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.P.S. Interview with me up over at Cupcakes for Breakfast!
**The Best Gluten-Free Desserts**
And even more!