When we started transitioning my youngest daughter to a gluten-free diet when she was three, I don’t think we had any idea what we were in for. Anna has been gluten-free, dairy-free for eight years of her life, and gluten-free for eleven years. She has tried gluten a few times in the past year but it just ends up making her feel sick and itchy.
We made a commitment way back then to make sure she didn’t have to sacrifice quality in the food she eats. That doesn’t always mean it tastes the same, but we refuse to buy the bread that tastes (literally) like sandpaper. My husband tasted everything and still often tastes new GF products just to make sure they are not nasty.
We’ve learned which brands we can trust for high quality gluten-free substitute products.
But, we’ve also learned to really focus on what we can all eat as a family that is made from scratch and gluten-free. That means we eat lots of meals with rice instead of bread. And we love to find delicious dessert recipes that aren’t loaded with gluten – that’s understandably one of the most difficult things to sacrifice.
This collection of Valentine’s Day Desserts is not only gluten-free, it also includes several Paleo, low carb, grain-free, and vegan options.
Let the yum begin!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Recipes
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce from My Healthy Green Family
Silky Chocolate Pie from Gaps Diet Journey
Mexican Chocolate Fudge from Raia’s Recipes
Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes (GF,DF) from Hollywood Homestead
Raw Brownie Bites from Live Simply
Dark Chocolate Maca Love Truffles from Happy Healthnut
Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo) from Real Food RN
Paleo Chocolate Mortar Recipe from Rooted Blessings
Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse from Economies of Kale
Scratch Dark Chocolate Sea-Salted Almond Bark from Green Plate Kate
German Chocolate No-Bakes from Plaid and Paleo
Sea Salt Quinoa Chocolate Bark from Studio Botanica
Gluten-Free Oreo Cookie Recipe from Eat Real Stay Sane
Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!
Grain-free Devil’s Food Cake from It Takes Time
Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding from Delicious Obsessions
Gluten-Free Fruit Dessert Recipes
Lemon Berry Mascarpone Tarts from The Organic Kitchen
Paleo Strawberry Shortcakes from Rubies and Radishes
Cordial Goji Fudge from Jar Honey
Snacky Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes
Crispy Glazed Walnuts from Real Food Whole Health
DIY Healthy Gourmet Marshmallows from Eat Play Love More
Gluten-Free Caramel Recipes
Vegan, Paleo, Easy Chocolate Caramels from Forest and Fauna
Cocoa Caramel Bars from Made to Glow
Gluten-Free Coffee Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Espresso Cake from And Here We Are