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Posted: March 19, 2013

62 healthier gluten-free dessert recipes


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By Laura Newcomer

March 14, 2013 —

If you’ve made the decision to eliminate gluten from your diet (or been required to for health reasons), then you may have discovered that dessert options for the non-gluten-inclined seem few and far between. Grocery stores and bakeries are rife with baked goods, but often light on gluten-free varieties. Dear readers, take heart! Going gluten-free does not mean going dessert-free for the rest of your life.

In fact, there are loads of gluten-free desserts options out there. And the best news?  Gluten-free folk can have our dessert and eat it too — all without compromising on our health. Check out our list of 62 healthy recipes for gluten-free desserts, and tell your taste buds “you’re welcome”.  

Cakes and Pies

1. Chocolate Cupcakes 
Who says sugar is the only way to satisfy a sweet tooth? This recipe is free of added sugars. Instead, stevia and coconut oil bring the sweet, while cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and espresso powder contribute a range of flavors to these bites of gluten-free goodness.

2. Lemon Polenta Cake
Almond flour and polenta form the base for this melt-in-your-mouth confection. The recipe calls for a substantial amount of butter and sugar, so it may not be the healthiest recipe out there — but the whole ingredients help establish this cake as a healthieroption. If you’re interested in cutting back on the butter and sugar, it’s easy to try some simple,healthier substitutions.

For all 62  fantastic desserts -- including crisps and cobblers, puddings and mousses, cookies, fruit-based dishes and frozen treats, go to Greatist.com.



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