Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

22 Gluten Free Recipes to Try Right Now

22 gluten free recipes on including flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies, pizza dip, potato skins, homemade granola bars, easy chicken dinner recipes, dark chocolate truffles, and more!

One of the most popular questions I get is how to make a recipe gluten free. That and “how are you not 500 lbs?”– that one’s definitely number 1. My secrets? Bake for others. Taste what you must. Run like a wild banshee/Phoebe.

To answer your other question, I’m not the one to ask about gluten free baking. To be honest, I have very little experience with gluten free flour blends because no one in my family has a gluten intolerance. And I just don’t feel confident making recommendations for you without sufficient practice! That being said, I’ve been churning out naturally gluten free recipes on my blog for the past couple of years. Recipes where you don’t even need flour so the whole all-purpose flour replacement thing is a moo point. (I binge watched friends this weekend.)

I know many of you either have a gluten intolerance or are giving up/reducing gluten for personal preference, so I decided to pull together some of my favorite recipes that happen to be naturally gluten free as a bonus. Legit good stuff here!

Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

I am 100% obsessed with this fruit tart. First of all, the crust is only made from two ingredients: nuts and dried fruit. Then you have tangy and perfectly thick greek yogurt on top. Protein! Protein! Then a layer of fresh fruit on top. I’ve served this for breakfast, dessert, and eat the leftovers as a snack. It’s completely guilt free/gluten free healthy dessert central.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares

This recipe blows my mind every time I make it. These healthy snack bars have only 1 Tablespoon of refined sugar, no butter, no oil, and are made with 100% good for you ingredients. Use certified GF oats to ensure they are gluten free.

Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares

Crispy Quinoa Patties

Here’s a recipe Kevin and I make at least 2-3 times per month. I was inspired to begin making them after my sister-in-law shared them with me. They’re vegetarian, completely satisfying, flavor-packed, healthy, crisp, and super versatile. Add your favorite spices and veggies! I loooove these crispy quinoa patties over salad.

Crispy Quinoa Patties - these versatile patties are crispy on the edges, warm in the center, and freeze well for a quick meal. Add your favorite spices and veggies!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

One of the top 10 cookie recipes I make on the regular. I love that they’re practically health food made from only a few ingredients. You won’t miss the butter, all the excess sugar, and you definitely won’t miss the flour. Kevin’s friends had no idea these were gluten free “healthier” cookies. Only 6 ingredients needed!

6 ingredient Flourless Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies - simply, healthy, quick!

Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Step 1: make a homemade teriyaki sauce. (It’s really easy.) Step 2: Pour over chicken and pineapple. Step 3: Bake, eat, obsess. Such a simple dinner! I usually serve it with broccoli, brown rice, or baked sweet potatoes.

Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

These sinfully rich truffles, along with most of Sally’s Candy Addiction cookbook, are completely gluten free. You see, candy doesn’t need flour. It’s mostly sugar, butter, chocolate, cream, etc. Health food? Eh, not so much. 🙁 Gluten free? Absolutely!

Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

140 Calorie Cheesy Sausage Quiche

A fraction of calories for a whopping serving! And oh my gosh, the flavor. I love making crustless quiches because they’re packed with protein, unbelievably light, and you can throw just about anything in them like leftover meat, cheese, veggies, spices, etc. Bonus: it’s all prepared in one pan!

140 Calorie Cheesy Sausage Quiche

Chewy Fudge Granola Bars

These chocolate peanut butter bars taste like straight up candy bars. They’re exceptionally chewy, packed with oats, and remind me of my beloved no-bake cookies (which are also gluten free!). Make sure you use certified GF oats.

Chewy No-Bake Fudge Granola Bars

My Favorite Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Guess what? I make this stuff with Greek yogurt! This pizza dip lives up to its higher fat alternative. My proof is setting it in front of Kevin’s friends when they watch football, gobble it up in seconds, and ask for more. This is absolutely the best pizza dip I’ve ever had. Enjoy with gluten free crackers, pretzels, chips, veggies!

