Gluten free desserts can be some of the most irresistible sweet treats out there! Pick from these splurge-worthy dessert recipes.
Maybe you eat gluten free, or maybe you’re cooking for someone who is. Either way, you probably know this already. Gluten free desserts can be some of the most delicious sweet treats out there! The treats below showcase different ways of making recipes naturally gluten free using whole foods, without the need to buy special flour blends or inaccessible ingredients. The best part? These dessert recipes please everyone at the table, not just people who eat that diet! Ready to get started?
These really are amazing gluten free brownies! They’re hefty and thick, with just the right chewy, fudgy texture. The rich chocolaty interior is absolutely irresistible, and studded with chocolate chips: it’s downright impossible not to take another bite. No one will know these are flourless: they please just about everyone.
Looking for an incredible apple crisp recipe with no flour? Try our best Gluten Free Apple Crisp! In fact, it’s so good no one realizes it’s gluten-free. The crumble topping is deliciously crispy, topping a cozy, gooey layer of sweet tart spiced apples. Serve it up with melty vanilla ice cream and there’s really nothing better!
The easiest, best way to make gluten free peanut butter cookies? This recipe! You will be amazed by the way just 3 ingredients make a bite that’s a burst of salty sweet, peanut buttery flavor. The best part? There’s no flour or flour substitute involved. Just three magic ingredients make up this recipe that’s turned into one of our very favorite cookie recipes. They’re easy to make with kids, and great for whipping up on moments notice.
Here’s a simple gluten free dessert that’s easy but impressive: Strawberry Sorbet! The flavor is like taking a bite of 100 strawberries at once: sweet, pure, and tangy. The frosty texture is like an Italian strawberry gelato: cold and creamy, with just the right robust vibrancy to each bite. We dare you to serve this to someone who doesn’t exclaim, “Wow!”
Ready for a really, supremely irresistible gluten free dessert? Because have we got one for you: the best ever Gluten Free Chocolate Cake! It's got a few magic ingredients: almond butter adds fat and texture instead of butter, and the zucchini brings in moisture and lightness. If you like, call it a chocolate zucchini cake! Dark chocolate chips add just the right chocolatey richness.
Next up in our gluten free desserts: blueberry crisp! The filling is like eating pure blueberry, and the crisp topping has the perfect amount of sweetness: just enough so that the blueberries shine. The topping is a mixture of almond flour, butter, oats and sugar that comes together into the perfect crumbly texture. You’ve just got to try it!
Looking for a decadent treat? Try this chocolate mousse recipe: rich, smooth, and surprisingly easy to whip up at home! It takes just 15 minutes of hands on time, then chill until it's dense and chocolaty. Or, try this Easy Chocolate Mousse variation.
This cherry cheesecake has massive flavor as a deliciously creamy gluten free dessert! Here Greek yogurt helps add creaminess instead of the traditional cream or condensed milk. The icing on the cake, so to speak? It’s crustless! A crustless cheesecake also means fewer calories — you don’t even miss it because the filling is that creamy! It’s one of our favorite gluten free desserts.
Ready for the chewiest, salty sweet, delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookies? These cookies are downright delicious, and all you need to dirty is one bowl. Contrary to popular belief, dairy, all purpose flour, and eggs are not required to make a kickin’ cookie recipe! This recipe features almond flour: flour made of finely ground almonds. They’ve got a touch of sea salt for that perfect salty sweet flair.
Here’s a favorite gluten free dessert that’s simple, healthy, and ultra delicious: Chocolate Covered Bananas! The crunch of a crisp dark chocolate coating around an icy banana makes magic. It gives you a healthy treat in the freezer anytime a chocolate craving hits.
You know that strawberry pie made with Cool Whip, strawberry yogurt, and graham cracker crust? Well get ready, because this gluten free Strawberry Yogurt Pie is even better! This recipe uses organic whole milk yogurt and real strawberries for the filling. And instead of graham crackers, the oatmeal cookie crust is made of oats and cinnamon!
