5 Gluten-Free Desserts Even Students Can Make 

A healthy lifestyle is a new big trend in colleges. Now that people in the world are becoming more conscious about their everyday habits, more and more students are doing the same. They are actively giving up on junk food and strive to eat more healthily to keep their bodies and brains healthy. And one way they do this is by adopting a gluten-free diet.

According to studies, this way of eating has many benefits. First, it’s especially beneficial for people who are facing celiac disease. But it’s also proven to contribute to better fitness, improve digestion, and boost energy levels, which is especially crucial for young people.

This is a great tendency for students. Still, there is one more problem that remains unsolved. Young people’s schedules are so packed with studies, homework, and other things that they have literally no time for cooking healthy and delicious gluten-free meals. Luckily, there are services like WritePaper that help students save more time without giving up on their studies. By delegating at least a part of college assignments, there will finally be enough time for cooking a healthy meal.

Then another problem is with sweets. Ready-made gluten-free treats can be rather expensive for students. Yet, who doesn’t like to treat ourselves to something sweet and delicious from time to time?

For those with a sweet tooth but on a gluten-free diet, we gathered the top five super simple recipes that anyone can handle, even a busy student with little cooking skills.

Monster Cookie Bars

While buying ready-made gluten-free cookies in a store can be quite costly, buying the ingredients for this recipe isn’t. And making these delicious cookies is so simple that you should be able to handle it even with no special skills and if you are short on time.


  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose and gluten-free)
  • 1 cup quick oats (also gluten-free)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melt and cool it)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms

To make these delicious cookies, start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then whisk together all the dry ingredients (flour, oats, salt, and baking soda) and all the wet ingredients (butter, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla) in separate bowls. When your wet ingredients are completely smooth, combine them with your mixed dry ingredients, stir, and add M&Ms and chocolate chips to your dough.

Finally, when you are done preparing the dough, transfer it to a baking pan and put it into the oven. Bake your cookies for 15-17 minutes until ready, cool, and serve.

Almond Flour Waffles

If you want to have a delicious gluten-free breakfast but don’t have much time, this is the recipe to try. These waffles are something every student can cook in just 15 minutes or so.


  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Let your waffle maker preheat for 5-10 minutes. Then, to save your time, turn it on and let it get warm while you prepare the batter. Take two bowls and whisk all dry and wet ingredients separately. Then add the contents of both bowls together and whisk them thoroughly until the texture is smooth. When everything’s ready, take a short break and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, and then cook the waffles. In case you’ve never made them before, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your waffle maker.

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Many of us love having pancakes for breakfast. This recipe is a simple alternative to traditional pancake recipes but with gluten-free ingredients.


  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (alternatively, you can use melted butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Set aside ½ cup of the oats (you will add them to the batter later) and grind the remaining oats to make flour (or use ready-made oats flour). Blend together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, eggs, buttermilk, melted butter or vegetable oil, vanilla, and honey. Take the oats you’ve set aside at the beginning and add them to the batter, then let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. 

Heat a skillet with a bit of vegetable oil on it and cook the pancakes.

Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups

The best thing about this dessert is that it takes literally no time to make and lets you enjoy a delicious, ready-made snack at any time.


  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup, honey, or any other sweetener
  • 1/3 cup yogurt (any kind)
  • Other add-ins of your choice (e.g., berries, chopped fruit, dried fruit, seeds, nuts, etc.)

Put the oats, chia, and milk into the bottom of a jar and stir them together. When the mixture is ready, you should let it sit for around 10 minutes. This time is needed for it to thicken. Once the ingredients at the bottom of your jar are slightly thickened, layer the remaining ingredients on top of it. Put a cap on top of the jar and refrigerate. Then simply grab this delicious dessert from the fridge whenever you want it. Store for up to five days.

Granola Bars

Just like the previous recipe, this one lets you cook tasty desserts for later. It requires a little more effort to cook, but it’s worth trying.


  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup almonds or other nuts
  • 3/4 cup seeds (any kind of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup dried berries or fruit of your choice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Before you get straight to preparing the dough, preheat your oven to 325°F. In a bowl, mix together the dry elements from the ingredients list. Prepare all your mix-ins (e.g., chop the nuts, berries, seeds, etc.) and add them to the bowl.

Turn on medium heat and grab a small saucepan. Take all the wet elements from the ingredients list and combine them together in a saucepan. Regularly stir the mixture so it won’t burn, and bring it to a simmer. Then let your mixture simmer for about one minute, remove from heat, and, in the end, add vanilla extract.

When everything’s ready, stir your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix with a rubber spatula, and put into a baking pan. Bake for around 25 minutes until it becomes golden and cool for about 30 minutes. Finally, cut your granola bars and enjoy!

The Bottom Line

Although leading a healthy, gluten-free diet can be very good for you, it’s never easy, especially when you are a student. Often, young people lack the cooking skills and time to prepare their meals, not to mention desserts. And buying ready-made sweets can be very draining for your budget.

Luckily, now you have several awesome recipes for delicious and super-easy-to-make gluten-free desserts. Be sure to try these recipes yourself!

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