Gluten-free Toad in the Hole Recipe - BEST EVER! (dairy-free option) (2024)

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Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe – all you need are 4-ingredients and a tiny bit of cooking oil. Believe it or not, nobody would ever even know it’s Coeliac-friendly and wheat-free. Why make my gluten-free toad in the hole recipe? Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe: Ingredients list Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe: Frequently Asked Questions Can I make this recipe gluten free? Is it suitable for Coeliacs? Can I make your gluten-free toad in the hole recipe dairy free? Can I make your gluten-free toad in the hole recipe vegan? Can I make this recipe low FODMAP? Is your gluten-free toad in the hole recipe nut free? What size roasting tin should I use for this recipe? What size tin did you use? Can I make this using pigs in blankets? Or co*cktail sausages? Can I make your gluten-free toad in the hole in a food processor, standing mixer or using an electric whisk? Can I make this by hand? Can I use this recipe to make a gluten-free Yorkshire puddings? Do I need weighing scales to make your gluten free Yorkshire pudding recipe? Can I season or add herbs to your gluten-free toad in the hole batter? How long can I keep your gluten-free toad in the hole for? Can I freeze your gluten-free toad in the hole? How can I tell when my gluten free Yorkshire puddings are done? Troubleshooting My gluten-free toad in the hole didn’t rise well at all – what did I do wrong?! My gluten-free toad in the hole sunk when I took it out of the oven. What did I do wrong? My gluten-free toad in the hole was quite stodgy at the bottom! What happened? Gluten-free toad in the hole Recipe: Method Gluten-free Toad in the Hole Recipe - BEST EVER! (dairy-free option) Ingredients Instructions Nutrition FAQs References

Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe – all you need are 4-ingredients and a tiny bit of cooking oil. Believe it or not, nobody would ever even know it’s Coeliac-friendly and wheat-free.

Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe, anyone? Yep this classic comes with a somewhat off-putting name (only rivalled by spotted dick) but is undoubtedly one of the best comfort foods on Earth. Fact!

When’s the last time you even saw a gluten-free toad in the hole on a menu in a restaurant? I’m not sure I ever have now that I think about it.

(I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a ‘muggle’ toad in the hole on a menu either actually!)

So that makes making this one an absolute no-brainer, if it wasn’t already. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it’s the only way to enjoy a freshly made toad in the hole!

But here’s a few reasons you need to make this if you weren’t convinced already…

Why make my gluten-free toad in the hole recipe?

  • You only need 4-ingredients and a little cooking oil to make this. And better yet, all those ingredients are easy to source in supermarkets – nothing weird here!
  • This only takes 45 minutes to make from start to finish and for 35 of those minutes, it’ll be in the oven.
  • Despite being gluten-free, nobody would EVER know it is – promise! Some people have told me that it’s even better than gluten-containing toad in the hole, but I’ll let you be the judge of that!
  • You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using the dairy-free milk of your choice. That’s the only swap you need to make!
  • It’s crispy on the outside, lovely and soft in the middle with perfectly cooked bangers in the middle. Pure toad in the hole perfection.

So what does my gluten-free toad in the hole taste like?

Exactly like a ‘muggle’ toad in the hole! It’s light and crisp on the outside – NOT dry or dense like most people would incorrectly label gluten-free food.

Then, you’ve got those perfectly cooked bangers in every bite. All that’s left to do is drench it in a lovely, thick gravy!

Here’s everything you’ll need for this recipe – consider this your shopping list! If you’re looking for the full ingredients/measurements and method, then keep scrolling down until you reach the recipe card…

Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe: Ingredients list

  • Cornflour: Believe it or not, cornflour (corn starch in the US) is all you need to make the perfect Yorkshire pudding or toad in the hole. Since it’s a starch, it’s incredibly light which allows your toad in the hole to rise incredibly high! If you’re intolerant to cornflour, you can always use tapioca starch instead – the difference is very minimal.
  • Large eggs: Eggs are a hugely important part of making a toad in the hole – not only do they help bind it all together, but they also give it a lovely, rich taste.
  • Milk: Of course, a little milk goes a long way in reaching the desired consistency for the batter and it gives everything a lovely golden colour.
  • Gluten-free sausages: You can use whatever sausages you like, as long as they’re gluten-free! I’ve used big ol’ chunky pork sausages, as well as chipolatas and even pigs in blankets around Christmas.
  • Vegetable oil: You’ll need a little vegetable oil just to grease your tin before you get started. I don’t count this as one of the 4 ingredients because it’s a simple store-cupboard ingredient that you probably have already, like salt and pepper – I do know how to count ?

