Years before I started blogging, when I first started baking gluten free treats for a friend of mine, the recipes I found were completely overwhelming. Special flours, starches, and gums, careful treatment of the doughs, delicate baking instructions, and confusing instructions, all combined to make me toss more than a few cookies into the trash.
I promise you that NONE of these recipes are like that. These are some of the easiest gluten free desserts we make and every last one of them can be made with ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. No specialty flours, tools, or skills required!
Many times, when you need a gluten free dessert, it's for a dinner guest or a friend, and it just doesn't make sense to buy several different specialty flours just to make a single recipe. (On the other hand, if you plan to do more than the occasional gluten free baked goods, I have a huge index of gluten free sweets and treats that we love. Try the simple recipes below, and then dive on in and pick up the flours for the rest of them!)
This collection of desserts is perfect for any occasion; a special dinner or a gift for a friend. I bake gluten free at least 90% of the time and I can happily promise you that no one will realize they are eating a gluten free treat. Several of these recipes are also naturally diary free as well. Enjoy!
Old Fashioned 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - naturally dairy free
Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies - naturally dairy free
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies - naturally dairy free
Coconut Lover's Oatmeal Cookies - naturally gluten free
Flourless "Hot" Chocolate Cake - naturally dairy free
Unforgettable Chocolate Quinoa Cake - don't knock it until you've tried it. There isn't a hint of quinoa taste in this cake and it receives rave reviews every single time I serve it!
SPECIAL NOTE: Some of the recipes above contain oats. Most of the people I bake for have no trouble at all with consuming regular old fashioned oats, however, some individuals have a much higher sensitivity to gluten and oats are not safe for them. Ask first, or simply buy certified GF oats if you are uncertain.
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