A gluten-free breakfast for Whole Living magazine

I have been waiting anxiously to tell you about our feature in the latest issue of Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine.

This summer, during a sticky heat-wave, Jon, Miren and I flew to New York City to shoot this story titled “The best breakfast recipes ever (that happen to be gluten-free)”. This was a project we had been working on for months and I was excited to finally put it all together.

I developed six breakfast recipes for this story.

Roasted cherry tomato clafoutis,
butternut squash and apple muffins,
chestnut pancakes with roasted plums,
seeded bread (a recipe from my book),
tartines with salmon and goat cheese,
toasted coconut, pistachio and cranberry muesli,
kale and pineapple smoothie.

You can read the story and recipes here.

We arrived on set on a Friday morning to find a whole crew there awaiting. Marcus Nilsson whose work I have admired for years was the photographer, Shira Bocar and her team styled the recipes and Lucy Attwater brought the most amazing props. It all came together under the vision of Matthew Axe, Whole Living’s art director.

Nadia had joined us on this trip for extra support. It was hot in the city and I wasn’t sure how Jon and Miren would survive a full day of shooting. Marcus and the rest of the team made them feel comfortable and relaxed.

They played and colored books, even danced.

We were pampered and treated so kindly.

Here are some photos from inside the magazine that Marcus shot. Also including, some of my own photos of the recipes.

And the cover… Isn’t it beautiful?

A breakfast parfait made with my muesli recipe. It’s delicious.

The magazine is in newsstands now. I hope you can pick up your issue and cook some of these recipes. They are healthful, delicious, and gluten free (some even dairy free).

Thank you to the entire Whole Living team for such an amazing experience!

Photos 1, 3, 6 and 7 courtesy of Whole Living magazine.

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68 Responses to “A gluten-free breakfast for Whole Living magazine”

  1. Congratulaions! Wonderful food and clicks.



  2. Cindy says:

    oh! this issue just came in the mail, I’m going to read it RIGHT NOW! Congrats Aran!

  3. Congratulations on having such a wonderful spread in Whole Living! Yet another huge accomplishment! All of the recipes you chose sound excellent and the photographs are gorgeous as always!

  4. Martina says:

    Oh, Aran, what a beatiful story! You’re so cute togheter shooting, and the recipes are so perfect and delicious. I’s always so beautiful coming here…=)

    Congrats for your collaboration, the topic is very interesting=)

  5. Martina says:

    Oh, Aran, what a beatiful story! You’re so cute togheter shooting, and the recipes are so perfect and delicious. I’s always so beautiful coming here…=)

    Congrats for your collaboration, the topic is very interesting=)


  6. Giulia says:

    It’s such a beautiful feature – congratulations!
    That photo of Jon is stunning and aren’t you lucky that your kids will drink something green (my son refuses anything green!).

  7. valerie s. says:

    Wow! Gorgeous parfait, love figs! I’m always looking for breakfast ideas, trickiest gf meal of the day, traditionally so wheat dominant. Are you okay eating oats? I’ve been avoiding them, mixed reviews. Great post!

  8. Melissa says:

    I just picked up a copy yesterday. Going to sit down with a cup of tea and take in the beautiful photos and recipes. Congratulations Aran, it looks wonderful!

  9. Wow, that cover shot looks delicious! Just the type of breakfast treat I would love to dig into! Congrats on the beautiful magazine spread!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I loved finding this in my recent issue. I feel like I’ve found my gluten-free fairy godmother! Can’t wait for your cookbook to find out all your secrets.

  11. Ashley says:

    I was so happy to see a familiar face in the latest issue. And your kids?! Beautiful. Great work.

  12. megan says:

    So exciting Aran! The photos are lovely, you and your kids look like you’re having so much fun as well. I will be getting a copy, dying to make those muffins!

