Easy AIP Bread Stuffing (Paleo, GF, Whole30)

Easy AIP Bread Stuffing (Paleo, GF, Whole30)

If you're looking for the perfect bready Paleo AIP stuffing, continue reading! The holidays can be a bit of a weird time when you’re doing AIP. There are some classic holiday foods like turkey, sweet potatoes, salads, and roasted veggies that are naturally AIP compliant for the most part but what do you do about stuffing??

Stuffing is kind of a tricky one. Most AIP stuffings either have you making an AIP bread first, then incorporating it into a stuffing mixture, while others leave out the bread entirely. These methods are fine but if you’re wanting a bread-like stuffing without the added time and effort of making the bread first, this is the recipe for you!

This stuff is so darn easy to make and so delicious. My husband said it’s one of his favorite dishes I’ve ever made (and he is brutally honest when it comes to tasting my recipes). The beauty of this recipe as mentioned above is that you get the breadiness without having to make the bread.

Instead, you’ll just saute some veggies (and fruit), mix in some tigernut flour, then add a gelatin/broth mixture and bake it. It bakes up beautifully with a fluffy texture and a satisfying balance of flavors.  

Being AIP and all, this recipe is gluten-free/grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, dairy-free, (and probably a couple other "frees") and Whole30 compliant!

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Here’s What’s in This:

  • Veggies: Onions and Celery
  • Fruit: Apples and Dried Cranberries- Make sure you get AIP compliant dried cranberries, meaning no processed oils or added sugar
  • Coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • Gelatin and Chicken Broth-The gelatin and broth work together as a “gelatin egg.” Some people get intimidated when it comes to gelatin but it’s easy to use. Just mix warm broth and the gelatin powder in a small dish and allow to sit for about a minute then mix it into the other ingredients. Vital Proteins is a good brand. I also use NuNaturals
  • Tigernut Flour- This continues to be one of my absolute favorite AIP flours to use in baking because it is incredibly versatile and contributes a really soft but stable texture to baked goods. It behaves similarly to almond flour. Anthony’s is generally the brand I use but Gemini is very popular too.
  • Dried Rosemary, Garlic Powder, and Pink Sea Salt

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This will stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days in an air-tight container. 

Freezing- I have not tried freezing this but I would expect it to do fairly well in the freezer for up to a month or so. 


If you don’t want to use onion, celery, or apples, these can be swapped out for other veggies and fruit that better fit your taste preferences. It’s a fairly flexible recipe. 

If you prefer not to use cranberries or don’t have any, raisins would be an appropriate substitute. 

What if I don’t have tigernut flour? I have not tried substituting for the tigernut flour yet, but my first choice to try this would be green banana flour or plantain flour, OR a mixture of coconut flour and cassava flour. 

For a cheat sheet with a bunch of AIP ingredient substitution ideas, you can click here or take a look below. 

Download the PDF cheat sheet below for general AIP ingredient substitution suggestions.

aip baking ingredient substitutions pdf

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If you like this recipe, you may also like: 

Kale Salad with Rainbow Carrots

Pumpkin Cherry Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Spiced Pumpkin Bread


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