As we head towards the end of another year, I’m celebrating Chanukah, Christmas, New Year, celebrating friends & family, and the challenges we’ve overcome with all my favorite gluten-free desserts. One of the ways to celebrate is eating what you love with a spirit of gratitude and a smile!
So this is my favorite gluten-free desserts round-up of sweet old recipes that taste like great memories—Mom’s award-winning chocolate cake, the classic cheesecake, and Chanukah doughnuts! Of course, I’ve transformed my favorite desserts with a few gluten-free swaps after 15 years of being a gluten-free family.
Did you try any new desserts that you loved!? If not, you’ve got to try at least one of my favorite gluten-free desserts before the year is over! Hopefully, you can add one or two of these treats to your holiday baking!
Mom’s Award-Winning Chocolate Cake
Yes, my mom actually won an award for this chocolate mousse cake and was featured in the newspaper. Above all, picture a chocolate mousse layer that’s baked and then topped with the rest of the fluffy and decadent chocolate to mimic a fluffy chocolate cake.
Next, the challenge of gluten-free baking is to tweak the rich and classic delicacies of desserts like cheesecake and make them a little healthier. Therefore, I’ve virtually eliminated dairy, gluten, processed foods and almost all grains from my testing kitchen, but my kids begged me for the real dairy rich version my mom makes. Featuring a crumbly, buttery crust and a hint of cinnamon, the creamy cheesecake party topped with a tart and sweet raspberry topping sums up your first bite.
Did you know doughnuts are a Chanukah tradition? We look forward to these gluten-free jelly doughnuts every year! I love the mini size and oohed-gooey raspberry filling (that I’d suggest adding in abundance). These are super fun for any of the upcoming festivities.
Amazing Gluten-Free Banana Bread
This bread is a staple in our house for breakfast on Saturday mornings. When there’s the rare leftover, I serve it as an after-school snack with almond milk. Bake away.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
I thought I would swap my favorite Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe for a pan of ooey-gooey white chocolate pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. This recipe is everything you want in a fall dessert – moist, satisfying and full of pumpkin spice flavor.
Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies
My ideal gluten-free fudge brownie is chewy, moist and the right size to hit the spot without being too heavy. If that sounds like your ideal brownie too, get baking!
Double Chocolate Cake
Brought to you by Naturally Sassy‘s kitchen, this one’s a winner. It’s vegetarian, gluten-free, and contains naturally occurring fruit sugars which keeps your taste buds exceptionally happy.
If you’re struggling with finding food you’re “allowed to eat” when you’re at holiday parties – please read this!
Hoping this post adds a little sugar on top of a sweet year, and that these recipes keep the holiday spirit alive and sparkling!