It’s that time of year again. The tent is up, the bakers are assembled, and the innuendos are in full flow. Yes, the Great British Bake Off has returned for another series of mouth-watering bakes, and the odd soggy bottom. So to celebrate, we’ve rounded up our favourite dairy-free, refined sugar-free and gluten-free treats.

On your marks, get set, bake!

Chewy Dark Chocolate Cookies


It’s almost impossible to resist the temptation of a chewy chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven. And thanks to these gluten-free beauties, you don’t have to. Filled with gooey dark chocolate chunks and spiked with a little flaked sea salt, these are the ultimate vegan treat.

Find the recipe at Slim Palate

Coconut Macadamia Date Caramel Bars

alt Containing just five ingredients, these coconut macadamia bars are a breeze to make. Great news, because we guarantee you’ll be whipping up a second batch before you know it. Trust us, these vegan bars are utterly addictive.

Find the recipe at the Unconventional Baker

Vegan Baked Cheesecake


What’s that, a dairy-free cheesecake? Yes indeed, and it gets better: this pud might look impressive, but it’s surprisingly simple to pull together. A GBBO showstopper for sure.

Find the recipe at the Minimalist Baker

Flourless Chocolate Cake


This chocolate cake is so rich that you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s loaded with butter, sugar and flour. But you’d be wrong. Instead, this cake’s irresistible gooeyness comes from naturally sweet dates. Who said healthy couldn’t taste heavenly?

Find the recipe at Del’s Cooking Twist

Black Bean Brownies with Maple Nut Butter Frosting


Last but not least, our black bean brownies with maple nut butter frosting! We're not going to pretend that these brownies aren't high in calories, but, unlike shop-bought versions, they contain a good serving of protein, and no unrefined flours or sugar, so they won't give you that energy crash after eating them. Plus, they're delicious!

Find the recipe at Mindful Chef