Gluten Free Starbucks Style Recipes

Gluten Free Starbucks Style Recipes

Whatever I think of their coffee (if it’s not a latte, I can’t seem to choke it down unless I’m totally desperate), the Starbucks people do know their baked goods. Many of the gluten free Starbucks-style recipes you see here wouldn’t have been developed (at least not by me!) if you hadn’t piped up and asked for them. So … thank you, friends! In a couple months’ time, I’m having the blog redesigned and updated a bit, mostly to make it easier to access past content and (very exciting!) to make it responsive (responsive web design is an amazing way to make a site more readable across multiple platforms). You’re gonna love it. But I’m also going to have a feature for easily submitting recipe development requests. I really do get some of my best recipe-development ideas from you, and I want to make it simpler for you to share those ideas!

As many of you already know, my new new cookbook is all about gluten free versions of your favorite name-brand classic snacks and desserts. Yesterday, I nailed the recipes for Hostess Mini Bites blueberry muffins and Vitatops Chocolate Chip muffin tops (after ridiculous amounts of failure so much so that it gets pret-ty hard to keep your chin up!). I can’t share those with you now, of course. But since the book isn’t about restaurant recipes, Starbucks-style recipes are fair game for the blog. Here are some of the ones we’ve made so far.

Have another favorite Starbucks baked treat? Let me know in the comments, and maybe I’ll mad-scientist-develop a gluten free recipe for you!

[If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe]Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Recipes

Here’s the 10¢ tour of these 6 Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Recipes, with a little bit about what I love about each (and another set of links):

Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Chocolate Caramel Muffins: If they didn’t call these muffins, I might have a problem calling them that with a straight face. But Starbucks did it, and they I trust them implicitly. Let’s leave it at that. Tender chocolate muffins filled with …. caramel. C’mon.

Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies: They are seriously fabulous. And they were your idea! I think it was when I posted the chocolate caramel muffin recipe that one of you drew my attention to these thick, chewy and (yes) outrageous oatmeal cookies for a copycat subject. You a genius.

Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Chocolate Cinnamon Pound Cake: The same woman who brought you these gluten free chocolate chip cookie chips is responsible for showing me that this pound cake recipe needed to happen. There is a reason that the next redesign of this site is going to have a simple way of requesting gluten free recipes. I neeeeed you!

Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Iced Lemon Pound Cake: A personal favorite, this iced lemon pound cake is a Starbucks icon, isn’t it? Next time I make this recipe, Imma gonna try it with Meyer lemons, if I can still find them. I hope I don’t have to wait until next year. That would be a doggone shame.

Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Super Fluffy Bagels: I think I may have used a bit of poetic license with this one. I made these super fluffy, roll-with-a-hole-style bagels covered in Asiago cheese, but it’s entirely possible that Asiago Bagels were from Panera, not Starbucks? Either way, Starbucks definitely sells super fluffy non-NY-style bagels. These are they.

Gluten Free Starbucks-Style Vanilla Almond Biscotti: Biscotti is nothing new. But Starbucks just has a way with flavors, and these vanilla almond biscotti really hit the spot—especially with a steaming hot cup of coffee. Make mine a latte. ;)



P.S. If you don’t have your copy of Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread yet, won’t you grab one today? Thank you so much for your support!

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  • krystal
    March 17, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    how about the apple fritters from starbucks?

  • Andrea
    March 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    My very favorite Starbucks treats were those lovely pumpkin scones with that tasty icing….

  • erin
    March 15, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    I so miss those big chewy ginger cookies from starbucks. I’m excited to try out the oatmeal cookie recipe though!

  • MaureenS
    March 14, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Oh my goodness, that lemon pound cake is my Kryptonite!!! Thank you!

  • Jennifer S.
    March 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    I know this is not a starbuck’s thing, that I’m requesting, but when I saw vitatops up above (and I hope they are just as little points+ as the regular ones), I thought hey – I wonder if she can recreate those Arnold sandwich thins that are so yummy and handy for sammy’s and such – and super high in fiber (so low pts+). You’re the bestie, best, best!! I’m gonna make and freeze the biscuits from the new book today!!!

    • March 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      Oh I’m working on making sure the Vitatops have a lovely nutritional profile, Jennifer! And funny you should mention the sandwich thins. I had just started looking into that (at Camille’s suggestion!).

      • Jennifer S.
        March 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        YAHOO! :)

      • Jennifer
        March 18, 2014 at 12:31 PM

        Oh yes, yes, yes. I love the sandwich thins! They’re the best sandwiches!

    • Jennifer S.
      March 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      I lied – I did think of something. You know how during the holidays Starbuck’s has that cranberry bliss bar? That. I want that. Please?

  • Erin Lowery Baerwaldt
    March 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    I sure miss Starbuck’s petite vanilla scones!! Can’t wait to see the updates to the blog! Very exciting!

    • Jennifer S.
      March 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Erin – I have been saying that too – for a while now, just sayin’! I love those little vanilla scones too!

      • March 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

        They are right at the top of the list, Erin and Jennifer!! Stay tuned… :) Always lovely to ‘see’ you at the Facebook Live Q&A, Erin! :-*

      • Jennifer S.
        March 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM


      • Erin Lowery Baerwaldt
        March 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM

        Yay!! Can’t wait!

    • Marla Grassi
      March 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Those yummy vanilla scones are/were made by Schwartz Bros. Bakery in Seattle. Starbucks recently purchased their own baking plant in San Francisco but not sure when they’ll be doing all their own baking (or not). But yes, would love to make my own!

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