10/16/2015 10:58 am ET Updated Oct 16, 2016

15 Gluten-Free Baked Goods that Don't Miss Gluten One Bit

As a baker (and a baking instructor), I could talk about gluten all day. But while gluten may be fun for some of us, many people live with some form of gluten allergy or intolerance and may even need to cut out grains containing gluten altogether (we're looking at you, wheat, barley, and rye).

The prospect of baking without "normal" flour might be nervous-making, but time and again, the Food52 community has debunked the stereotype of dry, mealy, or unappetizing gluten-free baked goods. Make any one of these 15 delicious gluten-free baked treats, from pies and cakes to cookies, and soon you'll be saying, "Gluten who?"

It's always pie (and clafoutis, and buckle) season:

Ginger-Apple Crumble Pie (Gluten and Dairy-Free) by Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and Oatmeal


Grain-Free Boysenberry Peach Pie by glutenfreegirl


Shoofly Pie by thirschfeld


More: Advice on how to make the best gluten-free cookies, amazing gluten-free cakes, and a phenomenal gluten- (and dairy-) free pie crust.


Brown Butter and Apple Clafoutis by Amanda Hesser


Gluten-Free Peach Brown Butter Buckle by glutenfreegirl


C is for (GF-free) cookies:

Spiced Chocolate Cookies by Hillary Pollak


Meyer Lemon Macarons by DolcettoConfections


Soft Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies by Ashley McLaughlin


Buckwheat Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Preserves by Alice Medrich


Divine Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies by Jestei


A piece of cake:

Gluten-Free Coconut Squash Cake by glutenfreegirl


Rosemary Pear Cake by Hillary Pollak


Walnut Sponge Cake by Alice Medrich


Matcha & Coconut Mochi Cake by Kendra Vaculin


Almond Butter Honey Cake by glutenfreegirl