If you have a major sweet tooth but follow a gluten free diet, it can often seem hard to find easy gluten free desserts that will satisfy all your sugar cravings. There are so many easy and delicious gluten free desserts to make, and below are five of our favorites.
1. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Great for chocolate lovers, flourless chocolate cake is the perfect naturally gluten free dessert. Flourless chocolate cake is a thicker and moister version of generic chocolate cake, and is so simple to make. The best part is you never have to worry about finding any gluten free substitutes for this cake, as it does not use any ingredients with gluten. The cake has a creamy texture, and tastes just like a combination of fudge and cake. You can also get creative and decorate the cake however you like — with sprinkles, fun frosting, or some fruit. Adding fresh fruit, like strawberries or raspberries, on top will compliment the chocolate. You can even enjoy this cake with some vanilla ice cream for an amazing sweet treat. You can also add vanilla or chocolate frosting, or a caramel drizzle. This cake is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser that everyone can enjoy. This is a great alternative to a classic cake, and is perfect for any sort of celebration. From birthday parties to graduations, if you need a go-to gluten free cake, this is always a good idea.
2. Marshmallow Cereal Treats
Marshmallow cereal treats are probably the easiest gluten free dessert to make. Naturally gluten free, they only require three ingredients and take just a few minutes. All you need is the rice cereal, butter and marshmallows. This is the perfect gluten free dessert to make, even if you have absolutely no experience in the kitchen. You just melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pot, mix it with the cereal, and then you’re all done. Homemade marshmallow cereal treats taste amazing and are super sweet. These are the perfect dessert to make for kids or remind you of your childhood. They are super light, but will also satisfy any sugar cravings you have. Since this dessert has so few ingredients, it is also very affordable to make. Additionally, if you want to make the recipe dairy free, you can easily substitute vegan butter in the recipe, making this a super easy dessert for multiple dietary restrictions. If you want to get creative, you can always add sprinkles or make chocolate rice cereal treats. These are great to make in the summer if you’re in the mood for a light and sugary gluten free dessert.
3. Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate fondue is another simple naturally gluten free dessert. It is super simple, as it just requires some chocolate, milk and vanilla extract! Sometimes gluten free desserts can be a little complicated to make, but this one is extremely easy and underrated. If you have absolutely no experience cooking or baking, this is a great unique dessert you can make. Chocolate fondue is also a really fast dessert to make, and you don’t have to worry about any gluten free substitutes. You can dip anything from fresh fruit, like strawberries, bananas and blackberries, or use marshmallows or other store-bought gluten free cookies! Gluten free desserts often find it hard to please everyone, but this dessert is perfect because you can dip almost anything you want in the chocolate. If you’re not in the mood for chocolate, get creative and make white chocolate fondue! If you’re having a dinner party, this is the perfect dessert that everyone can enjoy. Chocolate fondue is a great winter dessert, and is the perfect way to warm up after a day of skiing or being out in the cold.
4. Caramel Apple Crisp
The gluten free dessert screams fall. If you have an excess of apples post-apple-picking, this is a great dessert to try. A caramel apple crisp is a classic dessert to serve, and it is even better because it can easily be gluten free. This dessert makes it super easy to substitute gluten free flour and gluten free oats. Unlike other gluten free desserts, the substitutes for this one are seamless and work very well with the dessert. You can top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a delicious fall dessert. Carmel apple crisp is also great if you want a break from chocolate desserts, and tends to be fairly healthy. Apple crisp is a dessert you definitely do not want to miss out on if you are gluten free. If you want to satisfy your sugar fix but do not want to overload, this is the gluten free dessert for you. This is great to serve at family dinners, and is always a crowd pleaser. Achieve the cozy fall aesthetic of your dreams with this yummy gluten free dessert!
5. Frosted Sugar Cookies
Another childhood throwback, frosted sugar cookies are loved by everyone. If you are looking for a sugar overload, this gluten free dessert is a must. The soft and sugary cookies we all know and love can easily be made gluten free. All you have to do is substitute gluten free flour, and enjoy. When substituting the flour, feel free to mix different kinds of gluten free flour to get the perfect consistency. The cookies are best when they are thick and have a consistency like cake, which makes them practically melt in your mouth. These are perfect if you are craving cookies, but want to try something different than a staple, like chocolate chip cookies. If you love anything with frosting, these are great, as they’re topped with sugary frosting to satisfy any sweet tooth. For a fun twist, dye the frosting any color you want, and add fun sprinkles as toppings. These are perfect for bringing to a party or just enjoying in the comfort of your home.