May is Eat Dessert First Month and it is also also Celiac Awareness Month! Isn’t that a problem?
Eat Gluten Free Dessert First!
May is Eat Dessert First Month and Celiac Awareness Month. Really? How can you combine the two? I’ll help you because I know you love dessert. I do, for sure! What if you have celiac disease? Can you even eat dessert? Of course you can!
But first, what is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. Although I am not celiac, I am sensitive to gluten. Therefore, we have a lot of gluten free desserts on Recipe Idea Shop. I share some of my favorites in this post.
My Favorite Gluten Free Desserts
Let’s see, cookies, cakes, pudding, berries. What’s your pleasure? My favorite dessert is definitely cookies. So I’ll start with those and then add a few other desserts.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Yummy goodness with the texture of “Pecan Sandies.” For these cookies, you’ll need butter, peanut butter, vanilla, brown sugar, egg, gluten free flour, salt, baking powder and baking powder. I think these Peanut Butter Cookies are awesome.
Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
For these chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, xanthin gum, gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, oatmeal and chocolate chips. (Make sure all your ingredients are gluten free.) What makes these cookies chewy? There’s a secret in how you bake them. Check out the Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
Gluten Free Lemon Cake
These little cakes are so, so good. And made with an unusual ingredient, potato starch. It’s generally hard to make a cake with the proper texture, but there’s a trick to these little cakes. You’ll want to keep this in mind whenever you are baking cakes. They are nice and fluffy because the egg whites are whipped stiff and folded in to provide the airiness you need in a cake. Eat these GF Lemon Cakes alone or with fruit.
Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This old favorite is made in a cast iron pan for best results. You put the topping on the bottom and then turn it over on a plate after it’s baked. Sugar, butter, cherries, and pineapple make the topping on this Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The cake is a simple yellow cake that I’ve converted to gluten free. Love, love, love this one.
Homemade Vanilla Pudding
How can you go wrong with milk, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla and sugar? It’s easy, but again, there’s a trick to it. Check out the recipe for Jackie’s Homemade Vanilla Pudding and learn the secret to not having the eggs curdle.
Coconut Cream Pie
Oh my. This Coconut Cream Pie with a gluten free shortbread pie crust is amazing. Creamy and chewy, you’re gonna love it. Be sure to use unsulphured, unsweetened coconut (affiliate link) for the best results.
Nourish Your Body & Soul
I encourage you to care of yourself by eating satisfying, nourishing food that is good for your body and makes you feel healthy. Protect your spirit by living authentically, moving your body, and taking time to replenish and rest. I think you might also like these recipes & posts from Recipe Idea Shop:
- Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes
- Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Cake
- Lemon Cake (Gluten Free)
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
- Danish Sugar Cookies
- Am I Gluten Intolerant?
- Why Do I Need a Food Journal
- Buy It Ain’t Just The Diet Food Journal (affiliate link)
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
Note: If you have serious allergies or sensitivities, to be considered free of these allergens, you need to use products specifically marked “gluten free,” etc. There can be cross-contamination in facilities.
This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop May 12, 2021.