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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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96 Responses to Grain-Free Homestyle Stuffing

  1. Christine Sherman says:

    I’m also wondering if rice flour would work…

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  4. Becky @ Rooted Blessings says:

    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. :/

  5. Melanie Miller says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. Chasta says:

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

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  9. Elise says:

    Excellent recipe! I did everything almost to the letter, with the exception of slightly less celery and a bit more apple, because that was what I had. Everyone at our Thanksgiving dinner was surprised that it was not only bread free, but grain free. It tastes very much like my mom’s bread stuffing! I just ate the leftovers for breakfast with honey-sweetened cranberry sauce! I plan to make this a staple main in our house by adding sausage or ground meat, and adding a side salad. Thanks!

  10. Eden says:

    Would coconut flour work? I just realized I’m almost out of almond meal

  11. Stephanie says:

    Just made this- AMAZING! Will definitely make it for Thanksgiving :)! Thank you!

  12. Hanna says:

    Will gluten-free all-purpose flour work?

  13. Alex says:

    Would this recipe work as a bird stuffing (cooked in the turkey cavity)?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Alex, I wouldn’t recommend it for stuffing the turkey. Baking so that the top is just a little browned is important for the overall texture.

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  16. Josephine says:

    fo you mix the almond flour ingredients together or place on top and bake? Thank you

  17. Courtney says:

    Dried or fresh herbs?

  18. Nancy says:

    I have made this recipe for Tgiving every year since we started GAPS in 2012. It is just our small, immediate family and my in-laws. But even though my in-laws eat nothing but processed food when they aren’t visiting us, they gobble up (Tgiving pun intended!!!!) this stuffing. Only change I make is substituting diced apple for the dates. Will be making your recipe again this year.

  19. M. J. says:

    Thanksgiving staple now…everyone last year thought it was delicious. I used mostly fresh herbs because I grow them and it seemed fine. This is a fantastic replacement for bread stuffing, though I still make a little of the unhealthy bread mixture to stuff the turkey. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  20. Erin says:

    What is the consistency and texture supposed to be like? The top looks browned but I am wondering about the middle?

  21. Michelle says:

    Just confirming almond flour, not almond meal, right ? Thanks. :)

  22. Vicky says:

    This stuffing is really delicious. The texture is very good and the flavor is phenomenal. No missing bread stuffing with this. One thing I tried was whipping up a couple of egg whites and folding them in before putting it in your baking pan. It made it a little lighter and a little less dense. Either way, it’s delicious. I am thinking about adding some mushrooms to it for another variation. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  23. Josephine says:

    Hi! Looks great! If I double the recipe, do you recommend increasing the cooking time?

  24. Katie says:

    Wondering if anyone has had luck freezing this? I doubled the recipe and it is WAY too much! It filled two 9×13 pans and I only need one. Hoping others have had luck freezing. Thanks!

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