Gluten Free Desserts

Gluten free desserts can be made by replacing flours that contain gluten with a gluten free flour mix or gluten free flour alternatives.

Also, learn where hidden gluten may be hiding in your favorite desserts.

Most pre-packaged desserts will contain some form of gluten or hidden gluten and this can be a big problem for the gluten intolerant.

How to Make a Gluten Free Flour Mix

Flours for a Gluten Free Flour Mix

  • White Rice
  • Sweet Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Amaranth
  • Teff Flour
  • Sorghum
  • Millet Flour
  • Corn Flour
  • Quinoa
  • Chickpea Flour
  • Buckwheat
  • Tapioca
  • Potato
  • Arrowroot

You can find a pretty good gluten free flour mix at one of your local health food stores. Most health food stores will have a gluten free section, so have a look to see what brands they are carrying.

Even regular grocery stores carry gluten free flours these days as well as big grocery stores like Costco.  That's if your looking for a really big bag of gluten free flour mix - lol.

I've used Pamela's Mix and I used it to make banana bread. The banana bread came out moist and had a nice texture.

I'm sure there are more brands that are just as good, so ask your store clerk for a suggestion.

Paleo Gluten Free Flours

  • Coconut Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Nut Flours
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Arrowroot
  • Potato Flour

I have tried making a lot of paleo gluten free desserts in the last few years and by far my favorite paleo or grain free flour is coconut flour.  I just prefer the texture of coconut flour for making desserts. 

Coconut flour is also much lower in phytic acid and oxalic acid (oxalates) than almond flour which means better health and digestion.

Paleo Gluten Free Dessert

My favorite coconut flour so far is Coconut Secret - Raw Coconut Flour as I prefer using ingredients that are processed as little as possible.

Gluten Flours

  • Bleached Flour
  • Unbleached Flour
  • Bread Flour
  • Enriched Flour
  • Wheat Flour
  • Wholemeal Flour
  • Enriched White Flour
  • Flour
  • Graham Flour
  • Gluten Flour
  • Harina Flour

Hidden Gluten Sources

  • Starch
  • Modified Starch
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Vegetable Gum
  • Maltodextrin
  • Malt Extract
  • Caramel Colour
  • Colorings
  • Flavorings
  • Emulsifiers
  • Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Texturized Vegetable Protein
  • Preservatives
  • Gluten Stabilizers

If any of these "hidden gluten" sources are in your desserts, you may be consuming gluten even if the product says it's gluten free. 

Be sure to always question or avoid any or all of these food additives if you are trying to avoid gluten.

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