Gluten-Free Fall Baking

Counting carbs is a fact of life for people with type 1 diabetes, though they can generally have as much as they like as long as they cover it with insulin. But for the estimated 10 percent of people with type 1 who also have celiac disease, some carb sources — like your typical bread or cake made with wheat flour — are off limits. That’s because they’re not able to digest foods that contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and some other grains. So what’s a family with T1D and celiac to do when a craving for warm, cinnamon-y, carbalicious autumn baked goods strikes? Jewels Doskicz, whose daughter Emma has both T1D and celiac disease, offers three delectable answers.

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Freshly grated apple and cinnamon are the perfect combination for fall baking, filling your kitchen with a beautiful aroma. Made with coconut milk, a full half-dozen eggs, and almond flour in place of grains, this is one moist, protein-rich cake — with a mere 17 carb grams a slice.

Four-Ingredient Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffles

Four-Ingredient Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffles

They look gourmet, but these four-ingredient chocolate truffles are so simple to make. They tally to around 5 carb grams each — and because they’re so rich and decadent, one is often plenty satisfying.

Small-Batch Gluten-Free Mocha Brownies

Small-Batch Gluten-Free Mocha Brownies

Coconut oil, quality chocolate, and coconut sugar deliver a decadent punch — without gluten, artificial sweeteners, or a ton of carbs. When the recipe works as well as this one, you won’t miss them!

 

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.