweet cream and dipped in chocolate.
- Chocolate Hazelnut Bars – Crispy wafers fillet with hazelnut cream and coated in rich German chocolate will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Making a batch of homemade brownies is great, but when meal time comes around you’re going to want something more substantial. Keeping certain gluten free foods in stock means that you’ll have the foundation for a gluten free meal that you can customize according to what you’re craving.
Keep These Gluten Free Foods in Stock
At the end of a long day, nothing sounds better than a home-cooked meal. With the right gluten free foods in your pantry, you can rest easy knowing that you have the ingredients to throw together a quick and satisfying meal without making an extra trip to the grocery store. You should also keep a stock of gluten free snacks foods for when you’re feeling peckish. Fortunately, Schär Gluten Free offers a wide variety of snacks and convenience foods that are completely gluten free.
Here are some of the best gluten free foods to stock in your pantry:
- Sliced Bread – Throw together a quick sandwich with fresh deli meat and sliced veggies or grill up a hot ham and cheese with Schär gluten free sliced breads.
- Bread Rolls – Fire up the grill for an impromptu cookout with your favorite hotdog or hamburger recipe using Schär gluten free hamburger buns, hot dog rolls, or ciabatta rolls.
- Golden Waffles – Top these golden waffles with your choice of savory or sweet toppings to make any breakfast or brunch more exciting.
- Pizza Crust – All you need to make the perfect pizza at home is a Schär gluten free pizza crust from the pantry, some tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and your choice of toppings.
- Pasta – Toss your favorite gluten free pasta with olive oil, tomato sauce, or pesto for a quick and satisfying meal. Add ground beef or sausage to make your meal a little heartier!
- Croissants – Turn a dreary morning around with delicious gluten free croissants you can enjoy right out of the bag! Choose from regular, chocolate, or hazelnut cream flavors.
Keeping these gluten free foods in stock is a great way to ensure that you always have options for safe gluten free meals at home. These pantry essentials boast a long shelf-life, so they will be ready when you need them most. For those times when you simply don’t have the time to prepare a meal, consider keeping some Schär Ready Meals handy to warm up and enjoy in mere minutes.
Quick and Easy Recipes to Pair with Your Gluten Free Staples
Looking to make a meal or snack from the gluten free staples listed above? Check out Schär’s collection of gluten free recipes or try one of the delicious recipes below:
1. Creamy French Onion Dip
Makes: 1 cup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Pinch garlic powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- Spoon the sour cream into a small serving bowl.
- Add the dried onion, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
- Stir well then adjust the seasoning to taste and add the parsley.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour then serve with chips or crackers for dipping.
2. Warm Southwestern Bean Dip
Makes: 4 ½ cups
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¼ cup diced yellow onion
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Sliced jalapeno
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch glass baking dish.
- Cook the beef in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, breaking it up with a spoon.
- Drain the fat and spoon the beef into a large bowl.
- Stir in the onion then set aside.
- Combine the tomato sauce and beans in a blender and puree into a thick paste.
- Add the bean mixture to the beef mixture and stir well.
- Spoon into the prepare dish and top with the shredded cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is melted – broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese, if desired.
- Sprinkle with sliced jalapeno to serve.
3. Peanut Butter Cookie Dip
Makes: 2 cups
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 6 pitted medjool dates, chopped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Mini chocolate chips, to serve
- Sprinkles, to serve
- Combine the chickpeas, peanut butter, almond milk, dates, and vanilla in a blender.
- Add a pinch of salt and blend until smooth and well combined.
- Spoon half the dip into a serving bowl and stir in the cocoa powder.
- Add the rest of the dip to the bowl and swirl to combine the flavors.
- Top with chocolate chips and sprinkles to serve.
Ready to stock up on your gluten free favorites? Use the Store Locator to find a local store that stocks Schär gluten free snacks and convenience foods. Good luck and enjoy!