Gluten-free baking often gets a bad rap, but that doesn’t need to be the case. By using alternative flours, grains, and starches, you can get results similar to those in traditional, wheat-based recipes—but even better is using these ingredients to achieve textures and flavors that are unique and delicious in their own right. You can use glutinous rice flour to make a chewy, squishy mochi cake, for example, or reach for almond meal to make a dense, rich torte. And those are just cakes—you can also make satisfying breads, cookies, pies, and more that just so happen to be without gluten. To get you started, here are 34 of our best gluten-free baking recipes.
Of all the baked goods to turn gluten-free, breads are probably the toughest to get right. These four recipes will always have your back, though—whether you’re making a simple bread for sandwiches or cornbread to serve with your next bowl of chili.
There are many approaches to making gluten-free cakes. Some simply swap out all-purpose flour with a 1:1 gluten-free mix. Others lean on any number of alternative flours, meals, and starches. Here, we’ve gathered 12 of our favorite gluten-free cake recipes, from flourless chocolate classics to squishy, satisfying mochi cakes.
Whether you’re looking for something to serve at Thanksgiving or your next dinner party, these desserts—like a pumpkin pavlova or peach and brown butter buckle—are perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones.
Gluten-free are not, these cookies are guaranteed to please. Plus, most of them are really (truly) easy to throw together on a whim. Think: five-ingredient molasses cookies, three-ingredient oatmeal cookies, or triple-chocolate, flourless cookies that come together in under 30 minutes.
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