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30 Healthier Gluten Free Christmas Desserts |+Dairy Free

In this roundup I’ve put together healthier gluten free Christmas desserts, from fruit based desserts to those made with alternative flours and healthier ingredients, these are sweet, decadent and lighter to your stomach, so you can indulge in your favorite Christmas desserts without feeling guilty. Most of them are naturally gluten free, dairy free and some vegan friendly.

Healthier gluten free Christmas desserts, from fruit based desserts to those made with alternative flours and healthier ingredients. From cookies to cakes and pies these are sweet, decadent and lighter to your stomach, so you can indulge in your favorite Christmas desserts without feeling guilty. Most of them are naturally gluten free, dairy free and some vegan friendly perfect to celebrate any holiday! #christmas #desserts #glutenfree #dairyfree #recipes #holidays #treats #healthy
30 Gluten Free Christmas Desserts – Healthier Ingredients, Dairy Free Too.

Christmas is a time for indulgence, and what’s more indulgent than sweet treats?

But if you’re trying to stick to a gluten free diet due to gluten intolerance, dairy sensitivities / food allergies, it can be tough to find recipes that fit your needs. That’s why this holiduay season I’ve put together a roundup of healthier gluten free Christmas desserts!

Whether you’re craving something fruity, something super rich and decadent, or just something quick like a Christmas cookie platter, there’s a recipe here to suit any gluten free desserts prefernece for this holiday season.

From traditional favorites like Christmas cookies, fruit crumbles and gluten free apple pie to more unconventional options like gluten free cakes made with healthier gluten free flour and banana pudding dessert sweetened with maple syrup rather than refined sugars, these recipes are all sure to be a delicious addition to your Christmas dinner.

Gluten Free Christmas Cakes

This collection of gluten free Christmas cake recipes includes some of the best ways to end a holiday meal. From bundt cakes to swiss roll cakes and layer cakes, these gluten free Christmas cakes will sweeten up your holiday in a healthier way. 

1. Christmas Snowflake Bundt Cake Recipe (GF,DF)

Holiday Bundt Snowflake Cake - Gluten Free, Dairy Free Recipe

Gluten Free Christmas Snowflake Bundt Cake (Dairy Free)

A healthy holiday bundt cake to be enjoyed on Christmas morning with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s an easy recipe, all you need is a snowflake cake pan and bowl to combine all ingredients. Make this simple Christmas Snowflake Bundt Cake in a snowflake shaped bundt pan or use a regular square pan.
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2. Gluten Free Banana Cake With Dairy Free Frosting

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Cake And Frosting Recipe + Video

A fluffy and moist gluten free banana cake infused with natural banana flavor made with healthier ingredients and mostly without refined sugar. Enjoy this layered gluten free banana cake as it is (make a single layer) or finish it with a buttery dairy free frosting. Decorate with fresh banana slices and touch of powdered cacao if you like!
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3. Walnut Cake – Greek Inspired Recipe

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Walnut Cake – Greek Inspired Recipe + Gluten Free Option

This walnut cake recipe yields a moistand fluffy texture similar to a walnut sponge cake. Easily made in a sheet panthis walnut coffee cake can be enjoyed as it is or layered with frosting forfestive holidays. It’s simple, easy and similar to a Greek walnut cake called “karidopita”and can easily be transform into a gluten free walnut cake. And it's naturally dairy free!
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4. Gluten Free Coffee Cake | No Refined Sugar

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Gluten Free Coffee Cake – Dairy Free No Refined Sugar: Recipe + Video

A healthier dairy free gluten free coffee cake without refined sugar, moist, tender and bursting with cinnamon flavor. The walnut streusel topping is making this gluten free coffee cake extra special. Enjoy it as dessert or as breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea.
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5. Paleo Swiss Roll Cake With Carob Frosting (Gluten & Dairy Free)

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Gluten Free Swiss Roll Cake With Carob Frosting (Dairy Free)

