The tradition of serving stollen bread at Christmas originated in Germany in the Middle Ages. Stollen is a moist, cake-like yeast bread studded with dried or candied fruits and dusted with snowy powdered sugar. What a delicacy this bread must have been during the cold, dreary northern European winter.
This classic recipe for gluten-free stollen miniature loaves is moist and delicious and makes 4 small loaves, perfect for sharing with gluten-free family and friends during the holiday season. Instead of using heavily sugared and artificially colored candied fruit, this recipe calls for raisins, unsweetened dried apricots and crystallized ginger.
This version of gluten-free stollen is dairy-free as well as gluten-free, although you can certainly use whole milk instead of light coconut milk if you like.
Please be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" before preparing this recipe. There are dozens of gluten-free all purpose flour blend recipes and products available. Some contain added xanthan gum or guar gum and some don't. Learn which gluten-free all purpose flour blend I used in this recipe and how you can make your own homemade blend if you want to.
More Gluten-Free Holiday Bread Recipes
- Gluten-Free Banana Bread
- Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free Coconut Quick Bread with Orange Glaze
- Gluten-Free / Dairy Free Buckwheat and Honey English Muffins
- Gluten-Free Rosemary Walnut Bread
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