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Top Gluten Free Recipes from 2018

18 of the very best gluten free recipes from 2018! There’s something for everyone with tried-and-true gluten free recipes the whole family will love!

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Gluten Free Recipes from 2018

2018 was a BIG year! It was the year I got my first cookbook deal! I spent a huge part of my spring and entire summer testing, writing, and photographing 75 gluten free and dairy free quick breads.

It was also an exhausting year, to say the least! But it was so worth it because in 2019, I’ll be holding my very own cookbook with my name on it – a huge accomplishment that was nothing short of a miracle and is definitely built on hard work plus some blood, sweat, and tears. People often compare writing a cookbook to birthing a baby.

After having two of my own children and writing a cookbook, I can attest that writing a cookbook might be slightly harder. My life was eat, sleep, bake, write, bake, bake, bake, bake, repeat. On top of the every day normal typical life stuff like raising children (my youngest was home with me during the process and both kids were home with me all summer), cooking them meals, getting them ready for school, making lunches, homework, swim lessons, soccer, dance recitals, birthdays, etc. 

I was literally baking, photographing, and writing every spare second I had. Burning the midnight oil? More like burning the oil 24-7 for months on end.

BUT you guys — it’ll be so worth it to hold that book in my hands! It’ll be available for pre-order soon and will be publishing in April 2019. I CAN NOT wait! Keep your eyes peeled, my friends!

So lets talk about the gluten free recipes on the blog from 2018. There weren’t as many as usual, for obvious reasons. But the ones that I was able to publish, man are they good! 

I’m looking forward to getting back into the groove and posting regularly now that I’ve taken some much needed time off from baking and keeping a strict social media posting schedule. I’ve got a lot of planning to do!

I also need to get back into shooting video again next year and I’m even contemplating doing some different style videos that what you’re used to seeing from me. I’ve been taking notes from my kids who love watching Kids YouTube videos and they know all the right things to say 😂

I’m also looking forward to sharing more baking tips and tricks and more general baking knowledge with you. My goal for this blog has always been to share gluten free recipes with you but over the years, I’ve niched down a bit more. My goal for What The Fork Food Blog has slowly morphed into teaching you how to make and bake gluten free treats (mostly from scratch) that even gluten eaters love and to help you feel confident while doing that. 

I look forward to continuing this journey with you all in 2019 and I can’t wait to see where we are a year from now! If you want a quick blast to the past, you can check out the top posts from 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014 – we’ve come a LONG way!

Cheers to baking in the new year, friends! 

Oh, and in case you didn’t know, I’ve got a Gluten Free Baking Community on Facebook – I’d love for you to join!

Top 18 Gluten Free Recipes from 2018:


These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

These are seriously the best fluffy gluten free pancakes – and there are plenty of reviews to back that up! They’re also a staple in my house, we make this recipe a minimum of once a week 🥞

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How to make oatmeal smoothies 4 ways - perfect for healthy meal prep! These oatmeal smoothies are gluten free, dairy free, naturally sweetened, healthy, and filling. They make such a great easy breakfast! Oatmeal smoothie recipe from @whattheforkblog | | oatmeal smoothies | healthy meal prep | healthy breakfast recipes | easy smoothie recipes | #glutenfree #smoothies #oatmealsmoothies #oatmeal #dairyfree #healthy #breakfast

4 healthy and filling smoothies to help you start your mornings right!

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Super easy chocolate dessert recipe alert - gluten free chocolate lava cakes! Only a handful of ingredients needed, minimal prep, and minimal baking time. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time that chocolate craving strikes! Serves 2 but the recipe can be doubled. Gluten Free dessert recipe from @whattheforkblog | | easy gluten free recipes | chocolate recipes | how to make chocolate lava cakes | small batch desserts | #glutenfree #chocolate #cake #dessert

Gooey chocolate cakes that serve two people – these are the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert or any time you’re craving a quick chocolate treat.

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close up of gluten free carrot cake cupcake

All the flavor of my favorite gluten free carrot cake, just in a smaller individual portion! These cupcakes are 💯

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5. Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

No Bake Cheesecake with fresh berries on a stand

Not only is this no-bake cheesecake easy, creamy, and delicious, it’s absolutely gorgeous when it’s piled high with fresh berries!

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6. Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins on a brown wood platter

These gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins are pure sunshine on a plate. Make them when you’re feeling a little blue this winter, they’ll brighten your mood right up ☀️

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7. Nutella Buttercream Frosting

This creamy, dreamy Nutella Buttercream Frosting recipe is the frosting recipe you’ve been missing. It’ll easily replace your standard chocolate buttercream frosting recipe for anything you make. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make Nutella buttercream frosting | how to make frosting with Nutella | #Nutella #chocolate #frosting #dessert

If you love chocolate frosting on all your cakes and cupcakes, adding Nutella is a totally delicious game changer. 

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8. Chocolate Frosting Recipe

This creamy Homemade Chocolate Frosting recipe is easy to make and calls for simple ingredients. It’s great for spreading or piping on cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cookies. You’ll love it! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | | easy homemade frosting recipes | how to make chocolate buttercream frosting | how to make frosting | the best chocolate frosting recipe | #buttercream #chocolate #frosting #dessert #easyrecipes

You will always need a classic chocolate frosting recipe in your arsenal. This one is legit.

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9. Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

This is a really easy recipe for gluten free blueberry muffins. They’re so tender and full of cinnamon flavor - they’ll quickly become a go-to breakfast recipe! They freeze well too so go ahead and make a double batch! They’re great for busy mornings. From @whattheforkfblog | | gluten free breakfast recipes | gluten free muffin recipes | homemade muffins | #glutenfree #dairyfree #muffins #breakfast #easyrecipes

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins are a breakfast staple. A little bit of cinnamon makes these ones extra special!

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10. Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Spreading cream cheese icing on a pan of gluten free cinnamon rolls

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls have been the most requested recipe since publishing my gluten free dinner rolls. I delivered this fall just in time for the holidays and you guys have been eating them up since!

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11. Gluten Free Waffles

This easy gluten free waffle recipe is a family favorite. We make these waffles almost once a week! They also freeze well so you can make extra for later! They get nice and crispy too, like a Eggo waffles. There’s a dairy free option too! Gluten free breakfast recipe from @whattheforkblog | | how to make gluten free waffles | easy recipe for gluten free waffles | brunch recipes | homemade waffles #glutenfree #waffles #breakfast #dairyfree #easyrecipes #brunch #kidfriendly

This recipe for gluten free waffles is based off of my popular gluten free pancakes – it’s such a versatile batter!

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12. Overnight French Toast Casserole with Cinnamon Swirl

This gluten free Overnight French Toast Casserole with Cinnamon Swirl is a must make for any holiday brunch or potluck! This easy breakfast casserole is complete with cream cheese icing to give it the full cinnamon roll effect. (#dairyfree option included) Made with @udisglutenfree bread - gluten free brunch recipe from @whattheforkblog | visit for more! #glutenfree #breakfast #brunch #holidaymenu #cinnamonswirl #frenchtoast #frenchtoastcasserole #allergyfriendly

Nothing says brunch like an Overnight French Toast Casserole. Pro tip – make ahead brunch recipes are definitely a must if you want to enjoy the party too!

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13. Gluten Free Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats arranged on a brown wood cutting board

My youngest requested these for her birthday last year. She’s been asking for them every week since. I’ve created a Krispie treat monster 🦄

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14. Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the best homemade gluten free chocolate cupcakes you’ll ever have, even better than regular ones. So rich with deep chocolate flavor, super moist, easy to make, and the recipe makes 1 dozen that’s easily doubled.. Topped with my favorite chocolate frosting and 3 topping options: salted, sprinkles, or chocolate chips. These cupcakes are perfect for birthdays or showers. From @whattheforkblog | | #cupcakes #dessert #glutenfree #chocolate #birthday

A perfect dozen gluten free chocolate cupcakes that can easily be doubled. 

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15. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust

A finished gluten free graham cracker crust in a white pie dish

Everyone needs a good recipe for a graham cracker crust. It’s the base of an endless amount of cheesecakes and pies!

