60+ Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts Perfect for Entertaining

60+ Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts Perfect for Entertaining

I absolutely adore desserts! I think they are the best way to end a fabulous meal. Since I recently took another Alcat test and found out I can’t have wheat or any gluten containing grains, I have gone totally gluten-free and I feel so much better! Since I know that there are many of you who also can’t eat gluten or grains, I decided to create a collection of over 60 delicious gluten-free desserts perfect for entertaining.


Going gluten-free can be difficult especially during the holidays when so many desserts are made with gluten-containing grains. This irresistible dessert collection from all my amazing friends is going to give you lots of great choices so you won’t miss out on enjoying a sweet treat! I have included which recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, vegetarian, and sugar-free so you can chose which recipes meet your dietary requirements and taste.


I hope you enjoy making all these wonderful dessert recipes for your celebrations and parties! If you need more recipes for entertaining please check out my post 92 delectable real food recipes perfect for entertaining! Please share this post with your family and friends so they can enjoy all the recipes too!



60+ Delicious Gluten Free Desserts Perfect for Entertaining

Recipe Key

Gluten-free (GF), Grain-Free (GRF), Dairy-Free (DF), Sugar-Free (SF), Vegan (V), Vegetarian (VG), Paleo (P)


 Pies and Tarts (gluten-free)


Pies and Tarts – 10 choices

Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie (GF, GRF, DF, VG)-My Whole Food Life

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-My Heart Beets

Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Tart (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-My Whole Food Life

Grain-Free Pecan Pie (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-My Whole Food Life

Honey Gingered Pear Tart (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Real Food Whole Health

Grain-free Pumpkin Pie Mini Tarts (GF, GRF, DF, V, P)-Tasty Yummies

Pumpkin Chiffon Mousse Pie (GF, GRF, SF, P)-The Urban Ecolife

Paleo Chocolate Pecan Tart (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Paleo Fondue

Fresh Berry Tart (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG)-Life Made Full

Apple Pie Bites (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-Delicious Obsessions


Gluten-Free Cookies


Cookies – 15 choices

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Real Food Forager

Cinnamon Almond Butter Cookies (GF, GRF, VG, P)-A Harmony Healing

Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies (GF, VG)-Rethink Simple

Gap’s Snicker doodles (GF, GRF, DF, P)-My Gutsy

Shortbread Wedges (GF, GRF, VG)-Our Nourishing Roots

Honey Toffee Shortbread (GF, GRF, VG, P)-The Sour Path is the Sweetest

Date Sweetened Gingerbread Men (GF, GRF, DF, VG)-Nourished Kitchen

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies (GF, GRF, DF, P, VG)-Edible Harmony

Sugar Cookie Cut Outs (GF, GRF, VG, P)-The Nourishing Home

No Bake Coconut Snowball Cookies (GF, GRF, VG, VG, P)-GNOWFGLINS

Double Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies (GF, GRF, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Teff Peanut Butter Cookies (GF, DF, V, VG)-Beard and Bonnet

Ginger Molasses Cookies (GF, GRF, DF, VG)-Gourmande in the Kitchen

Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookies (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-Natural Family Today

Coconut Flour Spice Cookies (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Nourish with Karen


Gluten Free Brownies and Bar cookies


Brownies and Bars – 3 choices

Gaps Lemon Bars (GF, GRF, VG, P)-My Gutsy

Grain-Free Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (GF, GRF, VG)-Food Renegade

Fudgy Flourless Brownies (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG)-Meg’s Vegucation



Gluten-Free Cakes


Cakes – 8 choices

Chocolate Orange Cake (GF, GRF, VG)-Yummy Inspirations

Coconut Cloud Cake with Salted Caramel Drizzle (GF, GRF, DF, P)-Real Food Outlaws

Gaps Banana Cake (GF, GRF, P)-My Gutsy

Dark Chocolate Cake (GF, GRF, VG)-Real Food Whole Health

Classic Vanilla Cake with Coconut Icing (GF, GRF, DF, P)-Strands of My Life

Apple Streusel Upside Down Cake (GF, GRF, DF, VG)-The Nourishing Home

Orange Cloud Cake (GF, GRF, P)-The Sour Path is the Sweetest

Trifle Cakes (GF, GRF)-Strands of My Life



Gluten-Free Cupcakes



Cupcakes – 4 choices

Lemon Cupcakes with Creamy Lemon Frosting (GF, GRF, VG)-The Nourishing Home

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes (GF, GRF, SF, DF, P, V, VG)-Edible Harmony

