Grain Free Desserts

Grain-Free Blondies Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained
½ cup smooth natural almond butter
½ cup xylitol
20-30 drops pure liquid stevia, or to taste
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅔ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
⅓ cup goji berries or raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.

In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, almond butter, xylitol, stevia, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder until perfectly smooth. Remove the blade and stir in the chocolate chips and goji berries.

Spread the batter in the pan and smooth the top. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until just beginning to brown on the edges and crack on top. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 squares. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. May be frozen.

Servings

Makes 16

Written by Ricki Heller

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Grain-Free Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe

Ingredients

⅓ cup coconut flour
Heaping ⅓ cup lightly toasted hazelnuts
2 tablespoons potato starch
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
¼ – ½ teaspoon hazelnut flavored stevia extract, or to taste
½ cup unsweetened almond or other dairy-free milk (not rice milk)
2 tablespoons smooth natural almond butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure hazelnut or almond extract
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a food processor, blend coconut flour, hazelnuts, potato starch, chia seeds, baking powder, salt, and stevia (if using liquid, add it to the liquid ingredients) until the mixture is powdered.

Add remaining ingredients and process just until blended and uniformly moist (do not overmix). Gently turn the mixture onto the baking sheet. Wet your palms and shape the dough into a flat log, roughly 8 inches long and ½ – ¾ inch high (make it higher if you prefer thicker biscotti). Using a sharp knife, cut across the log diagonally to create about a dozen pieces, about ¾-inch thick.

Gently move the biscotti apart so there is space between pieces. Bake for 20 minutes, until the edges just begin to brown. Remove from the oven and turn each piece over.

Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for another 25 minutes. Turn off heat and leave the biscotti in the oven until completely cool, about an hour. They should be lightly browned and very crisp. Store, covered, at room temperature for up to 4 days. May be frozen.

Servings

Makes about a dozen

Written by Ricki Heller

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Grain-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

Ingredients

For the crust:

2 cups raw cashews
1 tablespoon coconut flour
2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature (plus more for greasing the pie dish)
1 large egg

For the filling:

1 cup (packed) pitted Medjool dates (about 10 large dates)
½ cup warm water
½ cup maple syrup
3 large eggs
¼ cup salted butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1⅔ cups raw pecans

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9-inch pie dish with butter.

Make the crust:

In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, process the cashews and coconut flour until powdery. Add the butter and egg. Process until a dough forms. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pie dish, pressing it out as evenly as possible. Set aside.

Make the filling:

Add the dates and water to the food processor (no need to clean it first). Process to form a paste, 30-60 seconds. Add the maple syrup, eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt. Process until smooth. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Scatter the pecans on top and press gently to even out.

Bake for about 35 minutes, until golden brown, set around the edges, and a bit wobbly in the center. Cool completely at room temperature before serving. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Servings

Makes 1 (9-inch) pie

Written By Hallie Klecker

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Grain Free Black Forest Cake Recipe

Ingredients

For the cake:

10 ounces frozen dark red cherries
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup honey
1 heaping tablespoon dark roast instant coffee (secret ingredient!)
⅓ cup cocoa powder
2 cups unsweetened almond butter
3 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ – ¾ cup 80-90 percent dark chocolate, roughly chopped

For the topping:

4 cups frozen dark red cherries
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup honey
¼ cup almond liqueur (optional but ah-mazing!)
Large fresh dark cherries, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a saucepan on medium, add cherries, vanilla, honey, coffee, and cocoa powder. Bring to a low boil. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Using a blender, blend until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the almond butter, eggs, baking soda, and baking powder. Pour in the cherry mixture and stir. Gently fold in the chocolate. The batter will be thick.

Pour into two 9×9 square or two 9-inch round baking pans (use nonstick pans or line with parchment paper). Spread the batter to about ½-inch thick in each pan. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, bring all the topping ingredients, except fresh cherries, to a slow simmer in a pan until thickened.

Remove the cooled cakes from the pans. Place one cake on a serving platter, top with half the topping mixture, place the other cake layer on top, and pour on the remaining half of the topping mixture.

If desired, garnish with fresh cherries.

Servings

Serves 8-10

Written by AndreAnna McLean

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These decadent, fudgy confections are the perfect potluck dessert: finger food that’s small enough to leave room for sampling other treats, too.

Written by Ricki Heller

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Written by Carol Kicinski

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Simply...Gluten-Free DessertsSimply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.

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These moist brownies get their richness from a blend of creamy sunflower seed butter and ripe avocado. Cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg add a hint of spice. Made without flour, they come together easily and freeze well, so keep a batch in your freezer to pull out whenever a chocolate craving strikes.

Written by Hallie Klecker

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Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.

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These pretty little nests will make a great addition to your Easter or other spring celebration table. They can be filled with chocolate eggs, gluten-free jelly beans, fresh fruit, pudding, truffles … whatever your heart desires.

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A little sweet and a little spicy, these grain-free bites are the perfect way to enjoy all the flavors of carrot cake in one simple (and healthy!) bite-sized treat.
Written by Hallie Klecker

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Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.

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Making truffles without butter, sugar, or dairy is easier than it sounds. Rich, moist, and chewy, these truffles are guaranteed to please anyone with a chocolate craving.
Written by Hallie Klecker

Ready for dessert?

Simply...Gluten-Free DessertsSimply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.

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