The thought of cutting gluten out of our diet would leave many of us feeling some major fun food withdrawal. After all, so many delicious foods are full of that gluten-filled carb-loaded flavor. Go gluten-free and say goodbye to cakes, pies, bread, brownies, cobblers, and cookies, right?
Wrong! Just because gluten is leaving your life, doesn’t mean desserts on a whole have to. Thanks to the popularity of gluten-free lifestyles we have a plethora of delicious homemade gluten-free dessert recipes at our fingertips. Here are three of our easy gluten-free desserts to make favorites:
Flourless Chocolate-Date Cake with Salted-Caramel Sauce
Going gluten-free? Just cut out the flour altogether with this flourless chocolate cake courtesy of MarthaStewart.com. This recipe will satisfy the most dire of chocoholic appetites, without leaving you feeling uncomfortable and full of gluten-charged regret.
- 10 ounces Medjool dates, pitted
- 2/3 cup bourbon
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more, room temperature, for pan
- Cocoa powder, for pan
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70 percent cacao), chopped
- 6 large eggs, separated, room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
- Lightly sweetened whipped cream (optional)
Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit
If fresh and fruity is more your thing, try this decadent grilled fruit recipe from Taste of Home. It will give you a sweetly satisfying experience balanced perfectly between tangy and creamy.
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup honey
- Dash salt
- 6 medium peaches or nectarines, halved and pitted
- Vanilla ice cream, optional
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Need a sweet snack without delving into the time it takes for making an entire dessert? Try these quick and delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies from EatingWell on for size. They’re made entirely with no flour, yet you won’t notice it’s missing.
With only five ingredients, these cookies are so simple to make. And, it’s a great choice for those who love the perfectly paired peanut butter-chocolate combo.
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup smooth natural peanut butter
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips