Gluten & Wheat Free Treat Recipes

Bakewell Cake

This is a perfect dessert if you love Bakewell tarts. With no pastry, it is a much simpler recipe than a traditional tart, and in my opinion, a lot better! It can be eaten warmed through with custard as a dessert or cold for afternoon tea. My daughter usually puts in an early request for this cake for her birthday!

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Banana Flapjack

This recipe is great for using up ripe bananas that nobody likes and get left in the fruit bowl. You can add nuts, seeds, chocolate drops and other dried fruit too; create your own variety. Ideal for popping in packed lunch boxes and snacking on mid-morning when you are in need of a sweet fix.

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Banana Loaf

This is another banana loaf recipe, but without the other added ingredients. It’s a great way of using up the ripe bananas in the fruit bowl, that nobody wants to eat.

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Basic Biscuits

These are great to make with the children/grandchildren. Simple yet tasty and they can use their imagination and artistic flair to decorate them.

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Bircher Muesli

This can be eaten for breakfast or lunch, either way, it’s a nutritious dish. Soaking oats and seeds overnight means that they are easier to digest, and makes the muesli extra creamy. Eat it straight from the fridge, it’s delicious.

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Cherry Bakewell Seeded Bars

If you love the Cherry Bakewell Nakd bars, then you are sure to love these!! For a bar that virtually tastes identical to the popular branded variety – leave out the seeds and goji berries.

A great sweet pick-me-up that can be enjoyed at any time of the day and packed full of goodness too! No cooking is involved either.

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Chocolate Fudge

If you are looking for a great gift idea, then this chocolate fudge recipe could be what you are after. Make if for friends and family and pop it in a decorative bag or tin for a handmade gift that beats any shop bought fudge. This recipe uses the microwave, so it’s much quicker than traditionally made fudge, which can be quite laborious. 

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Chocolate Fudge Cake

A rich and sticky chocolate fudge cake that makes a great birthday cake. Decorate it with your favourite chocolate treats and watch your friends and family devour it in minutes! No one would know it was gluten and wheat free; it’s moist, chocolatey and very indulgent – just how a chocolate fudge cake should be.  

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Chocolate Truffles

Delicious homemade truffles make the perfect gift and are deceptively easy to make. Present them in a fancy gift bag or box or serve them with coffee at a dinner party to gasps of delight. Naturally gluten and wheat free they can be made with or without alcohol and the flavours are endless. Use different fillings and coatings to create a range of fabulous varieties.

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Christmas Cake

This deliciously moist Christmas cake is packed with mixed dried fruit, spices and alcohol. No one would ever know it was gluten and wheat free, so you don’t need to make two. Serve this to everyone and wait for the positive comments to come flooding in! Don’t just make it for Christmas, it’s too good! Ideally this cake needs to be made 1 month beforehand, although it is not imperative to do so. Feeding the cake weekly with brandy will ensure you have a very rich, deliciously and moist cake.

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Crumbly Fudge

Fudge is naturally gluten and wheat free and makes a great hand-made present that you can give away on birthdays and at Christmas. Experiment with different flavours by adding in your favourite ingredients - try adding crystallised ginger, almond extract or nuts.

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Earl Grey Fruited Tea Loaf

This fruit tea loaf is infused with Earl Grey tea and combines delicate flavours of bergamot with citrus notes. Serve sliced, spread with lashings of butter; an ideal afternoon tea offering, accompanied by a pot of freshly made tea.

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Fairy Cakes

This recipe is very versatile. Keep them simple and plain as per the recipe or add chocolate chips, raisins or lemon zest. You may like to use a cake corer to remove the center of each cake and fill them with lemon curd, butter cream, chocolate spread or fruit compote. Topped with icing, you can then decorate with glace cherries, crystalised ginger, chocolate buttons or sugar strands - the options are endless. Have fun with them and rest assured they will taste delicious.

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Frosted Carrot and Orange Cake

This is a very moist and tasty orange and carrot cake that is sure to impress. Not only is it wheat and gluten free it is also dairy and lactose free too if you replace the traditional frosting with an icing drizzle.

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Fruit and Mixed Seed Flapjacks

Flapjacks are a healthy snack when you need something sweet but don’t want to be reaching for the biscuits! Served warm with some custard, they also make a great dessert.

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Fruit Scones

What could be more British than afternoon tea with fruit scones, jam and extra thick double cream?! They are easy to make and are ideal when you have visitors arriving at short notice! You can adapt them easily, omitting the fruit, or adding different flavours that your family love. You might like to try orange zest with cinnamon, desiccated coconut or maybe add some walnuts?

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Homemade Mincemeat

This recipe for homemade gluten and wheat free mincemeat will make around 24 mince pies or one large pie. Making your own mincemeat doesn’t take long and the results are worth every minute.

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Jammy Biscuits

These gluten and wheat free jammy biscuits are a treat that the whole family will enjoy. They are easy to make and something that children can easily help with.

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

A lemony, buttery, afternoon tea treat that the whole family will love.

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Millionaires Shortbread

These millionaire shortbreads are often requested in our house and they always go down well with visitors too. With rich buttery layers of crumbly shortbread, sticky caramel and a chocolate top; these really hit the spot when you need a sweet treat!

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Mince Pies with a Crumble Topping

I think these home-made gluten and wheat free mince pies are so much nicer than any shop bought varieties. With a crunchy crumble topping, they are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or glass of mulled wine. If you are short on time, use readymade gluten and wheat free pastry that is available in most supermarket chiller cabinets.

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Moist Banana, Pecan and Chocolate Loaf Cake

This banana, pecan and chocolate loaf cake is lovely and moist and makes a great addition to any picnic or lunch box. Bring along one of these to a friend’s coffee morning and you will be invited again, for sure!

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Orange Shortbread Biscuits

These gluten and wheat biscuits melt in your mouth and are really quick and easy to make.  If you’d rather lemon, just add lemon zest instead.

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Rocky Road

This Rocky Road recipe is really simple and makes a great afternoon tea offering or lunch box addition. There are so many different recipes around, but this is the one my family love. You can add in other ingredients or omit things you don’t like – that’s the best thing about rocky roads, make them your own!

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Spanish Almond and Whole Orange Cake

This is a beautiful Mediterranean cake that uses whole oranges, including the peel. Almond and orange is one of the best flavour combinations and this cake delivers sweetness, a zesty tang and a satisfying moistness. It is super easy to make and contains no flour, using ground almonds instead. Naturally gluten and wheat free; you are sure to impress when you serve this cake to friends and family. 

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Victoria Sponge

A Victoria Sandwich sponge is probably one of the most popular cakes and this recipe will ensure you receive gasps of delight as people tuck into this moist and delicious sponge cake. The two cake sponges are traditionally sandwiched together with raspberry jam and cream, but I like to use a vanilla buttercream with the jam. Dusted simply with icing sugar, this sponge cake is a show stopper for flavour and moistness!

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