I’m a sucker for no-bake desserts. I love how quick, easy, and forgiving they are. Everything can be customized as you go along. So here is a wonderful lineup of 21 simple gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts.
I absolutely love cooking. It is the thing I look forward to every day. It calms me, centers me and in the chaos that is life, it brings me into my body and gets me a little out of my mind. After all, when you’re chopping a bunch of vegetables with an extremely sharp knife, you kind of need to be present. So I’ve learned, the hard way.
Anyway, today we’re not cooking, we’re baking…actually, we’re no-baking, un-baking? Whatever, we’re making all the sweet things without baking!
Here’s the truth. I’m a cook first, a baker, somewhere after every other little skill I possess. It’s not the craft I’ve dedicated myself to wholeheartedly. Especially paleo/gluten-free baking. I feel it will come eventually but today is not the day because on this list of 21 simple gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts, you’ll find all the sweet treats your heart desires, without ever turning on your oven. And you’ll find most of these are paleo as and all are vegan! Sounds pretty good right?
But honestly, there’s something I truly enjoy about making something out of whole ingredients with minimal manipulation. I like the organic, pure, and unreduced feel of no-bake desserts. And it’s also kind of lazy, which I’m unapologetically on board with!
So why are no-bake desserts so great?
- They're simple to make
- Require no baking (how obvious!)
- Gluten and dairy-free
- Most are grain-free as well
- Not processed
- Don’t require a lot of time
- Store well for a long time
- Great for those following a vegan or paleo lifestyle
What are the best ingredients for gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts?
I like having an arsenal of ingredients I can easily throw together on a whim and create a delicious, no-bake treat. The ingredients I always have in my house that make the easiest no-bake desserts are:
- Nut butters
- Coconut oil
- Coconut flour
- Coconut flakes
- Maple syrup
What equipment do you need for no bake desserts?
While you don’t need an oven, some no-bake treats do require equipment. The equipment I most commonly use is a food processor or a strong blender.
No bake desserts are great for anytime of year
Whether you’re entertaining for the holidays, a party, or just whipping up a batch because you’re craving something sweet, no-bake desserts are an easy, dare I say, lazy go-to dessert.
So let’s get to this amazing list of 21 simple gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts!
Whether you love baking or not, these no-bake desserts are perfect if you don’t want to turn on your oven and don’t want to spend loads of time in the kitchen.