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8 delectable treats you won't believe are completely gluten-free

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GLUTEN-FREE FOOD is the latest thing to take the global gastronomic scene by storm.

This is a good thing for many people – for years, people with coeliac disease have been woefully under-served for delicious treats. But now that society as a whole is more conscious of wheat and gluten intolerance, things are changing.

Lots of restaurants now do gluten-free options, and there are gluten-free aisles in many supermarkets. But what if you want to make your very own gluten-free desserts?

Look no further. We got you.

1. Blondies

You’ve heard of brownies, sure, but what about blondies? They have the chewy goodness of a brownie with the flavours of cookies and added chocolate chips. You’d have to have a heart of glass not to enjoy a good blondie. (Wheh wheh). Recipe here.

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2. Fudgy avocado brownies

Now, wait. Hear us out. Avocados in a dessert might initially be off-putting, but they make baked goods incredibly moist and rich and tasty. (Pro-tip: avocados can also be used to make a gluten-free and healthier chocolate mousse too.) The recipe lives here.

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3. Chocolate chip cookies

These cookies require a few unusual ingredients, but the fact that they will taste exactly like cookies loaded full of the dreaded gluten will have you stocking up your pantry.

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4. White chocolate coconut macaroons

The coconut base is delightfully chewy, the white chocolate complements the vanilla, and the roasted banana is an unusual, but welcome, addition to these gluten-free babes. Having a BBQ? We think they’d be perfect roasted as s’mores. Recipe for you here.

5. Upside-down lemon meringue pie

Instead of a pie crust filled up with lemon curd and meringue, as normal pies have, this gluten-free adaptation makes the base out of meringue and cuts out the wheaty middle-man. That’s where the “upside-down” element comes in. If you like your desserts a little tart and refreshing, this is the one for you. Recipe, yo.

6. Chocolate Swiss roll

Recently gone gluten-free and miss old indulgences like Swiss roll? No need to worry. This is a flourless recipe due to the feather-light magic of egg whites. Your old favourites needn’t be left in the past. Recipe for this masterpiece is here.

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7. Yoghurt and berry lollies

Substantial and yet refreshing, these are also perfect for kids who have coeliac disease but still want to get their hands around some messy, enjoyable desserts. The flavour combinations here are endless – it really depends on what you fancy or what’s in season. And not a speck of gluten in sight. Recipe.

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8. Almond and apple tart

This treat is vegan too. And beautiful, if you layer the apples as below. The almonds on the topping work wonderfully with the almond flour used in the base. This tart manages to be delicious without containing eggs, dairy, flour or sugar – no mean feat. Here’s the recipe.

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And, of course, don’t forget about what to eat beforehand…

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Do you stick to a gluten-free diet? Got any favourite meals or treats? Lets us know in the comments.

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