8 Gluten-Free Desserts for the Fourth of July

Gluten-free pies, cakes, cookies and snacks are hot!

Children at Fourth of July parade

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July Fourth is a traditional day for barbecues, picnics, and other food-centered celebrations. If you're gluten-free, it can be a bit of a challenge to find the right recipes for desserts that are both wheatless and delicious. Thanks to some creative recipe building, however, July Fourth is now the perfect holiday to celebrate your gluten-freedom by baking classic, old-fashioned pies, cakes, brownies, and cookies that are as good as (or even better than) their wheat-laden versions. Sure, you can tell your guests these treats are gluten-free—but you also have the freedom to bake and enjoy!

Of course, there are also plenty of desserts that are "naturally" gluten-free; think ice cream sundaes, strawberries, and cream, or Jello treats. You can also turn any pie, cake, or tart into a gluten-free treat by baking with a certified gluten-free flour. Every type of flour is a little bit different, so you might want to experiment with one of many options you're likely to find in the local grocery store: almond flour, oat flour, or a commercial "gluten-free mix." 

Don't Let Gluten Allergies Spoil Your Fun

Whether you're attending a potluck or creating your own event, don't let gluten allergies get in the way of dessert. With gluten-free flour available in every grocery store, you can master delicious, allergen-free treats for all!