My Favorite Pizza Dip Recipe

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My jaw drops whenever I make these gluten free cookies because it astounds me that there are only 7 ingredients in them. And they taste so damn good! Soft, chewy, chocolate, peanut butter, bliss.

8 ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - soft, chewy, simple, and gluten free!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Hello horizontal photo. Here’s a major throwback to 2012 when all I ate were these oatmeal bars. Well, almost everything I ate. I made these every single week and brought them into work to snack on before or after lunch. Each bar is satisfying, wholesome, and if you use certified GF oats– gluten free!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

I love macaroon cookies! If you follow me on snapchat, you saw me make a version of these naturally gluten free cookies the other week for Christmas. Try adding fresh strawberry for a little extra flavor. And for pink. Duh.

Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

A true “set it and forget it” slow cooker recipe! Readers have been loving this recipe since I posted it last month. I’ve made it at least a dozen times and can’t sing enough praises. Oh god, you don’t want to hear me sing. But you DO need to try this. Enjoy with a side of veggies, a salad, baked potato, or gluten free crackers.

Absolutely my favorite chili! Let the slow cooker do all the work! Recipe found on

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Both diet-friendly and gluten free. These were inspired by a carton of Trader Joes sea salt & turbinado sugar chocolate almonds that my friend brought over. I could NOT stop eating them. So I did the logical thing and made them at home. Only 4 simple convenient ingredients transformed into something extraordinary.

How to make Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds found on

Zucchini Fritters!

I had to add that exclamation point because these zucchini fritters are totally THE BEES KNEES! Learn all the tricks to making them extra crispy and extra yum. And yes! No gluten to be found.

Zucchini Fritters with Garlic Herb Yogurt Sauce

That homemade garlic herb yogurt sauce, too… omg. ↑

Cashew Coconut Snack Bars

Homemade KIND bars! These snazzy coconut snack bars are a variation of my very favorite vanilla almond snack bars. Only 8 wholesome ingredients, completely gluten free, wholesome, satisfying, chewy, and simple!

Cashew Coconut Snack Bars (KIND copycat recipe!)

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Warning: these are hard to resist. The skins are crispy. The potatoes are sweet. The cheese is prominent. The bacon is everything. Gluten free game day treat!

Simply Loaded Sweet Potato Skins - what a great snack or side for game day!

Hit The Trail Granola

Attention snack lovers! Granola is one of my favorite snacks to have on hand and this version is completely packed with flavors, textures, and a whole lotta STUFF. The recipe’s simple, the flavor’s crazy. Use certified GF oats to ensure it’s gluten free! Plus… chocolate.

Trail Mix Granola on Sweet, healthy, snacky, easy, addicting!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I love apple anything and this gluten free version of apple crisp completely exceeded my expectations; it’s AMAZING. And simple. Warm, gooey, brown sugar oat topped!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Crispy Hash Breakfast Skillet

Learn my 2 ways to the crispiest homemade shredded hash browns in this recipe! This is the perfect 1 pan gluten free brunch option. I love making it on the weekends with extra bacon on the side.

Crispy Hash Breakfast Skillet

Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow

Welcome to your new addiction. The end.

Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow

Skillet Chicken & Veggies with Creamy Light Garlic Sauce

Enjoy the whole meal (done in only 45 minutes!) for about 400 calories, including all that extra creamy garlic sauce. I just made this recipe last week and it seriously ROCKS. The flavors! Have breath mints handy.


Q: Have you tried any of these recipes? Do tell!

Q: What are some of your gluten free favorites?

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  1. I love baking and always share my creations with my friends. Sadly, one of my best friends is gluten-free. Thanks to this post I can make these for her. It is so nice to have all the recipes in one place. 🙂
    xo girl C

  2. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that the last few times I’ve clicked your “pin it” button, it tells me there is nothing on the page to pin. Not sure if anyone else is having this issue but thought you should know!

  3. Ever since my husband went GF for his Crohn’s Disease, I’ve been doing a lot of GF baking. And by far the best product out there? Certified GF oat flour. It goes great in a lot of cakes and brownies or (of course) oatmeal cookies without having any GF taste. Give it a shot!
    These all look great. I’ll add them to my arsenal!

