23 Supremely Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes
Whether you're gluten intolerant or choose to avoid gluten for other health reasons, dessert can be difficult: Most homemade cakes and cookies are made with wheat flour, and the same can be said of store-bought desserts. But if you want to bake without gluten, we have delicious dessert recipes such as the Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar, pictured here.
Baking without gluten can mean using gluten-free flour, which works wonderfully in everything from sumptuous fudge brownies and a full-bodied spiced pumpkin pie to our favorite two-bite chocolate cupcakes. You can also bake gluten-free desserts by using almond flour or almond meal in place of wheat flour. Some recipes even combine different ingredients to create a version of gluten-free flour. Concerned that gluten-free baked goods won't be as fluffy as those with gluten? Don't be because our recipes have been tested and proven to work.
When you need a quick gluten-free dessert for a party or potluck, our go-to ideas include ice cream, fresh fruit and whipped cream, and other fruit-filled sweets. And if you're just here in search of a gluten-free chocolate-chip cookie recipe, well we've got that covered, too. Best of all, it's made with just five ingredients and can be made in one bowl!
If you're baking these treats for yourself or for friends or loved ones, you'll find the following gluten-free recipes to be just as straightforward and attainable as our other triple-tested dessert recipes. Any baker will enjoy adding these 23 gluten-free recipes to their arsenal for delightful sweet treats all year long.
Five-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brown-Sugar Peach Pavlova
Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake
Vegan Blueberry Crisp
Coconut Water Granita
This super simple gluten-free dessert—made with coconut water, sugar, and sliced strawberries—is exactly what we want on a hot summer day. All you need to do is combine the coconut water and sugar in a baking dish, freeze until solid, and then scrape occasionally to create ice crystals.
No-Bake Chocolate-Eggnog Crème Brûlée
Avoid the fussy water bath and temperamental cooking process with this recipe for no-bake, gluten-free crème brûlée. The cream mixture is infused with cinnamon and nutmeg, which makes it taste like our favorite holiday beverage.
Almond-Coconut Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Basil-Yogurt Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelèe
Pretty in pink and super elegant, who could pass up panna cotta, an elegant gluten-free dessert? A fresh grapefruit-gelatin mixture is combined with basil-infused milk for a first-class sweet.
Rice Pudding with Sea Salt-Caramel Sauce
Apple Sundaes with Cider Caramel Sauce
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Semifreddo with Caramel Corn
Light and creamy, the ultimate duo (chocolate and peanut butter) take center stage in this gluten-free Italian dessert. Each slice is topped with homemade caramel popcorn, a kid-friendly, carnival-inspired treat.
Angel Food Cake
Using gluten-free flour doesn't make this classic dessert any less scrumptious. The texture is light as a cloud.
Flourless Chocolate-Date Cake with Salted-Caramel Sauce
Coffee Meringue-Ice Cream Cake
Fudgy Pecan Brownies
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
For the uninitiated, buckwheat flour is gluten-free because it's ground from a seed, not a grain. It adds a wonderful earthiness to this scrumptious cake.
Lemon Cornmeal Cake
Double doses of lemon juice and zest—and almonds (chopped plus extract)—give this Italian-inspired cake plenty of flavor.