15 Gluten Free and Egg Free Desserts

Gluten free and egg-free desserts may be challenging to find when you have dietary restrictions such as gluten intolerance or an egg allergy. Today we will share plenty of delicious gluten and egg-free dessert recipes you can make at home and enjoy your favorite sweets without worrying about gluten and eggs.

vegan carrot cake on a small plate with a fork

Why do we need eggs in gluten free dessert recipes?

Eggs are a key ingredient in many gluten free dessert recipes. They provide structure and stability to the final product and contribute to the overall texture. Eggs also help to bind all of the ingredients together, ensuring a tender crumb in gluten free baked goods.

Without eggs, gluten free desserts would be more likely to crumble or fall apart. In short, eggs are essential to many gluten-free dessert recipes.

Egg allergy VS egg sensitivity

An egg allergy is a condition in which the body reacts to proteins found in eggs and involves the immune system. Eggs are considered high-allergen food because they can cause severe reactions in people who are allergic to them. 

Allergic reactions can range from mild such as hives or itching to severe such as difficulty breathing or swelling of the throat, or coughing and wheezing such as asthma. Even trace amounts of an egg can trigger a reaction if you have a severe egg allergy.

Other symptoms due to egg allergy are nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing. This is called allergic rhinitis.

If you have egg sensitivity, you may experience digestive symptoms such as cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Egg sensitivity does not involve the immune system and is not life-threatening, unlike an allergy.

Why do some people have more allergies than others?

As per Mayo Clinic, you’re at increased risk of food allergies if asthma, eczema, hives or allergies such as hay fever are common in your family. In addition, if you’re already allergic to one food, you may be at increased risk of becoming allergic to another.

How to get tested for egg allergy?

If you think you may have an egg allergy, get tested by a doctor. Egg allergies are typically diagnosed with a skin prick test or blood test.

For skin prick testing, a small amount of egg protein is placed on the skin, and then a needle is used to prick the skin so the allergen can enter. If you’re allergic to eggs, you’ll usually develop redness, swelling, and itching at the test site within 15 minutes.

Blood tests for egg allergies are also available and are more accurate. They measure the levels of antibodies in your blood that are specific to eggs. You’re likely allergic to eggs if you have high levels of these antibodies.

Gluten free egg replacements 

Eggs are found in many gluten free foods, including cakes, cookies, pastries, bread and rolls. And there are plenty of ways to make delicious gluten free egg-free desserts using egg replacers.

Here are 7 of our favorite gluten free egg replacements: (1 egg)

  1. Flaxseed meal: This one is perfect for gluten free baking, as flaxseed meal is naturally gluten free and can be used as a binding agent. To replace one egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 5 minutes before adding it to your batter or dough.
  2. Psyllium husks: Use 1 tablespoon of psyllium husks (not powder) with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir for about 30 seconds and use immediately, or it will continue to thicken.
  3. Chia seeds: Chia seed egg replacer is ideal when you need more binding. To make 1 egg, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water and set aside for 10 minutes. It will become a gel-like mixture.
  4. Baking powder: This is a great egg replacer for leavening cakes or muffins. 3 tablespoons carbonated water, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. 
  5. Applesauce: If you are looking to add moisture to a cake, muffin or quick bread recipe, add 1/4 cup of applesauce for each egg called in the recipe.
  6. Yogurt or buttermilk: Use 1/4 cup of plain yogurt or buttermilk for each egg. This works best in muffins, pancakes and coffee cakes.
  7. Gluten free egg replacer: An egg replacer is a powdered product used as a substitute for eggs in baking.

While egg replacers work in many gluten free dessert recipes, they don’t yield excellent results like real eggs. In addition, an egg replacer should be used to replace a maximum of 2 eggs in a recipe.

The good news! 

There is no need to miss out on desserts because of gluten or egg-restricted diets. We have you covered with our most popular gluten free and egg-free dessert recipes for you to enjoy.


