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9 Gluten-free baking tips you need right now (INFOGRAPHIC)

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

People tend to mourn the loss of delicious baked goods when they first go gluten free. It doesn't have to be this way.

And it doesn't have to taste like chalk and wheat grass, either. Call me nuts, but if I'm going to go to the effort of turning on my oven, the end result better be spectacular — and healthy recipes are not exempt from that rule.

With a few clever swaps, you can transform your tried-and-true baked good recipes into gluten-free masterpieces. Just follow this handy guide so you can know how to create success with your noble endeavor.

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

Need a little inspiration? Check out these gluten-free baked goods that are simply divine.

Cheescake rice krispie treats

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

A treat from Carlsbad Cravings turns rice crisps into something special with blueberries and cream cheese.

Paleo cauliflower bagels

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

Seasoned chefs know that baking is for savory treats, too. Whip up these totally paleo bagels to satisfy your non-sweet tooth. They feature cauliflower and warm spices.

Chocolate-dipped cinnamon crispy treats

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

You won't feel like you're giving up a thing if you indulge in these crispy treats, which are dipped in yummy chocolate and possibly sin.

Sweet potato pie with quinoa-walnut crust

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

Pies are a tricky undertaking if you're forgoing gluten, but this sweet potato pie is a tasty exception. The crunch of the crust is created with nuts and gluten-free grains.

Pear, honey and hazelnut tart

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

We love this pear, honey and hazelnut tart for every season of the year. Its creamy, nutty and fruity flavors are sure to satisfy even the harshest critics of your gluten-free aspirations.

Pumpkin-chai muffins

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

Warm up your morning with these pumpkin-chai muffins. The chai flavoring is enough to set these treats apart from the excess of pumpkin baked goods.

Chocolate fudge cookies

Bake gluten-free treats in no time with these simple tips

Last but not least, it's hard to go wrong with a batch of flavorful chocolate fudge cookies. The fudge in this recipe ensures that your baked goods won't turn out as hard and dry as an old brick.

This post was brought to you by LUNA Bars.

Infographic Source: Gluten Free Girl, Colorado State University

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