January 12, 2023   |   News   |   Little Northern Bakehouse

It’s never been a better time to live and eat gluten-free! Join us as we explore the top 4 Joyfully Gluten-free Trends to Try in 2023. From innovative new ingredients to creative twists on classic recipes, we’re always looking for ways to make the hottest trends accessible for everyone. We’ve rounded up some of our tastiest, trendiest recipes set to be breakout stars in 2023—and each one is gluten-free, plant-based, and allergy-friendly!

According to trend-predicting experts and trend-tracking pros, people crave authenticity and transparency in their food. So, get ready to dig in and discover the realest flavours of the year—it’s time to let your taste buds lead the way and experience all the mouth-watering possibilities on 2023’s menu!

Nostalgic Nibbles 

Enjoy the taste of nostalgia—retro recipes and sentimental snacks help us reconnect with the fond memories and forgotten flavours we loved as kids. Let the tastebud time machine take you back to the safety, simplicity, and comfort of home cooked meals at the kitchen table.

Gluten-free Allergy-friendly Fluffernutter Sandwich

gluten free bread recipes

You don’t have to wait for #ThrowbackThursday or #FlashbackFriday to serve this sweet, retro treat as an afterschool (or after work!) snack. Your inner child will squeal with delight when you bite into this allergy-friendly fluffernutter in all its nostalgic, puffy, sweet-tooth-satisfying glory!

Street Food Influence

Explore the world through your taste buds! With none of the fanfare or fussiness of fine dining, street food’s casual accessibility and universal appeal offers an authentic welcome into flavours, textures, and cultures from around the globe! Trendwatchers say Latin American, Korean, North Indian, Southeast Asian, and West African street foods are on the must-try list for 2023.

Latin American
Grilled Street Corn Toast

Gluten-free Grilled Mexican Street Corn Toast with Avocado Crema

This gluten-free Grilled Street Corn Toast recipe is fully loaded with all the fixings! We slathered on a thick spread of mashed avocados here and sprinkled some sweet grilled corn there. Topped with plant-based feta cheese, avocado lime crema, and a dusting of Tajin, this Mexican-inspired dish will transport you to the streets of Latin America in just one bite!

Vegan Gluten-free Cuban Sandwich

vegan cuban sandwich

Originally hailing from the Taino tribe in Cuba with Spanish influences, the Cuban Sandwich has continued to evolve and adapt to the cities it is brought to and the hands that craft it. Typically packed with pork and cheese, we veganized it so everyone can enjoy the deliciously complex balance of flavours this sandwich has to offer!

Gluten-free Korean Street Toast

Korean Street Toast

Our Gluten-Free Korean Street Toast (Vegan Gilgeori) is a must-try! This popular Korean food cart sandwich is enjoyed as a grab-and-go breakfast on the way to work or a comfort-food lunch to break up a busy day. Try it with kimchi! (Keep reading to learn why kimchi makes this dish a deliciously on-trend delight!)

Complex Heat

Spicy food is becoming a hotter and hotter trend, but people want more than just heat. Trend trackers tell us people want to learn about the different peppers, spices, and ingredients that make spicy foods exciting—and explore the complexity and depth of those flavours.

Spice Plus combinations—sweet + heat (swicy!), heat + umami (kimchi!), hot + sour, and more—are ready to raise your tastebud thermostat in 2023. 

West African Sweet Potato Hummus

Gluten-free West African Hummus Made with Sweet Potatoes

Invigorate your taste buds with the exotic, toasty spices of our soul-warming West African Hummus. Sweet potatoes bring a honeyed twist to this nutty, tangy dish, and a dash of cinnamon and cayenne enhances the depth of the rich, smoky flavour.

 Exploring Umami and More

Creative and unique flavour combinations are tipped to trend in 2023. Experience the joy of trying something new with these delicious recipes. Umami—the fifth flavour—is full bodied and complex in taste.

Like the Complex Heat trend, umami flavours won’t travel alone in 2023. Umami and More means combos like umami + sweet, umami + salt, and umami + sour are sure to bring unexpectedly delightful pairings to your plate this year. What will your new favourite be?

Fast and Easy Mushroom Toast

Mushroom Toast

No ingredient screams “umami” more than mushrooms! Sink your teeth into the savoury flavour of this easy-to-make, plant-based, gluten-free dish! Perfect for any time of day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack, this Fast and Easy Gluten-free Mushroom Toast recipe always hits the spot!

Miso-infused Edamame Hummus

Miso edamame hummus recipe

This vibrantly coloured appie is sure to impress guests and kindle conversation. Each umami-rich scoopful of this Japanese-inspired dish delivers a delightful punch to the palate when topped with a slice of spicy and sour pickled ginger. Serve with crostini made from our gluten-free Millet and Chia Hot Dog Bun for dipping for a texture-rich toast worth talking about.