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Gluten Free Desserts With Minimal Ingredients (Easy)

Whether you’ve been gluten free for years, are only starting out, or you aren’t gluten free and just want a healthy treat, many gluten free dessert recipes can seem daunting at first. Which is why I created this blog post with a round up of my easiest, most popular gluten free desserts with minimal ingredients for easy access!

10 Easy Gluten Free Sweet Recipes With 10 Ingredients Or Less some are also vegan

Indulging in sweet treats shouldn’t require a lengthy list of ingredients or complicated techniques. In this blog post, we’re celebrating the beauty of simplicity with a collection of gluten-free desserts that shine with flavor and charm, all while using minimal ingredients. 

Whether you’re a busy home cook or simply love the elegance of uncomplicated recipes, these gluten-free delights will satisfy your cravings with ease. All with ten ingredients or less, most are also vegan as well, they’re guaranteed frustration-free.


You will need the following ingredients listed below to make these gluten free desserts recipes (the exact measurements and full recipe are in each individual recipe card at the bottom of each post):

  • Gluten-free flour – almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, specialty flours, gluten free all purpose flour with xanthan gum, cassava flour, etc. Bob’s Red Mill products are my favorite, especially their gluten free flour blend.
  • Nut butter – peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.
  • Brown sugar, white sugar, coconut sugar, etc.
  • Large eggs – can also use flax seeds for an egg replacement.
  • Fresh berries such as fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or raspberries.
  • Chocolate
  • Peanut butter cups


Yes, you can use regular chocolate if you’re not following a dairy-free diet. Just be sure to check the ingredient list to ensure it meets your dietary preferences.


Some of the desserts, like the almond cookies, may not be suitable for individuals with nut allergies. Always consider your dietary restrictions and any allergies when making these recipes.


 Absolutely! Feel free to use your preferred sweeteners, such as honey, maple syrup, agave, or a sugar substitute. Just keep in mind that this may slightly alter the flavor and texture.

Many of my recipes offer ingredient substitutions in the blog post.


The storage time varies depending on the dessert. Generally, these desserts can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for a few days. Frozen desserts can be stored in the freezer for a few weeks.

Gluten-free desserts with minimal ingredients prove that less can indeed be more. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can create treats that dazzle the taste buds and warm the heart. 

Embrace the elegance of simplicity and let these delightful creations remind you that the joy of dessert doesn’t have to be complicated.

1) The Best Ever Gluten Free Fudge Brownies

the best ever gluten free dairy free easy chewy chocolate brownie recipe

Made with all purpose gluten-free flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and dark chocolate chips, these are the best gluten free fudge brownies. Perfect for when that chocolate craving hits and you need some gluten-free baking.

This is the most delicious dessert with healthier ingredients and tastes like the real thing.

Get the recipe HERE.

2) Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies

chewy delicious brown sugar chewy chocolate chip blondie recipe with white and milk chocolate

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) are rich and gooey and full of rich white chocolate chips. This easy recipe is combination of chocolate chip cookies and brownies, and is soft and chewy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside.

After one bite, I can GUARANTEE you will agree that this is the best blondie you’ve ever tried. These blondies are ideal for someone who likes chocolate but doesn’t love dark rich fudge brownies. 

A blondie is a rich, sweet dessert bar. It resembles the traditional chocolate brownie, but substitutes vanilla for the cocoa used in brownies. They are basically vanilla brownies, if you will.

Get this quick dessert recipe HERE.

3) 4 Ingredient Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

the best ever vegan rice krispie treats made with only 4 ingredients

These 4 Ingredient Vegan Rice Krispies are the perfect no bake dessert to bring to birthday parties, baby showers, or simply if you’ve got a sweet tooth. They are made with simple ingredients and are way better than traditional rice krispie treats from your local grocery store.

Pretty sure rice krispie squares might just be the most underrated baked good of all time! I used to eat SO many of these in elementary and middle school! Anybody else remember the Kellogg’s ones in the blue wrapper?!

After many attempts of the PERFECT ratio of vegan marshmallow to rice crisps, to vegan butter, I think I nailed it! Once I started I could not stop eating these babies. If you like easy, no-bake recipes, this one is for YOU!

Get the recipe HERE.

4) The Best Ever Vegan Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

easy 7 ingredient delicious vegan and gluten free buttermilk pancakes

These vegan gluten free funfetti pancakes are so quick and easy and contain only 7 healthy ingredients! It’s as simple as combining the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and topping the gluten-free pancakes with a delicious vanilla glaze.

The birthday cake icing on top of these pancakes will require additional ingredients, but otherwise these pancakes are so simple! These are perfect if you’re following a gluten-free diet but you’re craving some delicious pancakes.

Get there recipe HERE.

5) No-Bake Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

easy delicious chewy no bake chocolate chip granola bar recipe similar to Quaker bar copycat
This vegan, gluten free peanut butter oatmeal bar recipe is so incredibly easy to make. They are chewy, no-bake, and put all those store-bought bars to shame.

They taste like “Chewy” Quaker granola bars I had as a kid! (Anybody else binge about 8 of those at a time thinking they were a “healthy” option)? These are perfect to meal prep on Sundays to snack on when you’re craving something sweet throughout the week! PLUS they only take about 10 minutes to make!

