Soft dinner rolls are not often synonymous with gluten-free bread. Luckily this grain-free, seed-free recipe is soft, moist, versatile and healthy. The subtly sweet butternut squash flour balanced with savory Indian water chestnut flour can compliment morning bacon and eggs or an evening meal of roasted chicken and veggies. I have even served this as a squash dog – Fork in the Road hotdog with bun and dinner is done 🙂
By adding some pomegranate seeds and shredded carrots, this recipe transforms into a delicious sweet muffin snack with great texture and without any added sugar. Dried apricots also work well to naturally sweeten the batter. Savory or sweet, dinner roll or muffin, this recipe works!
It’s not easy to find delicious gluten-free recipes that are also free of any grass family ingredients. Most commercial gluten-free foods have just switched from wheat to another relative of wheat like corn or rice. The grass family is composed of several gluten containing foods: wheat, rye, barley and also composed of the non-gluten containing foods: corn, rice, oats, millet, sorghum and sugar cane. All of these foods are derived from the crops’ edible seeds. Gluten can cause inflammation and allergic reactions and so can seeds – especially grain seeds. If you are already sensitive to gluten you are more likely to also be sensitive or develop a sensitivity to a relative of wheat. So whether you are sensitive to gluten or seeds, not eating foods from the grass family every single day is one way to prevent yourself from becoming sensitive to the foods in this family.
This recipe gives your body a break from wheat relatives using instead BUTTERNUT SQUASH rich in vitamin A and C with Indian WATER CHESTNUTS rich in antioxidants. If you want to purchase these flours to try at home, I recommend buying directly from HEARTHY FOODS for the squash flour. It shipped very quickly and had no shipping fee. I found the SINGODA FLOUR on Amazon. And the adorable pomegranate blossom in the photo is compliments of my son Russ’ preschool. He sweetly gave it to me at our morning good-bye 🙂
I hope you enjoy trying this simple and easy gluten-free recipe and your whole family loves it!
Wishes of Health and Gratitude,