Delicious gluten-free and low-fat desserts for celiac disease

To avoid possible risks, it is recommended that we prepare our own desserts at home, since in this way we will ensure that all the ingredients are suitable for celiacs.

Celiacs occupy a good part of our population, presenting an intolerance to the gluten of wheat, barley, rye and oats . They are forced for life to follow a very strict diet. Therefore, we teach you how to prepare 3 delicious gluten-free and low-fat desserts, as an option for eating sweets.

We also mention the symptoms of this genetically predisposed disease which, as explained in an article from the US National Library of Medicine , is basically due to a reaction of the mucosa of the small intestine that makes the absorption of micro and macronutrients difficult.

Symptoms of celiac disease

Early diagnosis is very important, since consuming any of these foods can lead to quite serious problems. Celiacs will find different symptoms depending on the evolutionary moment in which the disease appears , the following being the most characteristic, as mentioned by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 

  • Childhood: diarrhea, anorexia, fragile hair, growth problems, muscle hypertrophy, defects in tooth enamel, dyslexia, autism…
  • Adolescence : anemia, diarrhea, hepatitis, stomatitis, late menarche, chronic juvenile arthritis…
  • Adults:  diarrhea, apathy, depression, anemia, weight loss, asthenia, herpes, irritable colon, epilepsy, osteoporosis…

Delicious gluten-free and low-fat dessert recipes

People with celiac disease should always look for the most natural foods, such as vegetables, fish, vegetables, gluten-free cereals, rice and corn. All industrial, packaged or processed foods should be avoided whenever possible , since they will almost always have some trace of gluten in their composition. And as for gluten-free desserts, we can prepare:


delicious gluten-free desserts: cheesecake


  • 3 cheeses (the cheese is suitable for celiacs, in any case, check the components making sure they do not contain gluten. Let us remember that foods must always be natural, when they are manufactured they may contain gluten )
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 natural skimmed yogur
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 100 g milk cream
  • Half a glass of cornstarch (fine corn flour, completely suitable for celiacs)
  • Half a glass of gluten-free flour


  • The preparation is very simple, just beat all the elements shown until creating a very homogeneous mass.
  • Next, we will prepare a source that already has a burnt sugar base (to prepare burnt sugar you only need to boil water and sugar until it thickens).
  • Next, we pour the mixture over the burnt sugar and microwave it for 18 or 20 minutes at maximum power.

Among the various options for delicious gluten-free desserts, this is undoubtedly one that you will want to repeat.

Delicious buns for celiacs

delicious gluten-free desserts: buns for celiacs


  • 300 g of Maizena (corn flour)
  • 100 g gluten-free flour
  • 60g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 20 g of baker’s yeast (it is more natural, always avoiding chemistry, which contains gluten)
  • 1 glass of skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • Zest of half a lemon


  • We start by putting the gluten-free flour suitable for celiacs and the cornstarch in a large container, mixing well to then make a small hole in the center where we will place the yeast , half a glass of milk, a pinch of salt and a little sugar.
  • Now we knead again, at least for ten minutes so that it is very fine and homogeneous, also adding the remaining sugar, the lemon zest and the egg.
  • Then we let the dough rest until it has doubled in volume. Then, add the rest of the milk and knead well.
  • On the other hand, heat the oven to 40ºC , for at least twenty minutes, then turn it off.
  • Next, we cover the dough we have made with a plastic bag and let it ferment in the heated oven until it doubles in volume (at least for 30 or 40 minutes).
  • Once this time has passed , we spread the dough with a rolling pin and with the help of a glass placed upside down, we make holes, those shapes will be the resulting buns.
  • When they are done, we let them rest until they double their volume again.
  • Then we fry them, for this we will use a frying pan with boiling oil.
  • Finally, we drain them and serve them sprinkled with sugar.

In addition to sugar, you can decorate these delicious gluten-free desserts with any other element you can consume. Get creative!

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Chocolate and coconut cake

delicious gluten-free desserts: chocolate and coconut cake


  • 105 g gluten-free cookies suitable for celiacs
  • 25 g butter
  • 160 g creamy semi-skimmed queso brand suitable for celiacs
  • 30g sugar
  • 25 g fresh coconut, grated
  • 2 tablespoons coconut water
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 50 g suitable fondant chocolate, gluten-free and the most natural possible, which has 90% cocoa
  • Neutral gelatin in sheets

Preparation of the base

  • First, we crush the cookies and mix them with the melted butter.
  • Then, we press the base of the mold with the help of a glass or spoon.

Preparation of the cream

  • First, we put the gelatin in cold water for a few minutes.
  • Now we beat the cheese with the sugar.
  • Next we add the grated coconut and coconut water, continuing to beat.
  • Then, we prepare a puree with the two ripe bananas that we will also add to the mixture.
  • Next we melt the chocolate suitable for celiacs (gluten-free) and add them while continuing to beat.
  • Then we add the hydrated gelatin.
  • Finally, we pour the resulting cream over the cookie base and leave it in the refrigerator until it sets.

The mixture of chocolate, coconut and banana  is simply delicious, both for celiacs and those without a gluten allergy.

Enjoy these delicious gluten-free desserts. You will love them! Furthermore, as you have seen, they are not difficult to prepare and you will surely surprise all the guests at your table.

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