You searched on the ‘gram. You favourited on Facebook. You noted the newsletters. And you bit into recipes and articles on our blog. In another challenging year when we’ve all had to keep distance, we found a way to come together digitally and connect over healthy and delicious gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods. We are so thankful to have you as part of our community and excited to share our Top 21 of 2021. Check out the top recipes, roundups, articles, and influencer posts that helped us share gluten-free joy in 2021—as rated by YOU!
We want to give your more of the things you love in 2022—tag us on Instagram and tell us what you’d like to see next!
Top 5 Recipes of 2021
We’ve cooked up a gluten-free storm in the kitchen this year, and have shared dozens of delicious vegan, gluten-free, allergy-friendly recipes with our fans. From breakfast to dinner and even dessert, check out the top five recipes our fans spent the most time with this year.
Pot pies aren’t normally vegan or gluten-free, but our recipe checks both of those boxes—and an extra one for “deliciousness”! This easy recipe is the perfect plant-based comfort food to warm you up in the colder months. But this dish is just as satisfying in the summer too. Try them for yourself!
Originating in Cuba with the help of Spanish influences, the Cuban Sandwich has continued to evolve and adapt to the cities it is brought to and the hands that craft it. Although a traditional Cuban sandwich includes pork and cheese, you can experience all the flavours and joy of the real thing with our veganized version of this classic handheld—made with our own gluten-free seitan recipe for a satisfying meaty texture.
Grill up this scrumptious sandwich on Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread and enjoy the sweet and tangy marinara, fresh basil, and gooey non-dairy cheese. This perfectly crispy golden grilled cheese is a healthy, tasty fusion of pizza pocket, calzone, and—of course—a grilled cheese sandwich.
Who doesn’t love french toast? Get the same sweet and creamy flavour of fresh-off-the-skillet french toast in a recipe that’s gluten-free and even easier to make! These adorable french toast cups from Simply Quinoa are baked in a muffin tin for easy prep, cooking, and clean-up. Make your mornings merry with this easy gluten-free berry french toast cup recipe.
French toast is a classic in the world of breakfast recipes but there are more ways to make this delicious dish than you know! Try this gluten-free french toast recipe featuring bagels stuffed with vegan cream cheese. This dairy-free, plant-based breakfast is not only brunch-worthy, it’s downright bagelriffic!
Top 5 Articles of 2021
What we love about our fans is that they don’t just want to make great food—they also want to know what gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and healthy ingredients are making up their meals and why they’re trending. Of all the blogs we wrote this year to share more about what healthy, gluten-free whole grain ingredients and trends, these five made our Top 21 of 2021:
When you believe in a big idea as deeply as we believe gluten-free should have all the taste and texture of the real thing, it can lead to solving seemingly impossible challenges. Like figuring out how to make great-tasting, certified organic gluten-free bread with healthy whole food ingredients. And we’ve done just that—so you can have it all! Check it out!
Whether your next culinary adventure depends on one just-right taste and texture combo, or you’re a master of gluten-free kitchen improv who plays best with a range of options at your fingertips, there’s a Little Northern Bakehouse bread to elevate any recipe. From soft and smooth to slices with a hearty, seed-stuffed crunch, our gluten-free breads have you covered. Find your favourite gluten-free bread!
There’s no one-to-one substitute for gluten, so it takes a team of strange-sounding gluten-free ingredients to create great-tasting gluten-free bread and baked goods with the texture and substance you crave. We’ve developed a quick cheat sheet to understand 10 gluten-free ingredients you’ll find in Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free breads, buns, bagels, and pizza crusts. (And many other gluten-free products, too!)
Although 2021 is coming to a close, this list of spices, seasonings, and condiments can inspire plant-based, gluten-free, allergy-friendly goodness in the kitchen next year and the year after that. Did you try all of these foodie trends this year? Take a look at our list!
Toast never goes out of style when you have an endless supply of toast toppers! Get your FREE guide to tasty healthy gluten-free recipes that are ready in minutes. This complete Toast Toppers downloadable handbook includes 12 sweet and savoury recipes, and 4 ultimate toast topping combos—all 100% gluten-free, plant-based, and allergy-friendly. Get your copy today!