Gluten free swiss roll cake – rich and moist, covered in a delicious layer of “chocolaty” carob frosting. This easy gluten free swiss roll is also dairy free, grain free, refined sugar free and paleo friendly. Whether you call it a Swiss Roll, a Roulade Cake or a Yule Log, this special gluten free swiss roll is sure to make an impressive gluten and dairy free dessert for any party.
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6. Apple Crepe Cake With Caramel Sauce

Healthy Apple Crepe Cake – a gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free dessert with a sweet-spicy flavor of cinnamon and naturally sweetened with honey. This apple crepe cake recipe consists of 15 layers of thin gluten free and dairy free crepes separated with flavorful cooked apples that can be served with a drizzle of dairy free caramel. Recipe for caramel sauce included!

Apple Crepe Cake Apple Crepe Cake With Caramel Sauce

This apple crepe cake is a delicious gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free fall/winter dessert. The recipe consists of 15 layers of thin gluten free and dairy free crepes separated with flavorful apple filling and finished with a dairy free caramel drizzle.
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7. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

Silky, creamy, and smooth this wholesome chocolate cheesecake is naturally gluten free, dairy free and refined-sugar free.
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8. Chocolate Souffle Cake (Flourless)

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Chocolate Souffle Cake

Simple and decadent this souffle cake is fudgy yet light.
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9. Paleo Triple Chocolate Cake 

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Paleo Triple Chocolate Cake

Moist ultra rich chocolate cake with a fluffy texture made with almond flour
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Healthier Gluten Free Fruit Based Desserts

10. Apple And Plum Crumble

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Apple And Plum Crumble

This apple plum crumble recipe features mixed fresh apples and plums topped with a crunchy oat crumble topping and baked in the oven to a golden brown perfection. It's a perfect fruit dessert for a crowd!
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11. Peach Crisp / Crumble with Oats (+GF, DF Option)

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Peach Crisp / Crumble with Oats (+GF, DF Option)

This peach crumble recipe with oats (also called peach crisp) is a must-try at the height of the peach season! Its a healthy peach dessert with lighter ingredients. This recipe features ripe fresh peaches covered with an oat crumble, a streusel-like topping which forms a golden crisp crust once baked. I will show you how to make this delicious peach oat crumble, step by step with detailed instruction photos.
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12. Strawberry Crumble/Crisp + GD/DF Option

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Healthier Strawberry Crumble/Crisp + GD/DF Option

A delicious strawberry crumble recipe with healthier ingredients. This strawberry dessert comprises a caramelized strawberry filling topped with a mixture of rolled oats, sweetener, butter, and a touch of flour. It all goes into the oven and is baked until it’s golden brown, crisp and bubbly. This strawberry crumble recipe can be made gluten free, dairy free, vegan and still taste delicious.
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13. Strawberry Crepe Cake (+GF/DF Option)

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Strawberry Crepe Cake Recipe (GF+DF Option)

This strawberry crepe cake features layered paper thin crepes, a sweet cream filling and juicy strawberries in between. Naturally colored and flavored this strawberry crepe cake can be customized to be gluten and dairy free with a few ingredient swaps. To reduce the workload, make the crepes the day before and assemble the strawberry mille crepe cake the next day. This recipe makes 20 layers of crepes.
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14. Blackberry And Apple Crumble + GF/DF Option

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Apple And Blackberry Crumble Recipe + GF/DF Option

This blackberry and apple crumble recipe features freshly baked apples and blackberries mixed with a hint of cinnamon, then topped with a crisp buttery oat crumble topping – an amazing easy blackberry dessert for summer fruit season or year round. Serve the apple and blackberry crumble warm as it is, with a scoop of ice cream for dessert or with some yogurt for breakfast.
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15. Apple And Blueberry Crumble / Crisp + GD-DF Option

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Apple And Blueberry Crumble Recipe