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16. Banana Split Muffins (gluten free and vegan)

Gluten free vegan banana split muffins are a great way to use up old bananas, especially if you want to try something different from banana bread or banana muffins. This muffin recipe is easy to make, freeze well, and are great for breakfast on busy mornings! @whattheforkblog | | |vegan breakfast recipes | gluten free recipes | easy breakfast recipes | homemade muffins | chocolate muffin recipes | recipes with bananas | #breakfast #muffins #glutenfree #vegan #easyrecipes

You get the best of both worlds with these fun muffins!

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17. Gluten Free Drop Biscuits

Gluten Free Drop Biscuits in a wire bread basket with a blue towel

These gluten free drop biscuits are a version of my famous recipe for gluten free biscuits. I make these for strawberry shortcake and peach shortcake in the summer!

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18. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Make this homemade vanilla buttercream frosting recipe for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies! It’s easy to spread and pipes really well too! It’s so light and creamy, it’s like a buttercream cloud. This is definitely the best vanilla buttercream frosting recipe! From @whattheforkfoodblog - visit for more! #glutenfree #buttercream #frosting #vanilla #vanillabuttercream #vanillafrosting #cake #cupcakes #cakedecorating #recipe #easyrecipes

You guys love your frosting recipes and I love this vanilla buttercream frosting! There are so many ways to enjoy it but the best way might be with a spoon straight out of the bowl 💕

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Gluten Free Recipes that Got a Facelift (aka new photos and one with an updated recipe)


Super easy gluten free cake batter cookies! No chilling time required! Filled with white chocolate chips and loaded with sprinkles, these cookies are crave-worthy! Gluten free cookie recipe from @whattheforkblog | | homemade gluten free cookies | gluten free funfetti cookies | #sprinkles #cookies #funfetti #glutenfree #easyrecipes

Gluten free cookies that taste like Funfetti cake and filled with white chocolate chips. These cookies are a top request in my house 💖

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread sliced and stacked on a striped towel and rack

I updated the photos and recipe for this delicious quick bread when I tweaked it to include it in my upcoming cookbook. It’ll be available for pre-order soon so keep your eyes peeled!

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Gluten Free Pie Crust recipe

A blind baked pie crust in a white pie plate

This gluten free pie crust is nice and flaky, just the way pie crust should be! It can be used with sweet or savory pies and there’s even a dairy-free/vegan option!

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Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie is a true dessert comfort food! Flaky pie crust filled with creamy coconut custard, layered with sweet fresh whipped cream and topped with toasted coconut. It’s a DREAM! Make it with a gluten free pie crust or a regular pie crust, your choice! This easy pie recipe is great for any holiday or get together. Easy dessert recipe from @whattheforkblog - visit for more! #glutenfree #pie #coconut #dessert #easydessert #recipe #dessertrecipes #coconutrecipes

This is quite possibly my favorite pie ever. I’m a hardcore coconut fan so if you are too, this pie will make you weak at your knees.

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Flourless Chocolate Mint Brownies

Mint Flourless Brownies topped with mint buttercream (make it with or without the green coloring) and chocolate ganache - these are a mint lover’s dream dessert! They’re really easy to make too! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog | gluten free brownies | homemade brownie recipe | how to make brownies without flour | mint desserts | easy dessert recipes | #glutenfree #brownies #mint #buttercream #dessert #easyrecipes #chocolate

Rich and fudgy  minty flourless brownies topped with mint buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache. These brownies are decadent and worth every little bite 💚

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Gluten Free Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Gluten Free Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are a chocolate + peanut butter lovers’ dream cookie! They’re peanut butter cookies baked in mini muffin tins then stuffed with peanut butter cups. Simply amazing! SUPER EASY cookie recipe to make too! Recipe from @whattheforkblog | | gluten free cookie recipes | easy dessert recipes | homemade peanut butter cookies | how to make peanut butter cookies | #glutenfree #chocolate #peanutbutter #cookies #dessert #easyrecipes

Gluten Free peanut butter cookies are baked in mini muffin tins then stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Life is delicious.

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  1. Lissa Sperandeo says:

    All great recipes