Grain Free Spooky Breadstick Fingers. (Gluten & Dairy Free)

by Brittany on October 30, 2013

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I have made these several years in a row for halloween and they are ALWAYS a hit. I intended to share the recipe last year and ran out of time!  So, here you go my FAVORITE, simple and fun spooky finger recipe that will work on both a gluten free or paleo diet.  I have seen people use almonds as fingernails as well- but I opted for pepperoni since we all know that pepperoni goes great with breadsticks.

If you want your breadsticks to take on a cheesy flavor- you can add shredded cheese  (dairy or nondairy) to the dough and sprinkled on top!

Grain Free Spooky Breadstick Fingers


  • 2 packed cups of blanched almond four
  • 1 cup of Tapioca or Arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • 2 Tbs oil or melted butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 Tbs Whole Psyllium Husks
  • 1/2 Tsp. Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • Pepperoni cut into the shape of nails.
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment on a  cookie sheet. Lightly oil the parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot, baking powder, salt and garlic powder. In a second smaller bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, psyllium husk and vinegar. Add the liquid mixture to the dry and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Oil your hands and form breadsticks- and then press a pepperoni fingernail in place.
  4. Place in oven and bake 14-15 minutes.




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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Marianne @ Ragdoll Kitchen October 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Love the red fingernails! They sound yummy :)


Veralyn October 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Do you have a nut free version that can be used for bradsticks on your blog?


Veralyn October 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I found out after trying several of the recipes that I have a nut allergy. Kind of bummed because a lot of recipes don’t work for me anymore, they make me feel worse than gluten ever did. :( I don’t have any seed flours to work with, but quinoa is great. I was super excited when you posted the quinoa tortillas, but it seemed to be the only recipe.


Aimee O October 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm

How essential are the husks? I don’t have any in my pantry and I live in a small community so I don’t think I’ll have easy access to them. Subs or suggestions? I am totally making these tonight!


Aimee O October 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I researched online for my own answer….I think I’m gonna try to sub coconut flour for the husks. A tablespoon for a tablespoon…??


Brittany October 31, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I think a better sub would be flax meal! The husks act like glue almond and flax will do the same.


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