This apple and blueberry crumble recipe features baked sweet juicy apples and blueberry filling covered with a crisp buttery oat crumble topping – a perfect healthy and easy dessert for cold fall/winter months. This berry and apple crumble is delicious as is, served warm but you could also serve it with a scoop of ice cream.
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16. Healthy Apple Crumble Pie/Tart (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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Healthy Apple Crumble Pie / Tart ( Gluten Free, Dairy Free Vegan) With Crumb Topping

Healthy vegan gluten free apple pie recipe that features an eggless gluten free pie crust, layers baked apples, and a crunchy crumble topping with oats. It’s basically a Dutch apple pie but without dairy, gluten, eggs and processed ingredients. This easy dairy free gluten free apple crumble pie/tart can be made in advance and is great served for any holiday table, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

17. Gluten Free Cinnamon & Maple Sugar Cookies

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Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies With Walnuts & Cinnamon

Looking for healthier gluten free vegan Christmas Cookies? Take a look at this gluten free sugar cookie recipe with cinnamon, walnut and maple flavor! The cookies are crisp, crumbly and addictive! No eggs, no dairy, no processed ingredients, just healthy gluten free vegan maple sugar cookies.
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18. Gluten Free Christmas Cookies (Vegan, Sugar Free)

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Gluten free Christmas cookies (Vegan Sugar Free)

These gluten free Christmas cookies are healthy, dairy free, sugar free, vegan and make the perfect gluten free holiday cookies! The crunchy texture, the even edges, and the lovely smooth surface of these gluten free Christmas cookies resembles the classic cut out sugar cookies which are one of the traditional recipes that many families enjoy baking and eating together during Christmas. 
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19. Amaranth Cookies | Fig Pinwheels (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Amaranth + Fig Swirl Cookies – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Eggless (Vegan), Refined Sugar Free

Healthy amaranth cookies (gluten free, dairy free and egg free) made with amaranth flour, naturally sweetened with dried figs and rolled up into pretty pinwheel cookies. These amaranth cookies are not overly sweet and are safe for those with food allergies.
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20. Healthy Matcha Cookies With Poppy Seeds

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Healthy Vegan Matcha Cookies With Poppy Seeds – Gluten Free Recipe + Video

Healthy vegan matcha cookies with crisp edges, chewy centers made with oatmeal and poppy seeds – a recipe that’s both vegan and gluten free. These are basically matcha sugar cookies tweaked to be healthier and without refined sugar.
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21. Simple Oatmeal Cookies With Applesauce – 4 Ways | GF

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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies With Applesauce – 4 Ways | GF

These vegan oatmeal cookies with applesauce can be made with a variety of combinations with whole healthy ingredients suitable for gluten free, egg free, refined sugar free and vegan diets. These vegan oatmeal cookies need no butter, they can be made crispy or moist and chewy, the secret ingredient is the applesauce! Enjoy these vegan oatmeal applesauce cookies as breakfast or snack on the go.
The recipe was updated so the amount of ingredients and instructions may differ from what is shown in the video.
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22. Graham Crackers / Cookies With Teff (GF, Vegan)

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Graham Crackers With Teff (Recipe + Video)

Gluten free dairy free graham crackers with teff flour – crunchy crisp graham cracker alternative, complemented with maple and cinnamon flavor. These teff crackers taste similar to vegan graham crackers and are also soy free, egg free, dairy free and refined sugar free. This recipe yields perfect gluten free graham crackers without egg and honey or even graham flour and still, you'll get crispy gluten and dairy free graham crackers that kids can enjoy as well!
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23. Moist Gluten & Dairy Free Coconut Macaroons

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Moist Gluten Free And Dairy Free Coconut Macaroons Recipe+ Video

Gluten free dairy free coconut macaroons with a subtle maple vanilla flavor made with healthy ingredients. These drop cookies are made of shredded coconut, naturally sweetened without refined sugar or condensed milk and finished with a drizzle of dairy free melted chocolate. These dairy free macaroons are crisp on the outside and perfectly moist and chewy inside. They’re also grain free, gluten free, dairy free (without condensed milk) and paleo friendly.
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24. Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

