16 Supremely Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts
Whether you're suffering from a gluten intolerance 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, from pie to cake.
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. If you're new to a gluten-free diet, our expert has advice and guidance for you. 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 16 gluten-free recipes to their arsenal for delightful sweet treats all year long.
Angel Food Cake
Flourless Chocolate-Date Cake with Salted-Caramel Sauce
Gluten-Free Pound Cake with Cranberries
Coffee Meringue-Ice Cream Cake
Fudgy Pecan Brownies
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Lemon Cornmeal Cake
Chocolate-Peanut Meringue Kisses
Everyone will love these light-as-air four-ingredient cupcakes, especially if you serve them topped with scoops of ice cream.
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies
Not all oatmeal cookies are gluten free. Some recipes may contain wheat flour or other ingredients with gluten. And as many gluten-free bakers and those on a gluten-free diet know, oats may be processed in facilities that also process wheat or other foods containing gluten. Be sure to buy certfied gluten-free oats for this classic cookie.