  13. Wow, How exciting … Super Congrats :-)

  14. Zelako argazki politak, Aran. Eta mutilak, Mikel lengusuaren antza dauka.

  15. susan says:

    Congrats, Aran. You are so deserving of all of this. You have been such an inspiration to me on so many levels and you have helped guide me on this new path of GF eating. Will run out today and get the mag! xx

  16. Wow!!! Breathtaking pictures and beautiful recipes… I’ve been reading this issue on my iPad all day and was so happy to see more in this post! Congratulations to you!! What a brilliant collaboration..Here’s hoping for more!

  17. Jo Hodson says:

    It all looks so beautiful, and yes the cover shot is amazing…I could dive into that right now!

  18. Anis says:

    Aran I just wanted to let you Know That I made the chestnut pancakes and my husband said : best pancakes ever even better than the classic (wheat) ones! Made the tomato clafouti and ended Making it twice the same week ! the second Time I replace the coconut milk with cream and I have a weakness for the second version the most surprising was the muesli (granola?) the use of whole millet is mind blowing Genius! A real winner I wanted to test the bread recipe but I do not feel confortable with the imprécisions of the cups system so I am really happy to Know That it will appear in the book to get the quantity in grams hopefully and as I was able to spy the candied Apple clafoutis in your book trailer;) I gave it a try and as a French girl I must say it was the best clafoutis ever ! loves the combo and the intricate flavours delicious all the way! Thank you

  19. Anis- That is so wonderful.. it really made me smile big time. I ran and told my colleagues about it. Thank you so much for trying the recipes and for taking the time to share with me.

    Thank you everyone! I am in France at the moment teaching a workshop. I will be back soon with photos and stories!

  20. Anis- That is so wonderful.. it really made me smile big time. I ran and told my colleagues about it. Thank you so much for trying the recipes and for taking the time to share with me.

    Thank you everyone! I am in France at the moment teaching a workshop. I will be back soon with photos and stories!

  21. Congratulations. This is just wonderful. I can’t wait to sit and read this issue! It’s just beautiful!

  22. Seanna Lea says:

    These look wonderful. I will have to try then when I get back home.

  23. Anis says:

    Ooh now You made my day! But I am full of shame at the same time to Know that you read it to your colleagues because I re-read my comment and I did sound like a freak! So I read it to my husband and he said : ” Sure! you did sound like a freak but her recipes are That good!” so so true! Thank you Aran have a nice day

  24. Sumanto says:

    Hi admin
    Nice Post
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  25. Anis, oh no… No apologies. It is so great to hear that you love the recipes. It’s why I do what I do you know? So thank you for that!

    Thank you everyone!

  26. ibb says:

    Benetan argazki politak. Umeak gero eta haundiago daude…eta kontuan hartuko ditut…ea batenbat aurrera ateratzeko denbora dudan…

  27. Sini says:

    Wow! Congrats Aran! I have to get that issue.

  28. Inés says:

    Aran….nola daude umeak!!!!!Haundiak neska!!!!
    Ta argazkiak ezin ederragoak!!!
    Thank you Kitchenqueen!

  29. Evitaa says:

    Great breakfast recipes and so beautiful pictures :)

  30. Barbara says:

    I just picked up whole living, saw the article and came here. I am very interested in your book and look forward to getting it. When you say – coconut milk- can you use the kind that comes in cartons now or do you suggest that which comes in cans
    Thank you

  31. Anonymous says:

    Not the right jeans for you honey! They make your legs look very short.

  32. Congratulations, that so great you were featured on Whole Living. Everything looks so absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to pick up the issue and read it on my long flight!

  33. michael says:

    Absolutely love the cover! Can’t wait to see the rest of your creations inside.

  34. Y says:

    This feature looks fabulous! Love those shots of the kids. Congrats on the trailer by the way – just beautiful to watch!

  35. congratulations! it’s so beautiful!

  36. I recently found out that I have a gluten intolerance, so it was so amazing to see your article in Whole Living. I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and somehow never paid attention to its gluten-free wonderfulness. I can’t wait to try even more of your recipes!

