With flour difficult to find these days, I’ve rounded up all kinds of flourless desserts and treats that are easy to make. Many of these cakes, cookies, muffins, brownies and bread recipes only require two, three or four ingredients that you may already have on hand.
If you’ve been looking for easy ways to cure your sweet tooth, I think you’ll find some great ideas! There are cakes, muffins, quick breads and mug cakes – so many sweet treats to try. If you want more easy recipes be sure to check out my easy baking recipes post with even more ideas.
Cakes and Brownies
You don’t need flour to make fluffy cakes and fudgy brownies. Many ingredients, like peanut butter, cookie spreads, bananas, and Nutella can be used to create rich and decadent desserts without having to add flour.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cake | This easy flourless peanut butter cake is simple, gluten-free, and tasty. I like to top it with peanut butter cups to dress it up.
Easy Chocolate Cake | This flourless chocolate cake only has three ingredients and is very easy to make. It has a rich and fudgy texture and will cure your chocolate craving!
2 Ingredient Nutella Cake | This one is for all the Nutella fans. You only need the chocolate hazelnut spread and eggs to make it – it’s super rich and decadent.
Banana Pancakes | Technically, pancakes are cakes you have for breakfast and these easy banana pancakes are completely gluten-free and so easy to make.
Flourless Banana Brownies | These flourless brownies are rich, fudgy and full of banana flavor. They taste like a cross between banana bread and brownies. As an added bonus, the batter can be easily prepared in the blender.
Nutella Brownies | This is one of my favorite brownie recipes. You only need three ingredients and they are chewy, fudgy, chocolatey, and nutty with no flour required. They are everything brownies should be. If you want a lighter version you might like my lightened-up Nutella brownies – they are only about 100 calories each!
Zucchini Brownies | These flourless zucchini brownies are fudgy and chocolatey. They are also gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo. It’s an easy one-bowl recipe and a great way to use up zucchini.
All of these flourless cookies are super simple to make! These are some of my favorite recipes I love to make.
Easy Nutella Cookies | These four-ingredient cookies are crunchy, fudgy and chewy in all the right places. They are super easy to whip up. I also have a version made with oatmeal, too!
Biscoff Cookies | I love Biscoff spread and use it to make all kinds of things like these flourless cookies. Please note, though there’s no flour added to the batter, there is some flour product from the cookie spread itself so they aren’t totally gluten-free.
Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies | These soft-batch flourless almond butter cookies have a touch of cocoa powder to give them a chocolate almond flavor. If you want to skip the chocolate, you might like to try my flourless almond butter cookies.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies | Peanut butter and oatmeal is a great combo and so I combined them to make these easy flourless cookies. Don’t like oatmeal? Try my peanut butter cookies instead!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | I used a peanut butter chocolate spread to make these cookies. They are so simple to make in about five minutes!
Single-Serving Peanut Butter Cookie | If you’re craving a cookie but don’t want to make a giant batch this peanut butter cookie for one is the perfect way to satisfy your craving. I also have a microwave deep-dish peanut butter cookie, too.
I have lots and lots of mug cake recipes on this site and for this list I pulled out readers’ favorite flourless mug cakes. These are time-tested and reader-approved recipes.
Nutella Brownie Mug Cake | This fudgy brownie in a mug is just three ingredients and cooks in the microwave. It’s also flourless, eggless, and one of my favorite mug cake recipes. If you prefer a mug cake, I also have an easy Nutella cake you might like to try.
Cashew Butter Mug Cake | If you love cashew butter this is a great way to use it in a dessert. You only need three ingredients and a few minutes to make it. You might like my almond butter mug cake, too!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake | This single-serving flourless and gluten-free mug cake is super fluffy and ready in about 5 minutes. If you don’t want the chocolate chips, you might like my flourless peanut butter cake instead.
Nutella Banana Mug Cake | This gluten-free cake is big enough to share and so easy you can make it in about five minutes.
Baileys Chocolate Mug | Chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream is a great combination and so I created this easy mug cake that is ready to enjoy in just a few minutes.
Chocolate Avocado Mug Cake | Avocado gives this cake a great texture, but you can’t taste it! This is a great dessert if you are gluten-free or following a paleo diet – it’s rich, chocolatey and so good.
