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12 flourless recipes to spice up any fitness kitchen

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Gone are the days when a gluten-free diet meant cutting out bread, baked sweets, and pasta. With the variety of flourless recipes out there nowadays, how can you find the greatest ones without compromising on nutritional values? That’s where we come in. We have flourless recipes for any meal, any flavor profile, any time of day. Browse through 12 great recipes and bake without flour today, tomorrow, and every day. 

Can you imagine a cake without flour? How about a totally flourless loaf of bread? Pinch yourself, because your dreams are about to become reality. Mix in some ground oats or nut flour and you won’t find yourself missing the wheat one bit. Have a look through some of our favorite flourless recipes, and let us know which of these is set to become your next favorite!

Flourless Recipes: 12 of our favorites

3 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies

3-Ingredient Chocolate Cookies
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Looking for something super simple? Look no further than our 3-ingredient chocolate cookies. Your flour-free cookies will come together in just a few steps!

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Protein Scones

A closely cropped image of protein scones topped with cream and strawberry jam
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Scones are a classic for any time. If you’ve been missing scones from your gluten-free life, look no further! Our flourless recipes include one for scones that you won’t want to miss. Try them right now.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A hand holding a knife cuts a slice off of a low-carb chocolate zucchini cake drizzled with protein chocolate ganache.
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Have your cake and eat it too with this moist, flourless chocolate cake. What’s our stand-in for the flour? A mix of ground hazelnuts and a big scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein. Don’t be thrown off by the zucchini! That’s how it stays incredibly moist and adds a few helpful vitamins and minerals, too!

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Raw Vegan Coffee Brownies

A medium-skinned hand in the background reaches for the top brownie on a stack of raw vegan coffee brownies, packed with chunks of nuts and deliciousness
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Brownies are an absolute classic. And we’ve made you a healthier version, right here. Not only are these brownies flour-free – you don’t even have to bake them. The raw coffee brownies are vegan, fudgy, and all kinds of perfect.

Fire up your ovens!

Gluten-Free Pizza Twists

A plate of gluten-free pizza twists, spiraled with red pizza sauce, on a cream-colored plate
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These crispy, delicious pizza twists are a must-have for any occasion where finger food will be on the menu. They’re healthy, easy, and delicious – just like all our other recipes, if we may say so ourselves.

Give your pizza a twist

Victoria Sponge Cake

A medium-skinned hand picks up a tiny glass bowl full of rich red jam in the background of a lofty Victoria Sponge Cake with a quarter of the cake cut out. The cake is dusted with icing sugar and slathered with frosting around the outside, while inside, a generous drip of raspberry jam drizzles down.
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What would baking be without the Victoria Sponge Cake? Yes, this too can be gluten-free. Imagine your wildest flourless cake dreams, and then add another layer of deliciousness on top of them.

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High-Protein Olive Bread

A photo of olive bread with sun-dried tomatoes, half a loaf sitting whole next to two slices.
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Hands down – our Protein Bread is the easiest way to get your protein and your bread fixes at once. You can get it vegan, too. Pump up the flavor by packing it with olives and sun-dried tomatoes for a burst of Mediterranean feeling.

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Sugar-Free Blueberry Muffins

A tray of blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries interspersed between the muffins, for flourless recipes with the healthiest twist
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Who can resist a classic like these gluten-free blueberry muffins? But we couldn’t just let them be. We took it farther. Because these tempting treats are also sugar-free. Whip them up today. Right now. Go on, we’ll wait here.

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Lemon Poppyseed Protein Pancakes

a photo of a stack of enticing lemon-poppyseed protein pancakes drizzled with cream and with lemon quarters in the background
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Who doesn’t love the refreshing flavor combo of lemon and poppyseed pancakes? Whip them up for a summery breakfast or a post-workout recovery treat.

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Savory Waffles with Mozzarella

A stack of two savory waffles garnished with chives and a dollop of sour cream
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Have you ever made waffles without flour? No? Then there’s no time like the present. Need a gluten-free vegan waffle recipe? We’ve got one for you, of course.

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Vegan Protein Flammkuchen

A sliced vegan protein flammkuchen topped with bright red onions, sprouts, pear and walnut halves
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Flammkuchen is a southern German specialty. Think of it like a white pizza. Though it’s traditionally topped with onions and bacon lardons, we’ve gone ahead and created a vegan flammkuchen for you. With our toppings we don’t think you’ll miss the animal products one bit, but it’s up to you. Eat yours with any topping you like: the possibilities are endless!

Wake up your tastebuds

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

a rich brown chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, with a generous slice cut out of it, sits on a dark gray serving dish. The rim of the cheesecake is lined with crushed peanuts. A jar of foodspring Peanut Butter sits next to the cheesecake.
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This might be the most glorious cheesecake we have ever created. It boasts a flourless crust and a high-protein, lower-fat filling and is bursting with the unbeatable flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. Get yourself some right now.

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And if none of these recipes quite hits the spot, have a look through the rest of our gluten-free fitness recipes. This is only a fraction of the choices we have! Did we miss out on your favorite? Let us know!

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