This week, the festival of lights is back! As a holiday centered around fried items, it can be difficult for folks with gluten allergies. There are also a lot of typical dairy items consumed on the holiday. To help you have a fun, traditional Hanukkah that accommodates dietary restrictions, I've compiled some great, easy recipes below!
These latkes are recommended by The New York Times, so I'd imagine they have to be pretty delicious. What I love about this recipe is that it is "purist" and has extremely simple ingredients: potatoes, oil, salt, pepper. There are no substitutions needed in this recipe to accommodate allergies, which is always a great way to go!
When it comes to finding vegan/gluten free recipes, The Minimalist Baker is always a great option. I chose this recipe because it is one of the simpler donut recipes I have encountered. While it isn't jelly filled (or fried), it is delicious and celebrates the spirit of the holiday.
I have struggled for a long time to find a good recipe for matzo balls that doesn't require eggs or matzo meal. This one excited me because it doesn't even use grains, it is potato based! The best thing about matzo ball soup is that it is so versatile - Hanukkah, Shabbat, Passover - you name it, you can serve it!
This recipe was created by Erin McKenna. If you have read pretty much any of my articles about baked goods or bakeries around the country, you know she is one of my FAVORITE! Her products are rich, fluffy, and are delicious to non-gluten free and non-vegan foodies! This babka recipe can help evoke all the childhood memories of Shabbat lunch!
This year I have been pleasantly surprised with how many companies are making vegan gelt, but if you are in a region that doesn't have any (or it is sold out!) then check out this recipe to make your own. The cool thing about making your own from home is that you can form them into any shape you prefer!
Chag Sameach! Hope you enjoy these recipes and have a wonderful holiday!