15 Delicious Gluten Free Desserts – NO special ingredients!

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A collection of easy, inexpensive, gluten free dessert recipes that require no special ingredients at all! by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Easy, inexpensive, gluten free dessert recipes that require no special ingredients at all! These are my go-to desserts anytime I’m working outside of my own kitchen, and they are the recipes I give to anyone who asks for simple and uncomplicated gluten free desserts.

Easy Gluten Free Desserts

Years before I started blogging, when I first started baking gluten free treats for a friend of mine, the recipes I found were completely overwhelming.

Special flours, starches, and gums, careful treatment of the doughs, delicate baking instructions, and confusing instructions, all combined to make me toss more than a few cookies into the trash.

I promise you that NONE of these recipes are like that. These are some of the easiest gluten free desserts we make and every last one of them can be made with ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. No specialty flours, tools, or skills required!

Many times, when you need a gluten free dessert, it’s for a dinner guest or a friend, and it just doesn’t make sense to buy several different specialty flours just to make a single recipe.

On the other hand, if you plan to do more than the occasional gluten free baked goods, I have a huge index of gluten free sweets and treats that we love. Try the simple recipes below, and then dive on in and pick up the flours for the rest of them!

This collection of desserts is perfect for any occasion; a special dinner or a gift for a friend. I bake gluten free at least 90% of the time and I can happily promise you that no one will realize they are eating a gluten free treat. Several of these recipes are also naturally diary free as well. Enjoy!

15 easy, inexpensive, gluten free dessert recipes that require no specialty ingredients at all! by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

Every single one of the recipes I’m sharing below has been tried and tested by both gluten free friends and gluten-eating friends alike. Whether you’re avoiding gluten in your own diet or baking for a friend, these recipes show how easy it is to avoid wheat and still enjoy amazing desserts.

Easy Gluten Free Desserts

I love baking gluten free (and dairy free!) treats to bring to gatherings and events knowing everyone will be able to enjoy them. Whether you’ve been baking without gluten for a while or you’re new to the whole thing, you’ll love these easy gluten free desserts.

Because none of these ingredients require a trip to a specialty foods store, you can get baking right away. You’ll also love that the ingredients are inexpensive–that means you can bake even MORE treats to share!

I hope you enjoy these tasty gluten free treats as much as I have.

COOKIES

 

A collection of easy, inexpensive, gluten free dessert recipes that require no special ingredients at all! by Barefeet In The Kitchen

 

CAKES

  • Flourless Chocolate Cake needs no introduction. It’s decadent chocolate heaven!
  • Flourless “Hot” Chocolate Cake – Another naturally dairy-free recipe with a surprise kick from Tabasco sauce. It might sound strange but the sweet and spicy combination in this cake is to die for.
  • Unforgettable Chocolate Quinoa Cake – Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. There isn’t a hint of quinoa taste in this cake and it receives rave reviews every single time I serve it!

A collection of 15 easy, inexpensive, gluten free dessert recipes that require no special ingredients at all! by Barefeet In The Kitchen
CANDIES

Gluten Free Baking

SPECIAL NOTE: Some of the recipes above contain oats. Most of the people I bake for have no trouble at all with consuming regular old fashioned oats, however, some individuals have a much higher sensitivity to gluten and oats are not safe for them.

If you are baking for someone with a gluten allergy, ask first, or simply buy certified GF oats if you are uncertain.

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Anonymous says

    I would like to try the Quinoa chocolate cake but the link to the recipe goes to the flour-less chocolate cake. Would you please fix your link so I can get the recipe. Thank you!

  2. Michelle says

    Can I make any of the Gluten Free cakes into cupcakes? I’m also looking for GF muffins that I don’t have to use all of those special flours. Thanks.

  3. Susan says

    Could you use black quinoa for this recipe? And if i don’t want to use dairy products could i use a product like Richwhip for the icing and would i use something like that for the milk in the cake or would i better with water?

    • Mary Younkin says

      I’m guessing water will work for pureeing the quinoa. (I’m unsure how cream / Richwhip might impact the recipe.) I’m also guessing that black quinoa will work. That isn’t an ingredient I’m familiar with though. If you try those things, let me know how they work for you, Susan.