By Sarah Sarway
Picture this: as you put the final touches on your whole-grain cinnamon rolls, you find out that your sister’s boyfriend’s mother invited herself to dinner—and she’s gluten-free. Eliminating wheat from your entire spread is going to be tricky, but in terms of gluten-free holiday desserts, we’ve got you.
With more than 3.1 million Americans now living the gluten-free lifestyle, the scenario isn’t unlikely. Chances are that you or someone at your holiday dinner or office party is avoiding gluten. The may suffer from Celiac disease, say they’re weaning themselves off of unhealthy carbs in favor of cleaner substitutes (less pasta, more zoodles), or say the choice helps prevent belly bloat and digestive issues.
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Whatever the case, we’re making it easy for you to accommodate them while keeping everyone else super happy and without driving yourself crazy. The nine crowd-pleasing recipes below don’t require 34 steps, six hours in the kitchen, or a cupboard full of flour replacements. They will wow the cozy socks off every kind of eater.
9 Delicious, Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts
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Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark
Make this eye-catching dessert your own by adding all different yummy ingredients you have on hand.
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No-Bake Matcha Coconut Bites
A ridiculously easy and refreshing treat to top off a filling meal (or lighten up a spread that’s filled with super chocolatey, buttery treats).
Sweet Potato Cookies
Dates give these cookies a natural sweetness that pairs perfectly with warming winter flavors like cinnamon and ginger.