Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings isn’t something I ever thought I’d write about. Gluten has never been an issue for me, until recently. I don’t have Celiac, however, my body seems to have a sensitivity to it. GLORIOUS. An Italian with some gluten sensitivities just isn’t right! During holidays, and major events, in order to enjoy things like pasta and bread, I often trade off desserts with my preferred treats. It seems to balance out my gluten sensitivity for now. I absolutely refuse to swap out my regular pasta for those “tastes just like pasta” imposters.
Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings
Normally, I’m not a big dessert eater. However, my daughter loves to bake so I eat more desserts now and my all time favorite Thanksgiving dessert? Pumpkin Pie with tons of homemade whipped cream. I know, boring AF, but it’s what I love. Now? Now in order to eat the pie crust, I make sure I cut down on my bread intake during the meal. I mean, pumpkin pie is all about the crust, and the whipped cream. However, who just wants one dessert during a big Thanksgiving celebration? Sometimes, a celebration requires alternate desserts!
Almond Flour Brownies
I’ve learned there are a ton of flours out there. My entire life, I grew up with white all-purpose flour. It was used in everything we baked, or even cooked. Well, now, my world has blown up! The world of flour has expanded, and now, brownies can be made with things like almond flour. Who knew? Apparently everyone with Celiac, and gluten issues. Almond Flour Brownies will have to do from now on. Anyone tried these babies before?
Flourless Chocolate Cake
When in doubt, find a fabulous chocolate cake recipe that requires absolutely no flour at all. How bad can Flourless Chocolate Cake be? It’s chocolate, you know what I mean?
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
Chocolate Meringue Cookies can’t be all bad. They are chocolate, and require no flour. Meringue is super easy to do, and are very light. Of course, it means I’ll eat three times more of these things, than a regular chocolate cookie. I’ll take my chances!
Lemon Souffle could be my new favorite Thanksgiving dessert. I’m a huge fan of anything lemon, and I can still put whipped cream all over this bad boy. It’ll work, I’m sure.
Did someone say caramel? Caramel-Glazed Flan just sounds like the perfect way to end a huge Thanksgiving feast. It’s caramel, people. It’s just a glaze, so it’s probably healthier than me eating a ton of caramels. Right?
Anyone out there who can’t handle Gluten? Just finding out about it? What will you be making this Thanksgiving that’s gluten free? Share in the comments below.