Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Sage Stuffing

This stuffing tastes just like Grandma's, is gluten free and allergy friendly, and a perfect addition to the table on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time of year!
 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours plus overnight drying, including baking bread
Yield: 12 servings, or one large serving dish

Ingredients

For the bread (note - if you don't want to make your own bread, skip to the next step - this recipe works great with any store bought allergy-friendly loaf, too!)
 
Yield: 1 loaf:
 
1 1/3 cups water
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons rice bran milk powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons quick yeast
1 egg or egg replacer
 
Bake following your bread machine's instructions.
 
For the stuffing:
1 loaf gluten free, allergy friendly bread (any flavor will work!)
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 cup chopped white onions
3/4 cup chopped celery
3 1/2 cups turkey, chicken, or vegetable broth
1 egg or egg replacer
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
 
 

How To
 
Dice the bread into 1" cubes and spread onto a sheet tray in one layer. Leave out overnight to dry.
Preheat your oven to 350° F and spray a 9" x 13" pan with pan spray.
In a saute pan, sweat the onions and celery in the coconut oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix the bread with the broth - it should be wet, but not soggy. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
Transfer to the prepared 9"x13" pan and cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes so it can brown. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.