Blog By thomasa on 30 March 2018

Gluten Free Desserts

Gluten is the protein which holds most baked goods together. Gluten can be found in wheat, barley, rye, malt and brewer’s yeast.

Basically the stuff most baked desserts are made of.

Some people avoid gluten because they have Celiac disease and some people avoid gluten out of personal preference. No matter your reason for going gluten-free, just know that living gluten-free does not mean you have to live dessert-free.

There are plenty of recipes for amazing, gluten-free desserts out there for people who want to avoid gluten just like you.

We at IONutrition put together a list of six different gluten-free dessert recipes that we know you will love.

Gluten-free Cookies

This gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe from Betty Crocker is a great alternative to everyday cookies. It takes about an hour to make them and you get a whopping 54 servings from one batch of cookies. The recipe is short, sweet, and easy to follow. It looks pretty similar to a regular cookie recipe except this recipe uses rice flour and xanthan gum.

These cookies are ooey, gooey, and delicious. The recipe comes from Betty Crocker so you know that you can trust that they’ll come out well if you follow the recipe directions.

You can get the recipe here.

Gluten-free Brownies

Who doesn’t love a classic brownie recipe?

This brownie recipe by KingAuthoraFlour is pretty easy to follow. And don’t let their name fool you, their recipe is gluten-free. This recipe uses a brown rice flour blend in place of regular white flour. You can buy it through the website, or you can get your own elsewhere.

The recipe says it makes 16 brownies but that serving size will depend on how big you want your brownie pieces to be. Think of this as a standard brownie pan worth of tasty brownie goodness.

The cookies need to bake for somewhere between 33 and 3 minutes so be sure you have the time to invest in properly treating yourself.

Find this recipe here.

Gluten-free Apple Crisp

This gluten-free apple crisp recipe takes 30 minutes to make and serves six people. The recipe is really easy to follow the end-product tastes so good you may not want to share it with five other people.

GeniusKitchen suggests that you use a cup of almond flour to make this dish, probably to add a bit more of a nutty flavor to it. Combine that with the cinnamon, nutmeg, granny smith apples, and brown sugar and you’ll quickly see why this recipe is worth making.

When hot, this recipe goes great with a scoop or ice cream.

Click here for the recipe.

Gluten-free Cinnamon Rolls

If you have a little extra time on a Saturday or Sunday morning, these gluten-free cinnamon rolls are absolutely delightful. This is a special recipe for two reasons. First, they’re gluten-free. Second, they’re vegan.

Now if you’re skeptical, we don’t blame you, but the recipe is worth trying out. They’re really good.

The frosting uses a vegan alternative to cream cheese and the filling is a mix of coconut oil, cane sugar, and cinnamon. Additionally the dough uses an almond flour in place of regular all-purpose flour.

One batch serves people and you need just over an hour to prepare and cook them. Remember, these are gluten-free cinnamon rolls from scratch so it’ll take some time, but it’s so worth it.

Find the recipe here.

Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

Maybe you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter on the stomach. If cinnamon rolls or chocolate chip cookies seem like too much then maybe you should try a light, tasty sugar cookie instead. This recipe calls for almond flour which gives the cookies a tasty and slightly-nutty flavor to them.

The recipe makes somewhere between 1 and 20 cookies and requires a little more than half an hour to make depending on the number of baking sheets you can put in your oven. These go great with a nice glass of milk.

Get the recipe right now by going here.

Gluten-free Donuts

If you’ve ever bought doughnuts at an apple orchard in the fall then you know what these cinnamon sugar baked gluten-free donuts are like. Unlike the other recipes, this donut recipe uses a simple gluten-free flour.

The donuts are baked which means they’re healthier than the fried alternatives which is also nice.

You can look at the recipe here.


Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to be dessert-free. You just have to plan a little bit more before having dessert.

There’s another possibility, however. With an IONutrition meal delivery plan, we can send you gluten-free foods right to your front door. Dessert is a luxury and there is no reason why you have to plan your regular meals and your desserts. So let us plan your meal so you can just focus on making fun desserts instead.

Check out our meal-delivery options and see if any of them fit your needs.