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15+ Decadent Gluten Free Desserts

We’ve rounded up our favorite gluten free desserts! Eating gluten free shouldn’t prevent your from enjoying a decadent dessert. And we love making gluten free treats everyone can enjoy!

In this roundup we’ve got you covered with gluten free cookies, brownies, cakes, cheesecake, pies and bars. Let’s dive in!

The best gluten free flours

There are a lot of different gluten free flours out there, but here are some of my favorites for baking (and they’re all paleo friendly, too):

  • Almond Flour – a lower carb flour that isn’t too dense
  • Tapioca Flour – pairs well with almond flour in baking recipes
  • Coconut Flour – another lower carb option and great for nut-free baking
  • Cassava Flour – great nut-free option

Our go-to brand for gluten free flours is Bob’s Red Mill. You can order them online or find them in most stores.

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Gluten Free Cookies

All of these gluten free cookies are crowd pleasers! We’ve tested them out, and they’re tried and true. Always pleasing, even to those who don’t eat gluten free. Which will you try first?

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
With less than 10 ingredients, you can make a batch of these gluten free snickerdoodles in under 25 minutes. They're Paleo, and easily Vegan friendly too.
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Ginger Molasses Cookies (Paleo, Vegan + Refined Sugar-Free)
These ginger molasses cookies are Paleo, Vegan and refined sugar-free, sweetened with just blackstrap molasses and a bit of coconut sugar!
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Soft + Chewy, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Make these Vegan + Gluten-Free chocolate chip cookies in one bowl with unrefined sugar, coconut oil, nut milk and dairy-free chocolate chips!
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Gluten Free Brownies

Brownies are up next! We like them rich and fudgy, and we’ve got two versions for you – one with eggs and one without. Your choice!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies (GF + Refined Sugar-Free)
Serve these paleo chocolate chip fudge brownies up! They'll be a hit with your whole family! They're allergy-friendly and delicious!
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Egg-Free Brownies (Paleo, Gluten-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)
Here are some gooey, fudgy egg-free brownies perfect for those of you with egg allergies, sensitivities or intolerances! They're Paleo and Gluten-Free too!
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Gluten Free Cake

It wouldn’t be a well rounded collection without some gluten free cakes! Here are some that are sure to please your whole bunch.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate “Buttercream” Frosting from Paleo Running Momma
Slice of chocolate cake with frosting and a fork taking a bite out
This paleo chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream is made with a blend of grain free flours, coconut oil and coconut sugar. Gluten free, dairy free.
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Gluten-Free Apple Cake (Paleo, Egg-Free + Vegan)
This gluten-free apple cake is a savory-sweet treat the whole family will enjoy! The crumbly topping and drizzle of salted caramel are the best of Fall!
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Flourless Chocolate Cake from Real Food with Jessica
Close up of flourless chocolate cake with sliced strawberry on top
This Paleo Flourless Chocolate cake is easy, made with only 7 ingredients in 30 minutes, and is so delicious!
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Gluten Free Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a classic, and these gluten free options are likely to insight a new addiction. One is classic and one is a little more edgy.

No Bake Vegan Cheesecake from The Almond Eater
Gluten free cheesecake with strawberry topping
This no bake vegan cheesecake is made with nuts and maple syrup, and the filling is cashew-based, lightly sweetened and super creamy.
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Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Bars from Wholesomelicious
Chocolate bars stacked on a white countertop
These decadent and rich Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Bars will satisfy any sweet tooth and chocolate craving! Dairy-Free and gluten-free, but no one will ever know!
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Gluten Free Pie

Don’t worry, we wouldn’t leave out gluten free pies. Don’t get me wrong, making a gluten free crust can be a little tougher, but we’ve got you covered so the holidays feel traditional, even without the traditional flour.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
Dairy free and gluten free pumpkin pie in pie dish with whipped coconut cream on top. One slice of pie missing from dish and two forks dug into the missing spot.
This recipe for dairy free, gluten free pumpkin pie crust and pumpkin pie filling is buttery, flakey and melt-in-your-mouth good!
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Homemade Gluten-Free Cherry Pie from Heartbeet Kitchen
Overhead shot of cherry pie with fancy heart shaped toppings
A gluten-free cherry pie recipe that’s insanely good! The easy tart cherry filling is homemade, baked in a flaky gluten-free pie crust.
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Gluten Free Bars

These gluten free bars are a bonus treat! Decadent and easy to make, too! We love bars for treats because they are less fuss. Bake them in a square pan and then just cut them into squares!

Paleo Pumpkin Bars (Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)
These delicious Paleo pumpkin bars are filled with all the fall flavors you’re craving without dairy, gluten, eggs or refined sugar!
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Cranberry Orange Crumble Bars (Paleo, GF, Dairy-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)
The vibrant color of these cranberry orange crumble bars feels so festive, making them a holiday favorite! Allergy-free and so buttery and delicious!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
The best treats are ones ready to enjoy with minimal time and effort, which is exactly what these gluten and dairy-free chocolate chip cookie bars are!
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15+ Decadent Gluten Free Desserts: Coffee Cake

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 squares
This Gluten Free coffee cake is the perfect treat. Plus, we've rounded up other gluten free recipes for cookies, bars, chocolate cake, cheesecake and more!
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  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit and line a 8×8 inch dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cassava flour, baking powder and sea salt with a fork.
  • Using the fork, "cut" coconut butter and oil into dry ingredients until small bits form.
  • Add coconut milk, maple syrup, apple sauce and apple cider vinegar and mix with fork until combined.
  • Transfer cake mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out with your hands into an even layer.
  • Make the topping by combining all the topping ingredients in the bowl you just used and mix until clumps form. Don't overmix – you want it crumbly.
  • Sprinkle topping over cake, and transfer to the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes. When a knife comes out clean, remove from the oven and let cool before slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy. You can drizzle some extra coconut butter if you want, too! We love it best served a little warm, so we usually re-heat it for about 10-12 seconds in the microwave.
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