Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

by Mel on February 28, 2014

Do you need to make a dessert that will be shared with a gluten free friend?  Many kids have different dietary restrictions and gluten free dessert recipes can be sometimes be difficult to pull off, but here are some recipes the whole group will love! 

 

Gluten breadGluten-Free Banana Split Cupcakes

A dessert that tastes like a banana sundae, and is perfect for kids with gluten allergies.

You’ll need:

Batter

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 large eggs

1/2 cup agave nectar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

One batch of gluten-free chocolate ganache

One batch of gluten-free whipped cream frosting

Gluten-free chocolate sprinkles

1 banana, cut into 16 slices

8 cherries (fresh or frozen)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. To make the batter, in a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave nectar, and vanilla extract. Blend the wet ingredients into the coconut flour mixture with a handheld mixer until thoroughly combined, then fold in the strawberries.

3. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared muffin cup.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 1 hour.

5. To decorate the cupcakes, frost the tops with a layer of Chocolate Ganache. Pipe or add a big dollop of Whipped Cream Frosting (equivalent to 2 heaping tablespoons) on top of each cupcake, then cover with chocolate sprinkles. Place 2 banana slices in the whipped cream on each cupcake. Top with a cherry and serve immediately.

 

Gluten-Free Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes

Gluten-free blueberry shortcakes that make a yummy dessert (or even breakfast treat!)

You’ll need:

½ cup coconut flour, sifted

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

3 eggs

½ cup agave nectar

½ cup grape seed oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup frozen blueberries (for cupcakes)

Fresh blueberries (for decorating)

1. In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda

2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, agave, grape seed oil and vanilla and blend well with a hand blender

3. Mix dry ingredients into wet, blending with a hand mixer

4. Gently fold in frozen blueberries

5. Scoop batter one heaping ¼ cup at a time into paper lined cupcake pan

6. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes

7. Cool 1-2 hours and then top with Whipped Cream Frosting

8. Decorate each cupcake with 4-5 fresh blueberries (place on top of frosting)

9. Serve

 

Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes

Delicious strawberry cupcakes perfect for people following a gluten free diet.

You’ll need:

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tablespoon arrow root powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 large eggs

1/2 cup agave nectar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave nectar and vanilla extract. Blend the wet ingredients into the coconut flour mixture with a handheld mixer until thoroughly combined, then fold in the strawberries.

3. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared muffin cup.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 1 hour, then frost and serve.

Makes 8 cupcakes

 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

An easy recipe for homemade chocolate strawberry shortcake perfect for people who follow gluten-free diets.

Gluten Free Chocolate Biscuits:

1 ½ cups blanched almond flour

¼ cup coconut flour

2 tablespoons cacao powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

3 eggs

½ cup agave nectar

 

Filling/Topping:

2 cups heavy cream

2 tablespoon agave nectar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda

2. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs and agave

3. Stir wet ingredients into dry

4. Batter will be wet, so using a 2 tablespoon scoop, scoop batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet

5. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes

6. Cool biscuits completely and set aside

7. In a large bowl, whip cream, agave and vanilla

8. Slice biscuits in half horizontally

9. Place bottom halves on a platter; top each one with a dollop of whipped cream and strawberries

10. Top with remaining biscuit halves, and more whipped cream and strawberries

Mel

Mel

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
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