31 Easy Gluten-Free Desserts

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

These easy gluten-free desserts will become your new go-to recipes when you're craving something sweet. While these recipes take just 30 minutes or less of active cooking time, some recipes call for a long time in the freezer, so plan accordingly. These desserts highlight some of the fresh produce of summer like watermelon, blueberries and cherries. Recipes like Watermelon Sherbet and Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler are fruity, delicious and a treat for all.

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Piña Colada Nice Cream

Piña Colada Nice Cream in green bowls

Get all the tropical flavors you love in a piña colada in this creamy dairy-free dessert. This ice cream alternative gets its sweetness from pineapple and coconut and is just as delicious with or without the optional rum. Either way, it's sure to put you in a beachy state of mind--not bad for a treat that takes just 10 minutes to whip up in your food processor. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Kids and adults alike will love this easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, which--unlike most cookie recipes--doesn't call for flour. These gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and, with only five simple ingredients, they can easily be whipped up by young chefs and enjoyed as an after-school treat. They're also perfect for a holiday party or for a cookie swap. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2019

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Flourless Chocolate Cookies


These flourless cookies get their volume from whipped egg whites (like a meringue) instead of grains, making them gluten-free and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. A chocolate chip in each bite adds to the rich chocolate flavor. Source: EatingWell.com, February 2018

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Watermelon Sherbet


The only difference between sorbet and sherbet is that the latter has a bit of dairy. In the case of this easy summer dessert, sweetened condensed milk adds sweetness plus a touch of creaminess. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019

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Grilled Peaches with Honey Mascarpone


Here's a new idea for dessert on a camping trip or in the backyard. Because you don't need the recipe for s'mores. But you could totally crumble some graham crackers on top to add some crunch to these grilled peaches. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2020

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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler


Gluten-free flour makes light and fluffy biscuits in this easy gluten-free peach cobbler. Fresh summer peaches and just a few spices make this simple dessert shine. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2020

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Vegan Watermelon Fruit Pizza


Wedges of juicy watermelon topped with nondairy coconut yogurt and berries make for a crisp and refreshing dessert. To feed a crowd, leave the wedges blank and let guests add their own toppings to the yogurt. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019

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Classic Cherry Crisp

Choose sweet or tart cherries for this fruit-forward dessert. Look for both in late summer, when cherries are at their peak. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018

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Creamy Chocolate Pie Ice Pops

Creamy chocolate and crunchy graham crackers combine to create a perfectly sweet treat. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Almond flour provides the base for this tender gluten-free cake that is filled with carrots, spices and just a hint of coconut. Look for almond flour in the gluten-free baking section of most major supermarkets or natural-foods stores. Source: EatingWell.com, March 2018

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Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream


This green-as-a-shamrock "nice cream"--made with almond milk, coconut cream and bananas--is loosely inspired by the Shamrock McFlurry. Whip up this dairy-free dessert for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you're craving a minty treat. (To keep this recipe vegan, be sure to choose vegan chocolate chips.) Source: EatingWell.com, March 2020

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

You'd never know that these delicious gluten-free cookies are made without wheat flour. A blend of gluten-free flour and almond flour--plus butter and brown sugar--gives them a classic chocolate chip cookie flavor and the ideal balance of crispiness and chewiness. Make a batch as a treat for your family or to bring to parties, potlucks and picnics. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019

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No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies

No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies

Sweetened with dates, these whole-grain bars provide energy and protein, thanks to nut butter. With just 5 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make these delicious, chewy brownies with no added sugar. Whip up a batch as a healthy dessert or for grab-and-go energy bars for a healthy snack. Source: EatingWell.com, August 2018

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Berries with Custard Sauce and Mint

This dessert of fresh mixed berries topped with a sweet Marsala-flavored custard and fresh mint is a refreshing treat on a hot summer night. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Gluten-Free Peach Crisp


The buttery, crunchy topping for this easy gluten-free peach crisp is made with almond flour and oats instead of wheat flour, and sliced almonds add additional crunch. Make this crisp at the height of summer when fresh peaches are at their best. Served as it is or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, it's sure to be a crowd-pleasing summer dessert. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2019

