Tradition dictates that no flour be used in cooking or baking during Passover, nor can you use any leavening ingredients, such as baking powder or baking soda.
While this can be somewhat of a challenge, I’ve learned over the years that it is still possible to turn out tasty cookies, cakes, and snacks throughout the holiday. And the increase in gluten-free products and recipes over the last number of years has made it even easier.
I’ve gathered my 15 favorite recipes to share with you, and I have a feeling that you’ll want to make many of these treats all year round!
Flourless Desserts for Passover! 1 of 15
Baking without flour during Passover doesn't have to be a challenge! Here are 15 mouthwatering desserts that you'll want on your holiday table — and all year long!
Pistachio Tuiles 2 of 15
These sweet, crisp, and oh-so-pretty cookies will be the perfect complement to your holiday dessert table — and they're easier to make than you think! I love the use of pistachios; a nice change from the usual almonds and walnuts!
Flourless Chocolate Roulade 3 of 15
Serving a crowd? Then this is the dessert for you. You can easily feed 15-20 people with this rich, heavenly roll cake, and it can be made a few days in advance, too — perfect during the busyness of the holidays!
Meringue Kisses 4 of 15
Crisp and light as air, these meringue kisses are filled with lightly sweetened whipped cream. These are my favorite way to eat meringues!
Rich Chocolate Cake 5 of 15
Rich and dense, this is the cake to serve the chocoholics in the crowd!
Vanilla Bean White Chocolate Macaroons 6 of 15
I love vanilla — and I love this take on traditional macaroons, flecked with real vanilla bean and drizzled with white chocolate!
Coconut Lime Macaroons 7 of 15
These rustic cookies are about as far from the canned variety as you can get! Made with larger coconut "chips" and a helping of grated lime zest, you'll never look at macaroons the same way again!
Vanilla Macaroons 8 of 15
You'd have to be living under a rock to avoid the macaroon obsession that has swept the food world. And guess what? They are perfect Passover cookies! Even better, they can be made days in advance — a godsend for the busy cook.
Matzoh "Crack" 9 of 15
A perfect storm of chewy-crunchy and sweet-and-salty, this easy dessert is positively addictive, thanks to layers of salted matzoh, caramel, and chocolate.
Caramel Apple Cake 10 of 15
This classic upside down cake would be as perfect served warm for dessert as it would cold the next day for breakfast — don't you just love a multi-tasker?
Photo credit: Seasonal and Savory
Flourless Fudge Cookies 11 of 15
This cookie? My idea of heaven, with crispy meringue-like edges surrounding a dense and fudge-y center. And best of all? They come together in minutes with just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen right now!
Photo credit: I Heart Eating
Crustless Chocolate Cheesecake 12 of 15
Years ago I realized that cheesecake — without the crust — was a perfectly appropriate (and delicious!) Passover dessert. I can't wait to try this chocolate version!
Photo credit: Little House Living
No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Cake 13 of 15
Vegan baking can be especially challenging during Passover — eggs play a very big role in flourless baking due to their leavening properties when beaten. That's why I'm eternally grateful to have this luscious cake in my back pocket. This no-bake cake is easy to put together and filled with good-for-you coconut oil, cacao nibs, and almonds.
Photo credit: Gourmande in the Kitchen
Sweet Potato Chip Cookies 14 of 15
Talk about clever (and delicious!) — these gluten-free and vegan cookies are rolled in a crust made from homemade sweet potato chips!
Photo credit: Kitchen Tested
Chocolate Orange Tart 15 of 15
Decadent AND elegant? This tart's got it all: a ricotta filling, lightened and brightened with plenty of fresh orange juice and zest; a dark, crisp chocolate shell; and an almond crust bound with honey. Make this lovely dessert the star of your dessert table this holiday!
Photo credit: Cupcakes and Kale Chips