When summer is on the horizon, it's time to show our love and appreciation for the dads in our lives. For those of us in the gluten-free world, it might feel like a bit of a challenge to create a full-on feast for the big day. But don't worry. I’ve got you covered!
Let's take a look at some of my top picks for Father's Day dinner ideas, breakfasts, desserts and more.
GF Breakfast ideas for Dad
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Father's Day is no exception. Sweet or savory, whatever your preference, there's something for everyone!
Expect light, fluffy results every time. Prepare the mix in advance for always-ready weekend family treats. Better yet, these pancakes are freezer-friendly, so they're perfect for making ahead, freezing, and toasting on those busy weekday mornings.
The Midday Meal: Lunch ideas
A relaxing mid-day meal might just be what Dad needs. And I’ve got some fantastic gluten-free options that are anything but boring to help you celebrate Dad, family, and friends. And, of course, really great food that just happens to be gluten free.
Dinner stars: Father's Day dinner ideas
Sweet endings: Dessert ideas
And of course, we can't forget dessert! Let's end the day on a sweet note.
If you can't find a full menu that pleases everyone on our list of top picks, I've got some other super-popular recipe ideas for you that'll help you plan the best Father's Day dinner (and breakfast, lunch, and dessert, and picnic ideas, too).
Planning tips for a gluten free Father's Day
To help you have the best Father's Day meal, here are some helpful planning and preparation tips for your gluten free family feast.
Tip 1: Make a shopping list
Go through the recipes you've chosen for the day and make a shopping list. Ensure you check the labels for any hidden sources of gluten.
Tip 2: Prep ahead
Save time on the day by doing as much prep work as possible in advance. Many of the recipes can be partially prepared the night before.
Tip 3: Cross-contamination check
If your kitchen isn't entirely gluten-free, be careful about cross-contamination. This could mean using separate utensils and cookware, or thoroughly cleaning shared items before use.
Tip 4: Plan your cooking schedule
Make a timeline for when you need to start cooking each recipe. Some dishes may need to go into the oven at different times, or some may be best served fresh from the stove.
Tip #5: Start simple
If you're new to gluten free baking, don't jump into the deep end right away, and above all else, follow the recipe!