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5 Great Gluten-Free Desserts for Winter

Winter is a great time to gather friends and family together and spend some quality time indoors eating good, hearty food and sharing moments together. Gluten Free 4 U in Melbourne and Brisbane have a great selection of savoury baked goods for any season, but why not try some of our sweets and desserts this winter?

Gluten-free dessert recipes used to pale in comparison to the “real thing” many years ago, but modern baking techniques and ingredients such as those used by Gluten Free 4 U are sure to impress you and your guests and are not only a healthy alternative but taste just as good, if not better, than the original recipes.

As winter approaches and heartier meals bring families together, our desserts are an excellent follow-up that can please children, adults, and of course, anyone with gluten intolerances since our recipes are fully gluten-free. We have many great dessert items available, but here are a few of our top picks for the winter season:


Sunny Sicily may be far away, but don’t let that stop you from taking a bite from our lovely gluten-free cannoli. There’s a good reason this is one of our favourites: the crunchy exterior and creamy filling with a cinnamon flavour is just perfect to bring you some warmth on those colder winter days.

Street vendors and open-air market stalls are a great place to try cannoli, but they’re rarely gluten-free. Our recipe is not only gluten, wheat, and soy-free, it’s also fructose friendly and tastes just like (maybe even better) than the original. Whether or not you’re eating Italian tonight, these make for great desserts for the whole family and are sure to put a smile on your face.

Apple Pie

Our gluten-free apple pie is a healthy and tasty treat that goes well on its own warmed up, just as well as with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you’re eager for that American à la mode.

Apple pie is a very safe choice that can please even the pickiest of eaters. Available in 4 or 9-inch sizes, these pies are fine for dinner for two or family dinners. We love the shortbread shell as well as the cinnamon and apple filling and are sure you’ll love it just as much too.


Kids and adults alike can have plenty of fun with our colourful candy snakes. Perhaps it’s more of a treat than a proper dessert, but it’s a great way to satisfy children nonetheless. Our snakes don’t have the chemical additives you’d normally find from your big brand sugary sweets and instead uses vegetable oil and potato starch in lieu of ingredient lists rivalling chapters of a chemistry textbook.

French Vanilla Slice

Similar to a Napoleon or mille-feuille, our French vanilla slice contains a generous amount of creamy custard filling between flaky pastry and topped with icing sugar. 

This is one dessert item that’s also quite flexible. Our gluten-free French vanilla slice goes well as an afternoon or Sunday treat with a cup of coffee or tea, but it’s also a great dessert item that will satisfy all of your guests since it’s gluten and yeast-free and fructose friendly.


Perfection lies in the simplicity of this traditional Australian dessert. The butter cake squares dipped into the chocolate icing and sprinkled with coconut snowflakes make these sweets an irresistible pleasure. Our Lamingtons are even more special because we made them gluten, dairy and yeast free, so you can fully enjoy these classical sweets without any sense of guilt.  

Gluten Free 4 U in Brisbane

To browse the rest of our range or see the ingredients lists for any of the above delicious treats, visit one of our Brisbane bakehouses or see our products online. At Gluten Free 4 U, we even offer home delivery around Brisbane metropolitan areas and the Sunshine Coast, so you can have your desserts sent straight to your doorstep!

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