Top 5 Gluten Free Recipes of 2013 on NoshOn.It

This year was a big one for the gluten-free world. With more and more awareness surrounding this diet change, recipes are ever more inventive and delicious. Even those who include bagels and pasta in their daily regimen have started sneaking some almond-flour baked goods and squash noodles into their meals. The most popular recipes this year are a mix of reimagined classics and tasty sides, proving that it isn’t impossible or time consuming to live without gluten, although it may take a little more creativity. (Thankfully, these bloggers do all the heavy lifting, leaving us to revel in their creations.)

#5: Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

The perfect layers of this Southern staple are way too elusive in most recipes. Yet not only are these biscuits classically flakey and buttery, Tara somehow manages this Southern staple with gluten-free flour. The nutty scent that wafts from the oven upstages the main dish before the dishes even hit the table. (Recipe and photo: A Baking Life)

Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits 

#4: Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Why buy hummus when you can make it yourself? And why not throw in a new color to top your chips? While normally made with chickpeas, Lauren’s version with black beans and spices delivers a Southwestern kick to your snack. (Recipe and photo: Oatmeal with a Fork)

Spicy Black Bean Hummus 

#3: Flourless Chocolate Cookies

If you’ve ever been running out the door but NEEDED that slice of cake, have we got a treat for you. These cookies contain all the rich chocolatey flavor of flourless chocolate cake—but are an easy grab-and-go fix. Erin’s 6-ingredient cookies are portable luxuriance, freckled with chocolate chips. (Recipe and photo: Meaningful Eats)

Flourless Chocolate Cookies Recipe 

#2: Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Laurie has perfected the baked sweet potato fry, complete with some sneaking heat, without succumbing to a soggy mess. The pre-soaked sweet potatoes are as fool-proof as recipes get and yield fries worthy of an entire meal. (Recipe and photo: Simply Scratch)

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe 

#1: Almond Flour Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are so much more than cinnamon-y sugar cookies. So much more. Erin’s almond flour variation yields a sublimely crispy-on-the-outside, yet soft-and-chewy-on-the-inside example of this classic cookie. (Recipe and photo: Meaningful Eats)

Almond Flour Snickerdoodles Recipe