Wheatless Wednesday Wartime Recipes Posted on 11 Nov 09:41

This Veterans Day, we celebrate our heroes by taking a look back in time at wartime recipes – some more delicious than you might think!

What exactly is a wartime recipe?

Wartime recipes often contain very few ingredients, and can exclude large quantities of dairy products, flour and meat. The U.S. government created the need for these kinds of recipes in response to food shortages for American and ally soldiers during World War I. To conserve food, the U.S. implemented the food conservation campaigns “Meatless Mondays” and “Wheatless Wednesdays,” and the public hopped on board. 

While these campaigns began as patriotic acts nearly a hundred years ago, these wartime recipes and campaigns are still used and popularized on social media today.

Wheatless Wednesday Recipes to Love

Cream of Corn Soup

Simplicity was the key ingredient for recipes during the early 20th century. This cream of corn soup recipe from fifteeneightyfour requires just a few ingredients: Cooked corn kernels, chicken broth, cream and two egg yolks. Spice up this easy recipe with salt, pepper, grated onion or finely chopped green pepper for even more flavor!





Oat Flour Muffins

These wheatless and sugar-free oat flour muffins from The Austerity Kitchen might just take the cake! Mix the flour with salt, baking powder, milk, shortening, molasses and one egg, and bake in the buttered wells of our Mrs. Fields Cupcake Pans for 25 minutes. You can enjoy these sweets with a teaspoon or two of cinnamon for some additional fall flavor.





Wheatless Fruit Tart

These fruit tarts also from The Austerity Kitchen use barley flour as the base, which is packed full of nutrients and a hearty substitute to wheat flour. After rolling the dough thin and cutting with a large biscuit cutter, place each slice of dough over the wells of our Mrs. Fields Brookie™ Pan.  Bake the shells and top with rhubarb, strawberries, cherries, raspberries or currants mixed with crushed maple sugar, water and cornstarch.




Cooking In Honor

Mixing up something special in honor of Veterans Day? Share it with us using the hashtag #MadeWithLoveCooking!

And a heartfelt thank you to all who have served, or who currently serve.

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