Confession:  I have a huge sweet tooth.  You would be amazed at how many desserts I have had to give up since we started this diet.  The biggest thing I miss is my Memaw's banana pudding.  I could make a version of it with gluten-free vanilla wafers, but it will never be the same.


Here are some recipes that we have found or altered that I find to be quite delicious.

  • Ice Cream - For the most part, it will gluten-free, but make sure you read the ingredients.  I prefer Breyer's All Natural Vanilla.  The ingredient list is simple, and I like the soft texture.  Make sure that you avoid ice creams blended with questionable sounding ingredients like Cookies 'N Cream and Thin Mint ice cream.
  • Sheet cakes - There are two recipes: vanilla and chocolate.  Both are killer and best when heated slightly.
  • Cheesecake - We avoided this for so long because the crust is basically crushed graham crackers.  While there are gluten-free graham crackers, they are very expensive.  We found an amazing substitute.  The Local Oven in Mesquite, TX makes their own gluten-free biscotti.  Then they have it processed into crumbs to make pie crusts.  We did this the last time we made cheesecake, and the taste is euphoric.  It was the kind of dessert that can make any bad part of the day melt away with just one taste.  This recipe comes courtesy of my mother-in-law's late college roommate.
  • Peanut Butter Cookies - A friend of ours gave us a simple recipe ratio of 1 egg to 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of peanut butter.  It is simple, yet effective.  We have since altered it to include chocolate.