The Best Gluten-Free Desserts

Posted by on Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2012 | Print

I’ve never been one to challenge people about their dietary choices (I was a vegan for a year post-college, after all). I try to avoid saying, “that must be so hard” in a super serious voice when I hear that a new friend doesn’t eat dairy, avoids meat, or is gluten free. I pretty much figure that they’ve figured it out. And they hardly need my sympathy if they’re eating gluten-free quinoa salads or vegan roasted hash browns.

Still, dessert is hard. Sure, there’s always plain fruit. But if you’re gluten-free and craving a flour-filled cookie or cupcake, you might wind up disappointed. Fortunately, over the years, I’ve accumulated an archive of mostly accidentally gluten-free cookies, cakes, and other desserts, and I’m so happy to collect them all here today. You’ll see from reading through that a great technique for making gluten-free (and butter-free) sweets is using nuts. Whether they’re ground, as in the Walnut Cake, or in butter form, as in the Peanut Butter Meringues, they can turn flour-free treats into little masterpieces. Another important ingredient here is egg whites, which help the nutty desserts rise up and conquer your sweets craving.

P.S. Dairy-free desserts and everything gluten free.

P.P.S. Interview with me up over at Cupcakes for Breakfast!

**The Best Gluten-Free Desserts**

1. Walnut Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream 2. Poached Pears with Orange Zest & Cinnamon | 3. Homemade Yogurt Ice Cream 4. Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

And even more!

5. Coconut Budino | 6. Peanut Butter Meringues | 7. Coconut Caramel Ice Cream8. Nutella Soufflé

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  • http://twitter.com/OscarRivas Oscar Rivas

    I’m sorry, I got distracted by the jar of nutella in the background, what did you say?

    • http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/ BGSK

      Hehe, oops. That’s like me every time I open my pantry.