Gluten-free and dairy-free recipes have seen a steady increase in popularity, not only for those who suffer from allergies, but for those looking to embrace a new lifestyle. It could be aimed at improving health, or simply wanting to try out new ways of cooking, but whatever the reasons, there has certainly been a steady rise in recipe resources for creating the perfect bake.
If you have a sweet tooth, and you’re suffering from an intolerance of some kind, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to stop eating all the cakes and sweet things you did before. The below recipes will provide you with a wealth of delicious inspiration without gluten and dairy.
Kat from The Baking Explorer was keen to try out new types of flour when baking one of her all-time childhood favourites, cola cupcakes. Kat opted for a gluten-free combination of almond flour and coconut flour and her experimenting lead to a bake worthy of any Great British bake off. The perfect party treat!
The Gluten Free Blogger knows a thing or two about baking without gluten! Sarah’s gluten-free doughnuts are a Mexican version of the sugary sweet snack, also known as a Buñuelos. Served up with a dreamy syrupy dipping sauce, proving that gluten-free doesn’t have to be flavour-free.
Lucy at Super Golden Bakes has created the “ultimate gluten free chocolate cake with fudge sauce”, for those looking for an eye-popping GF option. This recipe is so mouth-wateringly good, it even has mini meringues scattered on top for that extra touch.
If your taste buds haven’t been tantalised enough already, then Diary of a Cake Maker may just do it! Helen whipped up her take on the classic Victoria sponge recipe using rice flour and GF baking powder, especially for a colleague with coeliac disease, a gluten intolerant condition. For her first GF attempt, we think it looks pretty appetising!
A dinner party can be a tricky scenario for guests with food allergies, but we think that Kate from The Little Loaf has provided the perfect solution. This beautiful and delicious Raspberry and Pistachio Tartlet is an after-dinner treat that’s perfect for those wishing to cut out gluten. After finding out a couple of her friends had allergies, Kate developed this syrup tart recipe adding pastry cream and a drizzle of melted chocolate to finish off.
Muddling Along Mummy, Hannah, describes her recipe as a fool-proof, light-as-a-feather chocolate fudge cake, which combines alternatives such as oat milk and dairy-free spreads to make this chocolatey delight. A delicacy for both adults and children with dairy allergies.
Do you suffer from allergies or have you tried out any new dairy-free or gluten-free recipes you’d love to share? Add a comment below!