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62 healthier gluten-free dessert recipes

If you’ve made the decision to eliminate gluten from your diet (or been required to for health reasons), then you may have discovered that dessert options for the non-gluten-inclined seem few and far between. Grocery stores and bakeries are rife with baked goods, but often light on gluten-free varieties. Dear readers, take heart! Going gluten-free does not mean going dessert-free for the rest of your life.

In fact, there are loads of gluten-free desserts options out there. And the best news?  Gluten-free folk can have our dessert and eat it too — all without compromising on our health. Check out our list of 62 healthy recipes for gluten-free desserts, and tell your taste buds “you’re welcome”.  

Cakes and Pies

1. Chocolate Cupcakes 
Who says sugar is the only way to satisfy a sweet tooth? This recipe is free of added sugars. Instead, stevia and coconut oil bring the sweet, while cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and espresso powder contribute a range of flavors to these bites of gluten-free goodness.

2. Lemon Polenta Cake
Almond flour and polenta form the base for this melt-in-your-mouth confection. The recipe calls for a substantial amount of butter and sugar, so it may not be the healthiest recipe out there — but the whole ingredients help establish this cake as a healthieroption. If you’re interested in cutting back on the butter and sugar, it’s easy to try some simple,healthier substitutions.

For all 62  fantastic desserts -- including crisps and cobblers, puddings and mousses, cookies, fruit-based dishes and frozen treats, go to

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