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Category: Desserts
Gluten-Free Super-Moist Mini Chocolate Cakes Recipe

MAKES 6 CAKES Some GF chocolate cakes are too dense and intense. Not true for these moist ‘n’ fluffy upside-down cupcakes dressed with chocolate ganache. Inspired by a recipe handed to our editor years ago by San Francisco Bay Area pastry chef Marika Doob, they’re the prettiest little desserts you’ll ever serve and the easiest ones you’ll ever make. Serve them with the crushed toffee garnish or with a cherry, white chocolate […]

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Aran Goyoaga’s Gluten-Free Pear and Hazelnut Frangipane Tart Recipe

MAKES 1 (9-INCH) TART Whether you know her by her name or her gorgeous, delicious gluten-free culinary blog, Cannelle et Vanille, Aran Goyoaga is worth exploring and following, as evidenced by this wildly delicious, stunning tart. Suitable for company, gifting, or hoarding and wonderfully gluten-free, it tastes as good as it looks.   For the Gluten-Free Pie Dough: 1 cup brown rice flour 2 tablespoons potato starch 2 tablespoons tapioca starch 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 […]

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Kyra Bussanich’s Gluten-Free Browned Butter Cranberry Cheer Bar Recipe

MAKES 1 (13 BY 9-INCH) PAN OF BARS Here’s your go-to gluten-free dessert to bring to any holiday event this season and beyond. With a drool-worthy crispy-cookie-like base (that can be repurposed for pretty much any bar) and a tangy-sweet topping, this sure-thing recipe by our pal (four-time champ of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”) Kyra Bussanich is spectacular and intense, so a little goes a long way. Cut the bars small and […]

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Outrageously Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Banana Berry Muffins

MAKES 12 MUFFINS If ever there was proof that gluten-free, dairy-free baked goods can be ridiculously moist and delicious, these muffins from Berkeley, California’s recently (and sadly) closed Bacano Bakery are it. You’ll need cupcake liners for this recipe, and if you don’t have overripe bananas, add an additional tablespoonful or so of brown sugar. Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to four days or freeze in […]

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pecan Brownie Cookie Recipe

MAKES 26 COOKIES The fact that these cookies from New York’s By the Way Bakery are incredibly easy to make from everyday ingredients is not the reason we’re obsessed with them. It’s their crisp, chewy texture and luscious, chocolaty taste that has us hooked. Make them all at once or scoop tablespoon-size dollops of batter onto parchment paper, freeze them, and store in an airtight bag in the freezer, so […]

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Lemon Custard with Glazed Blackberries and Flaxseed Crumble

SERVES 6 Say hello to the gluten-free, dairy-free treat that blows dessert lovers’ minds at San Francisco restaurant Little Gem. Top it with syrupy Glazed Blackberries and Flaxseed Crumble or serve it solo. Either way, it’s intensely lemony and rich, so a little goes a long way. 1⁄2 teaspoon arrowroot starch or arrowroot flour 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon or Meyer lemon juice, reserving the zest of 1 lemon 4 eggs 1⁄3 cup […]

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The Ultimate Gluten-Free Gingerbread House (and Cookies) Recipe

MAKES 2 (8 BY 3 BY 3½-INCH) HOUSES AND MANY GINGERBREAD PEOPLE TOO! Introducing the only GF version of the season’s iconic cookie that you’ll ever need. Straight from our talented pal, pastry chef Cindy Falatic McIntosh of The San Francisco Ritz-Carlton, comes five-star flavor. Craft the dough into a midcentury-modern house (designed by retrorenovation.com), or make a gingerbread gang. Regardless, these cookies will spice up any holiday scene. 1 […]

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, Period (and Gluten-Free!)

MAKES 20 COOKIES We don’t think there’s a better chocolate chip cookie out there, gluten-free or otherwise. They’re just that good. If you can, splurge on high-end chocolate chips, such as Barry Callebaut, Guittard, or Peter’s Burgundy, for this now not-so-secret adaptation of a recipe from beloved baker Lisa Lan of San Francisco’s Bumblebee Bakeshop. Quality ingredients make the difference. But be warned: you’ll be spoiled for life. 1⁄2 cup […]

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Strawberry and Tahini Crepe with Pomegranate Seeds and Toasted Pistachios

TO MAKE 4 CREPES, prepare 4 Chickpea Crepes (get recipe here), place each crepe on a plate, slather on 2 tablespoons of tahini, add a drizzle of honey, a dollop
of Greek yogurt, and a generous sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios. Roll and serve. Buy the Winter Issue where this recipe is featured!   Photo credit: Photography Maren Caruso / Styling Victoria Granof

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Flavor, moistness, and texture make the difference between a good muffin and a great muffin. These gorgeous offerings from New York’s By the Way Bakery have all three, as well as gluten-free, dairy-free status, which makes them perfect for school parties, work functions, and anytime indulgence for all. Makes 12 3 tablespoons tapioca flour 1/3 cup white rice flour 3 tablespoons brown rice flour ¼ cup sorghum flour ¼ cup potato starch […]

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