Top 5 Recipe Roundups of 2021
Our roundups are our fun way of asking readers, “Would you like an encore?” Curating a collection of recipes that use similar ingredients or share a common theme, here are your favourite roundups that made our Top 21 of 2021:
Chocolate lovers know that any occasion is cause for a little indulgence in the comforting and rich flavours of cocoa. Chocolate treats can be as sweet as they are gluten-free, plant-based, and allergy-friendly, and our list of 6 Chocolatey Gluten-Free Treats for Serious Chocolate Lovers is sure to satisfy you whenever chocolate cravings strike!
Making epic gluten-free foodie fare every night of the week for your family isn’t always realistic. With this list of 5 Easy Gluten-free Vegan Dinner Ideas, cooking a heathy, satisfying gluten-free dinner is easier than you think—even on busy weeknights! All you need are the right ingredients and time-saving recipes to work with. That’s where we come in!
Our Gluten-Free Bread Pudding Roundup is packed with better-for-you desserts that will deliver guilt-less pleasure with every delicious bite. These bread pudding recipes are sure to give you the joy of the real thing. From S’mores to Carrot Cake, or Apple Crumble to decadent Double Chocolate Cake have got your sweet tooth covered.
Turn up the heat with this tasty collection of gluten-free buffalo recipes. Fans of spice need no excuse to slather something in hot sauce, but these plant-based buffalo flavoured dishes surely offer some motivation. Hot dogs, burgers, pizza, and sandwiches—we’ve got all the fan favourites!
Being vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to give up classic fan favourites like hot dogs. You can experience the joy of the real thing with this list of Gluten-free Hot Dogs and Hoagie-style Bunwiches. We went above and beyond the classic veggie dog—with tasty, creative plant-based recipes like the Coconut Curry Dog and the Mushroom Po’ Boy.
Top 6 Ambassador Posts
Our readers weren’t the only one raving about Little Northern Bakehouse products and recipes this year. Many gluten-free foodies used Little Northern Bakehouse products to create recipes our fans couldn’t get enough of. We think these 6 ambassador posts more than earned their place on our Top 21 of 2021 list.
- 9 Toast Toppers from @upbeetanisha (https://www.instagram.com/p/COVhmmupMiU/)
Starring our Little Northern Bakehouse as the blank canvas for these 9 toast topper ideas, there is something for everyone in this list of easy-to-make recipes. Sweet, salty, savoury, earthy—no matter what flavours you’re in the mood for, Anisha has a simple toast topper recipe for you.
- Vegan French Toast from @healthienut (https://www.instagram.com/p/CMXZcwtl9Nn/)
Judging from all the french toast recipes on this list, our audience REALLY likes french toast. So what’s one more vegan french toast recipe? This delicious gluten-free plant-based recipe from Nutritionist Taavi Moore is one you’ll definitely want to try.
- Vegan Gluten-free Breakfast Sandwich from @mitali.eats (https://www.instagram.com/p/CUKumsHLWpf/)
Start your day the right way with this delicious and nutritious plant-based gluten-free breakfast sandwich recipe! Take a Little Northern Bakehouse Everything Bagel, and layer it with JUST Egg, sliced avocado, tomatoes, and homemade vegan hollandaise for a little extra zing.
- Miso Balsamic Mushrooms on Gltuen-free Toast from @upbeetanisha (https://www.instagram.com/p/CMFd1agBBIS/)
Anisha making another appearance on this list with her recipe for Miso Balsamic Mushrooms on Gluten-free Toast. She’s not even gluten-free and she loves our bread—further proof that you can experience the joy of the real thing with the right gluten-free ingredients.
- 5 Toast Toppers from @clarecreated (https://www.instagram.com/p/CTsUgYxpR6i/)
If you haven’t’ already (and even if you have), you must try these simple toast topper ideas! They’re the perfect satisfying snack that can be made in minutes for whenever hunger strikes. There’s something for everyone and recipe for everyday of the week, try all five!
- Loaded Veggie Sandwich from @onegreatvegan (https://www.instagram.com/p/COdIZgUpSRI/)
This quick and easy Loaded Veggie Sandwich is a vegan meal that adults can appreciate and kids can enjoy—thanks to the dish being packed with both veggies and flavour. This sandwich is so good you’ll be singing the recipe alongside musical chef, Gabrielle! Bon appetit!
Our Top 21 of 2021 tells us what you loved by looking back at the year we’ve had. We’d love to know what types of recipes, meals, how-tos, and other content you’d like to see more of in 2022. Leave a comment on the Little Northern Bakehouse Facebook and Instagram pages to let us know!