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Gluten-Free Desserts To Try This Holiday Season

For someone who has a gluten sensitivity, it’s tough to look at all the puff pastries or golden rolls on the table during the holidays without salivating. But if you bake something for yourself, the more for you! You don’t have to feel left out about all the other baked creations when you can have one just to yourself (wink).

1. Gluten-free Eggnog Cheesecake


Did you eat too much pie for Thanksgiving? Are you just about fed up about pie? Well have no fear, cheesecake is here! In fact, when you think about the holidays, you don’t tend to think about how much you’re eating, but instead how you’ll work it off. So even if you don’t have a gluten allergy/sensitivity, you too can enjoy this calorie-reduced treat for the upcoming holidays! This eggnog cheesecake is made with almond flour, gluten-free graham cracker crust, and sprinkles of cinnamon and allspice.

2. Gluten-free Cranberry Bread


Pumpkin flavored everything may be out, but cranberry is still in. Cranberries add a tart sweetness to this moist loaf. If you want to add a citrusy twist on this bread, add some zest of an orange, or some juice from a fresh orange. This can go on the dinner table to counterbalance the savory dishes, or keep it sweet for dessert.

3. Gluten-free Ginger Snap Cookies


What would Christmas be without the all-famous ginger bread, and in this case, a ginger cookie. I’m not saying you need to play with your gingerbread, but this refined cookie will have a soft outside and when you bite into it, SNAP! You can eat these along with tea, and even dip them into it. It’s similar to milk and cookies, right?!

Snuggle up with these holiday desserts and put on your favorite Christmas-themed film, now you’re into the Christmas spirit! So, grab all your gluten-free and non-gluten-free family members and celebrate because it’s the winter holidays. Enjoy these truly scrumptious flavors for the holiday season!

*** For those who have allergies to nut products, you may substitute almond flour for tapioca, coconut, rice, chickpea (ooh protein), and several other flours***  

I am a junior at Rutgers University. I'm currently a Criminal Justice major and want to pursue a career in law. I enjoy writing independent pieces because it shows the author's personality throughout. I love to cook/bake, go to the gym, read, watch Law and Order: SVU, Grey's Anatomy, crime series, cooking shows, and some other series. I also love art, yoga, listening to music and playing with my dog LuLu. Friends and family are extremely important to me, and I don't think I'd be myself without them!
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