A Round Up of Delicious {Gluten Free} Desserts… Oh My!

I’ve never really given gluten much thought until recently.  We all know people who are gluten intolerant but to truly think about what gluten is and what foods contain gluten?  Yikes.  I was shocked.  
Very simply put, gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grains (barley and rye.)  It gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep it’s shape and gives it a chewy texture.  This is why bread is so light and soft (in most cases).  So the thought of removing gluten from these things (like breads, cookies, cakes, etc) seems almost impossible.  How is it possible to remove this ingredient and keep foods tasting so yummy?
I’m here to tell you – there is a way to make delicious, gluten free desserts!  And I am so pleased to bring you a line up of said desserts that some blogger cohorts of mine have made (and love.) 
Erin over at The Spiffy Cookie made these Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies.  I’d like about a dozen right now, thank you very much!
 We are huge Snickerdoodle fans in my house so we can’t wait to try these Snickerdoodles made with almond flour from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.  
Chocolate plus cake and I’m totally in!  Spinach Tiger made this amazing looking Flourless Chocolate Cake.
Jane from The Heritage Cook blew me away with her Boston Cream Pie-Cake.  Oh man.  I’d eat this for breakfast!
Are you kidding me?!?!  Katrina from Baking And Boys hit a major home run with this Chocolate Truffle Heart Cakes.
I love the flavor combination or chocolate and orange.  It makes my mouth happy!  So I can’t wait to make this amazing Chocolate Orange Cake from Vanderbilt Wife.
I kind of have a thing with chocolate.  You could say it’s an obsession.  (But make sure you say it in a nice way.)  These Flourless Fudge Cookies from Life and Kitchen look like they would make me very happy.
How about sinking your teeth into these Almond Joy Coconut Brownies from Baking with Boys?!  Yes, please!
Debbie over at Debbie Does Dinner put a healthy (and gluten free) spin on her Fruitcake Recipe
Who would have ever thought chocolate and avocado together?  But take a look at this amazing Chocolate Avocado Pudding (that’s also a vegan recipe) from Fearless Homemaker.  Doesn’t it look heavenly!
And last, but definitely not least… Manu’s Menu made this to die for Chocolate Panna Cotta
Thank you to all the amazing bloggers who allowed me to add their recipes (and pictures) to our round up.  It’s so nice to hear about and see that you can still have amazing desserts, even if you are gluten free.


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  1. Thanks for the link love. And now I must go see many of those recipes. All look delicious!

  2. Wow, these all look fantastic! I’ll for sure check some of these out, thanks!

  3. These all look great!!

  4. This is great!! Am going to refer your blog to my daughter…she has a gluten intolerance and I know would love to try these out, especially for the holidays.

    Thanks, Erin

  5. Thanks for including me in this great round up. That chocolate panna cotta looks amazing.

  6. Thanks so much for including me in this list!