  4. Aren’t macarons considered gluten free since it contains almond flour instead of regular flour? 

    • Regular macarons are typically all gluten free, yes! If there’s lots of add-ins and flavors– some of them might contain gluten.

  5. What a great round-up!  I will definitely be trying some of these!  Thank you!

  6. LOVING this round-up, Sally! Right up my alley!!! I finally posted my miracle gluten-free flour blend yesterday (long overdue, I know!) so if you ever feel the urge to give gfree baking a shot, try out the blend! It works MAGICALLY with all of your recipes! I know from LOTS of personal experience 😉

  7. Hmm I actually haven’t made any of these recipes (guess I like my gluten?) but I’ll have to give some of these a try! Those flourless cookies, or that apple crisp? OMG

    • I have made the gluten-free pumpkin granola bars in your cookbook though! They didn’t appeal to me because they were gluten-free however (it was because they looked so healthy and delicious), but those bars did prove to me that gluten-free baking can be just as delicious 😉 

  8. I just want to thank you for not posting gluten free recipes purposefully. I like my gluten! I love that you pulled out these recipes that are naturally gluten free, but I hate when my favorite food blogs start posting gluten free recipes that require additional ingredients. Your recipes are always delicious as is! Happy new year!

  9. Okay, so even if you give most of your baked goods away to others, HOW do you resist the urge to keep them for yourself and not eat so many pieces, especially as they’re so good!?!?!

  10. Oh no, which one to pick first? I love a good macaroon….but those sea salt almonds look divine too….and the zucchini fritters and the granola! I guess I’ll just have to make a day of it. Granola for breakfast, fritters for dinner, and the other two for snacks in between. 

  11. Print print print – have a good stockpile of recipes to make this coming weekend….. 🙂

  12. I forgot about those gluten free quinoa patties!!! Must make them soon. I cannot believe how many people go gluten free who don’t have to do it. It kind of makes me sad people are getting rid of something because it’s deemed “bad”. Unless you 100% cannot eat gluten, I wish all people would never just rid themselves of it. Maybe it’s just me. And maybe I just like gluten filled cookies, pancakes, mac n cheese, and cakes too much.

  13. Time to chug out all the gluten-free stuff! 🙂 I made your chicken with garlic sauce yesterday night, and it was over the moon AH-MA-ZING! The chicken was a little raw though, and I fried it for a little bit. It was fine after that. Thanks for these recipes!

  14. LOL! Moo point! That is one of my favorite lines from Friends! Thank you for these recipes!! I am new to gluten free cooking and look forward to trying all of these! Seriously, all of them!

  15. Fortunately I do not have a gluten intolerance, but I love when you do round ups! 

  16. I love the strawberry oat bars! They are truly amazing. You can even make them vegan by using a flax egg! They’re definitely me new favorite snack bar.

  17. I’m excited to try out those Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies and the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars!!! They look AMAZING!!!

    I was also curious if you could also post a post about Paleo baking recipes you may have or making in the process. Particularly cookies, but other sweets are awesome too!

  18. They all look amazing actually. I’ll try out as many as possible!!

  19. Moo point…like a cow’s opinion! It’s one of my fav Friends quotes ever!!

  20. I’m one of the lucky ones that is severely gluten intolerant and I’ve tried most if these. I LOVE the fudge granola bars! My friends always think I live on vegetables but are shocked when I’m munching on cookies and treats too! I have found the Pamela’s and Grandpa’s kitchen gluten free flour blends to work really well in all of your recipes to where most people don’t realize that they’re gluten free. Thanks for putting this together! Will have to try put that choli today 

  21. I like this post so much. For one I am a huge “Friends” fanatic myself! I can pretty much relate at least one thing everyday to a “Friends” episode…LOL Anyway I have been wanting to venture into gluten free and vegan baking. The apple crisp looks great. I can’t wait to try this and the flour-less cookies. Question about the almond meal…Do you think you could use a different nut? Like Pecans or Walnuts? I think those nuts are a good flavor with apples.

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