Save this list as your go-to resource whenever you need a gluten-free dessert recipe idea. From easy flourless chocolate chip cookies to show-stopping pavlova, this page has something to satisfy your sweet tooth—without using any gluten-containing ingredients.
In other words, you won’t miss the gluten. 😉
Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe Ideas
Most of my 1,300+ (!!!) published recipes are traditional baking recipes—think chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, vanilla cake—and a good majority of those recipes contain flour as a main ingredient. For those with dietary restrictions, it can be challenging to find dessert recipes.
Over the years, I’ve worked on developing a growing collection of gluten-free recipes where flour simply isn’t needed. I’m happy to share 40 of my favorites with you today! Truly, many of these recipes are some of the most popular among readers, even for those not following a gluten-free diet.
In fact, I make these peanut butter banana chocolate chip oatmeal bars more than any other recipe on my site. (Bonus: they’re sweet enough to satisfy your dessert cravings, but wholesome enough to serve for breakfast. I know we all appreciate a versatile recipe!)
If you’re looking for a dessert to impress, both flourless chocolate cake and cranberry frangipane tart are classic gluten-free desserts options. As single-layer cakes they are perfect for smaller gatherings, just like crème brûlée and chocolate soufflé (both also GF). If you have these recipes on your baking bucket list, consider this your invitation to try!
And let’s not forget about cookies! Whenever I make these flourless almond butter chocolate chip cookies, flourless monster cookies, or flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies (pictured below), people rarely notice that they’re missing flour. (Making them great options for those in need of dairy-free recipes, too.)
Or if you need brownies, peanut butter swirl yogurt brownies are super fudgy, even without flour, oil, or butter in the ingredients list.
For more gluten-free recipe inspiration—both sweet and savory—browse my entire collection of gluten-free recipes.
40+ Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes
I hope you find a new favorite out of all of these gluten-free dessert recipes! Before you go, here are some of my very favorite gluten-free dinner recipes.