Top 5 Gluten-Free Desserts To Make From ‘Bon Appétit’

In search of a sweet gluten-free treat? Whether you have a gluten sensitivity, are looking for healthier dessert recipes or just want to make something delicious, these desserts will leave your sweet tooth satisfied. Bon Appétit has an award-winning list of the best recipes you need to try and a few of these gluten-free desserts made the cut!

If you haven’t started cooking your way through the Best List, I suggest you hurry up and get started. You’ll learn how to make everything from the perfect scrambled eggs to the silkiest pasta carbonara. Next time you plan on hosting a dinner party, refer to Bon Appétit‘s Best List for a recipe that’ll be sure to impress all your guests. And try whipping up one of these delicious gluten-free desserts.

5.) Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

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The best part about this pudding — aside from the fact that it tastes delicious — is that it can also sub as a “healthy” breakfast recipe. Yup, that’s right! This pudding is full of healthy fats from the avocado and walnuts, and the cacao will give you an energy kick similar to your morning coffee. Try mixing it with granola for some extra fuel. Need more inspiration to give chocolate for breakfast a try? Read on.


  • 2 large avocados, pits removed
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup (or more) fresh orange juice
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ cups heavy cream (optional)
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs and/or chopped hazelnuts


Scoop avocado flesh into a blender and scrape in vanilla bean seeds; reserve pod for another use. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, agave nectar, orange juice and salt and blend to a coarse purée. With motor running, gradually stream in ¾ cup hot (but not boiling) water; blend, adding more orange juice as needed, until smooth and creamy.

  • Divide pudding among eight 4- to 6-oz. ramekins or small bowls and chill (uncovered) at least 2 hours.
  • Just before serving, whip cream in a medium bowl to soft peaks and spoon over pudding, if desired; top with cacao nibs and/or hazelnuts.
  • Do Ahead: Pudding can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.