Celiac disease or intolerance to gluten is getting increasingly common among society nowadays. The damages caused by gluten – the protein encountered in wheat, rye, oat and barley – to people with this disease might goes from symptoms such as digestive issues, bloating, diarrhea up to low defenses and lack of energy. Also, trends in healthy diet practices and lifestyle suggest that people should lower its gluten consumption. However, being unable to eat gluten does not have to mean a sacrifice for people who enjoy delicious food. It is true that most of the products we eat on a daily basis and a pillar of human nourishing had been the use of wheat and the proprieties of gluten for more than ten thousand years (since the beginning of agriculture and sedentary lifestyle). So how can people substitute a food that had been In humanity for so long time without giving away the tastiness and properties of gluten in foods like desserts?
With global markets and the Internet, each time is easier to discover new ways to prepare food, substitute ingredients, keep it healthy and still enjoy a delicious meal, like a dessert. For instance, there are amazing desserts that can be prepared without the need of any ingredient containing gluten.
Here is a list and some examples of amazing desserts without gluten:
Flourless chocolate cake:
Without wheat flour, just add some chocolate, eggs and butter instead.
Irish cream crème Brule:
Cream, sugar, eggs and the Irish flavor of the Irish liquor will make the difference.
Instead of flour use one mashed banana; besides being fluffy, you will get delicious and unique pancakes
The mix of milk, vanilla and flaked coconut for little bites
Replace regular flour with coconut flour and coconut oil, keep the chocolate and bake for 40 minutes
Baked apples with strawberry syrup:
Just put some fruit in the oven, add some love and tasteful smashed strawberries
Chocolate chips cookies:
The mix of almond flour, eggs, milk, butter and chocolate chips make the perfect combination for a sweet dessert
As we can see, there are as many dessert options as many alternatives to bake, cook and prepare delicious desserts or even to buy them already made.
Some ingredients to substitute gluten on desserts
- Almond flour
- Brown rice
- Coconut flour
- Millet flour
- Nuts and almonds
- White rice
- Other seeds
The importance of a gluten free-based diet is to find goof ingredients that substitute the high fiber in wheat, oats, rye and barley, for others that help the organism to keep it energetic and well functioning. Nevertheless, flavor should never be sacrificed, especially not for desserts. There exist many options to cook delicious desserts without the need of products containing gluten. Besides, there are many products such as candies, chocolates and snacks that do not have gluten, belong to big brands available in almost every grocery store and that still are delicious for a dessert or a sweet threat on a warm afternoon.