Looking for something sweet yet guilt-free to enjoy this summer? We’ve got you covered with these gluten free dairy free desserts!
Miley Cyrus, the famed “Malibu” singer, is a well-known advocate of the vegan lifestyle. Along with being cruelty-free, the singer has also opened up about being gluten-free and her struggles with having a gluten allergy.
Although 1 out of every 133 people suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that results in gluten intolerance, nearly 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Like Miley Cyrus, for those suffering from a sensitivity to gluten—a protein commonly found in wheat, barley, and rye—ingesting products containing gluten can lead to digestive problems. Gluten sensitivity can also result in a number of other undesirable symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, muscle aches, skin breakouts, and even dizziness.
While wheat is a common base for flour—which means that wheat flours contain gluten—there are many gluten-free flour substitutes that can be used, such as coconut flour or rice flour. Xanthan or guar gum, flax, and chia seeds also make excellent gluten-replacers because they are able to mimic the qualities of gluten in baking—binding ingredients together and providing the overall structure for baked goods.
Those suffering from celiac disease, or a sensitivity to gluten, may find themselves desperately trying to satisfy a sweet tooth—but dietary restrictions or food allergies shouldn’t keep you from indulging in a few delectable treats! Whether you’re desiring pies, cakes, brownies, or pudding—we’ve got you covered! Try out some of our favorite gluten free dairy free desserts. Enjoy!
Cake, Cake, Cake!
Double Chocolate Mini Cakes:
If you’re looking to satisfy a chocolate craving—look no further than these double chocolate mini cakes! Ready in under 40 minutes, these gluten-free scrumptious cakes are chock-full of healthy fats and fiber. Check out our recipe here!
If your mouth isn’t watering yet, it’s sure to be after you take a glance at this beauty! Not only is this vegan, gluten-free bundt cake pleasing to the eye—it is also certain to please the pickiest of palates. With only a handful of ingredients, you can easily create this masterpiece! Try our wondrous bundt cake recipe and top it with your choice of fruits or even some coconut whipped cream!
Easy Baked Cheesecake:
With an almond-oat crust and a creamy filling of vegan cream cheese, coconut cream, and cashews, this gluten-free cheesecake is sure to have anyone envious of your kitchen skills! This sweet and tangy classic is simple to make and can be topped with your choice of fresh fruit! Try The Minimalist Baker’s recipe here.
Share a slice of pie!
Fresh Strawberry Pie:
This fruity creation is sure to impress all your friends at your next get together! A perfect treat for the summer—this vegan, gluten-free strawberry pie is easy to make and one bite of this warm, sweet dessert is sure to please even the non-vegans! Try out our recipe, which is perfect for any occasion!
Not only is the Snickers pie gluten-free and vegan, it is also paleo-friendly and free of refined sugar! With thick layers of caramel, chocolate, and peanut butter, topped off with dark chocolate drizzle—this outrageously delicious dessert will be gone in seconds! Try Sprouted Route’s recipe and enjoy it—guilt-free!
Banana Cream Pie Pudding:
Desiring the creamy filling of a pie, but don’t feel like baking? This gluten-free banana cream pie pudding will certainly hit all the right spots! Sure to be any banana lover’s new favorite recipe, this delightful pudding creation sets itself apart from other puddings with its mixture of coconut whipped cream! Try out this yummy recipe, pronto!
Apple & Rhubarb Crumble:
This dreamy apple and rhubarb crumble is sure to have you scraping the plate after your last bite! Using only 7 ingredients, you can easily make this gluten-free, fruity dessert in no time at all! This mouthwatering crumble can be served with a dollop of coconut whipped cream or vegan custard. Try out our apple and rhubarb crumble recipe and excite your taste buds today!
Try a batch of brownies!
Still trying to satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth? Indulge in these simple to make gluten-free mocha brownies! Snack on these guilt-free, tasty treats—not only are they packed with healthy fats, they’re also fiber-rich with plenty of whole grains! Try throwing in a handful of your favorite nuts and be sure to make this recipe, ASAP!
Brookies (Brownies & Cookies):
Not sure if you’re craving brownies or chocolate chip cookies? Well, how about having them both?! Brookies—a flavorful mashup of brownies and cookies—are gluten-free and make use of xanthan gum to keep this tasty treat in shape. Try out Enjoy Life Foods’ recipe here!
What are your favorite gluten free dairy free desserts?
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Photo: Miley Cyrus via Instagram, Mary Hood Luttrell, Quincy Malesovas, Ange Alex, Lauren Sacerdote, Kat Kennedy