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What are some gluten-free desserts?

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WebMD gives some gluten-free dessert ideas, including baked apples, bananas with chocolate-flavored yogurt, mango sorbet, strawberry frozen yogurt and hazelnut cookies. Gluten-free desserts often use alternatives to wheat flour, such as ground almonds or hazelnuts.

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What are some gluten-free desserts?
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Gluten-free foods are essential for people with celiac disease, who can become very ill if they eat gluten. Many people avoid eating gluten for other reasons, such as a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Some people believe that a gluten-free diet is healthier.

Many gluten-free desserts are based on fruit and dairy. For example, people who need to avoid gluten can roast bananas with butter, brown sugar, rum and cinnamon and serve them with chocolate yogurt and whipped cream for a tasty dessert. They can also enjoy cookies and cakes, as long as the wheat flour in the recipe is replaced with a gluten-free alternative, such as nut flour or rice flour.

Most ice cream and sorbet is suitable for serving as a gluten-free dessert. Celiacs should check the ingredients carefully and avoid ice cream that contains chunks of cookie dough or brownies. Breyer's labels some of its ice cream flavors as gluten-free, which means they have been tested to make sure they contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten.

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