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Mar 262011
 

So, you are on a gluten free diet? No worries! Not all desserts are made from wheat. There is actually a wide variety of gluten free options. Some companies include Larabars, Amy’s® Kitchen, and Enjoy Life®.

RAW FRUIT BARS

Larabars aren’t only gluten free, but sugar free, too. Now you might ask, how can that be a dessert? Well, in Italy, fruit and ricotta cheese is a traditional dessert. A Larabar is a blend of raw fruit, nuts and spices. There is a variety to choose from starting with ginger, coconut, cherry, lemon, key lime, to name a few.  Each bar has a shelf life of 12 months and contains one or more of the following nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and pecans. This is one of those great “on the go” type of desserts or snack bars.

photo courtesy of Enjoy Life (R)

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Then, the next option you have is a chocolate cake by Amy’s® Kitchen. It’s gluten free, non dairy, and a vegan friendly dessert. It’s made with organic cocoa powder and brown rice flour. You can eat this cake cold or warmed up with a cup of coffee. It is rich, smooth, and has a light texture that simply melts in your mouth. You can find this to be a little slice of heaven in Whole Foods Market or any health food store.

COOKIES AND MILK

Enjoy Life® has quite a collection of delicious cake like cookies. They are all very soft and chewy. Some of the most popular ones include chocolate chip cookies, no-oats “oatmeal”® cookies, double chocolate brownie cookies, and gingerbread spice cookies. They are great for an old fashion milk dunking!

ALWAYS HAVE A SWEET TOOTH

When you try any of the above listed desserts, you will feel like a kid back in the candy store all over again!

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  2 Responses to “Gluten Free Desserts”

  1. As a girl on the gluten-free diet, it seems difficult to come across sweet, savory, dessert treats that taste as good as those that aren’t gluten-free. After researching many websites and grocery stores who serve desserts, your blog only confirmed that the gluten-free community doesn’t have to abandon most people’s favorite meal – dessert! Thankfully, your “Gluten-Free Desserts” blogpost opened up my eyes, and I’m sure many more of those who have Celiac disease or who are gluten-free. Personally, I’m a chocolate lover, so your link to Amy’s Kitchen chocolate cake was a helpful find. Thanks for reassuring gluten-free participants to always have a sweet tooth!

  2. Thank you for your comment, Caitlin! Stay tuned for more! :)