15 Gluten-Free Baked Goods that Don't Miss Gluten One Bit

October  9, 2015

As a baker (and a baking instructor), I could talk about gluten all day. But while gluten may be fun for some of us, many people live with some form of gluten allergy or intolerance and may even need to cut out grains containing gluten altogether (we're looking at you, wheat, barley, and rye).

The prospect of baking without "normal" flour might be nervous-making, but time and again, the Food52 community has debunked the stereotype of dry, mealy, or unappetizing gluten-free baked goods. Make any one of these 15 delicious gluten-free baked treats, from pies and cakes to cookies, and soon you'll be saying, "Gluten who?"

It's always pie (and clafoutis, and buckle) season:

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Ginger-Apple Crumble Pie (Gluten and Dairy-Free) by Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and Oatmeal

GInger-apple crumble pie


Grain-Free Boysenberry Peach Pie by glutenfreegirl

grain-free boysenberry peach pie


Shoofly Pie by thirschfeld

shoofly pie


More: Advice on how to make the best gluten-free cookies, amazing gluten-free cakes, and a phenomenal gluten- (and dairy-) free pie crust.


Brown Butter and Apple Clafoutis by Amanda Hesser

brown buter and apple clafoutis


Gluten-Free Peach Brown Butter Buckle by glutenfreegirl

gluten-free peach brown butter buckle


C is for (GF-free) cookies:

Spiced Chocolate Cookies by Hillary Pollak

spiced chocolate cookies


Meyer Lemon Macarons by DolcettoConfections

meyer lemon macarons


Soft Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies by Ashley McLaughlin

soft batch pumpkin spice cookies


Buckwheat Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Preserves by Alice Medrich



Divine Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies by Jestei

divine gluten-free chocolate cookies


A piece of cake:

Gluten-Free Coconut Squash Cake by glutenfreegirl

gluten-free coconut squash cake


Rosemary Pear Cake by Hillary Pollak

Rosemary Pear Cake


Walnut Sponge Cake by Alice Medrich

Walnut Sponge Cake


Matcha & Coconut Mochi Cake by Kendra Vaculin

matcha and coconut mochi cake


Almond Butter Honey Cake by glutenfreegirl

 Almond butter honey cake

What are your best tips and techniques for baking gluten-free? Tell us in the comments!

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Gabi Benedit

Written by: Gabi Benedit

domestic dilettante.


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Tereza October 9, 2015
Will definitely give some of these recipes a go!