My cookbook, Flourless. Recipes for Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts, was published August 2014 by Chronicle Books.

Corrections: here.

From the publisher:

This collection of dessert recipes is so delicious no one will know they are gluten-free! With 75 recipes for naturally gluten-free desserts, author Nicole Spiridakis uses a wide range of non-wheat flours to finesse the balance between decadent and dietary. These tasty recipes bypass complicated alternate flour mixes and hard-to-find “gums,” fulfilling the increasing demand from those embracing a gluten-free diet (whether by necessity or choice). With creamy puddings infused with warm spices, cloudlike meringue cookies, dark chocolate brownies, and fruit crisps and crumbles, Flourless. turns dietary restrictions into something scrumptious.

Flourless is available on amazon.


~ This decadent [chocolate cream] pie comes from one our favorite new Gluten-Free dessert cookbooks by Nicole Spiridakis, Flourless. The crowd pleasing combination of hazelnuts and chocolate form the base for the crust, which houses a silky smooth and chocolatey filling.

~ This book sets itself apart in the category by providing recipes that don’t require specialty flours, gums, or starches. A flawless angel food cake uses cornstarch; intense chocolate cookies rely on egg whites.Cooking Light

~ Nicole Spiridakis has accomplished a feat of culinary legerdemain with this cookbook.thekitchn

~ The majority of the recipes incorporate easy to find ingredients and are as simple as they are mouthwatering.Huffington Post

~ flourless is packed with gluten-free goodness, so we might be cooking up all this happiness for quite some time.cookbooks 365

~ Take heart, dear reader, there are plenty of gluten-free dessert options…like these chocolate chunks from Chef Nicole Spiridakis’ newest cookbook, Flourless. Stuffed with pistachios, cranberries and walnuts, these perfect holiday treats are free of wheat, and full of melt-in-your-mouth, silky, heavenly bliss.Chalkboard Mag

~ In short, this is a dream dessert cookbook for folks who are gluten-free, yes, but also for anyone who just likes good food.

~ The book may tout its gluten-free sweets, Spiridakis says, but it’s a book for everyone, and most of the recipes are infinitely adaptable.Bay Area News Group/The San Jose Mercury News

~ The book promises scrumptiously decadent desserts, dietary restrictions be damned. Choices like traditional flourless chocolate cake with hazelnuts and salted caramel sauce, buttermilk panna cotta, and honey-glazed figs with coffee ice cream don’t need qualifiers. –

~ Double chocolate brownies, cheesecake, and ‘the most sublime [chocolate chip cookie] recipe you will ever try – featured on

~ Beautifully presented, with mouthwatering recipes, this book is a God-send for all gluten free bakers out there who still think there is no life after the removal of Toll house chocolate chip cookies from their

~ [flourless. is] a splendid book that is lushly illustrated.Epicurous

~ The recipes are something you would eat even if you, like cantankerous old me, won’t touch (and would certainly never attempt to make) vegan-gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, because I really like butter and wheat in my chocolate chip cookies, thankyouverymuch. – Sarah at Casa Yellow

~ The thing I love about Flourless is that the recipes are all gluten-free but don’t rely on gums or binders, instead using nut meals / nut flours and fluffy egg whites. – Megan at A Sweet Spoonful

~ The book is brilliant and fit for every kitchen, whether you ascribe to a GF diet or not. – Melissa at The Faux Martha

~ This is another gluten-free cookbook that works well in my kitchen – Nicole shies away from hard-to-find ingredients and focuses on ground nuts, egg whites, fresh fruit, and chocolate. It’s a beautiful book. – Sarah at Vanilla Bean Blog

~ Flourless by Nicole Spiridakis is focused on gorgeous baked goods and desserts that all just happen to be gluten-free. What makes it particularly special is that she has managed to make every recipe feel like a treat instead of a sacrifice. – Marisa at Food in Jars

~ Double Chocolate Brownies from ‘Flourless.’ – Kasey at Turn Table Kitchen

~ Sweet-salty caramel corn on Handmade Charlotte

~ Pumpkin bread recipe featured on Bakepedia

~ Indexed (with recipe links) on Eat Your Books

Join the Conversation

  1. Meryl Rubenstein says:

    Hi Nicole, I’ve tried making the Pumpkin Bread in Flourless several times, and it has the best flavor! But I have not had it successfully bake all the way through. I have used a (metric) scale and weighed all the ingredients, and I’ve calibrated my oven temperature. Is it possible that there is a typo in the measurements? Only 120 g of almonds versus the 170 g of pumpkin + 120 ml of syrup + 2 eggs results in a very thin batter.

  2. Do you have a page of corrections to Flourless? I bought a copy to test recipes, hoping to give this to my daughter for Christmas. So far I’ve only made the chocolate chip cookies, and 2-1/2 cups of powdered sugar doesn’t weigh 150 grams.


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  4. Wow, Nicole — I just came across the cover. A truly beautiful book. I want to eat whatever it is that you call that chocolate-drenched layered creation.

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