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Grain-Free Homestyle Stuffing

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Savoury Sage & Sweet Apples . . .

Make this holiday stuffing a delicious, grain-free alternative to traditional bread-based dishes. We love it with with roasted pastured turkey, creamy grain-free gravy, broccoli and grape slawpecan bars, fauxtatoes and pumpkin pie. Enjoy!

Grain-free stuffing with savory sage and sweet apple. I think I'm going to add in a little bacon this year!

Grain-Free Stuffing Recipe

Note: This serves a small family of 2-3. Double or triple the recipe as needed.


  • 3 ½ cups onion, diced
  • 2 ½ cups celery, diced
  • 1 cup apple, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped into small pieces (raisins or dried cranberries would also be good)
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons sage
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 3 eggs, whisked


  1. Grease a medium-sized baking dish
  2. Add 2 tablespoons butter/ghee/coconut oil to a saucepan and warm over low/med heat.
  3. Add onion, celery, apple and herbs and saute over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In a large bowl, add almond flour and dates and mix. (Note: If you have a cast iron or Xtrema pan that can go from stovetop to oven, you can just mix everything in the pan.)
  5. Add the lightly beaten eggs to the bowl and mix well.
  6. Add mixture to baking dish and bake at 350F for 45 minutes – 1 hour
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76 Responses to Grain-Free Homestyle Stuffing

  1. Amanda says:

    I don’t have almond flour, but I do have almond meal. I’m going to give this a try. :)

  2. Kristen Eppner Ethridge via FB says:

    Yay! I just picked up my Rehoboth Ranch turkey from the Coppell Farmer’s Market (and got the last dozen pastured eggs anywhere at the market…thankful for that!)

  3. Kristen Eppner Ethridge via FB says:

    Yay! I just picked up my Rehoboth Ranch turkey from the Coppell Farmer’s Market (and got the last dozen pastured eggs anywhere at the market…thankful for that!)

  4. angela says:

    This looks delicious! We’re not practicing Gaps but I am tempted to do this stuffing instead….

  5. This looks delicious! We’re picking up our turkeys tomorrow at the Ogan Family farm, I may have to do this stuffing with it. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. This looks delicious! We’re picking up our turkeys tomorrow at the Ogan Family farm, I may have to do this stuffing with it. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. picking mine up next Saturday for Christmas- already celebrated our Thanksgiving in Canada :)

  8. Kristen Eppner Ethridge – I must have just missed you. We were there right around the same time :)

  9. Kristen Eppner Ethridge via FB says:

    We’ll have to plan better for the next market on the 10th. :) The lady in front of me bought a 24.5 pounder. They said out of 320 turkeys processed, he was the biggest. She said they liked leftovers. :)

  10. Kristen Eppner Ethridge via FB says:

    Deal! We’ll coordinate timing closer to the 10th. :)

  11. Erica Graff via FB says:

    How much stuffing does this make? If I’m cooking thanksgiving dinner for two, do you think halving it would be enough?

  12. Ah, thank you for reminding me, Erica Graff! I’ve been meaning to put a note up that says this recipe serves a small family – it would be perfect for two if you want just a little left over :)

  13. Erica Graff via FB says:

    Wonderful, thank you! Do you think halving it would be a bad idea, too little? We’re making a lot of sides, so I’m thinking a half recipe would be okay for us!

  14. Amy Michelle Latham via FB says:

    This recipe looks really good…and I also picked up my turkey on Saturday from Rehoboth Ranch at the Coppell Farmers Market! How funny!

  15. Kristine Dessinger via FB says:

    Yum! That sounds like a dessert. :)

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  17. Sharmista says:

    I made this tonight and it was great! My family said it tasted like real stuffing. :) I modified it slightly… I boiled the turkey giblets until they were cooked, chopped them up in the food processor and added them in. No one knew the difference! I normally would have pitched the giblets, but this worked so well.

  18. Emily Brown says:

    I’m getting my Thanksgiving shopping list and menu put together….and this is on it! :) Thanks for your awesome blog!! <3

  19. Joanne says:

    How about if you want to actually stuff the turkey? Do you cook it first or put it in wet?
    Could it be made without eggs somehow?

