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Gluten free dairy free dessert recipes

Having a dietary requirement can be hard enough. Having more than one sometimes feels impossible! To aid you in finding as many appropriate treats as you can, we’re diving into gluten free dairy free dessert recipes. These recipes are some of my favourites on my websites, for various reasons. The dairy free lemon curd is my absolute favourite way to make curd these days. And the vegan brownie cookies? Arguably better than their regular counterpart.

Gluten free dairy free dessert recipes

These recipes are all gluten free and dairy free, obviously. Many of them are also egg free and thus vegan. Where possible, I try to include lots of nut free and xanthan gum free options, for those with allergies or intolerances. These recipes are also FODMAP friendly, in line with my own food intolerances.

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Dairy free lemon curd

This is the only way I make curd these days. I find that using coconut oil allows the citrus or (or berries) to really shine with a clean and lovely flavour. You can’t taste the coconut oil (I promise) but if you’re a real coconut oil hater, use refined coconut oil. It has been processed to remove all the flavour.

Dairy free lemon curd
A delicious dairy free curd that can be made with lemons, limes or berries.
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An aerial view of a dairy free lemon curd tart topped with passionfruit on a white marble table. The tart has been sliced and the pieces sit slightly away from the tart. A white linen cloth sits to the right of the tart.
An aerial view of a dairy free lemon curd tart topped with passionfruit on a white marble table. The tart has been sliced and the pieces sit slightly away from the tart. A white linen cloth sits to the right of the tart.

Chocolate mug cake

There is truly nothing better than a delicious dessert that is ready in 5 minutes. This chocolate mug cake fits that bill, while also being gluten free, dairy free and vegan. I also have a refined sugar free version, too.

Gluten free chocolate mug cake
A delicious, rich and chocolatey dessert that is ready in 5 minutes.
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An aerial view of a gluten free chocolate mug cake in a white speckled mug atop a white speckled plate. The mug cake is topped with melting vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
A gluten free vegan chocolate mug cake topped with a big scoop of chocolate ice cream atop a dark grey metal backdrop

Lime curd tart with Graham cracker base

This tart uses a quick gluten free homemade Graham cracker style base, and the dairy free lime curd mentioned above. It’s a cracking gluten free dairy free dessert recipe with the perfect balance of flavours.

Dairy free lime curd tart with gluten free Graham cracker crust
A delicious summery tart that is perfect for people with a number of dietary requirements.
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An aerial image of a gluten free lime curd tart atop a white marble table. The tart is topped with thin slices of lime and surrounded by extra squeezed and whole limes
An aerial view of a gluten free lime curd top on a medium blue steel backdrop. The tart is topped with fresh slices of lime and surrounded by extra squeezed and fresh limes

Vegan chocolate cake

This deliciously fudgy gluten free vegan chocolate cake is a recipe from my cookbook, Intolerance Friendly Kitchen. It’s entirely gluten free and vegan, as well as being nut free and xanthan gum free.

An aerial image of a gluten free vegan chocolate cake on a white marble table. The cake has been topped with vegan chocolate buttercream and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes and is cut into slices.

Vegan choc chip cookies

These gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies use melted plant based butter to make them even easier to make. Simply mix, refrigerate, scoop and bake. Make sure you use a dairy free chocolate brand to keep them dairy free.

Gluten free vegan choc chip cookies
Delicious gluten free and vegan/dairy free morsels.
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A close up aerial view of a stack of gluten free vegan choc chip cookies. The cookies are piled on top of each other, each topped with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes
A close up, aerial view of gluten-free vegan choc-chip cookies topped with flaky salt. The cookies sit atop a white speckled ceramic plate.

Spiced pumpkin mug cake

This spiced pumpkin mug cake was inspired by my trip to America last year. It’s fluffy and Autumnal – the perfect gluten free dairy free dessert for colder nights.