So I thought I’d kick things off with a little frequently asked questions section – if you just want the recipe, then keep scrolling.

But I’ve thrown in some tips here that will be really helpful if this is your first time making this, or you want to adapt it. So here they are!

Gluten-free toad in the hole recipe: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe gluten free? Is it suitable for Coeliacs?

It is gluten free, though nobody would know just by tasting it – trust me!

Bear in mind that minimising cross-contamination is hugely important if you’re Coeliac or making this for someone who is. Here’s some tips from Coeliac UK on minimising the risk of cross contamination:

Also, make sure that all ingredients used don’t have any gluten-containing ingredients. Then make sure that they also don’t have a ‘may contain’ warning for gluten, wheat, rye, barley, oats (which aren’t gf), spelt and khorasan wheat (aka Kamut).

Here’s some more info from Coeliac UK on identifying safe gluten free products.

Can I make your gluten-free toad in the hole recipe dairy free?

Of course you can! Just use dairy-free milk.

Can I make your gluten-free toad in the hole recipe vegan?

Unfortunately, this is a tough one to make vegan and by the time you did, it would be a completely different recipe to the one you see here. It’s not as easy as using egg-replacers here unfortunately.

Can I make this recipe low FODMAP?

As long as your sausages are gluten-free and don’t contain onion/garlic or any other high FODMAP ingredients, then yes, this recipe is low FODMAP.

That would make it suitable for the elimination phase of the diet too.

Is your gluten-free toad in the hole recipe nut free?

Yep, this is a nut-free recipe. But of course, make sure you check the ingredients label on all the products you use to make these.

Even if the products don’t contain nuts, they may have a ‘may contain nuts’ warning due to being produced in a factory that handles nuts.

You can never be too careful so always read the labels on everything first!

What size roasting tin should I use for this recipe? What size tin did you use?

I used a medium-sized roasting tray that measures 10in x 8.5in / 25cm x 21.5cm in size like these.

If using a roasting tin any smaller than this, bear in mind that you probably shouldn’t add all your mixture – this can make it too thick and therefore stodgy as a a result.

Of course, if using a larger tray, you’re liking to need more batter and more sausages, so bear that in mind.

Can I make this using pigs in blankets? Or co*cktail sausages?

Yes, you can! My only change for those would be NOT to put them in the oven with the oil for 10 minutes at the start of the recipe. Instead, put JUST the oil into heat for 10 minutes, without any sausages.

This is important as, since they’re so small, they’d cook way too quickly and be overly browned after 35 minutes total in the oven.

And yes, that applies whether your pigs in blankets/co*cktail sausages are raw or cooked already. It’s especially important if they’re cooked already!

Can I make your gluten-free toad in the hole in a food processor, standing mixer or using an electric whisk? Can I make this by hand?

I actually just use a simple balloon whisk to make this – so yes, I actually make it by hand 99% of the time.

But of course, out of a food processor, stand mixer or electric whisk, an electric whisk wins.

That’s because there’s only a very short period of mixing required, so the other two options feel like complete overkill.

Can I use this recipe to make a gluten-free Yorkshire puddings?

Yes, yes and yes! And I’ve already beaten you to it because I’ve actually got a separate post using this exact recipe to make Yorkshire puddings – you can find it here.

Do I need weighing scales to make your gluten free Yorkshire pudding recipe?

In short… yes! And I wouldn’t advise attempting any of my recipes without them. I’d recommend using digital scales like mine and using them to measure out both your cornflour and your milk too. Quantities are so important!

Why? Well, if you’re not measuring your ingredients, you’re sort of just gambling with the recipe and praying that it turns out ok. And I’ve generally already done the hard work there for you!

A lot of work went into fine tuning ratios and quantities so I wouldn’t mess around with them unless you really know your stuff.

Can I season or add herbs to your gluten-free toad in the hole batter?

You can definitely add a little rosemary or thyme (fresh or dried) to the batter (2 tsp should suffice) for that lovely roasted herb flavour.

How long can I keep your gluten-free toad in the hole for?

It’s definitely best eaten when it’s fresh out of the oven, for starters.

