10 Allergen-Friendly Desserts Anyone Can Enjoy

Are you hosting an event and are worried about what to make for dessert? Considering how to eliminate allergens in your baking can be kind of intimidating. Will everyone like what I make? Should I make things without specific allergens and make other desserts as I normally would?

Well, there’s a simple solution to this problem! Save yourself the hassle and make simple desserts everyone can enjoy. I have put together a list of 10 dessert recipes that I found to be very easy to follow and more importantly delicious!

1. 4-Ingredient Almond Coconut Cookies

This Recipe is: Dairy-Fee, Gluten-Free, and Vegan

What you’ll need:

  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • dark chocolate chips – You can use mini or regular chocolate chips. I like the Enjoy Life brand (free of gluten and 14 allergens), which has both mini/normal & semisweet/dark chocolate chips.
  • salted almonds
  • sweetened condensed coconut milk – You can make your own or use the Let’s Do Organic Brand.

Full Recipe: Check out Eating Bird Food for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

2. Strawberry Pretzel Squares

This Recipe is: Dairy Free and Gluten-Free

What you’ll need:

Full Recipe: The original recipe on ‘My Food and Family‘ is not allergen-free, so I went ahead and added ingredients that would work for this recipe!

3. Chocolate Mousse

This Recipe is: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Mousse

What you’ll need:

  • Chocolate Chips/Chunks – you can use the recommend brand above or another favorite.
  • Coconut Whipped Cream – you can also used the recommended brand above or make your own.

Full Recipe: Check out ‘Eat at Our Table‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This Recipe is: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Pumpkin muffins on a white plate.

What you’ll need:

  • Gluten-Free Flour – The recommended flour for this recipe is Better Batter Gluten-Free Flour
  • Pumpkin
  • Coconut Oil
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Other Ingredients: eggs, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

If you’re interested in making this recipe vegan, check out one of my recent blog posts for egg substitutions!

Full Recipe: Check out ‘Mama Shire‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

5. Vanilla Cake with Summer Berries

This Recipe is: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan

A close-up of the gluten free vegan vanilla cake with a small heap of summer berries on top of it – raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

What you’ll need:

  • Plain Gluten-Free Flour Blend – a simple store-bought blend of rice, potato, and maize flour OR Bob’s Red Mill GF Flour & 1-1 baking flour (which already includes xanthan gum)
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Milk Alternative
  • Berries of Choice:
  • Other Ingredients: sugar, vegetable oil, salt, baking powder, baking soda, lemon (zest/juice), coconut cream, powdered sugar, vanilla paste (or extract)

Full Recipe: Check out ‘The Loopy Whisk‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

6. Carrot Cake Donuts

This Recipe is: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan

vegan carrot cake donuts on a black wire rack with glaze

What you’ll need:

  • Fine Sorghum Flour or Fine Brown Rice Flour
  • Flaxseed
  • Carrots
  • Dairy-free Cream Cheese
  • Other Ingredients: baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, milk alternative, brown sugar, olive oil, vanilla extract, powdered sugar

Full Recipe: Check out ‘The Fit Cookie‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

7. 6-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pie

This Recipe is: Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free

What you’ll need:

  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust – I have used Mi-Del in the past for other recipes!
  • Dairy-free Cream Cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Milk Alternative
  • Coconut Whipped Cream

Full Recipe: Check out ‘Simply Samantha‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

8. Chickpea Crackers

This Recipe is: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan

What you’ll need:

  • Chickpea Flour
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Coconut Oil

Full Recipe: Check out ‘Elephantastic Vegan‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

9. Apple Crisp

This Recipe is: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan

Gluten free apple crisp in a white bowl with ice cream, a spoon is taking a bite out

What you’ll need:

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • All-purpose Gluten-free Flour – I have used the Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 previously mentioned
  • Brown Sugar
  • Gluten-free Quick Oats – I use Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats –> (Oats are naturally gluten-free, but they are typically processed with other products that contain gluten)
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter

Full Recipe: Check out ‘Gluten-Free Palate‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

10. Banana Bread

This Recipe is: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan

looking down on a loaf of vegan banana bread, sliced, a few slices are falling down

What you’ll need:

  • Bananas
  • Milk Alternative
  • Flaxseed
  • All-Purpose Gluten-free Flour
  • Other Ingredients: brown sugar, baking soda, butter, salt,
  • Optional: nutmeg, walnuts, chocolate chips

Full Recipe: Check out ‘Nora Cooks‘ for the detailed recipe and preparation instructions.

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What are your favorite allergen-friendly recipes? Have you tried any of the ones mentioned above? Comment below!

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