5 Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts

Bakery owner Debbie Adler always loved healthier sweets. But when her son was born with life-threatening allergies she revamped all of her goodies so they're dairy, egg, soy, sugar, gluten, and nut-free. She shares these scrumptious recipes from her new book Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats.

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Chocoholic Cupcakes

Carl Kravats

Chocoholic Cupcakes

No need for a twelve-step program here, because being addicted to chocolate is a good thing. Not only do you get the good stuff that chocolate brings, but there's also a potassium boost thanks to the avocado in the frosting. The avocado adds not only health benefits but a smooth creaminess, and no one but you will know it's in there.

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Quinoa Cranberry Cookies

Carl Kravats

Quinoa Cranberry Cookies

One day I found my cupboards empty, save for quinoa flakes and dried cranberries. In need of some comfort, I used what I had and made my son some Quinoa Cranberry Cookies. You can feel good about your kids eating these cookies because quinoa is a complete, gluten-free protein.

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Food Allergies: Helping Your Child Cope

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Sunflower Butter Muffins

Carl Kravats

Sunflower Butter Muffins

Little Miss Sunflower Seed is like an A-list movie star because she contains selenium, a trace mineral that possesses extremely powerful antioxidant properties, which help your body rebel against disease. So get ready for your close-up Miss Seedy, because you have the lead role in this jelly roll.

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Cosmic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carl Kravats

Cosmic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kids are the CEOs of their own microcosmic universe, and the adults who try to hack into this sacred space suck big-time. With the subtle spices of ginger and nutmeg, I guarantee your kids will conclude that these Cosmic Chocolate Chip Cookies are out of this world!

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Girl Scout Brownies

Carl Kravats

Girl Scout Brownies

Samoas are one of the world's most beloved Girl Scout cookies. Of course, those delicious cookies are filled with allergens, not to mention hydrogenated fats and sugar. I put a healthier spin on this longtime fave and reincarnated it as a brownie.

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Carl Kravats

For more delicious allergy-friendly and gluten-free treats, check out Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats: Allergy Free and Vegan Recipes.

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