A Round-up of Gorgeous Gluten-free Recipes

Words: Tam Selley

Gluten is a much-debated topic in modern day food culture and many people have no choice but to eliminate it from their diet. Gluten intolerance or sensitivity doesn’t signal the end of all things delicious though, and to show you what we mean, we’ve put together a selection of tasty gluten-free recipes.

What is Gluten Actually?

Gluten is the name for the proteins found in wheat, rye and triticale. Some of our most beloved foods from pizza and pasta, to bread and cakes all traditionally contain gluten, but thanks to widespread knowledge and know-how about available alternatives, we now have a new world of gluten-free recipes and cooking inspiration.

Bread Recipes

So, What is Coeliac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity?

For those diagnosed with coeliac disease, gluten is a serious issue. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease where the ingestion of gluten causes an acute reaction in the small intestine. Surprisingly, it affects roughly 1 in 100 people and most go undiagnosed.

For many, gluten can be a nuisance that disrupts the digestive system and can cause unfortunate allergic reactions or discomfort, which may mean gluten sensitivity.

As for health-conscious people, gluten is simply looked at as an ingredient that can cause weight gain and debated health issues. Whatever your motivation for cutting out gluten, we’ve got you covered with yummy gluten-free recipes.

Round-up of Gluten-free Recipes

If you’re looking to drop gluten like it’s hot, we have a selection of spectacular gluten-free recipes that will show you that it’s possible to eliminate gluten from your diet and still eat delicious food.

Did Someone Say Cake?

Decadent Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

Whoever thought that gluten-free was boring, never tasted this cake! I mean, look at all the decadent chocolate deliciousness all covered up in that silky ganache, ah staaaahp – no give us some more!

Recipe for Decadent Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

Gluten-free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

The pureed beetroot makes this choccy cake deliciously soft and moist. Served with a dusting of cocoa and a scoop of mascarpone.

Recipe for Gluten-free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

Olive Oil Chocolate Torte with Mascarpone & Seasonal Berries

This torte is made with olive oil giving it a luscious, fudgy texture. It’s surprisingly easy to make and looks pretty-as-a-picture.

Recipe for Olive Oil Chocolate Torte

Lavender & Linseed Cake Pops

Is there honestly anything more adorable than little cake kebabs? These gluten-free cake pops are great for entertaining guests and perfect for eating more cake – without anyone noticing.

Recipe for Lavender & Linseed Cake Pops

Black Bean Chocolate & Walnut Brownie

One of life’s greatest pleasures is tucking into a ridiculously fudgy, dense and decadent brownie. These guys are made with black beans and almond flour, for a healthy yet indulgent treat. One of our favourite gluten-free recipes for dessert.

Recipe for Black Bean Chocolate & Walnut Brownie

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

This four-ingredient choccy tart is quick and easy to pull together for a simple, delectable dessert.

Recipe for Decadent Flourless Tart

Treats For Your Tea

Buttery Pistachio & Almond Biscuits

It’s all in the name folks! How can you say no to anything with butter and pistachios? This gluten-free take on shortbread will be your new favourite biccie recipe.

Recipe for Buttery Pistachio & Almond Biscuits

Pumpkin Seed Nut Rusks

Tea always feels a little lonely without a little rusky friend. These pumpkin seed nuts are the perfect companion to your morning tea or coffs.

Recipe for Pumpkin Seed Nut Rusks

Peanut Butter Cookies

These are the easiest cookies you’ll ever make, and you really can’t go wrong peanut butter, can you?

Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies

Blueberry and Coconut Fudge Cake

This special fudgy treat is completely flourless and uses cream cheese, eggs and avo for a fudgy consistency. Super easy to make and mandatory with a cup of tea.

Recipe for Blueberry and Coconut Fudge Cake

Dreamy Desserts

LCHF Tiramisu

A classic tiramisu is really one of the best desserts – if executed correctly. What this version lacks in gluten, it makes up for in flavour.

Recipe for LCHF Tiramisu

Peppermint Crisp Stack

Peppermint Crisp pudding is right up there in the trio of quintessential South African desserts, alongside malva pudding and koeksisters. The combo of coconut, caramel and mint is the stuff dreams are made of. Our version is extra creamy and extra dreamy.

Recipe for Peppermint Crisp Stack

Beautiful Brekkie

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Pretty-as-a-picture and delicious too. This nutrient-dense carrot cake smoothie bowl is a great way to start your morning.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Warm Milk Tart-flavoured Chia Seed Pud

Some mornings require a sweet start to the day, and who doesn’t love milk tart? This chia seed pud can be served as brekkie or a late-night treat if you like.