    It looks yummy

  20. Marthe says:

    I am also curious about stuffing in the turkey. any recommendations?

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  22. Marisa says:

    I made this last Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit. It’s the best stuffing I have found! It has become a staple for our Thanksgiving feast. Thank you for all that you do, and especially for such a great resource! Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. steph says:

    I was wondering if it could be made with coconut flour instead? Thanks!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Steph! Coconut flour absorbs a lot more moisture than almond flour so it’s not a good idea to make an equal substitution. Honestly, I tried a stuffing made with coconut flour bread before coming up with this recipe and it was awful. I’d stick with the almond flour or – if you’re allergic to almonds – maybe try sunflower meal instead. Hope that helps!

  24. Leigh Ann says:


    Do you know if I could make this up the day before and just save the actual baking of it for the day of Thanksgiving? I wasn’t sure if refrigerating it before baking it would do anything to the quality of it. Thanks!!

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  29. Deanna says:

    Are the herbs measured as fresh or dried? Thanks! So excited to serve this to my family this year!

  30. Poppins says:

    This recipe looks lovely! Do you need the almond flour though? I’m looking to at least double it for a largish family gathering, and that would be a little bit pricey.

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  32. Christine says:

    Just wanted to give you two thumbs up on this one!! Made it on Thanksgiving and it was so very delicious. I will be making this on a regular basis now. Thank you for solving one of my grain free challenges…stuffing!

  33. Derval Cunningham says:

    Hi there,
    Can I freeze the pan of cooked stuffing?

  34. Jennifer says:

    I have a question not really specific to this recipe, but it somewhat applies. Is it really any cheaper to grind your own almond flour than to buy it? I’ve been buying mine at Kroger for around $8 for 1 pound (It’s been on sale for about $6.50), and 1 pound of almonds is around that or more it seems. I’m willing to make my own if it saves enough money, but don’t want the extra work if it doesn’t.

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  38. Andrea says:

    This looks fabulous! I wonder if anyone has tried this with flax ‘eggs’?

  39. Melissa Dodero says:

    Question about the dates. Are they thrown in there whole or do you chop them up first. I read it again thinking I missed it but didn’t see anything about it. Thanks for the recipe sounds great!

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  41. Sarah says:

    this looks amazing!! unfortunately I’m breastfeeding and my little lady can’t do onions… usually I just leave them out, but 3 1/2 cups is a lot! any suggestions for a yummy flavor/texture substitute?

    • Keri says:

      I made it without the onions and it turned out really good. (I am also breastfeeding and onions are too much for my baby girl. ) I also used chia seeds as an egg substitution, (1 tbsp chia seeds/3tbsp water per egg). Thanks for the recipe Heather, it was fantastic!!!

  42. Nicole says:

    I have tried a few of your recipes and always very good–thanks for experimenting. I looked through the comments and I couldn’t find an answer too using this recipe too stuff turkey–cooking it first or just wet ingredients?

  43. Allison says:

    Did you cook yours in a cast iron skillet?

  44. Tracy says:

    Has anyone tried this with a substitution for the almond flour (nut allergy)?

  45. Ashley says:

    Would rice flour work? We are dealing with sensitivities to gluten, nuts, and coconut. :/ But I’d love to try this for thanksgiving!

  46. Christine Sherman says:

    I’m also wondering if rice flour would work…

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  49. I WANT this! But, we can’t have eggs right now. Or, hubby can’t have eggs right now. I’m wondering if some kind of egg substitute would work at all. :/

  50. Melanie Miller says:

    Can this be made the day ahead? I’d love to relax and roast the bird tomorrow. Thanks!

  51. Shannah says:

    My mom makes the best cornbread dressing in the South so I needed a grain-free alternative to keep me from being tempted to indulge on thanksgiving. This recipe was incredible! Perfect consistency and texture!

    I tripled the batch, and had enough for a 13×9 pan plus a medium corningware dish. I could have gotten away with just doubling.

    Thank you!

  52. Chasta says:

    Thank you! I’m going to add mushrooms! :)

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