Follow these recipes for gluten-free alternatives to classic baked goods.
More people have become aware of gluten allergies. This has resulted in some great gluten-free food products and recipes. Gluten is the different proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. It acts like glue to hold food together. However, for those with celiac disease (gluten allergies) the gluten can cause great harm to their small intestine. When they consume gluten, it causes damage to the villi in the small intestine. When the villi is damaged, the body can’t absorb nutrients properly.
While you can seek out gluten-free baked goods, nothing beats homemade sweets. We’ve made a list of delicious gluten-free baking recipes. Gluten-free baking involves replacing all-purpose bleached flour with a combination of different ingredients. These ingredients can include tapioca starch,almond flour, white rice flour, brown rice flour and xanthan gum. There are also pre-mixed gluten-free flour blends available if you don’t want to make your own. Gluten-free baking may seem daunting, but it’s quite easy. Your body will thank you, along with everyone you end up sharing your treats with!
1. Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread – If you’re craving a sweet treat, try this zucchini bread recipe from allrecipes. This bread will go great with a cup of coffee in the morning, or even as dessert.
2. Delicious Gluten-Free Bread Recipe – It may seem impossible to have bread for your sandwiches when you’re on a gluten-free diet. Well, look no further than Gluten Free Goddess’s delicious gluten-free bread recipe. You can make this recipe in either a loaf pan or a bread machine. You can even make it vegan!
3. Gluten-Free French Bread – Gluten-free French bread? Oui! This simple recipe from KitchMe will give you tasty French bread, perfect for dipping in oil.
Brownies & Bars
1.Gluten-Free Peanut and Chocolate Chex Bars – If you’re looking for a snack that everyone can enjoy, try these peanut and chocolate chex bars from Betty Crocker. You can take them on the go, and the kids will have a tasty treat for their lunchbox.
2. Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Brownies – Dark chocolate and brownies always go good together. Now, you can make dark chocolate brownies with this recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess. Yum.
3.Gluten-Free No-Bake Samoa Bars – Samoas are one of the most popular Girl Scout cookies. Combine the rich flavors of coconut, caramel and chocolate to create no-bake samoa bars with the recipe from Eat Good 4 Life. You can easily make these no-bake delights with a food processor, baking sheet and refrigerator.
1. Chewy Gluten-Free Cookies – Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in any baking skill set. Now, you can make this timeless dessert with help from Food Network. These chewy cookies will definitely become a popular recipe in your household.
2. Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles – If you want to make snickerdoodles, look no further than this recipe from Betty Crocker. These classic cookies can be easily made with pre-mixed gluten-free flour. Don’t forget to share a few with your friends and family!
3. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies – These flourless peanut butter cookies from Food Network are super easy to make. With minimal ingredients and total prep and bake time of 20 minutes, making these cookies is a cinch.
Cakes & Cupcakes
1. Flourless Chocolate Cake – Chocolate cake. The epitome of indulgence in the dessert world. Yes, you can make it without gluten. Real Simple’s recipe for flour-less chocolate cake will leave you feeling less guilty about the piece that ends up being a midnight snack.
2. Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes – Fudge brownies in a cupcake form? And free of gluten? You bet. Gluten Free Goddess Karina’s recipe combines brownies with cupcakes, giving you a tasty treat you can take on the road.
3. Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes With Mocha Icing – If pure chocolate isn’t your thing, try the gluten-free vanilla cupcakes with mocha icing from Gluten-Free Goddess. The combination of coffee, chocolate and vanilla is sure to get your taste buds tingling.
1. Flourless Banana Bread Muffins – If you have some browning bananas around, try these flourless banana bread muffins from Running With Spoons. This take on banana bread is not only gluten-free, but oil-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar free, too. Healthy and yummy, what more could you ask for?
2. Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins – Start your day off right with blueberry muffins from Driscoll’s. With only 15 minutes of prep time, you can easily serve up something healthy and delicious for breakfast.
3. Triple Chocolate Avocado Muffins – Avocado is all the rage. This super food is packed with healthy fat, fiber and potassium. Now, you can use those ripe avocados to make gluten-free chocolate avocado muffins. This healthy alternative will give you a reason to eat chocolate for breakfast (or whenever you want).