#EatWellLiveWell: Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
With one in 100 people worldwide diagnosed, Celiac Disease affects millions of Americans every day. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease that, when gluten is ingested, causes the immune system to attack the small intestine. For individuals with Celiac Disease or for those wanting to remove gluten from their diet, here are some tips that can help you reduce stress in social eating situations, especially during the holidays!
- Do Some Research. If you are eating out or going to a friend’s house, be sure to look online for any gluten-free options or call ahead. Assuming there will always be options available may leave you without a meal.
- Prepare Ahead of Time. If you’re unsure whether or not options will be available, bring a snack or small dish that you are sure you can substitute. Being left hungry in a social situation can lead to stress and uncomfortableness.
- Be Alert and Attentive. Hidden sources of gluten like some sauces, gravy or drinks should always be on your radar.
- Politeness Goes a Long Way. Not everyone is familiar with Celiac Disease. Simply being polite and explaining what you can and cannot eat will ease a lot of tension for you and the host.
- Get Creative! Using gluten-free flour, you can recreate almost any gluten-containing product as gluten free!
While Celiac Disease requires special attention when traveling or eating out, maintaining a regular diet is still possible! Check out our gluten-free dinner roll recipe, perfect for any holiday or social get-together!
Stat Source: Celiac.org
Recipe: Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- Stir together sugar and warm water. Add in yeast and let sit for about five minutes, or until the yeast starts to foam slightly
- Whisk eggs, canola oil and vinegar together in a bowl until frothy.
- Combine flour, xanthan gum and salt together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Beat yeast mixture into flour mixture using an electric mixer until evenly combined. Beat egg mixture into flour mixture until just combined; stir in dill and garlic.
- Beat dough on high until dough holds together and is sticky, at least four minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to slightly rise in a warm area, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an appropriately sized baking dish.
- Mold dough into 12 large rolls and arrange 3/4-inch apart in the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until rolls are lightly golden.
34 calories, 1.9g of total fat, 46 mg of cholesterol, 232 mg of sodium, 1.9g of protein, and 2.5g of carbohydrates.
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