  37. Your kids are lovely ! Congratulations, I will definitely try the tomato clafoutis and the muffins. Your recipes always seem so delicious !

  38. Barbara- I use canned unsweetened coconut milk (full fat).

    Thank you!!

  39. Yelle says:

    What an amazing feature! That is so very exciting! Congrats. The photos in Whole Living mag always come out gorgeous.

  40. Gorgeous! Great work. Love that granola jar pic :)
    Heidi xo

  41. Riley says:

    Wow, that’s so exciting! Congrats!!

  42. stephanie says:

    Hello je t’ai tagué sur mon blog alors si tu veux y jeter un œil et participer!! bisous

  43. stephanie says:

    Hello je t’ai tagué sur mon blog alors si tu veux y jeter un œil et participer!! bisous

  44. Elisa says:

    just bought my copy. My friends and I are traveling to Vermont in Nov, inspired by your book trailer!

  45. Leslie says:

    I’m excited to see you being published so much, I love your photos and recipes! Just wish there were a few more egg-free recipes :(

  46. Thank you everyone for your kind words. I just returned from France where we had a beautiful workshop with some amazing women. I will share those stories soon.

    Thank you!

  47. Eileen says:

    I must pick your brain for gluten-free knowledge. You make it look so delicious. What a lovely photo shoot!

  48. Shiva rei says:

    Wow excellent recipe for practiced

  49. Ulan News says:

    very good information to be implemented

  50. I will try this recipe at home, very helpful once your article

  51. Ivana says:

    Te he vistoen la revista y venía a ver si lo anunciabas, para decirte que es un reportaje fantástico y tus hijos son una monería!

  52. Congratulations! All of these look like wonderful breakfast choices, in terms of being delicious yet healthy. I would personally love to try tartines with salmon and goat cheese.

  53. Antonia says:

    Hi Aran!
    I made the hazelnut squash muffins but I think I uses the incorrect proportion of the squash-3 cups. You meant for us to use 1/2 cup in the matter, is that correct?
    The taste was still delish but they would not firm up in the middle after cooking for an hour! So I assume I misread the directions.
    Thank you for clarifying!

  54. Antonia- yes it was 3 cups diced, but then 1/2 cup of the mashed cooked squash in the batter. Thanks!

  55. I absolutely loved your story in Whole Living this month; you are amazing and I am so happy for you. Keep up the beautiful gluten-free work; you are a true inspiration!

  56. kate says:

    I just found this on the Whole Living website when I was looking up flour alternatives. You’re so awesome! I love the photographs and interesting recipes.

  57. Mari says:

    The parfait looks delicious! What kinds of fruits are in it? Are they poached or cooked in any way or are they fresh? I wish we could get Whole Living Magazine where I live…

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  59. Arden says:

    I discovered your website through the Whole Living article and I just made your museli today which is super delicious!! Tomorrow, I’m trying the clafoutis. :) I too suffer from Hashimotos and went gluten-free 3 years ago and finding GREAT recipes is a chore. Thank you so much for the great recipes and I can’t wait to get your book.

  60. Elisheva says:

    Hola y Feliz Ano! Just wanted to let you know that I subscribe to Whole Living Magazine and was super delighted to read your article. I have inflammatory issues and discovered that going gluten-free has offered some relief. I tried and loved the Museli and just today made the wonderful muffins…used sweet potatoes instead of squash, walnuts instead of hazelnuts, and doubled the cinnamon and ginger (due to impaired sense of smell and taste) ~ wow, were they yummy! I bought Small Plates and Sweet Treats and am excited about trying so many new recipes featured in your lovely book. Thank you for your dedication to a gluten-free lifestyle and for sharing so much with us. Eres una maravilla! Segue inspirandome!

  61. Monica says:

    Hello! I had the recipe for toasted millet muesli bookmarked, but it seems the entire Whole Living website has now shut down. Would you be able to post those recipes sometime? Thank you!

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