Peanut Butter Cake for One | This cake for one bakes in the oven and only requires four ingredients. If you love peanut butter you have to try it.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake | This easy mug cake is just four ingredients and gluten-free. It’s soft and fluffy like a traditional cake even though it doesn’t have any flour! I also have a flourless chocolate mug cake that is just four ingredients, too.
Muffins and Cupcakes
Whether you want a fresh-baked batch of muffins for breakfast or sweet cupcakes for a special dessert or snack you will find all of my favorite flourless recipes here.
Nutella Muffins | Nutella flavored muffins that are incredibly moist and light. This is an easy one-bowl, no mixer recipe that can be made ahead of time and stores well. The muffins are perfect for any occasion. You might like my mini muffin version, too!
Mini Peanut Butter Muffins | These flourless mini muffins are just five easy ingredients and prepped in one bowl with no mixer required.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins | These muffins are super easy and super delicious. And you’d never guess that the batter contains no flour.
4 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins | These muffins are flourless, eggless, gluten-free and contain no added sugar, oil or butter and they taste like classic banana bread muffins.
4 Ingredient Almond Butter Muffins | These cute little muffins are made with almond butter and bake up light and fluffy. You’d never guess they’re flourless!
Quick Bread Recipes
I love to make quick breads and I’ve taken some traditional recipes and given them a flourless twist. I hope you find some new ones to try.
Almond Butter Bread | This low carb, gluten-free bread is just five ingredients and prepared in one bowl. It’s not too sweet and is a great bread for sandwiches, toast and more. I also have a peanut butter bread that is not overly sweet and great for sandwiches, too.
Banana Bread | This wheat-free, grain-free, gluten-free and paleo banana bread couldn’t be easier. All the ingredients are mixed in the blender for an easy batter that is ready to go in the oven in under 10 minutes.
Chocolate Pumpkin Bread | This flourless bread is paleo, gluten-free, and wheat-free. The batter comes together easily in a blender and then it’s ready to go in the oven.
Nutella Banana Bread | This sweet bread is moist, rich, and fluffy all at the same time. It’s also ridiculously easy to make.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread | This easy, gluten-free, quick bread contains no flour and can be easily mixed in a blender. It’s very quick to prepare and the end result is a moist and fluffy banana bread with a subtle peanut butter flavor and melted chocolate chips throughout.
You might like my No-Yeast Bread Recipes collection, too!
WONDERFUL RECIPES. ANY MICROWAVE ONES?
Yes, we have lots of Microwave Recipes and Mug Cake Recipes you might like to try!
I’ve found many of these recipes invaluable, as well as tasty but I must be selective as my grandson and I are also sugar free.
Currently we use apple or banana puree or a sugar-free maple syrup. Your recipes, especially the mug cakes, adapt beautifully to these variations.
It’s also a fact that many of the ingredients, so easy to get in the US, are either unavailable or extremely expensive where I live. Almond Butter for instance is waaay out of my budget.
So I am very grateful indeed that you have so man lovely things to try. You have wored incredibly hard at this. Thank you.
Any savoury recipes coming up?
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Do you have a recipe for cheesecake? I’ve tried most of your yummy recipes. DELICIOUS!!!!! Not to mention easy.
We have a lot of Cheesecake Recipes – We’re glad you’re enjoying the recipes!
I love your recipes but for someone like me who has formed a kidney stone I need something without any of these ingredients: almonds, flour, chocolate ( white chocolate is ok) nuts beans or prunes. I don’t know of any decent cookies, brownies that can be made unless you use the above ingredients. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you
We have quite a few easy recipes with Four Ingredients or Less including brownies and cookies that don’t include those ingredients. We hope you check out that category and find some new recipes to try.
I have celiac disease. So I’m totally gluten free. Is there another single serve flourless recipe for the peanut butter cookie? The one above contains flour.
You might like our Single-Serving Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie.
Love your recipes. I have been making a lot of nut butters because I love nuts but can’t chew them anymore. Do you have a recipe using ground pistachio’s? Like a pistachio cookie?
We don’t have a pistachio cookie recipe, but we do have pistachio cupcakes that uses pistachio pudding. You might like to try that!
Thanks for these recipes. Your information is wonderful !
you are welcome!
Wow, excellent list, thank you! I just pinned, oh, 31 things. Ha! (Is there another Biscoff cookie on your site? The one you have linked has 1 ½ cups flour as an ingredient.)
thanks for catching that! this is the correct recipe: https://kirbiecravings.com/flourless-biscoff-cookies/