Gluten & Wheat Free Dessert Recipes

Apple Fritters

This simple recipe is great when you have some leftover apples and not much time. It's quick to rustle up and they taste just as good as you would imagine them to!

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Baked Fruit Parcels

A fine dessert that tastes delicious and is sure to become a firm summer favourite. Use whatever fruit is in season; try sweet eating apples with banana and cinnamon in the winter with lashings of custard.

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Banana Sponge Pudding

A sponge pudding that only takes minutes to make and cook! This dessert is sure to be a hit with all the family, and by cooking it in the microwave, it is ready in no time at all.

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Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie is made from bananas, cream and toffee, and this recipe has a base made with crumbled biscuits and butter. There is no cooking involved so it’s so easy to make and a great dessert to whip up at short notice. Whether you make it for a special occasion or a weekend treat, this quick Banoffee Pie is sure to go down a treat.

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Basic Pancake Batter

Although pancakes are traditionally served on Shrove Tuesday, in our house we love to eat them all year round. They are so versatile and can be stuffed with so many fabulous ingredients; they are a great way of getting fruit into the children without them really noticing! These gluten and wheat free pancakes really don’t taste any different to those made with normal plain flour; make them for the whole family, no one will ever know! Have them sweet or savoury – the options are endless.

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte

This is a lovely rich chocolate torte that makes an easy weekend treat or is great served as a dinner party dessert. Make it in advance and wow your guests with this decadent gluten and wheat free pudding.

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Chocolate Brownies

Rich, sticky and chocolaty – exactly how a brownie should be. These are great as a packed lunch treat, perfect to take into work or just make them for yourself when you are in need of a pick-me-up. It can also be served hot as a dessert, with strawberries or raspberries and a dollop of fresh cream, ice-cream or custard.

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Cornflour Sponge

This is a sponge cake made from cornflour. It will probably be one of the lightest cakes you have ever made, so if your cake making is not usually that successful, give this a go, you might be pleasantly surprised. It is best eaten the same day, but in my experience, it very rarely gets the chance to last longer! Fill it with what you like, I normally use a good quality raspberry jam and make a vanilla butter cream to also go inside. You could fill it with lemon curd or chocolate spread.

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Eton Mess

Eton mess is such a simple dessert to make and naturally gluten and wheat free. Made with broken meringues, strawberries and cream, it’s a winning combination! This dessert always goes down well in our house and is a great dinner party pudding, with minimal work. Taking just 10 minutes to make (the non-alcoholic version), it gives you plenty of time to get the other courses prepared and more time to get yourself ready for when your friends come over! The dessert is traditionally served at Eton College’s prize-giving picnic on June 4th, hence the name. You could always make your own meringues, if you have the time, but for speed, I tend to use shop bought ones. You can substitute the strawberries for other fruit - try raspberries, blackberries or blueberries, or go for a mixed berry combo. Adding a drizzle of port, Kirsch or Cointreau transforms this pudding into a delicious adult-only version.

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Eves Pudding

A classic British pudding, traditionally made with Bramley apples, topped with sponge. Other apple varieties work, but you can’t beat the good old Bramley, in my opinion. Serve warm with custard; the perfect pudding to follow a roast dinner.

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Lemon and Blueberry Fool

This delightfully easy pudding is ready in just five minutes but still looks and tastes good enough to serve as a dinner party dessert.

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Lemon Cheesecake

This dreamy dessert made with fresh lemons is so easy to make and utterly scrummy. The base is made from crushed gluten and wheat free biscuits so is suitable for anyone on a gluten and wheat free diet. With no cooking involved, it’s a great dessert to get the children or grandchildren to make and you are sure to all love the end result. 

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Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

A good old lemon cake is a firm favourite in our household and this particular recipe has been tweaked to perfection! Simple to make and utterly delicious, the crunchy lemon topping is a must in our house. Whatever the occasion, the lemon loaf cake is the cake of choice – be it a birthday, a picnic, a coffee morning or afternoon tea.

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Muscovado Delight

If you are looking for a super quick dessert – then this is the one. With only 3 ingredients and no cooking, anyone can make it. The recipe was passed to me by a family member; it is naturally gluten and wheat free and is absolutely delicious. The sharpness of the Greek yoghurt means the dessert is perfectly balanced (double cream and sugar sounds sickly, but it really isn’t!) However, if you are counting calories, you may want to give it a miss!

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Oaty Apple Crumble

Simple, delicious and best served with hot custard, in my opinion. A classic apple crumble is a firm favourite the length and breadth of the UK. Try this slight variation on this classic dessert and impress your friends and family with this gluten and wheat free recipe. The chopped nuts are a very welcome addition in our family, but can obviously be omitted if required. Try this crumble topping with tinned peaches and sliced banana, rhubarb or plum. Experiment with your favourite fruit – anything goes!

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Pear and Chocolate Cake

A very light cake that is made with no flour, so is naturally gluten and wheat free. Delicious served as a pudding with a dollop of double cream or crème fraiche, if you are feeling good.

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Pears with a Chocolate Sauce

This easy and naturally gluten and wheat free dessert is a crowd pleaser. Add a dash of alcohol and it transforms into a very grown-up pudding.

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Raspberry Creme Brulee

Crème brulee is a dessert that is naturally gluten and wheat free. The sharp tang of the raspberries cuts through the rich decadent custard and is the perfect dinner party pudding.

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Tiramisu

An indulgent dessert which is slightly lighter than traditional recipes. It is generally made with mascarpone cheese, but I find substituting it for the light soft cheese works well. It’s quick to make but looks and tastes like you have been slaving for hours. A perfect dinner party dessert.

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