Here’s one of the most classic naturally gluten free desserts: bananas foster! Satue bananas in a gooey sauce of caramelized sugar and rum, then serve them over ice cream. This recipe works for two, though the quantities can be enough for four small dessert portions. The best part: you can make it in 10 minutes!
The ultimate gluten-free dessert for a chocolate lover? Flourless Chocolate Cake! This decadent chocolate cake is made of chocolate, eggs, butter and cocoa powder, and couldn't be tastier. Rich and fudgy, dense and dark chocolaty, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream cake. Top it with this easy raspberry compote for a sweet tart pairing that cuts the sweetness of the cake perfectly.
Bliss bites are by far our most popular of gluten free desserts! They’re basically a homemade peanut butter cup combined with a no bake cookie, and people all over the world make and love them! Made with maple syrup, coconut oil, and oats, they’re naturally sweet, vegan, and gluten-free. Keep them in the freezer or refrigerator and nibble all week long.
One of the easiest gluten free desserts around? Chocolate Bark! This one is sweet and salty with a confetti of colorful ingredients and absolutely irresistible. It’s the best fun treat that makes a great gift, too. Here’s our perfect chocolate bark recipe: with a smooth, shiny sheen on the chocolate and just the right crisp crunch when you bite into it.
These homemade peanut butter cups are truly perfect: and a fantastic gluten free dessert! This recipe shows you how to temper chocolate to get a glossy sheen and make a mouthwatering peanut butter filling. They come out with a satisfying crunch, just the right amount of lightly sweet peanut butter filling -- and a few flakes of sea salt on top.
Here’s another one of our gluten free desserts that you’d never know doesn’t have gluten! This strawberry rhubarb crisp has just a tinge of healthy, but most of all it tastes really, really good. The crisp topping features oats and almond flour, and it comes out perfectly sweet tart.
These dark chocolate no bake cookies feature tahini (sesame paste), maple syrup, and sea salt: a salty sweet combination that you’ll go crazy over! Made with oats and coconut oil, we’ve served them at parties and they disappear in a flash!
Here’s one for your repertoire of tasty gluten free desserts: brownie pie! This flourless brownie pie recipe is fudgy and decadent. The crown jewel is the tahini maple sauce: a mix of tahini, maple, espresso powder, and salt. It comes together into a gooey, salty sweet drizzle that's the absolute perfect finish.
Here’s a gluten-free dessert that’s pure perfection in its simplicity: the classic Italian affogato! Two ingredients come together in the most exciting flavor pairing: sweet, creamy vanilla gelato and bitter, rich espresso. Poured at the table, you get to see the ingredients transform right before your eyes. Like you’d expect from Italian cuisine, it’s essentialism at its finest.
Last but certainly not least in our list of gluten free desserts: this “famous” skillet cookie! This one has been made and loved by many. The trick to this one is almond flour, which makes the cookie turn out chewy, caramelly, and dense like a blondie. It’s incredibly simple to make: mix all ingredients in a bowl, dump it in a skillet, and bake. You can’t get much easier than that!
More dessert ideas
Still not sure what to make? Here are some more of our favorite gluten free treat recipes:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a metal 9-inch square baking pan. Line the pan with a piece of parchment paper, cut so that it extends on two sides to easily remove it from the pan.
Whisk the eggs, then whisk in the sugar, melted butter, oil and vanilla extract. Use a spatula to stir in the cocoa powder. Then stir in the almond flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and kosher salt and stir to combine into a smooth batter.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer with a spatula.
Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until the center of the pan is set and a toothpick inserted has some clinging moist crumbs**. Allow to cool to room temperature before slicing into pieces, about 1 hour. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days, or refrigerated for 1 week (allow to come to room temperature before eating).
*For dairy-free, substitute vegan butter.
**When you insert a toothpick, it will likely hit a chocolate chip which may makes it look like the batter isn’t done yet. Try again or go with your gut! You won’t want to overbake these.