If there was one thing I won’t be able to disregard in my diet plan, it would be my love for desserts. I. Cannot. Live. Without. Desserts. But since Diabetes runs in the family, I have to be more serious. I had to give up a huge amount of sugar intake both on carbs and desserts. I am cranky sometimes and the mood swings are real! Not until a friend of mine shared the wonders of “gluten-free” products. And I’m like, what’s that?
The first time I heard the term was when my Lupus warrior/friend, Ky Malupa shared her healthy journey on Facebook. She disclosed that she will take out “gluten” in all her food to help her fight Lupus. Then another good friend also recently shared that her dad, who happens to be a doctor, recommend eliminating gluten in an attempt to reduce her son’s allergy attacks. Surprisingly, this term has been famous but only a few could explain about this.
There are many hypotheses about gluten being the culprit. Although there’s a lack of medical resources explaining why it’s bad for our health, people are still curious about gluten-free products. Ideally, gluten is mostly found in grains and wheat, which are primary ingredients of pasta and pastries. Due to its components of carbohydrates and calories, it is often associated with developing chronic diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes, gut and intestinal infections, and other autoimmune diseases.
However, a few confirmed that the quality of taste might change. Still, eliminating gluten in your favorite desserts doesn’t mean sacrificing the flavor. So, if you have a sweet-tooth like me, you better roll-up your sleeves and start writing these 8 gluten-free desserts we should try soon!
Let’s start with cakes, yeah?
8. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chocolate is equally delicious and healthy. Studies show that dark chocolate is healthy and apparently helps lower bad cholesterol. This recipe shared by realsimplefood.com will make you drool! Look how chocolate-y and dense this cake is!
I’ve tried my version of flourless cakes, but it was an epic fail! LOL. So, if I were you, just get the recipe here.
7. Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla Frosting
Red Velvet variant is one of my favorites but I seldom eat it. But this recipe shared by dessertswithbenefits.com looks heavenly delicious!
6. Blueberry Cheesecake by Ky Malupa
I’ve already tried Ky’s desserts when I ordered cupcakes on of my birthday parties. It wasn’t as sweet as the cupcakes sold commercially. Although, I haven’t tried her gluten-free blueberry cheesecake I’m 100% sure it’s delightful!
5. Lemon Polenta Cake
I’ve seen how Polentas are made and it’s hard! But, if you get the procedure correctly, it’ll taste palatable. If you’d like to try it, get the recipe here.
4. Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie
Photo by Victor Schrager
Peanut butter is love. Plus, realsimple.com’s recipe contains no flour. Lovely!
3. Minimalist Baker’s Soft &Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Photo by minimalistbaker.com
According to the recipe, when done correctly, the cookie isn’t greasy, perfectly sweet, and impeccably toothsome! Grab the recipe here. (I will try this soon!)
Ice Cream / Parfait
2. Real Simple’s Peach and Raspberry Parfait
Oh my! If you’re craving for this, follow the recipe here.
1. Espresso-Drizzled Ice Cream
Coffee is life. I mean, without sugar and caffeine in my system, I’m useless! LOL. Seriously, though, I love coffee-based desserts, especially, ice cream. Indulge yourself with this pleasurable recipe!
So, do you have any gluten-free recipes for me to try? Please, please share it with us so we can include them in the next article or I could actually cook it right now. 🙂