40 Gluten Free Dessert Recipes Everyone Loves - Sally's Baking Addiction (2024)

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. 😉

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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!)

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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!

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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.)

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For more gluten-free recipe inspiration—both sweet and savory—browse my entire collection of gluten-free recipes.

40+ Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Flourless Chocolate Cake

A 1-bowl cake recipe without any special tools, decorating, or assembly required, this is chocolate cake made easy. With its fudge-like texture, it satisfies even the biggest chocolate craving!

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5-Ingredient Pavlova

Pavlova is crisp on the edges, chewy on top, and marshmallow-soft in the center. Pile with lemon curd, whipped cream, and fresh fruit for a delicious gluten-free dessert.

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Easy Lace Cookies

Made from only 6 ingredients, these lace cookies are ready in 30 minutes and taste like sweet brown butter and caramel. Everyone loves them sandwiched with a little chocolate.

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Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe

Many beginner bakers are SHOCKED at how easycrème brûléeis! There are only 6 ingredients, and if you follow my success tips, you’ll be gifted with the smoothest, creamiest dessert ever.

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Delicious Chocolate Soufflé

Yes, you can make fluffy and impressive, totally rich chocolate soufflé from scratch. It’s absolutely luxurious, pretty quick to make, and requires just 7 basic ingredients.

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French Macarons for Beginners

This is an in-depth beginner’s guide to homemade French macarons. I include my kitchen-tested recipe, plus success tips, overview of techniques, list of tools… basically everything you need to succeed!

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No-Bake Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart

This wholesome Greek yogurt fruit tart comes together with a simple 3-ingredient crust, protein-packed Greek yogurt, and all your favorite seasonal fresh fruits.

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Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

You need just 1 bowl to make these wholesome chocolate chip baked oatmeal cups. Ready in about 30 minutes! I love them straight from the refrigerator for a healthy-ish dessert or snack.

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No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

Enjoy a delightful combination of chewy-crispy-crunchy textures and salty-sweet chocolate-peanut butter flavors in every bite. These 100% taste like candy bars and they disappear fast.

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Peanut Butter Balls

These candies are as soft as chocolate truffles and as irresistible as peanut butter cups. They come together with just 5 ingredients in the filling, plus the chocolate, and they freeze beautifully.

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Almond Butter Coconut Macaroons

Naturally gluten-free almond butter coconut macaroons are soft and moist in the center with extra-chewy edges. Top with chocolate and sea salt for a lovely finishing touch. No dough chilling required!

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Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

Miraculous and delicious things happen when almonds, dates, and dark chocolate collide. They’re delicious cold from the refrigerator!

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Easy Baked Apples

Take cored apples, fill with a buttery brown sugar cinnamon crumble, and bake until tender. They’re like individually portioned apple crisps, which are great for smaller gatherings.

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Coconut Macaroons

These homemade coconut macaroons are sweet, moist, and chewy on the inside with a delightfully crisp exterior. Try this classic version, or see recipe Notes for a white chocolate cranberry version.

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No-Bake Cheesecake Jars

My no-bake cheesecake jars are fun to make because you can customize them with different toppings. Be sure to use GF graham crackers in this easy 30-minute dessert.

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Soft Caramel Candies

The ultimate sweet and salty candy treat, these sea salt vanilla caramels are unbelievably soft and chewy. This makes a big batch to share!

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Healthy Berry Streusel Bars

These easy healthy berry streusel bars combine 1 thick layer of berry filling between 2 layers of almond oat streusel. They’re made with wholesome ingredients and your favorite mix of berries.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

With a cookie so deep, dark, and chocolatey, you’d never know there isn’t butter or flour in the ingredient list. These are simple to make and always fly off the serving tray. Very rich!

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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

This is my simple recipe for warm, gooey, brown-sugar-oat-topped flourless apple crisp. A go-to dessert in the fall season, although it’s not unusual to make this reader-favorite recipe throughout the year!

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Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch pudding is totally underrated, and after 1 taste you’ll find yourself making this recipe on repeat. It’s luxuriously creamy, velvet-rich, and comes together in just 1 pot in 10 minutes.

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4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy and smooth peanut butter fudge made with only a handful of ingredients is… dangerous. No candy thermometer, no stove, and just a few steps. You’ve been warned.

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Homemade Dirt Pudding (Fun for Kids!)

This no-bake, make-ahead dirt pudding is as fun to make as it is to serve and eat! It features layers of creamy homemade chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies (use certified GF Oreos), and buried gummy worms.

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Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles

These super simple, protein-packed 3-ingredient blueberry yogurt swirl popsicles are naturally gluten free and hit the spot in the summertime.

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Tart

This delicious chocolate coconut almond tart is naturally gluten free and vegan. (You won’t miss the butter & flour!) You need just 7 ingredients, and I guarantee there won’t be any leftovers.

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Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

These soft baked pears are infused with maple and vanilla, and topped with crunchy granola. They’re simple to prepare, yet absolutely exploding with flavor!

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Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my personal favorites, and I’ve been making them for years! Taste testers never know that both butter and flour are missing from the dough.

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Blueberry Sauce Topping

Juicy blueberries bring their natural sweetness to this quick and easy stovetop sauce, which is a versatile topping on plenty of desserts. I love it most on vanilla ice cream!

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

These no-bake chocolate coconut snowballs are easy to make and freeze wonderfully. They’re nut-free as written, but see recipe Notes for how to add some peanut butter—fantastic either way!

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

A *very* popular recipe. These extra soft and thick no-bake bars come together with just 5 ingredients. Be sure to use GF graham crackers!

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3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Beat the heat with these pretty pink wholesome treats!

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Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

Add a little something *extra* (and pink!) to your coconut macaroons. Fresh strawberries are speckled throughout a moist, chewy coconut macaroon for bite-sized bliss.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

These pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal bars are soft and chewy with satisfying pumpkin flavor. Great for on-the-go breakfasts, snacks, and dessert.

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Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

These dark chocolate key lime pie trufflesare creamy, luscious, and downright extravagant. That’s key lime ganache inside! Citrus and chocolate is a seriously underrated combination.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Only 9 ingredients stand between you and a batch of soft, chewy, perfectly thick flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies. These are a texture-lover’s dream!

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Homemade Caramel Corn

Sweet and crunchy caramel corn! Don’t underestimate this… it’s truly unbelievable. It’s my beloved grandmother’s recipe, and I make it every single holiday season.

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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Of all my recipes, I make these soft-baked oatmeal barsthe most often. A 1-bowl recipe, and customizable depending on what ingredients you have on hand. Kids and adults love them.

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8-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies

No mixer, no oven, no problem! These no-bake cookies are incredibly simple, but pack big flavor. This is a family-favorite recipe, and to ensure they are gluten free, use certified GF oats.

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No-Bake Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

These sweet and salty granola bars are soft, chewy, and pack hefty flavor from almonds, coconut, oats, and chocolate. Skip the oven and allow the bars to set up in the refrigerator or freezer. A healthy-ish dessert or snack!

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Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Easy! And will satisfy any chocolate cravings. You need 4 ingredients, and you can turn them up a notch by toasting the almonds first.

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Chocolate Swirled Meringue Cookies

These chocolate swirled meringue cookies are delightfully crisp on the outside with a melt-in-your-mouth texture inside. A simple pleasure!

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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.

Gluten-Free Dinners:

  • Zucchini Fritters
  • Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Black Bean Burgers (skip the buns; use oat flour)
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
  • Strawberry Bacon Salad
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