10 Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts

Get your aprons and ovens ready - it’s baking season! The holiday season brings a wide assortment of desserts. But for those with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance, the options on the dessert table can often be rather limited. Symptoms of celiac disease, a multi-system autoimmune disorder, are triggered by ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. Learn more about celiac disease here. Sorghum is a naturally gluten-free grain that can be milled and used in a variety of baking methods. Interestingly, sorghum flour, when blended with other flours and a binder, contributes to a typical texture and consistency one would expect in a baked good. We’ve gathered 10 gluten-free desserts everyone will enjoy this holiday season.
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Holiday Bundt Cake

If you are looking for an easy, tasty dessert to bake, this Holiday Bundt Cake created by Triad to Wellness is a great option. Enjoy as is or for an extra layer of holiday festivity, decorate it using one of these four methods.

Spiced Sorghum Cookies with Cranberry Glaze

Cookies are a go-to holiday sweet. This Spiced Sorghum Cookie recipe is a new one to add to your gluten-free recipe box. The cranberry glaze on top also adds a perfect amount of tartness that compliments the sweetness and spice of the cookie.

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Sorghum Bake

This apple bake is an inventive recipe for the holiday season. Not only is it gluten-free, it  could be considered a healthier alternative to apple pie. Instead of a flour-based dessert, this recipe uses whole grain sorghum. This would also be a great option for guests who are watching sugar intake.

Double Chocolate Rasberry Quick Bread

While this chocolate quick bread created by Katie Cavuto is both gluten and dairy-free, it certainly is not lacking in flavor. Rich chocolate and tart raspberries make for a heavenly combination. This recipe is a great option for those with different types of allergies.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic favorite, and this gluten-free recipe does not disappoint. Make a batch on Christmas Eve and share them with Santa.

Wondergrain Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies

Chocolate lovers will rejoice at the first bite of these decadent brownies from Wondergrain. Add a dusting of powdered sugar on top for some extra holiday cheer.

Gingerbread Cookies

Bake these gingerbread cookies from Nu Life Market using your favorite cookie cutters and have fun decorating them in designs. Everyone will enjoy them!

Double Berry Cobbler

While cobbler may not be as traditional during the holiday season, this recipe is a colorful way to mix things up. The deep burgundy hues from the baked blackberries and raspberries are beautiful.

Oatmeal Coconut-Cardamom Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

This recipe takes the oatmeal cookie to the next level. Flavored with orange zest and juice, coconut flakes, white chocolate chips and cardamom, everyone will want to try these!

Roasted Pears with Dried Plums and Pistachios

Simple and delicious, these roasted pears from Lauren Harris-Pincus would make for a unique holiday dessert. Made only with pears, sorghum syrup, pistachios, plums and cinnamon, the recipe is gluten-free and healthier than most flour-based baked sweets.

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