I said I might make another post about gluten-free dessert recipes and I did it already, here it is, it’s called the 25 best gluten free dessert recipes part 3. The recipes in this part 3 post are completely different recipes than are in the part 1 and part 2 posts but of course they are all gluten free dessert recipes.
In gluten free dessert recipes part 2 I tried to explain about several different kinds of gluten free flour. I talked about how many different kinds there are and about how they all have different textures etc. I forgot to mention that you really can’t just substitute one kind of flour for a different kind of flour straight across for the same recipe. It just doesn’t work that way. The only time you might be able to do that is if you buy a bag of flour off of the shelf in the grocery store that says it’s gluten free and you substitute it straight across for a regular recipe that calls for wheat flour. I’m not guaranteeing it will work though, I can’t say that I’ve done that. I don’t like those gluten free flours off the shelf because they still contain some weird ingredients and aren’t necessarily clean eating which I try to it. Those gluten free flours off of the shelf are a lot of the time made with corn flour, rice flour or potato flour all which have a lot of carbs and starch in them, which I try to avoid. The very best flour in my opinion and the most popular you will find is almond flour. A lot of the recipes below are made with almond flour. Almond flour is much healthier but it may or maybe not be more expensive too, shop around.
What I do know is that when a recipe calls for wheat flour or almond flour you can not substitute it straight across for coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture so it takes a lot less coconut flour in a recipe than it does any other kind of gluten free flour. Experimenting really isn’t a good idea. You need to follow these recipes exactly or they won’t turn out very good.
The most asked question I find from followers on my blog are about whether this or that can be substituted for that or this and the answer is a big resounding NO you can’t if you want it to taste good. I don’t know why so many people want to do that. If you don’t have a certain ingredient either go buy it or don’t make that recipe until you have all of the ingredient.
If you are having a hard time finding alternative flours to buy in your local store my suggestion is to go to Winco. Our local Winco has every kind of flour I have ever wanted to buy. As a matter of fact Winco has almost every kind of any flour, rice, wheat, grain, seasoning or even candy you would want to ever buy in their bulk section. I really like that because if I just want to try a certain gluten free flour I can buy as little as I want. I don’t have to buy a big bag of it and if it turns out that I don’t like it, I don’t feel too bad about throwing a cup of flour away whereas I would mind throwing 5 pounds of flour away.
The other place I buy a lot of my gluten free flours is on Amazon. I like Amazon because I don’t have to go to the store and waste time driving there and standing in line etc but of course I can’t buy just a little bit and of course I do have to wait for it to be delivered. My suggestion would be to buy small amounts at Winco and then if you like it but don’t have time to shop you can buy larger amounts on Amazon. On all of my original recipes I have links straight to Amazon where you can buy them. I have found though that it isn’t hard to find gluten free flours to buy on Amazon just search in the grocery and gourmet food category for the kind of flour you want and a whole bunch of them should come up.
I say to you go ahead be adventurous and try as many of these gluten free dessert recipe as you can and discover what works for you and what you like the most. Let me know what your favorites are, I’m always interesting to know which recipes you like the most. Enjoy!
You may also enjoy these other gluten free desserts recipes:
The 25 Best Gluten Free Dessert Recipes Part 1
The 25 Best Gluten Free Dessert Recipes Part 2
28 Gluten Free Cookie Recipes
25 of the Best Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipes
20 Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Recipes
25 Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Recipes
30 Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Cookies Recipes
The 25 Best Gluten-Free Cheesecake Recipes
25 Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookies Recipes
25 of the Best Gluten Free Carrot Cake Recipes
30 Gluten-Free Quinoa Dessert Recipes – Who Knew Quinoa Could Taste This Good?
- 1. Gluten-Free Quinoa Chocolate Cake Recipe with Brown Sugar Streusel
- 2. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Marshmallow White Bean Cookies Recipe
- 3. Gluten-Free Almond Chia Pudding Recipe
- 4. Gluten-Free Tropical Fruit Pizza Recipe
- 5. Gluten-Free No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake Recipe
- 6. Gluten-Free Lemon Cake Recipe with Blueberry Frosting
- 7. Gluten-Free Caramel Frosted Banana Bread Recipe
- 8. Gluten-Free Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe
- 9. Gluten-Free Raw Almond Butter Cookies Recipe
- 10. Gluten-Free Strawberries and Cream Crepes
- 11. Gluten-Free Coconut Chocolate Energy Cookies Recipe
- 12. Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Dirt Cake Recipe
Almond Milk – Coconut Cream – Chia Seeds – Coconut – Almonds
Enjoy Life Sugar Crisp Crunchy Cookies
Chia Seed – Almond Flour – Coconut Flour
Almond Flour – Coconut Flour
Buckwheat Groats – Raw Almond Butter – Medjool Dates
Coconut Flour – Tapioca Starch
Dates – Rolled Oats