15 Gluten Free and Egg Free Desserts


raspberry chocolate tart on a cake platter

This RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE TART is gluten free, egg-free, doesn’t need baking, and requires less than 10 ingredients! It’s the perfect dessert for special occasions or holiday entertaining.


chocolate filled cupcakes, gluten free, egg free topped with whipped cream

Chocolaty, moist, and filled with freshly made chocolate sauce. CHOCOLATE FILLED CUPCAKES for chocolate lovers! And the best part, they are gluten free and egg-free dessert.


slices of lemon coconut bars on a plate

This GLUTEN FREE DAIRY-FREE LEMON COCONUT BAR dessert is delightfully zesty, refreshingly cold and tastes almost like lemon-coconut ice cream.

vegan carrot cake on a small plate with a fork

This GLUTEN FREE EGG-FREE CARROT CAKE dessert is the perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions such as gluten, eggs and dairy. The cake is moist and fluffy, with a deliciously rich buttercream coconut frosting.


sliced chocolate covered coconut bars on a plate

These rich and decadent EGG FREE CHOCOLATE COVERED COCONUT BARS are made primarily with coconut flour, shredded coconut, nut or seed butter, and chocolate.

strawberry ricotta mousse in glass cups topped with strawberry sauce

The simplest STRAWBERRY RICOTTA MOUSSE WITH BERRY TOPPING dessert. So light and refreshing using only six ingredients, ricotta cheese, fresh strawberries, blackberries, whipping cream, tapioca flour and a splash of pure maple syrup. The best part, no gluten or eggs added.

egg free peanut butter cookies with a cup of milk

A cookie is an easy satisfying dessert when you crave something sweet in a hurry. This GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIE recipe has only six ingredients plus raisins, which are optional. The cookies are slightly crispy on the outside and softer on the inside, and are made with a flax egg.

overview of maple caramel apple tart in a tart pan, egg free, gluten. free

This GLUTEN FREE EGG-FREE MAPLE CARAMEL APPLE TART will not disappoint – fresh apples, raisins, a hint of cinnamon and fresh lemon juice to start. The crust is light and buttery, and for the finish – the most delicious maple caramel sauce.

chocolate mousse mixture in a bowl with a spatula

If you’re looking for a gluten-free and egg-free dessert that also is sinfully delicious, look no further than this CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE. The best part is, this dessert is made with just a few simple ingredients and is so easy to make!

egg free chocolate mocha oat bars stacked on a plate

Most delicious, indulgent GLUTEN FREE EGG-FREE CHOCOLATE MOCHA OAT BAR filled with chocolaty-mocha raisin filling. These coffee flavoured oat bars make for an easy dessert.

gluten-free cheesecake cup with layers of cheeecake, chocolate and walnut crust

When you choose to indulge, do it in small portions, the same as the French people do. These MINI CHEESECAKES  are served in small cups topped with raspberry chocolate sauce. A delectable egg-free dessert that gives everyone just enough forbidden pleasure without feeling guilty.

egg free dairy free banana carrot muffins in a bowl

Simplest ONE BOWL GLUTEN FREE BANANA CARROT MUFFIN recipe. These muffins are egg-free, xanthan gum free, and a dairy-free option is included. A tasty muffin can easily replace an afternoon dessert to go with your coffee.

coffee rum balls in a bowl, gluten free and egg free

Not your typical COFFEE RUM BALL recipe. Dates, walnuts, pineapple, and cherries tie nicely with coffee and rum, making this a healthy-ish dessert without gluten and eggs.

a slice of gluten free vegan chocolate cake on a plate

This CHOCOLATE CAKE is laden with cocoa, ganache frosting and for freshness, raspberries. And the best part, you will never know that this dessert is gluten free, egg-free and dairy-free.

overview of berry shortcake topped with fresh berries, egg free

This BERRY SHORTCAKE dessert is is light and pillowy, and is made without gluten or eggs. The sour cream frosting and the fresh berries add a perfect touch of sweetness and creaminess to this easy to make dessert.