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Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup

Here’s some gluten free Valentine’s Day desserts and treats for y’all.

I’m not a big Valentine’s day person, more of the practical type, so I don’t have a lot to say about, well, you know.  What I can tell you is that you might fall in love with one of the desserts below.  These gluten free recipes are made with wonderfully satisfying ingredients such as anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate, high protein almond flour and fiber rich coconut flour.  There really is something for everyone here, even if you are on a restricted diet.

So, go ahead, don’t be shy, enjoy the day and make yourself one of the delights below.

I had been really getting into the V-day festivities when the boys were younger.  We made loads of homemade cards and treats back then.  Now though, they’re getting big (one is almost 11 and the other is already 12), so Valentine’s day isn’t really on their radar these days.  We’re more into football, baseball, skiing, hiking and books on sports by Mike Lupica.  Still, we love to bake together so this weekend, we’ll be making more Heart Cake Pops for the boys and all of their friends, and my husband, of course!

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  Do you celebrate it at all?  Or is it a Hallmark holiday to you?  What are your plans for this weekend and Monday, February 14th?


posted on February 10, 2011, 17 comments

  1. Jenny Eliuk @ Stay on Path @ stayonpath.blogspot.com

    Elana, I know how much you love almond flour. Have you tried milling your own yet? I hear you can do it with a Blendtec or Vitamix if you roast them first. Might be more of a pain than it’s worth though.

  2. Shirley @ gfe @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    Wonderful roundup, Elana! As you said, there’s something for everyone, but I’ll “virtually” take them all! ;-) We celebrate Valentine’s Day by having a big party and inviting friends. The party is held every other year, so on the off years, we just have quiet time. It’s actually those years that we make cut-out cookies. I’d rather make them then than during the hustle and bustle of the holidays! Have a sweet Valentine’s Day with your family, dear. The fact that the boys still enjoy being in the kitchen with you baking is terrific. :-)


  3. Archena

    Love all the recipes here just hope to try replacing the eggs with something vegetarian.

    • Kathleen

      I just saw a post on another blog that suggested 1 Tablespoon of ground raw chia seed to 1/4 cup water to equal one egg. Whisk the ground chia and water and let it sit a few minutes to “gel.” We have egg allergies here and I’m going go give this a try the next time I bake. I’ve been using the Ener-G Egg Replacer, but I’m not happy with that.

  4. Adrienne

    Oh I definitely celebrate Valentine’s Day! My fiance and I have been together for 2.7 years. This coming Saturday marks the 2.7 anniversary. We are romantic and silly. Head over heels in love. I’ve never been happier. I’m looking forward to baking your fabulous chocolate chip cookies! <3 Happy Valentine's weekend :)

  5. Elana,

    Thank you for your lovely round up. I celebrate every year since it’s also my birthday. We seem to just combine them, I have a birthday celebration with a valentines flair. I am in love with coconut flour, and the mix of almond and coconut flour make these desserts so good! I love the brownies, I’ll have to make the rest now too!

  6. I’m not big on Valentine’s Day, except as an excuse to bake and make goodies! I’ll be trying some of these for sure…

    @Archena Try making Elana’s creme patissiere in her almond flour cookbook. You can make it with other nuts, too. It’s almost like an eggless, dairy-free pudding, and really a treat if you don’t eat eggs or milk. I make it with palm sugar so it’s not quite as sweet. What a treat!


  7. Ashley @ Taste for Healthy @ tasteforhealty.blogspot.com

    This year I will be making vegan cupcakes for my significant other!

    I am going to surprise him by setting a Valentine’s themed table for him to come home to… cupcakes, rose petals, rose lights, candles, candy, & a card.

    Since I work until 8pm the night of Valentine’s Day, we will probably celebrate with Valentine dessert & wine. ♥

  8. I made your chocolate cake in an 8″ square pan and added 1/2 cup gluten free mini chocolate chips – YUM! Exactly like a chewy brownie. My girls LOVE them! (me too!)

  9. I am hoping to get my order of blanched almond flour in the mail in time to make cookies…and we are going to soak in a private tub at Ten Thousand Waves here in Santa Fe :)

  10. Everything looks yum! This reminds me, I need to prepare my V-Day menu :)

  11. Maegan

    Thanks Elana. Can’t wait to make more of your recipes after my almound flour order from Honeyville arrives! Grandma is babysitting and we’ll be dining at the best Italian restaurant in Sedona, Dahl & Deluca!

  12. The Teenie Foodie @ theteeniefoodie.blogspot.com

    What a perfect collection of recipes for v day. Thanks for these, I will be spoiling myself this weekend :-) I’ve already tried you chocolate chilli truffles which I will make again, they are soooo good that my dad eats them all!
    I dont really celebrate it, but this year I’m so inspired by all the valentines day posts, that I think I will bake for the whole family!

    Teenie Foodie

  13. Jessica

    Thanks for the great ideas! I can’t wait to do something special :)

  14. Mia

    Thanks for all the yummy ideas!

    I’ll be celebrating Valentine’s with my Sweetie. We have a yummy dinner menu planned to cook together.

    One of the desserts we will be making is the lemon bars from your book. We love topping them with fresh raspberries.

  15. Sara Ross

    Thank you so much for your cake pop recipe! My shy little 5 year-old son liked the picture and wanted to make them so he could pass them out at school. They were such a hit and really fun to make. I might have caught your addiction!


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