This roundup of grain-free treats for Valentine’s Day has something for everyone, from chocolate lovers to fruit fans to caramel enthusiasts.
Valentine’s Day (or Valentime’s Day, as my students always called it–this makes sense because it happens at a specific time every year!) is right around the corner. Whether or not you’re into the whole idea of a romantic holiday, it never hurts to make a special treat for yourself or someone you love, right?
Grain-free Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s Day
Mocha Ricotta Pie with Strawberries: Possibly my favorite dessert of all time. The intriguing flavor of this pie is reminiscent of a great cannoli and will have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds.
Chocolate Doughnuts with Cherry Cheesecake Glaze: These cheery doughnuts come by their vibrant color naturally–it’s from frozen dark sweet cherries!
Easy Texas Sheet Cake (Dairy free): The best and easiest way to feed a crowd of chocolate lovers.
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting: If you like your cakes in miniature form, these simple cupcakes are just the ticket.
Grain-free Spiced Chocolate Torte: For those who’d chose pomegranate jewels over real jewels any day, especially when the pom ones come with chocolate.
Grain-free Chocolate Cake with Mocha Buttercream: This show-stopping cake is rich, decadent, and serves up to 20 people!
Molten Chocolate Cakes: You can’t go wrong with the oozing chocolate center of this restaurant-style classic, which is super easy to make at home.
Cashew Chia Cacao Nib Pudding (Egg free, Dairy free, Vegan): For those of you who want a raw, vegan, superfood-packed V-Day dessert.
Vanilla Bean Buttercream Brownies: I like my brownies frosted–so sue me!
Mocha Cream Paleo Truffles (Egg free, Dairy free, Vegan): These truffles are so rich and indulgent that no one will suspect they’re made with cashews!
Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Ganache: I first made this cake for me and Ben’s second anniversary, so it’s always been associated with love in my book!
Fried Banana Brownie Cake with Honey Whipped Cream: Brings the best of fried bananas, brownies, and chocolate cake into one dreamy concoction.
Choco-Ginger Truffles (Egg free, Dairy free, Vegan): Chocolate and ginger is the next flavor combination you’re about to fall head over heels for.
Grain-free Fruit Desserts for Valentine’s Day
Blood Orange Mascarpone Panna Cotta (Egg free, Nut free): Seize blood orange season while it’s still here, and make these irresistible and easy puddings.
Grain-free Cranberry Galette (Nut free): If those vibrant cranberries don’t just scream “I love you!” to you, you’re looking at things all wrong.
Golden Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream: Who can say no to what’s basically a giant strawberry shortcake?
Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes with Figs and Raspberries (Egg free, Dairy free): Since figs aren’t in season, try adding blackberries or strawberries to these frosty, no-bake treats instead.
Lemon Mousse with Raspberry Coulis (Egg free, Dairy free, Nut free, Vegan): The easiest mousse you’ll ever make!
Pear Galettes with Pistachio Frangipane: My fiancé who “hates cooked apples and pears” fought me for the last piece of this.
Strawberry-Peach Crisp with Hazelnut-Pepita Crumble (Egg free): This unique crumble is perfect for pleasing a fruit lover.
Blood Orange Curd (Dairy free, Nut free): Try it on vanilla ice cream, crepes, pancakes, or even yogurt!
Bonus: A Grain-free Caramel Treat
Almond Butter Thumbprints with Salted Caramel: Your loved ones will be unable to resist the salty puddles of chewy caramel in the center of these cookies.