Monday, March 18, 2013

25 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts (that don't taste like cardboard!)

My friend Amy is getting married this weekend to a great guy. They are doing a dessert potluck for their reception, which I LOVE. The one hitch, though, is that Amy is sensitive to gluten and wheat so it is Gluten Free Dessert potluck. As someone who has no food allergies and bakes "fully leaded" (with gluten and real sugar and real butter...oh my!) it took some research to decide what to bring. Honestly. My first thought when I heard it was a gluten free dessert potluck was

Gluten free desserts? Um....apples? Strawberries?

Convinced that a bowl of apples is the lamest thing ever to bring to a potluck and certain that those sensitive to gluten eat more than apples and strawberries for dessert, I dug in and found a lot of very tasty recipes. I'm confident that you'll love all 25 of these recipes whether they are for you or a gluten sensitive loved one.

Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt from user YogiClareBear on
Peachy “Ice Cream" in 5 Minutes from Nourishing Treasures

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge from Creating Naturally
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups from Red and Honey
Almond Joy Bars from Whole New Mom

Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn from Simply Living Healthy
Popcorn with Maple Syrup from Nourishing Treasures
Popcorn Cake from Emeril Lagasse on Food Network
(be sure to get GF marshmallows)

Coconut Chai Cheesecakes from Bakesta's Paradise

Spiced Baked Pears from Raspberry Bean
Oat Stuffed Apples from Mom Endeavors
(make sure oats are certified gluten free)
Stovetop Apple Crisp from Your Thriving Family

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Healthy Indulgences
Gluten Free No-Bake Cookies from Homemadeville
(make sure the oats are certified gluten free)
Also check out how to make these heart shaped
Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies from Gidget Goes Home
Everything But the Flour Cookies from An Organic Wife
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons from Your Thriving Family

Chocolate Cinnamon Donut Holes from Cleverly Inspired
Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Intoxicated on Life
Pumpkin Mousse Tart from Bakesta's Paradise


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  1. Yum! I'll be forwarding this to my SIL who is supposed to be gluten free :)

  2. Wow these look scrumptious! ;)
    I would love to add to this list, if I may ~ Gluten-free Coconut Vanilla Donuts ;)
    They are lovely and fluffy and dairy free and egg free too ;)
    xo Ella

  3. What an amazing list of GF desserts! My gluten free husband and daughter will be so glad I found this!!! Thanks so much for including my oatmeal cookies!!

  4. Awesome roundup! Thanks so much for sharing my stuffed baked apples! They are yummy & healthy too! :)

  5. What a great round up, thanks for sharing!


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