While all food goes to the stomach, desserts always go to the heart! From decadent, gooey cakes to crunchy cookies, the possibilities are endless. However, there is a new trend on the block that seems to be here to stay — flourless and gluten-free baking.
There are quite a few benefits of skipping the flour, or even going the extra mile to find alternatives. First and foremost, the gluten being omitted can make desserts more enjoyable for those allergic to it. Secondly, for beginner bakers, removing flour ensures you can never over-mix the batter. Usually, with recipes with flour, one must be very careful to not overwork the gluten, because that always ends up in an unpleasant cake texture.
So, here are a few recipes you can try your hand at to enjoy flourless and gluten-free desserts…
Flourless chocolate cake
Gooey and mousse-like, this flourless chocolate cake has very few ingredients, but tastes like heaven. Having no flour or any other rising agents like baking powder or baking soda, the cake gets its leavening from eggs. While baking, make sure when you insert a toothpick into the edges of the cake, it comes out clean because the centre will continue to be fudgy and jiggly till it cools down. The rich dense taste of the cake is irresistible and goes perfect with vanilla ice cream.
Almond flour keto cookies
Want a gluten-free cookie? Sounds strange, but this recipe is here to break that notion. Made with almond flour, these crispy cookies and a treat to dunk into a glass of cold milk. Make this one-bowl recipe whenever you want but don’t forget to chill the dough before baking it. This will help the flavours develop and will give you a much crispier cookie that will not spread too much in the oven.
Crunchy guilt-free granola
A snack and a dessert all in one, without all the guilt? Sign us up! These rolled oats granola bars take the best of the crunch of cookies, omitting the flour and giving you a snack on the go. Use whatever dry fruits and nuts you like and sneak in a little peanut butter drizzle on top to make it even better.
Rocky road fudge
With this recipe, you don’t have to wait till Christmas to make fudge at home. The beauty of this fudge is that it doesn’t have a crumb, which makes it gluten-free and an easy recipe to try. Make sure you let it set well in the fridge to get neat slices to enjoy as a midnight snack.
Vegan gluten-free carrot cake
Loving It Vegan
If you want to go the extra mile and bake a party cake that is vegan and gluten-free, this is the recipe for you. This carrot cake has all the sweet-and-savoury goodness of the carrots and nuts. Take the effort to get gluten-free flour, which will produce the best results for the cake. The addition of earthy spices like nutmeg and cinnamon add a kick to the dessert and the cream cheese frosting seals the deal.