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Guiltless Gluten-Free Desserts

Craving sweet and delicious gluten-free desserts that won’t give you a guilt trip? Allergy-friendly bloggers make finding these recipes sweeter and easier than ever. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Danielle Walker, author of the New York Times Best-Selling cookbook Against All Grain, is giftedly resourceful and creative when it comes to gluten-free creations. We adore her recipe for strawberry shortcake cupcakes, which are naturally sweet and moist treats made with ingredients like blanched almond flour and coconut oil. For a light frosting with a fruity zing, she uses egg whites and strawberry preserves. These gorgeous and yummy cupcakes are wonderful for celebrations or if you’re just craving something sweet.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife had her doubts about easy and great-tasting gluten-free baking before she tried this recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. With only six ingredients, you might already have everything you need for this recipe right in your kitchen. These yummy flourless cookies may be bursting at the seams with smooth chocolate chips, but the secret ingredient that makes them stand out from their glutenous counterpart is the organic almond butter. These cookies make the perfect gluten-free holiday dessert!

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

Craving that classic red velvet taste with less of the things that make you feel guilty? Carrie Forbes from Ginger Lemon Girl created this moist and fluffy red velvet cake recipe from a mix of gluten-free flours like brown rice flour and sorghum flour. Carrie recommends red wine vinegar or red beet juice for that signature red color and she uses high-quality cocoa powder for a rich chocolate taste. This recipe is everything you love about red velvet cake with less of what you don’t!

Coconut Macaroons

Award-winning author Ricki Heller is very experienced in developing allergy-friendly desserts that sacrifice gluten, but not taste. This natural ability and creative wisdom come out in her recipes, such as this one for gluten-free coconut macaroons. Ricki re-creates the meringue-like goodness of traditional macaroons using ingredients like coconut flour and natural cashew butter. These gluten-free treats are naturally rich in dietary fiber and have a low glycemic index from foods like ground flax seeds.

Mango-Kiwi Raw Cheesecake

Most cheesecakes are laden with heavy ingredients to weigh you down, but Brittany Angell’s recipe for mango kiwi raw cheesecake is surprisingly light and refreshing. Brittany of Real Sustenance strives to create delectable recipes that are allergy-friendly in more ways than one. Her gluten-free cheesecake is also 100% vegan and incorporates the nuttiness of raw cashews and macadamia nuts. This recipe will have your taste buds dancing with sweet and fruity tropical bliss!

What are your favorite gluten-free desserts? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

4 Responses to “Guiltless Gluten-Free Desserts”

  1. Ricki

    Thanks so much for including my macaroons in this stellar lineup! I think I need to make that Mango-Kiwi Cheesecake. 😉

  2. Pop Chef

    Strawberry Shortcake cupcakes sound like an instant favorite. Thanks for posting.


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