18 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

These gluten-free recipes will be sure to impress this season.
Gluten free fudge photo via Flickr/Meal Makeover Mom

Gluten-free fudge photo via Flickr/Meal Makeover Mom

Whether you have a gluten allergy or are just trying something new, eliminating gluten from your diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy baked goods. But don’t forget that just because there is no gluten, it doesn’t make it “healthy.” Most gluten-free baked goods are filled with sugar and fat. Fortunately, there are a number of swaps you can make to bring down the sugar and calorie counts.

We found 18 recipes that will allow you to indulge—sans gluten.

1. Melting Chocolate Brownies  
via Cucina Di Hollie

If you want the inside of the brownie to be more fudge-like, keep the brownies in the oven for a few extra minutes.

2. Chocolate Walnut Cookie Dough Balls
via Kitchen Fran

Use gluten-free rolled oats instead of flour for this recipe.

3. Lemon Raspberry No Bake Bars
via Wife Mama Foodie 

If you don’t have raspberries, try blackberries, strawberries, or even peaches.

4. Oats and Blueberry Cookies
Strands Of My Life

If you don’t like cooking with butter, replace it with canola oil.

5. Cran-Orange Paleo Macaroons
via Great Food and Lifestyle

The dough is going to break apart easily, so make sure you use your hands to mold the dough into a tight ball.

6. Chocolate Panforte
via Southern in Law

To store, cut the panforte in slices and wrap in baking paper to keep from sticking together.

7. Almond Flour Chocolate Doughnuts
via T As Tasty 

Allow the doughnuts to cool down before removing from the tray; otherwise it might stick and lose shape.

8. Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Cups
via Food, Faith, Fitness

After mixing the dough, make sure it refrigerates for at least two hours so it can thicken.

9. Blueberry Ice Cream
via Pieces in Progress

This recipe is beyond easy. All you do is combine the four ingredients, mix together, and enjoy.

10. Spiced Apple Tart
via Bakerita

For the apples, use the Honeycrisp variety for a sweeter flavor.

11. Almond Butter Cups
via In It For the Long Run

To store, keep in the freezer and remove five minutes before eating.

12. Chocolate Mousse 
via ifoodreal

This dessert only takes five minutes to make, but you need to plan ahead; the chia seeds take four hours to soak.

13. Oat Thumbprint Cookies 
via My Fussy Eater 

Add the jam to the cookie before cooking. That way they will be gooey when done baking.

14. Fudgesicle
via Elana’s Pantry

Don’t put the popsicle sticks into the mixture until it’s semi-frozen. Otherwise, the sticks will be lopsided.

15. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Squares 
via The Colorful Kitchen

When creating the salted caramel mix, feel free to add more water if it’s getting too thick.

16. Peach Cobbler Crisp
via Delicious By Dre

If you use fresh peaches for this recipe, add two tablespoons of coconut sugar instead of the recipe recommended the 1 cup.

17. Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding 
via Domesticate Me

You can top this pudding with just about anything. Try granola, chocolate chips, or even fresh berries.

18. Carrot Coconut Cupcakes 
via Veggies by Candlelight

If you don’t have almond flour, it’s simple to make at home. Just pulse unsalted almonds in a food processor, but make sure not to overdo it—otherwise you’ll end up with almond butter.