Healthy Holiday Bread-less Stuffing

Oftentimes, holiday classics come with a high carbohydrate load and so finding a healthy, tasty, grain-free version is tricky. This bread-less stuffing is a perfect alternative if you are looking to maintain a lower carbohydrate diet throughout the holidays – it’s made with simple ingredients and tastes better than the real thing!

Ingredients (ideally organic if possible):

  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive, avocado, coconut or ghee)
  • 3 cups onion diced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1 cup apple cored and diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (unsweetened) or dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon each of ground marjoram, rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs, whisked


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, apple, mushrooms, cranberries or dates, parsley, seasoning, salt, and pepper. Sauté until very soft, about 7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Keep in an oven-proof skillet or transfer to 9×9″ baking dish. Stir in almond flour and mix well. Add the whisked eggs and stir well. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until browned on top.

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