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Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Chewy and gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside.
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25. Gluten Free Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies rolled in powdered sugar…
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Other Gluten Free Christmas Desserts

26. Banana Pudding Dessert (Gluten & Dairy Free)

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Dairy And Gluten Free Banana Pudding Recipe From Scratch + Video

A gluten free dairy free banana pudding dessert made from scratch that consists of creamy layers of dairy free vanilla pudding, ripe bananas, and gluten free vanilla wafer cookies. This gluten free banana pudding is much better than a mix from a box and once assembled the vanilla wafer cookies soften, the layers fuse together and the banana flavor pops up even more.
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27. Gluten Free Cannoli Recipe + Dairy Free Filling

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Baked Gluten Free Cannoli Recipe + Dairy Free Cannoli Filling

A gluten free cannoli recipe made with dairy free filling: crisp and golden-brown baked cannoli shells filled with a delicious dairy free pastry cream, finished with chopped chocolate and a dusting of powdered freeze dried fruit. A healthier homemade allergy friendly gluten free cannoli recipe perfect for holidays!
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28. Banana Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins + GF/DF Option 

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Banana Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins + GF/DF Option

These healthy banana oatmeal blueberry muffins are super moist and soft, not overly sweet and full of juicy blueberry and banana flavor. The crisp oat and cinnamon crumble topping can be optional (if you want them for breakfast, skip it) or enjoy the blueberry banana oatmeal muffins as a treat, it gives them extra texture and sweetness.
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29. Almond Flour Crepes – Gluten Free Dairy free + Fillings

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Almond Flour Crepes – Gluten Free Dairy free + Fillings

Almond flour crepes – low carb grain free dairy free, with almond flour and banana flour – thin, flexible and delicious. These crepes are also gluten free, keto and paleo compliant. Serve these almond flour crepes with 3 different sweet or savory filling ideas for brunch, lunch, a light dinner or dessert.
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30. Meringue Christmas Trees

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Meringue Christmas Trees

Whipped egg whites and sugar and shaped into Christmas trees…
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FAQ For Gluten Free Christmas Baking

Are there any particular gluten free/dairy free ingredients that I should look for when making my christmas desserts?

Some key gluten free ingredients to look out for in your christmas desserts include healthier gluten free flours (such as almond, coconut, rice, sorghum, buckwheat, arrowroot) or make a gluten free flour mix that can be used as regular flour for any baked gluten free treats.
As for dairy free options, use plant-based milk and dairy substitutes (like unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, or vegan butter), and gluten free sweeteners like maple syrup, maple sugar, coconut sugar, stevia, or monk fruit in place of regular refined sugars.
If using baking powder make sure its gluten free certified as well, some can be contaminated with gluten while processing.
For example to make a dairy free option of whipped cream you can use a store-bought product like this Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative or this So Delicious CocoWhip.
But if you’re sensitive to additives like I am, you may want to try healthier alternative like this canned organic coconut cream.
As powdered sugar substitute you can use powdered freeze dried fruits.

Whatever gluten free/dairy free gluten free christmas desserts you’re looking to make, be sure to do your research and read the ingredients labels of any gluten free/dairy free gluten free christmas desserts before buying.

Sweet Gluten Free Christmas Breakfast Ideas

And If you decide to skip the cakes, cookies, pie recipes and candy canes and just have a sweet Christmas Breakfast, you can try these delicious recipes as holiday dessert: Moist & Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes, Gluten Free Dairy Free Crepes + Fillings or these Gluten Free Waffle Recipes and Healthy Toppings.

I hope you find something close to your heart, enjoy and have a Merry Christams!

30 Healthier Gluten Free Christmas Desserts +Dairy Free

Healthier gluten free Christmas desserts, from cookies to cakes and pies these are sweet, decadent and lighter to your stomach, so you can indulge in your favorite Christmas desserts without feeling guilty. Most of them are naturally gluten free, dairy free and some vegan friendly perfect to celebrate any holiday!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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