Cocoa Butter Cupcakes (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-Real Food Forager

Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Cupcakes (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Paleo Fondue



Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffles & Candies


Truffles, Fudge and Candy – 8 choices

Key Lime Cheesecake Truffles (DF, GF, GRF, VG, P)-Beard and Bonnet

Chocolate Ganache Cherry Walnut Truffles (DF, GF, GRF, V)-A Harmony Healing

Coconut Cream Truffles (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-Delicious Obsessions

Chocolate Raspberry Paleo Fudge (GF, GRF, DF, SF, P, VG)-Edible Harmony

Chocolate Peppermint and Orange Citrus Fudge (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-Our Nourishing Roots

Raw Macadamia & Coconut Fudge (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-Yummy Inspirations

Paleo Almond Joy (GF, GRF, DF, P, VG)-Edible Harmony

Cherry Chocolate Walnut Bliss (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Divine Health



Chia Seed Puddings and Mousses



Chia Seed Puddings and Mousses – 5 choices

Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding (GF, GRF, DF, SF, V, VG, P)-A Harmony Healing

Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-Real Food Whole Health

Chia Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse (DF, GF, GRF, V)-A Harmony Healing

Chocolate Avocado Mousse (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-Scratch Mommy

Cranberry Mint Mousse (GF, GRF, DF, P)-A Happy Healthnut



Gluten-Free Apple Crisps and Crumbles


Crisps, Crumbles and Cobblers – 4 choices

Grain-Free Apple & Pear Crisp (GF, GRF, DF, P)-So Let’s Hangout

Cranberry Apple Maple Crisp (GF, GRF, DF, P, V)-With Food + Love

Apple Cranberry Crumble (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-Wellness and Workouts

Apple Pecan Cobbler (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Real Food Outlaws



Dairy-Free Ice Creams



Ice Creams, Sherbets and Parfaits – 8 choices

Banana Pumpkin Ice Cream (DF, GF, GRF, SF, V, VG, P)-Real Food RN

Acai Berry Cranberry Tea Sherbet (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG)-A Harmony Healing

Pumpkin Ice Cream (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-Scratch Mommy

Honey Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Edible Flower Topping (GF, GRF, DF, VG, P)-A Harmony Healing

Maple and Cinnamon Ice Cream (GF, GRF, VG, P)-Yummy Inspirations

Piña Colada Ice Cream (GF, GRF, DF, P, VG, V)-Edible Harmony

Chocolate Mint Tea Ice Cream (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-A Harmony Healing

Mini Pumpkin Pie Parfaits (GF, GRF, DF, V, VG, P)-Meg’s Vegucation



What’s some of your favorite desserts for entertaining? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below. Share this information with family and friends and let’s all get healthy and radiant together!


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  1. Hi Shelley,

    With all the rage of Gluten free foods, its a great reference you have given here especially during the holiday season. So many people I know are Gluten Free!

    Donna Merrill recently posted..Baby Boomer BloggersMy Profile

  2. Thank you for including my recipes in this list

    Edible Harmony recently posted..Could gluten be the root cause of your health problems?My Profile

  3. Shelley,

    What an amazing list of beautiful looking desserts.
    I don’t know if I have a reaction to gluten but these looks so good that I know I would not miss the gluten, and doing without it can be really healthy.
    I will keep this list as a resource and create some of these when I have some time
    and feel inspired to cook.
    Dr. Erica Goodstone recently posted..Your Heroes – How They Affect Your Relationships TodayMy Profile

  4. What a great share here, Shelley!! I will certainly send some folks your way!! I know that I have done some gluten free recipes, some were great, some I had to learn to like and some, well, I won’t make those again!! This is a great list… I have started to avoid doing a lot of baking over the Holidays as I used to just eat and eat and eat them… Now I know that I don’t just eat and eat and eat… but I still don’t put out the effort to make too many.. These look and sound great… So I’ll check it out!!
    Holly recently posted..Who Is Steering Your Life? Are You Looking In The Rear View Mirror?My Profile

  5. Thanks for putting together this great resource Shelley. I know it’s going to be a huge help for so many during the holidays!
    Sylvie recently posted..Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Cream Filling (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Paleo Friendly)My Profile

  6. Hi Shelley,
    what an awesome collection of recipes.

    Not only have you provided the links and descriptions but also the type of recipe it is from vegan to paleo!
    This would have taken a fair bit of time and effort to put together.
    Great images!

    To a healthy enjoyable Christmas!
    Love and Light!
    Yorinda Wanner recently posted..Unlimited Possibilities and ImaginationMy Profile

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