15 Easy Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes—Trust Us, No One Will Miss the Flour
Whether you're hosting a party and learn at the last minute that one of your guests is gluten-free, or you just want to whip up a fast dessert that's safe for everyone to eat, these easy gluten-free desserts are the answer.
Meringue—whether in the form of cookies or pavlova—is one of the easiest, most elegant, and naturally gluten-free desserts you could make. In a variety of pastel colors, the French Meringue Cookies seen here are a stunningly sweet option for afternoon tea or a birthday party. Add dried fruit and nuts for holiday-appropriate Chewy Fruitcake Meringues.
There are plenty of desserts for a warm summer day here, too. Melon Milk Pops are not only gluten-free but also vegan thanks to coconut milk and three varieties of fruit purée. They're kid-friendly and entirely refreshing. Just as cooling but a little more elegant is our Strawberry Gelée with Rose Granita. In this recipe, granita is made with dry rosé wine and strawberry purée that is frozen and scraped with a fork into coarse ice.
Make use of seasonal summer berries—blueberries or raspberries, whichever you prefer—in one of our gluten-free crisp recipes. Both of our Raspberry-Almond Crisp and Vegan Blueberry Crisp are topped with a crumble made with rolled oats, almonds, and sugar—no flour in sight! They're perfect for a potluck or picnic because either can be made in advance and served at room temperature.
Whether you're looking for something casual or elegant, all of these gluten-free desserts are easy and delicious.
Rice Pudding with Easy Caramel Sauce
No candy thermometer needed here! This romantic dessert comes together with just 20 minutes of prep work on the stovetop. It offers a taste of something sweet—and a little nostalgic, too.
Apple Sundaes with Cider Caramel Sauce
Melon Milk Pops
These tie-dye popsicles are made with a combination of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon that are puréed with coconut milk.
Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar
Vegan Blueberry Crisp
So much easier than a blueberry pie and just as delicious is this dairy-free, gluten-free dessert that calls for just eight ingredients. The filling—which is made with blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice—completely enhances the slightly sweet, slightly tart flavor of the fresh berries.
No-Bake Chocolate-Eggnog Crème Brûlée
Gluten-Free Fudgy Pecan Brownies
If you're team fudgy over team cakey when it comes to brownies, this is the recipe for you. It's a double chocolate batter (cocoa powder and chocolate chips) that is absolutely to die for.
Strawberry Gelée with Rose Granita
Almond-Coconut Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Almond flour takes the place of all-purpose flour in these coconut macaroon-inspired cookies. Chopped bittersweet chocolate and roasted almonds are folded into the rich dough, which is then rolled in sweetened shredded coconut.
Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake
When you want an extra-special dessert, make this gluten-free, fudgy cake. Whipped egg whites keep it super light and fluffy.
Chewy Fruitcake Meringues
No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Bars
If you love peanut butter cups, then these bars are for you. They're no-bake and take only 30 minutes to come together—what's not to adore?