But in terms of keeping leftovers in the fridge – once fully cooled, it keeps really well for around 3-4 days in an air-tight container.

When you want to enjoy it again, the best way to reheat it is by popping it back into the oven at 200C for 10 minutes or until the sausages are thoroughly reheated.

Can I freeze your gluten-free toad in the hole?

Yes you can! Once cooled, simply pop into an airtight container for anywhere from 2-3 months.

I’d recommend allowing it to defrost in the fridge overnight before popping it back into the oven at 200C for 10 minutes or until the sausages are thoroughly reheated.

How can I tell when my gluten free Yorkshire puddings are done?

Well, first of all don’t open up the oven to check!! That’s a sure-fire way to make sure they either totally deflate, or never rise at all.

You can tell when they’re done when they’ve started to slightly brown and look a nicely browned, golden and crisp like in the photos.

Your best bet is to make sure you oven window is clean, so you can actually see in to check on them!

Troubleshooting

My gluten-free toad in the hole didn’t rise well at all – what did I do wrong?!

There’s a couple of things that could have gone wrong – first of all, either your oil or your oven wasn’t hot enough.

The oil MUST be hot so that when you pour in the batter – it should sizzle as your pour it in. So when you first remove the roasting tin from the oven, don’t dilly dally! Get the batter poured in ASAP.

Lastly, if your Yorkshire puddings didn’t rise, you might have just not cooked them long enough. They actually don’t really rise much until that final 5-10 minutes or so, so if your oven isn’t a fan oven and maybe not as hot – give them a little extra time to rise.

Oh and also – NEVER open the oven whilst they’re cooking! It’s a sure-fire way to ensure they will never rise.

My gluten-free toad in the hole sunk when I took it out of the oven. What did I do wrong?

It will sink a little in the first 5 minutes after coming out of the oven and that’s totally natural as it cools.

My gluten-free toad in the hole was quite stodgy at the bottom! What happened?

The main problem here is usually that your tin was probably smaller than mine. If you have too much mixture in a smaller tin, it will tend to bake in a flat, thick layer, instead of being a nice and light, thin and crisp, airy layer.

So make sure you don’t pour in too much mixture if using a tin that’s smaller than mine.

Also, if you use small sausages like co*cktail sausages or pigs in blankets, this can happen too. The best bet is to use chipolatas or big, chunky pork sausages.

Gluten-free toad in the hole Recipe: Method

Oh and here’s a printable version of my gluten-free toad in the hole recipe. Please remember to give it 5 stars if you tried it and enjoyed it as it helps people know it’s worth trying too! ⭐️ Feel free to leave your written reviews in the comments below this post.

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Gluten-free Toad in the Hole Recipe - BEST EVER! (dairy-free option)

Gluten-free Toad in the Hole Recipe - BEST EVER! You only need 4 ingredients (and a little oil) to make this and nobody would know it's Coeliac-friendly and wheat-free.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes mins

TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 100 g cornflour
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml milk dairy-free if necessary
  • 6 gluten-free sausages ensure low FODMAP if necessary
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200C (fan) / 220C.

  • In your ovenproof dish (mine is 10in x 8.5in / 25cm x 21.5cm in size) add 1 tbsp oil and your sausages. Place this in the oven for 10 minutes or until the sausages are slightly browned.

  • Whilst your sausages are cooking, you can make your batter Beat/whisk your 3 eggs into your cornflour in a mixing bowl.

  • Once thoroughly combined, gradually add your milk a little at a time, mixing in between each addition with a hand whisk.

  • After 10 minutes, quickly remove your dish from the oven and pour your batter over the top. Immediately put this back in the oven. It's very important that you do this quickly as the the batter needs to instantly hit hot oil ASAP.

  • Place back in the oven for about 25 minutes until the toad in the hole is golden and increased in size. Never open the oven during cooking to check - it will cause it to deflate!

  • Serve up with mashed potato, veggies and lots of gravy. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 1294mg | Sugar: 10g

Thanks for reading all about my gluten-free toad in the hole recipe! If you make it, I’d love to see how it turned out so don’t forget to take a snap of your creations and tag me on Instagram!

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Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

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Gluten-free Toad in the Hole Recipe - BEST EVER! (dairy-free option) (2024)

FAQs

What can a gluten free and dairy free person eat? ›

Foods that do not include gluten and dairy include chicken, fish, legumes, meat, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, corn, and products specifically labels "gluten and dairy-free." Remove all gluten and dairy products from your home and shop for alternatives.

