45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

Regardless of whether you're single or in a long-term relationship, a Valentine's Day lover or hater, our Valentine's Days all have one thing in common: lots of delicious food! To help make your February even tastier than usual, though, I thought I'd round up some of my favorite gluten free dessert recipes. The best part? All of these Valentine desserts have been given a healthy twist, whether it's by making them paleo, low carb or vegan, sneaking in some hidden veggies or including less sugar than your typical dessert. BUT they all taste just as delicious!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

So whether you're looking for the best gluten free dessert recipes, healthier dessert ideas or just a delicious way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, keep reading to discover 45 delicious gluten free dessert recipes!

1. Chocolate Raspberry Truffles (Keto) - Keen for Keto

These chocolate truffles look almost too good to eat. But if someone has to do it...I'll sure volunteer!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

2. Avocado Chocolate Pudding (Vegan, Raw) - Imagelicious 

Out of all the gluten free vegan recipes out there, this avocado chocolate pudding is a definitely must-make. Who can turn down a creamy, dreamy chocolate dessert?!?

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

3. Healthier Blackberry Apple Hazelnut Crisp - Pass Me Some Tasty

A traditional gluten free apple crisp just got a berry delicious makeover.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

4. Super Clumpy Summer Squash Granola (Vegan, Sugar Free, Oil Free) - Casey the College Celiac

Combine this gluten free granola with your choice of vegan ice cream, banana ice cream or dairy-full treat, and you'll have one delicious creamy and crunchy combo!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

(As with all of the recipes in this round up, you should make sure you use gluten free, non-cross-contaminated nuts and seeds if you have celiac disease. Scroll to the bottom of this post for info on my favorite places to buy gluten free seeds/nuts!)

5. Apple Donut - Courtney's Sweets

Grab some gluten free frosting and apple slices will never taste so good.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

6. Beet Nut Butter Cups (Vegan) - Veggie Desserts

There's no beet-ter way to get in some veggies than with these chocolate treats! Plus, this easy gluten free dessert only requires four ingredients to make.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

7. Banana Mug Cake (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Whole 30 Options) - One Clever Chef

If you've ever wished you could eat some banana bread or cake in two minutes or less...here's your dream come true.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

8. Healthy Peanut Butter Balls (Keto, Low Carb) - Joy Filled Eats 

All you need is four ingredients to whip up a keto dessert that any peanut butter lover will fall head over heels for...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

9. Chocolate Pecan Love Bites (Vegan) - E. A. Stewart Spicy RD Nutrition

These gluten free cookies have a secret healthy ingredient. Hint: it starts with "chick" and ends with "peas"...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

10. Brownie Batter Hummus (Vegan) - Pink Fortitude

Who knew hummus could make such a delicious dessert?!?

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

11. Easy Paleo Strawberry Cream Pie (No Bake) - Oh The Things We'll Make

Nothing says "Valentine's Day" like a pink paleo dessert that only takes 20 minutes to make...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

12. Red Velvet Brownies (Vegan) - Veg Annie 

Beets, squash and black beans make these brownies as nutritious as they are delicious!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

13. Superfood Berry Banana Bites (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Frozen fruit has never tasted so good!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

14. 4-Ingredient (No Butter!) Chocolate Fudge with Coconut - Two Healthy Kitchens

If you're looking for easy gluten free desserts, this simple fudge fits the bill! You can make it ahead of time and mold it into whatever shapes fit your fancy.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

15. Vanilla Cupcakes with Perfectly Pink Beet-Dyed Coconut Cream Frosting (Vegan) - Just Beet It

I really don't know what to say besides YUM.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

16. Chocolate Banana Bars - This Ole Mom 

Make sure you use certified gluten free oats to whip up these gluten free dessert bars. I still can't believe this dessert features beans!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

17. Triple Chocolate Mousse Shooters (Paleo, Refined Sugar Free) - Raia's Recipes

Creamy avocado mousse + fluffy coconut whipped cream + a crumbly almond flour crust = major YUM.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

18. Easy No-Bake Chocolate Fig Bars (4-Ingredients, Vegan, Grain-Free) - Clean Eating Kitchen

Gluten free vegan recipes can sometimes require complicated ingredients or a lot of time in the kitchen...but this dessert recipe is the exception! Throw together some gluten free figs, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips and coconut oil, and prepare to enjoy a Valentine's Day dessert you'll definitely remember.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

19. Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Bowl (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

This vegan smoothie recipe is nutritious enough to be eaten for breakfast but tastes decadent enough to eat as dessert. The best of both worlds!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

20. Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan) - Rhian's Recipes

Sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient to these super fudgy gluten free brownies...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

21. Easy Chocolate Fat Bombs with Coconut Oil (Keto, Paleo, Low Carb) - Wholesome Yum

Am I the only one drooling?!? I doubt it! A low carb dessert has never looked so decadent.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

22. Strawberry Cupcakes - The Soccer Mom Blog

I love that these gluten free cupcakes feature some fresh strawberry puree in their batter and icing!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

23. Keto Low Carb Cheesecake - Noshtastic

This is one keto dessert that anyone would enjoy digging into...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

24. Chocolate Cauliflower Ice Lollies (Vegan) - Recipes From a Pantry

Can you believe these vegan popsicles have cauliflower in them?!? Mind. Blown.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

25. Superfood Chocolate Banana Brownies (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

These brownies are soft like banana bread, packed with chocolate flavor and loaded with hidden superfoods. What more could you want?!?

