3 Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Gluten free diets are becoming more and more popular, as the incidence of celiac disease and gluten intolerance is on the rise. But this diet is also growing in popularity due to an increase in wheat free diets, with many people avoiding foods made with wheat in order to cut down on calories.
There’s definitely something to going wheat free. Cutting down on carbs generally has a big impact on your ability to get toned and trim, and wheat seems to be the worst. You can read more about this in my article, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight.
Like any diet, having the right recipes at your disposal is half the battle. Today, we’re going to focus a little more on the indulgent side of things, and look at 3 gluten free recipes for dessert.
3 Delicious Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
1. Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake – This one is for all the chocolate lovers out there. If you want something really indulgent, this is the dessert for you.
- 1 cup of whipping cream
- 2 ½ cups of dark chocolate chips
- 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 7 medium size eggs
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- Cacao powder for dusting
Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch springform cake pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, heat the cream on low heat until just hot, and melt in the chocolate chips as you whisk. Then add the butter in small chunks, followed by vanilla extract. Remove from heat when smooth and incorporated. Using a hand mixer, beat the eggs in a separate mixing bowl and add in the brown sugar and salt, until foamy. Slowly add the chocolate chip mixture to the egg mixture, beating gently until incorporated.
Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for one hour (until cake sets and starts to crack). Allow to cool on cooling rack and in fridge overnight before serving. Dust with cacao powder when plated.
2. Gluten Free Apple Crisp – For something a little more on the tart side of things, this apple crisp is easy and delicious.
- 6 apples (Macintosh or Gala work well)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- 1 cup of quinoa flakes
- ¾ cups of brown rice flour
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ¾ cups of Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×10 baking dish and set aside. Peel and core the apples, slice them to ¼ inch slices, coat them with lemon juice and then mix with maple syrup. Pour these slices into the backing dish.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, adding in the coconut oil last using a hand mixer or blender. Using a spoon or your hands, top the apples with this mixture. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until top starts to brown and crisp. Cover with tin foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until apples are desired consistency. Allow to cool before serving.
3. Chewy Gluten Free Cookies – As a snack or dessert, these cookies will totally satisfy any sweet tooth. Change up the ingredients to make the cookies you crave.
- 2 medium sized eggs
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
- 1 cup of brown rice flour
- ½ cup of quinoa flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup of crushed walnuts
- Pinch of salt
Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix flours and backing soda in a bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan, start melting the coconut oil. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients together (except oil), then stir in dry ingredients and add in chocolate chips and walnuts. Once melted, incorporate coconut oil. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of batter per cookie on a greased or lined cookie sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes, watching carefully.
Want something sweet in the mornings?
Try my Healthy Cereal Bar Recipe here. To make it gluten free, simply use gluten free oats and substitute the wheat flour with brown rice flour. They’re a great way to jumpstart your day!
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