A gluten free guide to satisfying your sweet tooth

Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean your sweet tooth needs to go unsatisfied. Websites like www.simplygluten-free.com and companies like Betty Crocker offer many gluten free dessert options for customers. (Photo courtesy of Google Images) 

When the table is full of desserts, the gluten free dieter’s first thought doesn’t have to be “what about me?,”  when it can just as easily be “yum!”

Companies like Betty Crocker offer many gluten free dessert choices. (Photo courtesy of Betty Crocker.com)
Companies like Betty Crocker offer many gluten free dessert choices. (Photo courtesy of Betty Crocker.com)

As the gluten free trend begins to spread, more options are becoming available to the hands of consumers.

Gluten free Betty Crocker brownie mixes, cake mixes and cookie mixes can be found at major convenience stores such as Wal-Mart and Meijer down the aisle with the rest of the baking mixes.

A good old candy bar isn’t out of the question either.

In fact, websites like this feature updated lists of gluten-free candy bars and chocolates.

Snickers bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and even Butterfinger (except for the snackerz’) are still sweet tooth options for a gluten free dieter. Seasonal candies are sometimes in the grey area with gluten, so to be sure check the ingredients listings and always read the packaging.

There are even substitutes for pies and cheesecakes.

Cheesecake crusts are not difficult to make gluten free. Having things like gluten free oat flour, tapioca and potato starch, sweet rice flour and xanthan gum on hand mean life can still taste sweet and pies aren’t gone forever out of your diet.

Of course, when making a pie watch out for gluten on the labels of pie filling; it’s always safer just to make your own fruit filling.

Do you ever miss sticky buns or cinnamon rolls? Shockingly, these aren’t off the menu, either!

With gluten free mixes like Kinnikinnick Bread & Bun Mix, life is a recipe cakewalk! With the prepackaged box of flour, after adding a few more ingredients like ground cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and vanilla, your favorite sticky buns and cinnamon rolls are at your fingertips.

With the Internet full of recipes and concoctions just waiting to be tried, even with gluten-free intolerance, a gluten free dieter can easily stay in touch with the world of desserts.

Check out on of my favorite gluten free websites, simplygluten-free.com, to find out for yourself!