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Baked Goods You’d Never Guess Are Gluten-Free

Gluten-free baked goods aren’t always the most appetizing treats on the dessert table, but if you pick the right recipes, gluten-eaters and abstainers can enjoy the same baked goods. The trick to gluten-free baking is finding the right substitutes that don’t compromise taste and texture, and we’ve found some recipes you’d never guess are gluten-free. Sink your teeth into one of these five baked goods to taste for yourself.

1. Gluten-Free Zucchini Coffee Cake

Zucchini coffee cake

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Enlist any squash you have sitting around in this gluten-free zucchini coffee cake from Iowa Girl Eats. The zucchini keeps the coffee cake moist while the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg give it just enough sweetness. This zucchini coffee cake pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea, and only requires an hour to bake.


  • 1½ cups gluten-free all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • Scant ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

Head to Iowa Girl Eats for the full recipe.