How can I eat gluten and dairy free on a budget? ›

How do I eat gluten free and dairy free on a budget?
  1. Try to eat as much naturally gluten free food as possible. Fruit, yogurts, chia pudding, oatmeal (if you can tolerate oats), egg, potatoes, lettuce wrapped items, meat and veggies, etc.
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How to go gluten dairy and sugar free? ›

A diet free from gluten, dairy and sugar should focus on healthy, whole foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice. Protein sources can include wild-caught fish and organic or grass-fed meat.

Why is my toad in the hole batter not cooking? ›

However it is most likely that the batter isn't quite cooking properly due to the dish. Stoneware tends to heat up very slowly and doesn't give the instant hit of heat that the batter needs to help it to rise properly.

What happens to your body when you stop eating gluten and dairy? ›

Improved nutrient absorption your body will be able to better process what you are eating, and get more out of the good stuff. Weight regulation eliminating gluten assists many sufferers return to their natural weight. Reduced flatulence, belching and bloating need we say more?

Does peanut butter contain gluten? ›

Living gluten-free can be a challenge. It's important to know that peanuts, peanut butter, peanut flour and peanut oil are considered naturally gluten-free foods. Gluten is a form of protein found in wheat, barley and rye (2).

What is the best milk for dairy and gluten-free? ›

Favorite Gluten Free, Dairy Free Milks:
  • Silk Almond milk and Cashew milk.
  • Mooala Banana Milk.
  • So Delicious Dairy Free Milks.
  • Hope and Sesame.
  • Elmhurst 1925.
  • So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt.
  • Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt.
  • Forager Cashew Milk Yogurt.
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Can you lose weight by not eating gluten and dairy? ›

Focus on whole foods: Eating a diet rich in whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help you lose weight while avoiding gluten and dairy. These foods are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free and can help you feel fuller longer, reducing your overall caloric intake.

How do I go completely dairy-free? ›

Dairy-free foods to eat
  1. Fruits and vegetables.
  2. Meat & poultry.
  3. Fish & seafood.
  4. Eggs.
  5. Nuts & seeds.
  6. Soy products, such as tofu and tempeh.
  7. Beans & legumes.
  8. Whole grains, such as quinoa and couscous.

Does oatmeal have gluten? ›

Yes, pure, uncontaminated oats are gluten-free. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration considers oats a gluten-free grain under its gluten-free labeling regulations and only requires that packaged products with oats as an ingredient contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten overall.

Can you eat eggs on a dairy-free diet? ›

Did you know…? Eggs are still a part of a dairy-free diet. Even though they are found in the dairy section of the grocery store, eggs do not contain milk sugar and milk proteins. Eggs are safe to eat in a milk-free diet.

How do you not get a soggy bottom on toad in the hole? ›

Top tips for making Toad in the Hole

But I repeat: DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR until at least 25 minutes into the cooking time. If you do, your batter will sink. Use a tin rather than ceramic dish: This will help your batter to rise as it will reach a higher temperature.

Can I use a cake tin for toad in the hole? ›

Pop the empty loaf or cake tin(s) in the oven to warm. 2. Sift the flour into a bowl. Whisk the milk and eggs in a jug.

How do you make a toad happy? ›

Toads love having places to hide and things to burrow under, so adding some decorations to the toad's tank will make it much happier. Add in a piece of wood, some large rocks, and some plants to make the toad's new home feel as natural as possible.

What snacks are naturally gluten and dairy-free? ›

All fresh fruit and vegetables are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, which makes them great healthy snack ideas. Some of our favorites are: Fruit: Apples, berries, grapes, bananas, mandarins/ oranges are easy for on the go.

Can you eat eggs if you are gluten and dairy-free? ›

Others are lactose intolerant, which results from an enzyme deficiency that makes it impossible to break down the lactose (a sugar found in dairy) in one's system. People with one or both of these conditions don't necessarily need to avoid eggs as they are devoid of milk proteins and lactose. Eggs are also gluten free.

Are eggs considered dairy? ›

Eggs are classified as poultry products, not dairy products. Poultry products include chicken, duck, and turkey eggs, while dairy products are made from the milk of mammals. Eggs are considered to be a separate food group, distinct from dairy products.

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