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Strawberry-Mango Nice Cream


This creamy strawberry-mango nice cream is a delicious healthy ice cream alternative. It's all fruit, dairy-free, vegan and contains no added sugar. And this three-ingredient dessert is super-fast and easy to prep. Serve it as a snack or light dessert on the hottest days of the summer--or any time you want a refreshing treat. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019

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Low-Carb Blueberry Cobbler

Old-fashioned desserts like blueberry cobbler never go out of style, but this updated version has significantly fewer grams of sugar than traditional recipes. To cut carbs, gluten-free flours replace wheat flour in the biscuit topping. Source: EatingWell.com, February 2019

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Strawberry Nice Cream

overhead shot of two white bowls filled with scoops of strawberry nice cream
Jennifer Causey

This luscious strawberry nice cream is a wonderful healthy ice cream alternative. It's all fruit, dairy-free, vegan and contains no added sugar, but is bursting with sweet berry flavor. And it takes just minutes to whip up this easy healthy dessert in a food processor if you freeze the fruit ahead. While you'll get the best flavor from fresh berries, if you don't have them on hand, feel free to use store-bought frozen fruit in this recipe. Serve the nice cream on its own or top it with more fresh berries for a refreshing summer treat. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2019

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Peach Semifreddo with Pistachios and Peach Swirl

"Semifreddo" is the Italian word for "half-frozen," achieved in this recipe by mixing in whipped topping (which never freezes solid). Semifreddo has a texture similar to a frozen mousse dessert. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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No-Sugar-Added Oatmeal Cookies


Classic oatmeal cookies without all the sugar, these better-for-you gluten-free treats get their sweetness from ripe bananas and chopped dates. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2017

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Pear Cheddar Crisp


In this 35-minute recipe, sweet pears and savory Cheddar cheese are topped with a buttery brown sugar- and cinnamon-oat topping. Whether you serve it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, we know it will be a hit with your family. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Nutty Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

These sweet peanut butter-flavored meringue cookies are perfect for special occasions. Dipped in melted chocolate and full of crunchy peanuts, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to three months. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Gluten-Free Fudgy Teff Brownies


Whole-grain teff flour (made from a tiny ancient grain) has a nuance of cocoa flavor to start with, making it a natural choice for brownies. These gluten-free brownies are moist and satisfying, intensely chocolaty and have a tender texture. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

This creamy Italian dessert is flavored with vanilla bean and topped with fresh strawberries. Feel free to mix it up and substitute blueberries or raspberries, or a combination of all three! Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Pineapple-Chipotle Pops


Discover your inner child with these very grown-up ice pops! Pineapple and coconut milk are blended together with a hint of chipotle powder to give just the slightest bit of heat. You need six 4-ounce pop molds or eight 3-ounce paper cups and eight wooden craft sticks. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Brown Sugar Peaches

Ready in just 20 minutes, this dessert will keep you coming back for more. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Tropical Coconut Custard

A classic sweet custard flavored with coconut, ginger, and vanilla is served in individual cups and topped with pretty slices of star fruit. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Banana Buster Pops


Cool off with frozen bananas and peanut butter drizzled with chocolate. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Almond Cookie Tart with Peaches & Berries

Consider this easy gluten-free fruit tart recipe your year-round secret dessert weapon. It serves a crowd, making it perfect for entertaining. Here we top it with summer stone fruit and berries, but try sliced persimmons and pomegranate seeds in the fall or citrus suprêmes come winter. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

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Berry-Lemon Ice Pops


Fresh squeezed lemons blended with sweet berries creates a perfectly refreshing treat. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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One-Bowl Monster Cookies


If you thought it wasn't possible to make healthier monster cookies, think again. These peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip and M&M cookies have less butter and sugar than traditional recipes, but they have just as much flavor and tenderness, thanks to more peanut butter. Even better, they're made in one bowl for easy cleanup. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

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