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13 Easy Gluten Free Dessert Recipes You Must Try

While I do not have Celiac disease, I dramatically reduced my gluten intake last year and have never looked back. I feel great and have so much more energy!

In that time, I have been experimenting with more gluten free recipes in general, but specifically trying all the gluten free dessert recipes I can find.

Many ingredients you’ll see commonly used in gluten free desserts are naturally gluten free – think ingredients like oats, nuts, dairy and rice ceral.

Of course, there’s also a number of gluten free flours available, which makes gluten free baking not only doable, but also totally delicious!

Want to taste it to believe it? Check out this gluten free baker’s dozen – 13 of our favorite, easy gluten free dessert recipes you will absolutely love. 

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Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Photo
Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
These gluten free chocolate thumbprint cookies are rich and chocolatey, plus you can fill the thumbprint however you like! The cookie dough itself is made with a chocolate oat mixture then filled with chocolate, peanut butter or even Nutella before drizzling with melted chocolate. You won’t miss the flour!
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Gluten Free Samoas Brownies Photo
Gluten Free Samoas Brownies Recipe
If you love the famed Girl Scout cookies but refrain from eating gluten for any reason, these gluten free Samoas brownies are the answer! The base is a decadent, gluten free chocolate brownie that is topped with the famous layer of coconut and caramel. If you want to go for the ultimate decedent dessert, top these with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and give them an extra drizzle of chocolate plus a drizzle of caramel sauce.
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Gluten Free Banana Bread Bars
Gluten Free Banana Bread Bars Recipe
A dessert that could honestly double as breakfast or a delicious addition to brunch, our gluten free banana bread bars recipe will quickly become a favorite. This recipe bakes in a 9×9 square pan and gifts you with a fluffy, moist banana bread bar that is not as decadent as some desserts, but is every bit as tasty.
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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies Photo
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe
These bakery style gluten free double chocolate chunk cookies are incredibly easy to make. They’re rich in chocolate flavor with chunks of chocolate in every bite, making them fully worthy of any cookie or chocolate craving. Ever so slightly crisp on the edges and soft in the center, you will love these cookies.
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Gluten Free Marble Cake Photo
Gluten Free Marble Cake Recipe
Have the best of both worlds, with both yellow cake and chocolate cake, when you make this easy gluten free marble cake recipe! It’s so much tastier than a box cake mix and people honestly won’t believe it’s gluten free! Topped with thick, smooth chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake will blow you away.
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Gluten Free Apple Upside-Down Cake Photo
Gluten Free Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe
A simple, unassuming cake recipe, you have to try our gluten free apple upside-down cake recipe. It’s wildly easy to make and packed with sweetness that isn’t overly rich, which I love in a dessert. Fresh apples caramelize with brown sugar and butter making for one irresistible upside-down cake recipe.
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Photo
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
These unbelievably easy peanut butter cookies are made with just three ingredients and they’re entirely gluten free! Also known as the famous Kraft peanut butter cookie recipe, these peanut butter cookies could not be simpler, made with just peanut butter, eggs and sugar.
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Gluten Free Lemon Crinkle Cookies Photo
Gluten Free Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe
This recipe for gluten free lemon crinkle cookies is one of our most beloved recipes of all time. In fact, it’s our most popular dessert recipe we’ve ever published. These easy gluten free cookies are light, bright, lemony and sure to become a family favorite. Make the simple dough, roll it into balls and dust them with powdered sugar before baking and you’re done!
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Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Oat Bars Photo
Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Oat Bars Recipe
These gluten free chocolate almond oat bars make a delicious dessert or a fun addition to your kiddo’s lunchbox! Made with almond butter, coconut oil, honey, almonds, oats they’re nutirent-dense and loaded with fiber, too, making them a healthful alternative to your traditional sugary dessert.
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Gluten Free Funfetti Mug Cake Photo
Gluten Free Funfetti Mug Cake Recipe
This gluten free Funfetti mug cake is the best! It’s so incredibly easy and only requires two ingredients – with one of them being…water! Perfect for last minute sweet tooth cravings or when you want to make a quick and easy gluten free dessert ideally portioned for one, you have to try gluten free mug cake.
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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Photo
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
If you’ve tried other Paleo cookie recipes, you probably know that many Paleo cookies either have a grittiness to them or a weird oily feel but not these! These Paleo chocolate chip cookies are beyond perfect. They also take no time to whip together and only bake for about 10 minutes.
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Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes Photo
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
Sometimes you just need a classic, vanilla cupcake in your life – regardless of whether or not you eat gluten. This gluten free vanilla cupcakes recipe is easy to make and results in a moist cupcake with a tender crumb. There’s even a dairy free option! These are perfect for birthdays or anytime you need a cupcake.
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