Gluten free pumpkin mug cake
A delicious autumnal dessert that is the perfect way to use leftover pumpkin.
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A side on view of a brightly lit gluten free pumpkin mug in a white speckled ceramic mug. The mug cake is topped with vanilla ice cream with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. A spoonful of the mug cake has been eaten from the bottom right corner, revealing the orange crumb beneath.
An aerial image of a gluten free pumpkin mug cake in a white ceramic speckled mug atop a white speckled ceramic plate. The mug cake has a spoonful removed and is topped with melting vanilla ice cream and cinnamon sugar. A bottle of maple syrup extends over the right side of the image to pour syrup over the ice cream. The syrup and ice cream mingle together in the crevice left from the eaten cake.

Pavlova with dairy free berry curd

This pavlova is a no waste number: the yolks leftover from the pavlova are used in the curd. I’ve tested all sorts of berries (including frozen) so you can pick what works best for you.

Pavlova with lactose free raspberry curd and berries
A delicious no waste pavlova with a heavenly dairy free berry curd to finish.
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Pavlova covered in lactose free raspberry curd and lots of red berries against a black backdrop
A moody image of a pavlova with lactose free raspberry curd on a wooden cake stand. The pavlova is topped with fresh berries and a woman in a black t shirt holds the cake stand from the back

Lemon olive oil cake

This gluten free lemon olive oil cake is plush and light with the perfect lemon scented crumb. It’s also gluten free and dairy free. You can top the cake with fruit, nuts or simply leave it plain.

Gluten free olive oil cake
A deliciously lemon and olive oil scented cake with the perfect crumb.
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A side on brightly lit image of a gluten free olive oil cake chopped with pistachios and icing sugar. The cake sits atop a white marble table and is surrounded by water glasses, a slice of cake on a white ceramic plate and pinch bowls filled with pistachios
A side on brightly lit image of a gluten free olive oil cake chopped with pistachios and icing sugar. The cake sits atop a white marble table and is surrounded by water glasses, a slice of cake on a white ceramic plate and pinch bowls filled with pistachios

Banana cake

I am a banana cake girl for life, and this one ticks all the boxes for me. Use the lemon icing sugar to ensure to the cake is dairy free. This will also mean it is accidentally vegan, as the cake contains no eggs. Something for everyone!

Gluten free banana cake
A delicious gluten free banana cake that's egg free, nut free and dairy free with the right icing.
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A gluten free banana cake topped with a lactose free cream cheese icing. The cake is set against a dark backdrop on a white plate. A hand extends down over the top of the image to sprinkle icing sugar onto the cake.

Tahini cookies

These tahini cookies are made from an incredibly simple mix of tahini, maple syrup and baking powder. Add in some dairy free chocolate chips and you’ve got a chewy, nutty choc chip cookie that everyone can enjoy.

Gluten free tahini cookies
Deliciously quick and simple flourless tahini cookies.
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A close up of a gluten free tahini cookie studded with melting dark chocolate and topped with sea salt flakes. It is set against a worn wooden backdrop with grain and white paint marks
An aerial close up of a grain free tahini choc chip cookie on a white speckled ceramic plate. The cookie has melty chocolate chips beneath a crackly golden surface and is topped with sea salt flakes

Vegan brownie cookies

I genuinely love these vegan, gluten free brownie cookies. They’re not ‘good for gluten free and vegan’, they’re just really really good. Chewy, deeply chocolatey and made with buckwheat flour, they are one of my favourite gluten free dairy free dessert recipes.

Vegan, gluten free brownie cookies
Delicious brownie cookies that are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free/vegan and xanthan gum free.
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An aerial close up view of a stack of gluten free vegan brownie cookies. The brownie cookies are shiny and crackled and the centre cookie is sprinkled with sea salt flakes
An aerial, moody photo of a stack of vegan brownie cookies that are egg free, gluten free and made without xanthan gum. The cookies have shiny, crackled tops and the cookie on the top of the stack at the centre is sprinkled with sea salt flakes

Vegan blueberry muffins

I hate to play favourites, but these vegan blueberry muffins are my favourite muffin recipe on the site. Not only are they super easy to make (they use a single flour and no nuts or xanthan gum) but they’re deliciously moist and just generally very good.

