25+ Best Flourless Desserts


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Each of these 25+ flourless desserts is easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to please everyone you share them with! From fudge to blondies and chocolate mousse, you’ll never run out of inspiration.

flourless brownie recipe

Whether you or someone you know has celiac disease, or you’ve simply run out of flour and don’t feel like heading to the store, it’s both possible AND easy to make delicious gluten-free dessert recipes. 

Between my countless gluten-free and no-bake desserts, I figured I would have a lot of flour-free dessert recipes. But when I really dug deep, I realized I had SO many! 

So, to make sense of them all, I’ve included a roundup of over 25 of my (and your) favorite flour-free dessert recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Table of Contents
  1. Why make flourless desserts?
  2. Chocolate desserts
  3. Flourless breads, blondies, and bars
  4. Flourless cakes
  5. Flourless cookies
  6. No-bake desserts
  7. More recipe collections
  8. 25+ Flourless Desserts (Recipe Card)

Why make flourless desserts?

  • Diet-friendly. Many of the following recipes are not only flour-free, but they’re naturally gluten-free and vegan (or made vegan with a few simple swaps). This means everyone can enjoy them, so they’re perfect for sharing!
  • Richer. This may be a hot take, but I find a lot of flourless sweets tend to be richer in texture and more flavorful, like my salted caramel tart.
  • Fuss-free. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to make a recipe only to find I don’t have enough flour! Luckily, I know I can make a flourless treat if I’m short on time.

Chocolate desserts

We eat a lot of chocolate in my house, so when we’re having guests over, I usually make some sort of chocolate treat that needs to cater to a variety of diets. 

  • Brownies– Crinkly on top and gooey in the center, these one-bowl brownies are way better than anything you’d get out of a box. 
  • Chocolate muffins– Unfussy, uncomplicated, and made without gluten, refined sugar, or oil. They’re sweetened with bananas and turn out incredibly moist. 
  • Protein brownies– Fudgy, rich, and packed with 6 grams of protein per brownie. 
  • Pot de creme– AKA the ultimate flour-free dessert. It’s basically the best chocolate pudding you’ve ever had, topped with whipped cream. 
  • Avocado chocolate mousse– You’d never guess what you can make with soft avocados and cocoa powder! 
flourless brownies

Flourless breads, blondies, and bars

Breads and bars can be the trickiest desserts to make flourless since they rely on flour to rise and become fluffy. Luckily, these recipes use flour-free alternatives to give them the perfect chewy, cakey texture. 

  • Banana bread– A guilt-free, naturally-sweetened banana bread recipe made with simple ingredients and a touch of (optional) sugar. 
  • Apple pie blondies– I make these blondies year-round or whenever I happen to be craving apple pie. 
  • Breakfast bars– Just oats, peanut butter, and bananas are all you’ll need to make the breakfast of champions. 
  • Sweet potato blondies– Trust me, everyone will ask you what your secret ingredient is!
  • Strawberry oatmeal bars– Refreshing, satisfying, and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. 
vegan gluten free chocolate banana bread

Flourless cakes

Each of these flourless cakes is made with flour-free alternatives like almond flour or coconut flour, giving you the perfect bite and delicate crumble sans flour. 

  • Flourless chocolate cake– My family’s favorite flourless chocolate cake. All that’s missing is some vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries.
  • Breakfast cake– A light and fluffy cinnamon-spiced cake layered with cream cheese frosting. 
  • Lemon mug cake– Full of refreshing lemon flavor and made in under a minute. 
  • Almond flour cake– Delicately flavored and dusted with powdered sugar, this is one of my favorite naturally gluten-free cake recipes. 
  • Orange cake– A delicate treat bursting with vibrant orange flavor that’s perfectly balanced by the subtle nuttiness of the almond flour. 
Breakfast Cake

Flourless cookies

As you can imagine, I always bring a treat to family functions and get-togethers. Cookies are my go-to when I need something convenient that I can make ahead and know everyone will love.

no flour cookies

No-bake desserts

We make a LOT of no-bake desserts, which, as you can imagine, are naturally flourless… and delicious. 

chocolate coconut balls

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25+ Flourless Desserts

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Each of these 25+ flourless desserts is easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to please everyone you share them with! From fudge to blondies and chocolate mousse, you’ll never run out of inspiration. We love these flourless chocolate chip cookies.
Servings: 12 Servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • In a large bowl, combine your almond butter and coconut sugar and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips and mix. Fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out 12 balls of cookie dough and place them on a lined baking sheet, two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet completely.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSodium: 129mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 15g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Recipe collection originally published March 2020 but updated to include new recipes for your benefit.

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. You know me and anything rainbow sprinkles and vanilla and I am ALLLLLLL over! BUTTTTT those Banana Fudge Cups = LANDON WOULD LOVEEEEE THOSE and I guess it’s not all about me now! hahaha!

  2. OK, this is just cruel man! Haha, I want them all right now. To much deliciousness on one page in one viewing! They all look good, great job!