Maybe you’re going gluten free because your body is sensitive to it—you get stomach cramps when you eat most breads and cereals, or particularly bloaty when you indulge in cookies or cakes. Or maybe foods with gluten make you feel off, like your brain is in a fog.  Maybe you’re going gluten free to cut back on wheat, or simply because you want to try something new. Whatever the reason may be that leaves you inclined to whipping up gluten free recipes, we’ve got plenty of desserts that will fit perfectly into your gluten free lifestyle.

These delicious gluten free recipes essentially let you have your cake and eat it, too. The treats taste just like the ones you find in the bakery aisle, minus the gluten and a whole lot healthier.

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Check out these five gluten free recipes that will taste like you’re cheating:

1. Gluten Free Banana Bread >

Banana Nut Bread

To kick off our list of gluten free recipes, we’ve got a recipe for homemade banana bread. Nothing beats the sweet comfort of banana bread, and this version does not disappoint. Ripe bananas, gluten free flour, applesauce, cinnamon and a few other baking staples join forces to create a soft and fluffy loaf of deliciousness. Each bite of bread is moist; each slice is hearty; and each serving counts as one SmartCarb and one Extra on Nutrisystem.

2. Gluten Free Sugar Cookies >

gluten free sugar cookies

No gluten and no guilt here: This classic cookie will no doubt satisfy your sweet tooth, without all the sugar and fat of its supermarket sister. And the best part is that they’re as easy to make as they are good to eat. One bowl, some simple ingredients, 10 minutes in the freezer, 12 more in the oven and voila! Warm and delicious, and only 59 calories per cookie.  

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3. Gluten Free Maple Cornbread >

Gluten free Maple Cornbread
It’s a little bit sweet and a little bit savory. It’ll please your palate and fill your belly. It’ll taste like you shouldn’t be eating it, but you absolutely can. Each serving contains only 98 calories and counts as one SmartCarb on Nutrisystem. Pair a piece with your favorite soup or chili for a combo that’s both healthy and satisfying.

4. Gluten-Free Chewy Ginger Cookies >

gluten free ginger cookies

Enjoy the flavors of fall all year long with these spiced cookies. The gooey sweetness of molasses, a hint of vanilla, and flavorful blend of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg make this soft treat irresistible. Share them with your family and save for the extras for sweet snacks later in the week. On Nutrisystem, each cookie counts as three Extras.

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5. Gluten-Free Cranberry Scone >

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Enjoy a buttery pastry without all of the guilt that typically accompanies indulging in this bakery classic. These Gluten Free Cranberry Scones can be whipped up with a few simple ingredients to create a flaky dessert that’s so decadent, you’ll want to try this recipe even if you aren’t gluten free! They’re THAT good. On Nutrisystem, each scone counts as just three Extras.

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