Vegan gluten free blueberry muffins
Incredibly easy gluten free vegan blueberry muffins.
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A close up of some vegan, gluten free blueberry muffins in a rustic muffin tray
A stack of blueberry filled vegan, gluten free muffins against a mottled blue backdrop

Carrot cake muffins

These gluten free carrot cake muffins have an easy dairy free option to use coconut yoghurt in place of dairy yoghurt. They are also egg free, nut free and xanthan gum free, and use wholegrain flours instead of starches.

Gluten free carrot muffins
Delicious and simple gluten free carrot muffins for all sorts of dietary needs.
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An aerial image of gluten free carrot muffins topped with cream cheese icing, flowers and pastel mini Easter eggs
An aerial image of gluten free carrot muffins topped with cream cheese icing, flowers and pastel mini Easter eggs

Cinnamon swirl mug cake

This simple gluten free vegan dessert looks more complicated than it is. A mini cinnamon roll made in a microwave (or an oven) this will satisfy your cinnamon roll cravings.

Gluten free vegan cinnamon roll mug cake (single serve)
A quick and easy way to satisfy that cinnamon roll craving – no gluten or dairy required.
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An aerial image of a vegan, gluten free microwave cinnamon scroll in a white speckled ceramic mug. The scroll is oozing cinnamon sugar and topped with melting vanilla ice cream. It sits atop a light grey stone backdrop
An aerial image of a vegan, gluten free microwave cinnamon scroll in a white speckled ceramic mug. The scroll is oozing cinnamon sugar and topped with melting vanilla ice cream. It sits atop a light grey stone backdrop

Vegan cinnamon rolls

I can’t believe I never understood the hype around cinnamon rolls until recently. They’re JUST SO GOOD. This version is gluten free, xanthan gum free and vegan. You can also use my gluten free cinnamon roll recipe with eggs and simply substitute with plant based dairy where needed.

An aerial close up image of gluten free, vegan cinnamon scrolls in a baking dish. The scrolls are topped with a sugary glaze.

Rhubarb cake

I am obsessed with this combination of sweet and fluffy vanilla cake with tart and bright rhubarb. They work so well together and they look while doing it, too. Make sure you use dairy free butter (or the all oil option as in the olive oil cake recipe) to ensure this cake is dairy free.

Gluten free rhubarb cake
The perfect gluten free dairy free dessert.
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An aerial side on image of a gluten free rhubarb cake in a pale pink cake tin atop a white marble table. The cake is golden brown and topped with pink rhubarb and almond flakes.
An aerial side on image of a gluten free rhubarb cake in a pale pink cake tin atop a white marble table. The cake is golden brown and topped with pink rhubarb and almond flakes.

Sourdough croissants

These delicious gluten free sourdough croissants are made without xanthan gum. Better yet? They can also be made with a good quality vegan stick butter, making them gluten free and dairy free. They’re a recipe from my cookbook, Intolerance Friendly Kitchen.

A stack of four gluten free croissants sits atop a white marble table against a white backdrop

Cinnamon raisin swirl loaf

I can’t get enough of this gluten free vegan cinnamon raisin swirl loaf. It’s hot cross bun loaf meets cinnamon raisin toast meets babka, and I’m here for it. The loaf is also nut free and xanthan gum free.

