These five gluten-free dessert recipes are cheap and easy to make, perfect for a sweet treat or even breakfast on the go. If you feel like your diet is lacking any protein, then it’s time to load up on the sweets.
All of these desserts cook in under 15 minutes and use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. These recipes are great for a quick, healthy dessert or you can make them for company. If you are short of time, you can always take advantage of the delivery company or order the preferable desserts online. They will do all of the work for you. But nothing could be better than cooking your food and serving it to friends and family. Enjoy!
1. Gluten-Free Banana Ice Cream
1 frozen banana;
1 tablespoon of honey, agave, or brown sugar (optional).
Cut a frozen banana in half lengthwise and place both halves on a plate. Put the honey in the middle of the banana. If you want to eat it with your hands, then just scoop it up with your fingers like an ice cream cone. If you want to spoon it into your mouth, then just spoon it right out of the peel. No matter how you eat it, this is a great dessert for vegans or people with dairy allergies because bananas are naturally dairy-free.
This dessert is incredibly simple and it only takes about 10 minutes to make. You can also add different ingredients to make it even more interesting. For example, you can add a tablespoon of coconut or soy milk instead of honey. Other substitutions include applesauce, vanilla extract, maple syrup, or a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top. Be creative! Gluten-free isn’t boring!
2. Apple Chips
4 crisp apples (red or green);
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional).
Using a sharp knife, cut the apples into thin slices. Place the apple slices in a small cooking pan over medium heat. Add the pure maple syrup onto the apples and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want to make sure that they are cooked through and slightly browned on both sides. If they start to burn or stick to the bottom of your pan, then lower your heat.
When they’re done, remove them from your pan and place them on a baking sheet to cool. Depending on how much time you have and how crunchy you want them, you can let them cool for just an hour or overnight. When they’re done, they’ll be slightly crisp and chewy like a snack or breakfast cereal. You can also eat these without the syrup or add cinnamon to make a healthy version of apple-cinnamon toast.
3. Chocolate-Covered Banana Pudding
2 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise (about 1 cup sliced);
1/2 cup milk (almond, coconut, or regular);
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (optional);
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or a pinch of Himalayan pink crystal salt)
Melted dark chocolate, chopped almonds, or chopped walnuts for garnish. You can also drizzle a little more milk on top if the pudding is too runny. Peppermint extract for garnish. If you want to drizzle the chocolate on top of your pudding, then use melted dark chocolate instead of milk.
Place the sliced bananas and maple syrup in a small saucepan. If you want to use regular milk, add the salt and heat over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. If you’re using almond or coconut milk, then just heat it over low heat for about 5 minutes. Add about half a cup of almond or coconut milk and liquefy your ingredients (you can use a blender if you want to).
Pour the rest of the almond or coconut milk (or regular cow’s milk) into your pudding while the bananas and syrup are still hot. Stir gently with a spoon until all ingredients are combined. Serve warm or wait for it to cool if you want a more firm pudding. If the mixture is too thick, then add a little water or almond milk until it’s the consistency of pudding. Garnish with shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and peppermint extract. Enjoy your gluten-free dessert!
4. Gluten-Free Avocado Brownies
1 mashed avocado (about 1/2 cup);
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Stevia or pure maple syrup to taste. You can also add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder if you want your brownies to be more chocolatey! Add cocoa powder.
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until the mixture is well combined. You can use a blender or just mix it with a fork. The consistency should be smooth and creamy like brownie batter. Spoon the mixture into an 8 or 9-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper. You can also use a muffin pan instead of an 8 or 9-inch baking dish (it will come out more like muffins). Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and serve warm as an after-dinner treat! Your gluten-free dessert is ready!
5. Strawberry Breakfast Scones
1 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour);
1 cup strawberries, chopped into chunks (fresh or frozen).
Two tablespoons of butter, cold and cubed 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg white, honey, pure maple syrup, or brown sugar to taste. A handful of chopped walnuts or almonds if you want to add some crunchiness. You can substitute strawberries with other fruit or vegetables like blueberries, apples, or bananas.
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Make sure the butter is cold and cubed because you don’t want your scones to be too greasy. Form the mixture into a loose ball of dough and flatten it out into a circle. Cut it into 8 equal pieces. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until the scones are golden brown on the outside and firm on the inside. Serve warm with a little butter and fruit! Your dessert is ready and it’s gluten-free!
Gluten-free and dairy-free food may seem like a complicated recipe to follow but with these ideas, you’ll be able to create great-tasting desserts in no time! You can eat all of these treats by themselves or you can treat them like bread. For example, you can spread the avocado brownie batter evenly onto a baking sheet and then cut it into squares for easy snacking or packing into lunch boxes.
These recipes are also great for people who have allergies to gluten or dairy products. These desserts are completely gluten-free which makes them the perfect choice for vegans, vegetarians, and people who suffer from celiac disease.