Whether you’re hosting someone with celiac disease or you have a gluten intolerance yourself, it’s handy to have a few knockout gluten-free desserts in your repertoire to satisfy anyone’s sweet craving. Maybe you’re looking for something suitable for a
Passover dessert or a lighter, healthier dessert option to satisfy a range of dietary restrictions (just note, ‘gluten-free’ doesn’t always mean ‘healthy’). We rounded up our best gluten-free dessert recipes for any occasion, from flourless takes on tasty classics (such as gluten-free cakes, cookies, brownies and more) plus naturally gluten-free treats like sorbet, granita, mousse and all the meringue.
Thanks to readily available ingredients like almond flour, potato starch and cup-for-cup flour alternatives, it’s easier than ever to enjoy gluten-free treats that are every bit as light and fluffy as their flour-filled counterparts. In fact, certain sweets can actually taste better without flour. Flourless cakes and brownies, for example, are extra rich and fudgy compared to regular cakes and brownies — the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen’s overall best boxed brownie mix is actually gluten-free!
So if you’re worried about gluten-free desserts tasting just as good as any other treat, have no fear. By swapping out a simple ingredient or two, you can have your cake and eat it too — literally. And as you’ll soon see, some of these creative gluten-free desserts taste even better than their traditional counterparts. We hope you’re hungry because these are our favorite sweet (and gluten-free) treats!