Recipe for Warm Milk Tart-flavoured Chia Seed Pud

Raspberry Orange & Coconut Drop Scones

These sensational orange, raspberry and coconut drop scones are a deliciously indulgent brekkie option. Serve with a steaming cup of your favourite tea.

Recipe for Raspberry Orange & Coconut Drop Scones

Spinach and Ricotta Patties

These spinach and ricotta patties are the perfect vessels to perch your poached eggs upon, for the most satisfying and healthy brekkie.

Recipe for Spinach & Ricotta Patties


Kamini’s Cauliflower Lamb Biryani

Thanks to cauliflower, you can have your biryani and eat it too. Gluten-free or not, your friends and family will love this dish.

Recipe for Kamini’s Cauliflower Lamb Biryani

Bunless Chicken Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo

This keto-friendly and gluten-free dish is ideal for lunch or dinner. The roasted garlic mayo take these Bunless Chicken Burgers to the next level.

Recipe for Bunless Chicken Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Lentils

Say ‘hello’ to your new favourite midweek dish. This delicious Thai Green Veg Curry has all the flavour you could ask for. Tip: make sure to get a gluten-free fish sauce.

Recipe for Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Lentils

Parmigiana di Melanzane

Talk about comfort food! This melanzane is everything and more, the basil pesto, tomato and roasted chickpeas combo is seriously to-die-for!

Recipe for Parmigiana di Melanzane

Musta Have Some Pasta

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Roasted Sausages

Delish homemade pumpkin gnocchi with a chilli and sage butter, topped with roasted sliced bangers, tomatoes, fresh basil and a generous helping of parmesan cheese. Yes please!

Recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Roasted Sausages

Gluten-free Sweet Potato Gnocchi with a Napoli Sauce

A ridiculously delicious and simple recipe with silky sweet potato gnocchs in a warm pool of dreamy Napoli sauce served with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe for Gluten-free Sweet Potato Gnocchi with a Napoli Sauce

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta and Kale Meatballs

We know it’s impossible to forgetti about spaghetti, which is why we are in love with zoodles! Zucchini noodles are a great spaghetti stand-in and are far lighter, which means you’ll feel less full, less bloated and less stressed about calories – hooray! Try your zucchini noodles with these tasty chicken, feta and kale meatballs.

Recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta and Kale Meatballs

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

It’s only fair that everyone in the world gets to enjoy the ultimate comfort food in the world right? Mac & cheese is globally known as one of the most simple, yet delicious dinners that honestly exudes happiness. Our Mac & Cheese swaps the carbs for cauliflower and is the cheesiest, tastiest rendition of mac & cheese you’ll ever have. One of our staple gluten-free recipes!

Recipe for Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Easy as (Gluten-free) Pie

gluten free pies
gluten free pies

Low Carb Chicken and Spinach Pie

We welcome you to the healthy pie – made with our amazing gluten-free pastry that will satisfy any lover of pie. This one has a simple yet tasty filling of chicken, spinach, feta and some yummy spices.

Recipe for Low Carb Chicken and Spinach Pie

Gluten-free Vegetarian Pies

This crust has some sneaky cheddar cheese that makes it so crisp and tasty! A healthy combo of lentils, onion and feta all parcelled in pretty little pies.

Recipe for Gluten Free Vegetarian Pies

Our Daily Bread… And Cracker Snacks

gluten free bread
gluten free pizza

Gluten-free Mixed Seed Bread

This nutrient-dense and delicious bread is made with a lovely mixture of gluten-free flours and a mix of seeds for the healthiest and tastiest bread around.

Recipe for Gluten-free Mixed Seed Bread

Gluten-free Pizzas

You don’t have to worry about missing out on this phenomenal Italian creation because we have the most banging Gluten-free Pizza base right here. Top with a fresh Napoletana base, some beautiful mozzarella and whatever else your pizza-loving heart desires.

Recipe for Gluten-free Pizzas

gluten free crackers
gluten-free recipes

Gruyere Thyme Crackers with Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onions

Now, these are the snazziest crackers you’ll ever have the fortune of gracing your tastebuds! These Gruyère Thyme Crackers are perfect with a topping of goat’s cheese and caramelised onions. One of our favourite gluten-free recipes for entertaining.

Recipe for Gruyère Thyme Crackers with Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onions

Gluten-Free Seed Crackers

A healthy amalgamation of seeds bursting with healthy fats, proteins and nutrients. The perfect healthy snack with some cream cheese, avo and a sprinkling of chilli.

Recipe for Gluten-free Seed Crackers

Suspect you may be intolerant to gluten? Learn all about and better understand food intolerance. Also check out our fav dairy-free recipes.

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