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

26.  Raspberry Dusted Brownie Truffles (Vegan) - Spabettie

I have some gluten free cashews in my pantry that are begging to be made into this chocolate vegan dessert!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

27. Homemade Jello Snacks - Food Meanderings 

Cut these homemade jello snacks into a heart, and no one will ever guess they're loaded with fruits and veggies!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

28. Red Velvet Cupcakes - Good for You Gluten Free 

You can't go wrong with a classic...especially since these gluten free cupcakes are dyed naturally with beets.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

29. Vegan Chocolate Pudding - Deliciously Plated

I love how the tart raspberry sauce complements the thick, rich vegan chocolate pudding! And if you're scared of diving into avocado pudding right away, this dessert features banana as well for extra sweetness.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

30. The Best Low Carb Carrot Cake (Grain Free, No Sugar Added) - Dr. Davinah's Eats 

I've never been a huge carrot cake person, but I bet this could convert me!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

31. 2-Ingredient Protein Candy (Vegan) - Nest and Glow

To get a dose of protein with your sweet fix, whip up this super easy 2-ingredient protein candy! I've had chocolate covered chickpeas before and they are waaaaay more delicious than they sound, so I definitely need to give this recipe a try.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

31. Sweet n' Salty Banana Ice Cream (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

If you want an easy gluten free dessert, look no further than banana ice cream! You only need a few ingredients and it's super easy to make in a high-speed blender or food processor.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

32. Delicata Squash Coconut Flour Brownies (Paleo) - Fearless Dining

Who knew that squash and chocolate were soul mates?!?

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

33. Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes (Vegan, No Added Oil) - Healthy Slow Cooking

Is there anything avocado can't do?!? I don't think so...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

34. Low Carb Salted Raspberry Chocolate Bark (Keto) - Appetite for Energy 

Frozen raspberries are icing sprinkles on top of this homemade keto chocolate dessert.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

35. Strawberry Chunky Monkey Dessert Quesadilla (Vegan Option) - Casey the College Celiac

Quesadillas just got a sweet and delicious upgrade!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

36. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes (Low Carb) - Low Carb Yum

This low carb cream cheese dessert is perfect for Valentine's Day...or any day of the year, really!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

37. Sweet Millet Balls with Sweet Berry Sauce (Vegan) - My Pure Plants 

Millet is high in fiber, protein, magnesium, copper and manganese...and it makes for a delicious, light dessert in the form of sweet millet balls.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

38. Flourless Chocolate Cake (Dairy Free) - Cathy's Gluten Free 

Everyone loves a classic flourless chocolate cake...but this one's a lil' healthier by using coconut oil.

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

39. Easy Baked Cinnamon Apples (Vegan) - Delightful Adventures

Sometimes dessert can be as simple (and scrumptious) as baked apples!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

40. Healthy Blueberry Banana Mug Cake (Vegan) - Vibrant Guide

Who needs blueberry banana oatmeal when you can grind up those gluten free oats and make a vegan mug cake instead?

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

41. Mini Almond Flour Chocolate Cake - Snappy Gourmet

Excuse me as I lick my computer screen...

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

42. Chewy Pumpkin Popcorn Balls (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 

Depending on the popcorn you use, this gluten free dessert is refined sugar free. Plus, you sneak in some veggies with the pumpkin!

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

43. Quinoa and Lavender Healthy Chocolate Bark - Turning the Clock Back

Homemade chocolate bark gets some added protein from quinoa and a pop of color and unique flavor from edible lavender. 

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

44. Chickpea Flour Cookies (Vegan) - Our Wasabi Life

Gluten free cookies just got a deliciously healthy makeover with chickpea flour. 

45 Healthier Gluten Free Desserts for Valentine's Day

45. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake (Vegan) - Give It a Whirl Girl

Who says you can't have cheesecake while eating a vegan diet?!? 

Where to Find Gluten Free Nuts/Seeds for Your Baking Adventures

As you've probably noticed, a lot of these gluten free recipes feature nuts and seeds. Make sure yours are gluten free and non-cross-contaminated. (Same with any oats you use!) Some of my favorite brands to buy gluten free nuts and seeds from are Nuts.com and Anthony's Goods (I usually order the latter on Amazon). I'm also an ambassador for Foods Alive, which offer a variety of delicious seeds and nuts, from hemp seeds to walnuts. Some of my favorites are their organic sunflower seeds and organic pumpkin seeds.  

The Bottom Line of Eating Gluten Free This Valentine's Day

When you're first diagnosed with celiac disease or need to start a gluten free diet, it can feel overwhelming to prepare gluten free foods for holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. As this round up shows, though, you don't have to eat gluten in order to enjoy a delicious dessert this Valentine's Day! In fact, you can even eat your cake and some hidden veggies with a lot of these gluten free dessert ideas.

So whatever your dietary needs this holiday - from general gluten free to low carb to keto to refined sugar free - I hope you show yourself some extra edible love this Valentine's Day.



Which recipe from this round up would you like to try first? Tell me in the comments!

Comments

  1. Hi Casey - What a great roundup! PINNED!!! Thank you for including my brownie batter hummus. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

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  2. This is a BIG list! There is about 12 of them I really want to try. Great round up post of these yummy deserts!

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