Finding the right gluten-free dessert that everyone actually enjoys can be tough, but it’s far from impossible. This list of gluten-free desserts is a lifesaver, offering crowd-pleasing options without any of the gluten. These recipes are foolproof, perfect for any occasion, and will keep your dessert game on point.

Cherry crisp in a white bowl with a spoon.
Sour Cherry Crisp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Fudgy Skillet Brownie

Skillet brownie in a cast iron pan with a spoonful showing.
Fudgy Skillet Brownie. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This skillet brownie is a game changer – it’s super chocolatey, easy to make, and yes, it’s gluten-free too. Just a few ingredients and you’re on your way to that rich, fudgy texture that makes your heart sing. Perfect for those nights when you just need a chocolate fix without all the fuss.
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Easy Thumbprint Cookies

Jam filled thumbprint cookies on a plate.
Easy Thumbprint Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These thumbprint cookies are the epitome of simple and sweet. With minimal ingredients and an easy prep, they’re perfect for holiday baking or just because. Fill them with your favorite jam for a personal touch. It’s a small cookie with big appeal.
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Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding

Strawberry chocolate chip bread pudding in a white baking dish.
Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Who knew that bread pudding could be this exciting? Chocolate and strawberries come together for a treat that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. It’s a creative twist on a classic, proving that going gluten-free doesn’t mean missing out on all the fun. Plus, it’s a breeze to make.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding

Strawberry Almond Galette

Strawberry almond galette.
Strawberry Almond Galette. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Galettes are the laid-back cousin of pies, and this strawberry almond version is no exception. It’s rustic, it’s sweet, and it’s packed with strawberry goodness. Plus, it’s surprisingly simple to make. Perfect for impressing guests or just treating yourself to a little something special.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Almond Galette

Peach Shortcake

Peach shortcake on a blue and white plate with a fork.
Peach Shortcake. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Summer’s not complete without a peach shortcake, and this recipe is a standout. It’s got everything you love about the classic – sweet peaches, a crumbly biscuit, all in a gluten-free package. It’s simple, it’s sweet, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate peach season.
Get the Recipe: Peach Shortcake

Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes

Mini lemon blueberry cheesecakes with granola crust.
Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Mini cheesecakes, big flavor. Lemon and blueberry is a match made in heaven, and these little guys are proof. With a granola crust, they’re a fun, bite-sized way to enjoy a classic dessert, and they’re just so darn cute. Great for when you want to share, but also not really.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes

Apricot Cobbler

Apricot cobbler in a white baking dish with wooden metal serving spoon on a wooden surface.
Apricot Cobbler. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

There’s something about this apricot cobbler that screams summer. Juicy apricots under a blanket of cinnamon-spiced biscuits? Yes, please. It’s easy, it’s sweet, and it perfectly captures the essence of summer without any of the hassle. Just the way we like it.
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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry chocolate chip cookies on a plate.
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Take your chocolate chip cookie game up a notch with the addition of cranberries. These cookies have the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a chewy center and crispy edges. They’re a festive twist on a favorite, and they’re just as easy to make. Who said gluten-free had to be boring?
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Protein Mug Cake

Chocolate protein mug cake in a white bowl with a spoon.
Protein Mug Cake. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

A chocolate mug cake that’s actually good for you? Yes, please. This protein-packed treat is ready in minutes, making it the ultimate quick fix for your chocolate cravings. It’s moist, it’s chocolatey, and it’s got that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture. Late-night snack, solved.
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Sour Cherry Crisp

Sour cherry crisp in a baking dish with a spoon.
Sour Cherry Crisp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Tart cherries topped with a crispy, gluten-free topping? Sign me up. This cherry crisp is easy to throw together and even easier to devour. It’s the perfect mix of tart and sweet, and it’s sure to become a summer dessert staple. Plus, it’s great for sharing (if you’re into that).
Get the Recipe: Sour Cherry Crisp

Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten free peanut butter cookie leaning against a stack of cookies in the background.
Peanut Butter Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Classic peanut butter cookies, made gluten-free. They’re soft, chewy, and packed with peanut butter flavor. Plus, they’ve got that iconic criss-cross pattern we all love. Perfect for when you need a comforting treat that’s a little bit nostalgic.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

Fudgy Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Vegan fudgy black bean brownies on a plate.
Fudgy Vegan Black Bean Brownies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Brownies made with black beans? Trust me, it’s a thing, and it’s fantastic. They’re fudgy, they’re chocolatey, and they pack a nutritious punch. Perfect for ending the week on a high note, and they’re guilt-free to boot. Who knew beans could be this indulgent?
Get the Recipe: Fudgy Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookies stacked on a white plate.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Imagine biting into a cookie and finding a gooey peanut butter center. These cookies make that dream a reality. They’re a healthier take on a classic, with a surprise filling that takes them over the top. Perfect for peanut butter lovers looking for a gluten-free option.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Key Lime Coconut Panna Cotta

Key lime coconut panna cotta on a white plate topped with a strawberry lime compote.
Key Lime Coconut Panna Cotta. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This panna cotta is like a tropical vacation in a cup. The coconut milk makes it creamy, while the key lime keeps it refreshing. Topped with a strawberry compote, it’s a sophisticated yet simple dessert that’s sure to impress. Plus, it’s a cinch to make ahead of time.
Get the Recipe: Key Lime Coconut Panna Cotta

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate chip blondie bars.
Chocolate Chip Blondies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These blondies are a twist on the classic, with chickpeas as the secret ingredient. They’re soft, gooey, and studded with chocolate chips, proving that healthier options can be just as indulgent. Great for when you want a treat that’s a bit better for you but still hits all the right notes.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Blondies

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Skillet

Chocolate chip cookie skillet in a cast iron pan.
Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Skillet. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Ever wanted to whip up something that’s both incredibly simple and deliciously chocolatey? This cookie skillet hits the spot with just a dash of salt to make those chocolate chunks pop. Six ingredients and a little oven time, and you’ve got a crowd-pleaser that’s effortlessly impressive.
Get the Recipe: Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Skillet

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