Today I’m talking dessert. Yummy, delicious, wonderful, gluten-free dessert. Did you read that sentence carefully? I combined “yummy,” “delicious,” and “wonderful,” with “gluten-free.”
This, until recently, I thought was impossible. But a year ago, one of my friends was diagnosed celiac, and another hopped on The Paleo Diet for reasons that are still unclear. Suffice to say, while cooking was still relatively easy, baking got much harder. How were birthday cakes supposed to happen? What about cheesecake – the one great love of both of them? I had to do my research.
This research has led me here. To writing this article to introduce you to a myriad of wonderfully delicious different kinds of gluten free desserts. Most of these can be made processed sugar-free as well by swapping sugar for stevia, honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup.
There are several categories of desserts: Bites & Squares, Cakes, Cookies & Brownies, and Fruit Based
Bites & Squares
Goji Berry Cookie Dough Truffles – Not a cookie, but so good. These are like that cookie dough dip I recommended a while ago.
No Bake Cacao Flapjacks – Why these are called ‘flapjacks’ is beyond me, but they’re a wonderful summer breakfast because they come out of the fridge.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars – Yuh huh. This is a ‘just do it’ recipe.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Granola Bars – I was a little put off by the title, but wait til you try them!
Lemon Bundt Cake – “It’s a bundt cake.” “Bun cake?” “Bund-T cake!” “Bund cake?” Anyone else see My Big Fat Greek Wedding?
Chocolate Pound Cake – I love a pound cake. I don’t like airy, fluffy cake (except angel food cake… oh man… but that’s another story) so this is perfect.
Blueberry Breakfast Bake (vegan-friendly) – HAHAHA! Quinoa in a breakfast food. Gotcha again! But seriously, you can’t even taste it, so don’t tell me it’s not okay for breakfast.
Cookies & Brownies
Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups – No, not like Reese’s Cups, but still wonderfully delicious.
Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake – No baking required. Best thing to bring along on holidays. Also, it fills the quota for cheesecake and pie.
Raw German Chocolate Brownies – Yes. A brownie recipe for summer. Also Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free friendly.
Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal with Almond Sauce – Yes. And this was designed as a breakfast food.
Flourless Chocolate Cookies – I can only eat two before I max out on chocolate. The author says one will fix a serious craving. She’s not as dedicated as I am.
Cherry Chocolate Almond Brownies – Click this link. LOOK at it and tell me you’re not going to make it every week for the rest of your life.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Lemon Yogurt Topping – this is a great alternative to regular pancakes, a complete staple following any sleepover.
Grilled Banana Split – I don’t have a grill, but the second I get my hands on one, I will make ALL of this.
Ginger Plum Ricotta Pie – As mentioned, my friends LOVE cheesecake – this is a sort of light, summery version.
Peach Cobbler Scones – Yes, my friends. I have found you a scone recipe that is gluten free. Also, peaches.
Grilled Fruit Pineapple Sorbet – Oh. My goodness. The sorbet is scrumptious. Grilled fruit is only going to make it better.