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Gluten 101: Everything You Should Know About Gluten Free Desserts

  • October 10, 2017

Gluten free desserts are the key to a fulfilled life for individuals who are gluten intolerant. This includes individuals diagnosed with celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that prevents the individual from breaking down gluten in their digestive system. If you want to know more about gluten and how can delicious desserts be made without this binding ingredient, we have you covered. Find out the facts about gluten free desserts so you can make the healthiest food choices for your household.

What is Gluten

Gluten is a protein that is found in many grains including wheat, rye, barley, and spelt flours. In its natural form gluten is a sticky substance that gives bread its elastic property. Individuals who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease, eating gluten in foods leads to a host of issues. You may feel fuzzy-headed, unable to concentrate, have a headache, or suffer from stomach cramps after eating gluten. Fortunately, there are many foods including desserts that are gluten free.

Gluten Free Desserts

When making gluten free bread and desserts, such as gluten free brownies, you need to find substitutions for the ingredients that contain gluten. In general, this includes wheat flour. Gluten free baked goods typically use flours made from chickpeas, coconut, or ground nuts. Another concern is binding the ingredients together since you are not using sticky gluten. Adding more eggs to a dessert recipe can help hold everything together. For vegan desserts, you can substitute ground flaxseed mixed with water for a flax egg.

Shop for Gluten-Free Desserts

Just because you are gluten intolerant does not mean you have to sacrifice all of your favorite desserts. Here at Bertha Mae’s Brownies in California, we will satisfy your gluten-free tooth. Give us a shout out to discover where you can buy our gluten free desserts near you.