Gluten free vegan hot cross bun loaf
A delicious gluten free, dairy free and vegan spiced loaf that everyone will love.
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A brightly lit aerial view of a plate of gluten free hot cross bun loaf, sliced and toasted then topped with melting butter. The slices sit on a bright blue ceramic plate atop a pale green tablecloth. They are surrounded by brightly coloured flowers, a water glass and a ceramic dish filled with pastel Easter eggs.
A bright blue ceramic plate topped with gluten free vegan cinnamon raisin loaf slices. The plate sits atop a pale pink linen tablecloth and brightly coloured flowers sit to the left of the image

Vegan Hedgehog slice

Everyone loves Hedgehog slice. EVERYONE. This version uses homemade gluten free vegan Graham crackers (or the biscuit of your choice) along with vegan chocolate and plant based condensed milk. You can easily buy vegan condensed milk in stores these days, but I’ve tested a variety of plant milk versions for you, too.

Gluten free vegan Hedgehog slice
A delicious make ahead gluten free dairy free dessert that everyone will love.
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An aerial view of a gluten free Hedehog slice that has been sliced into. It sits on a white marble table and the slices reveal the biscuit filled slice underneath
An aerial view of a gluten free Hedehog slice that has been sliced into. It sits on a white marble table and the slices reveal the biscuit filled slice underneath

Peanut butter cookies

A relative of my tahini cookies, these peanut butter cookies are also made with a simple mix of nut butter, maple syrup and baking soda. I love adding nuts, seeds and some dairy free chocolate to make them more filling and delicious.

Vegan peanut butter cookies
Deliciously quick and simple peanut butter cookies that are ready in a flash.
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A close up of a plate of gluten free peanut butter cookies filled with seeds and topped with choc chips and sea salt flakes
A close up of a plate of peanut butter nut and seed cookies with choc chips and sea salt flakes on top

Peanut butter truffles

These peanut butter truffles could not be more simple to mix. The filling consists of peanut butter and maple syrup, while the coating is a chocolate of your choice. You can use dark dairy free chocolate (like Lindt 70%) or a vegan milk chocolate. They’re an incredibly addictive treat.

Peanut butter truffles
Easy and delicious peanut butter truffles with a chocolate coating.
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An aerial view of dark and white chocolate coated peanut truffes, some bitten into and some topped with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. The truffles sit atop a white speckled ceramic plate
A close up side on image of a peanut butter truffle coated in white chocolate. A bite has been taken, revealing the peanut butter centre, and sea salt flakes adorn the top. The truffle sits atop a white marble table against a white backdrop

Vegan ‘Nutella’ truffles

Speaking of truffles, these vegan ‘Nutella’ truffles are dairy free and incredibly easy to make. Like the peanut butter truffles, it’s hard to stop at one.

Vegan salted Nutella truffles
Need I say more?
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Vegan 'nutella' truffles on a dark moody backdrop and a dark grey ceramic plate. The truffles have been dusted with cocoa, and a sieve with cocoa sits to the bottom left of the image
Vegan 'nutella' truffles on a dark moody backdrop and a dark grey ceramic plate. The truffles have been dusted with cocoa, and a sieve with cocoa sits to the bottom left of the image

Fruit crumble

This fruit crumble has a dairy free/vegan option that could not be easier – simply use a good dairy free butter in place of regular butter. You can mix up the fruit combinations as you see fit, too (provided you don’t have any fructose requirements).

Gluten free fruit crumble
Quick, easy and delicious, this is the perfect winter dessert.
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An aerial shot of a bowl of gluten free fruit crumble, made with berries. A scoop of melting vanilla ice cream sits alongside the crumble in a white ceramic bowl atop a white marble table. Two other plates of crumble surround the central bowl
An overhead shot of a gluten free rhubarb and strawberry crumble topped with melting homemade vanilla ice cream.

Gluten free vegan buckwheat chocolate cake

This gluten free vegan chocolate cake is made with 100% buckwheat flour – no starches or other whole grain flours. It’s got a strong buckwheat flavour, so I recommend it for buckwheat lovers only. It’s a recipe in my buckwheat e-book.

A brightly lit aerial view of a gluten free vegan buckwheat chocolate cake on a white speckled ceramic plate against a white stone bench top.

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