10 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts

Gluten consists of two proteins that are mainly associated to cereals, being present in wheat endosperm. Even though wheat is the first cereal that comes to mind when talking about gluten, you can find the mix of proteins in other cereals as well.

What people don’t understand is the fact that gluten is not necessarily bad, some people are just gluten intolerant and simply need to follow a gluten-free diet. A gluten-free diet is often nutrient deficient so if you are thinking on following a diet just because you heard it helps with weight loss, think again.

Anyway, here are 10 easy gluten free desserts which are actually quite delicious.

1. Gluten Free Apple Crisp

 

This recipe is part of the gluten and dairy free desserts and it is simply delicious and suitable also for those who are lactose intolerant.

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Ingredients:

6 apples (Macintosh, Delicious, Pink Lady, Gala)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

2 teaspoons tapioca or arrowroot starch

1 cup quinoa flakes

3/4 cup sorghum flour (or brown rice flour)

1 cup organic light brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 cup organic coconut oil

Find the full recipe here.

2. Gluten Free Chocolate Pots

 

Although this is not actually what comes to mind when you think of dieting, this pudding is amazing and certainly not suitable for diabetics.

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Ingredients:

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups whole milk

4 large egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Find the full recipe here.

3. Gluten Free Bars spiced with Pumpkin

 

It does not necessarily have to be Christmas or Halloween for your house to smell like pumpkin pie. This is yet another recipe part of the gluten free dairy free deserts.

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Ingredients:

 

2 large free-range organic eggs or Ener-G Egg replacer

1/3 cup extra light olive oil or grapeseed oil

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 cup organic canned pumpkin

2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract

1 and 3/4 cups Pamela’s Ultimate Baking Mix (or gluten-free flour mix with 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum added)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon GF Pumpkin Pie Spice- or a blend of nutmeg, cloves, allspice, ginger

1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Find the full recipe here.

4. Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

 

There is never a bad time for chocolate especially if the recipe involving chocolate is part of the gluten free chocolate desserts.

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Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pan

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for the pan

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

5 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting

Find the full recipe here.

5. Gluten Free Brownie Bars

 

This recipe was probably made in Heaven if Heaven was Betty Crocker’s kitchen.

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Ingredients:

1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free brownie mix Butter and eggs called for on brownie mix box

1 cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)

½ cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)

½ cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 cups Rice Chex™ cereal

Find the full recipe here.

6. Poached Pears

 

Although this recipe is probably not suitable for kids, depending on how much alcohol you use, it is still a great gluten free dessert.

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Ingredients:

1/2 bottle (1 1/2 cups) red wine

 1 lemon

1 navel orange, quartered

3/4 cup sugar

 1/2 vanilla bean, split, or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cinnamon stick

 5 cloves

 4 small ripe pears (any variety), peeled

Find the full recipe here.

7. Vegan and Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler

 

I bet you can actually smell the cobbler right now. Yummy!

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Ingredients:

1 pint fresh organic blueberries, rinsed, tossed in a drizzle of raw agave nectar

1/2 cup sorghum flour- or your favorite gluten-free flour mix

1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3-4 tablespoons raw agave nectar, to taste (or your favorite sweetener, to taste)

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 cup vanilla soy, hemp, nut, or rice milk

1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla

Find the full recipe here.

8. Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

 

These cookies are not only part of the best gluten free dessert but they are some of the best cookies you will ever try. They simply melt inside your mouth!

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Ingredients:

2 cups creamy peanut butter (not the all-natural variety)

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

 2 large eggs

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Find the full recipe here.

9. Gluten Free Peach and Raspberry parfait

 

Forget about the calories and enjoy yourself! If you don’t like on don’t have raspberries, simply put strawberry or any other kind of berries or summer fruit.

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Ingredients:

2 peaches, cut into 2

1/2-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups raspberries

2 tablespoons sugar

 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 1 pint vanilla ice cream

Find the full recipe here.

10. Gluten Free Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

 

Looking for some gluten free Thanksgiving desserts! You have to try out this amazing gluten free chocolate ricotta mousse. Simple, quick and delicious!

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Ingredients:

1 15-ounce container ricotta (about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted, plus more, shaved, for topping

Find the full recipe here.

These were our gluten free desserts recipes! We hoped you enjoyed them.

What other gluten free dessert recipes do you use? Let us know in the comments!

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