The best part about these bars is that they’re so versatile. If you’re not a fan of chocolate chips, swap them out for raisins or cranberries! If you don’t like peanut butter, use cashew butter or sunflower seed butter instead!

They are my favorite gluten free granola bar.

Get the recipe HERE.

6) Vegan Key Lime Pie

the best ever vegan key lime pie recipe made with only 8 ingredients

This Vegan Key Lime Pie Recipe is such a delicious dessert made with only 8 ingredients, but tastes just like a traditional key lime pie with the same creamy texture and graham cracker crust. It is a perfect healthy alternative, with the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors.

Key Lime Pie is traditionally made with Eggs and Condensed Milk. Instead, to make this plant based, we used a combination of full fat coconut milk, cashews, and maple syrup to thicken and sweeten our Vegan Key Lime Pie. I was so happy with the texture of this plant-based version – it holds it’s shape perfectly when cut.

The the best part, when your pie crust is finished everything is raw, making it one of the best no bake desserts. You don’t have to worry about heating up your house in the summer time!

Get the recipe HERE.

7) Gluten Free & Vegan Salted Dark Chocolate Granola

Easy delicious vegan and gluten free chocolate granola with sea salt and chocolate drizzle

This Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Granola is the perfect snack or quick breakfast with healthy ingredients. Made with gluten-free ingredients such as raw cacao powder, dairy-free chocolate chips, oats, and a natural sweetener, this is a great recipe for chocolate lovers.

I grew up eating boxed granola for breakfast on my oatmeal, yogurt, and fresh fruit. What I didn’t know was that your average cup store bought granola typically contains at least 20g of sugar. 

I was on a mission to create granola that tasted just as good as the stuff I ate as a kid, and keep the ingredients clean!

Fortunately, homemade granola is very easy to make, and very easy to make gluten free and allergy friendly. If you’ve never made granola, you are missing out. 

It’s as easy as mixing it all up, dumping it onto a cookie sheet, and popping it in the oven. So easy, and SO delicious!

This healthy gluten free granola is a no brainer.

Get the recipe HERE.

8) Gluten Free Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

the best ever easy minimal ingredients gluten free dairy free protein chocolate chip cookie recipe
These oatmeal chocolate chip protein cookies have a soft interior with a crisp edge. They are so much better than anything you can find at the grocery store in the junk food aisle, and contain natural ingredients full of nutritional value.

Have your cookies and protein too with my favourite gluten-free cookies!

When it comes to cookies, I definitely prefer them more on the soft-chewy side. Some people enjoy more cake-like cookies, and some like them crispy or crunchy. Me, it’s alllll about the chewy gooey centers exploding with chocolate!

So when the sweet cravings hit and you want a simple recipe full of protein – look no further. 

Get the recipe HERE.

9) Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Granola

crunchy chunky homemade gluten free and vegan oatmeal cookie granola recipe

This Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Granola is a great recipe when you’re craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. Made in just a few minutes, this crispy homemade granola recipe is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand!

Finding a good gluten-free granola in store that isn’t loaded with sugar is hard and expensive. The good news is, it’s actually easy to make your own at home.

Whether you’ve got celiac disease or not, you are going to fall inlove with this recipe.

Get the recipe HERE.

10) 4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

easy 4 ingredient vegan cookies and cream ice cream that is also gluten free

This cookies and cream ice cream is vegan, gluten free, and each bite is packed with pieces of cookie, so you get a mouthful in every bite! 

It’s so easy and so rewarding to make homemade ice cream. And, it’s almost always healthier, because you really just need 2-4 ingredients tops to make ice cream, and I love that we can enjoy sweet treats without all of the added processed ingredients you find in most store brands.

The consistency is between that of a traditional rich, velvety ice cream and a light sorbet. It’s the ultimate summer dessert.

Get the recipe HERE.

11) Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

close up side view of viral cottage cheese cookie dough with mini chocolate chips

This edible cottage cheese cookie dough recipe is a great way to enjoy a high protein treat with simple ingredients. First created by Jake Cohen, this recipe has gone viral on social media and is getting it’s well-deserved spotlight.

It has the perfect texture and really is the best recipe for someone who wants something quick and easy.

Get the recipe HERE.

12) Perfect Bar Recipe (Homemade Copycat Bars)

side view of protein perfect bar with a bowl of mini chocolate chips in the foreground

This homemade copycat perfect bar recipe taste just like the grocery store version! You only need 6 ingredients and no baking is necessary for the vegan friendly, dairy-free and gluten-free homemade version.

This is such a simple gluten-free dessert that can be put into your weekly rotation. It’s a great addition with other gluten-free treats you love.

Get the recipe HERE.

Gluten Free Desserts With Minimal Ingredients (Easy)

Whether you’ve been gluten free for years, are only starting out, or you aren’t gluten free and just want a healthy treat, many gluten free dessert recipes can seem daunting at first. Which is why I created this blog post with a round up of my easiest, most popular gluten free desserts with minimal ingredients for easy access!



About Bailey

I love to bake, cook, exercise, and document all of the above. Nutrition is not low fat. It is not low calorie. It’s not feeling deprived or being hungry all the time. It’s nourishing your body with real, whole foods so that you are consistently satisfied and energized to live your life to the fullest! Read more…

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