I came up with these 9 Gluten-Free Christmas Desserts because Christmas time can be a really hard time of the year if you have to eat gluten-free. All those Christmas parties can be a real drag if you can’t eat much of the food.
I know it is very hard for me because I can’t eat the turkey stuffing or the rolls or a lot of the desserts. So I decided to stop wallowing in my pain and find a whole bunch of good gluten-free recipes and here they are.
I also have a list of The 9 Best Gluten-Free Christmas Dinner Recipes you might enjoy. The Christmas dinner recipes post has a few dessert recipes also beside a lot of good gluten-free recipes for your whole Christmas dinner that are not duplicated here. You might want to check those out too.
You know these recipes will help you keep from getting a Santa belly because it’s the carbs that make you gain weight and a lot of these recipes are not only gluten-free but also carb-free.
Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year! One of the best parts of the holidays is all of the wonderful food, starting with Thanksgiving and then there is Christmas!
I truly think the holidays are the best time of the year. Everyone is so thoughtful of each other and have the Christmas cheer throughout the season! There are so many memories and traditions that come with the season it is just fantastic!
I am anticipating a wonderful season to make lots of food and treats to share with my family and friends.
It will be awesome to just relax and spend time as a family!
Hopefully, these Gluten-Free Desserts will get you started in planning your holiday season!
I would really like to know what is your favorite part about Christmas? Do you enjoy the songs? Treats? Looking to Christ? Presents? Ice Skating? What is your favorite part?
You may also like these recipes:
Gluten-Free Christmas Desserts
1. Cranberry Macadamia Nut Clean Eating Cookies – My Natural Family Guest Post
Quinoa Flour – Dried Cranberries – Macadamia Nuts – Butter – Coconut Palm Sugar – Oat Flour
I love those macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate that they sell at Costco. So I decided to make a somewhat similar copycat recipe, but a much healthier version. This is what I came up with and my family is so happy that I did. I think you and your family will be glad you found and tried these cookies too. You can use regular sugar if you want to.
2. Chocolate Peppermint Paleo Macaroons Christmas Cookies – My Natural Family
Shredded Coconut – Cacao Powder – Maple Syrup – Peppermint Essential Oil
These could possibly be my favorite cookie, ever. I love chocolate and peppermint together. They are so easy to make that my daughter makes them all the time. They have to be baked or cooked at all. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool and set in the frig for an hour. The candy canes are just for show because they aren’t Paleo. You can get all the peppermint flavor you need with the peppermint essential oil. If you aren’t 100% strict Paleo, go ahead and add a little bit of peppermint candy, I won’t tell anyone.
3. Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies with a Surprise Center – My Natural Family
Butter – Sugar – Vanilla Extract – Gluten-Free Baking Flour – Walnuts – Powdered Sugar – Nuts or Candies
My Grandma used to make a whole bunch of different kinds of cookies for Christmas every year and give them to her friends and neighbors. She always made these snowball cookies every year. It’s one of my favorite memories I have of my grandma. The best part was the anticipation of taking a bite of one of these cookies and not knowing what was inside. We love the surprise factor involved.
There would always either be a half a walnut or pecan or a piece of an orange slice or a gumdrop. Sometimes she would surprise us and put 3-5 chocolate chips inside. I loved that because the cookies weren’t very large we could have more than one. That made the anticipation factor even bigger. My Grandma isn’t around to make these anymore but I still make them for my children.
4. Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream + Gingerbread Cookies – A Cookie Named Desire
Gluten-Free Flour – Ground Ginger – Cinnamon – Black Pepper – Butter – Brown Sugar – Molasses – Eggs – Milk – Powdered Sugar – Cassia Essential Oil
My wife’s family loves to make gingerbread men and houses during the holiday season but we are never able to eat the gingerbread because it hardens after we decorate them and all. Maybe we should make this cake to eat at the same time as decorating our own gingerbread. I think we use graham crackers a lot instead anyway because we don’t eat it and it easier.
5. Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow for Humans – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Rice Chex Cereal – White Chocolate OR Almond Bark – Candy Canes – Powdered Sugar
My sister-in-law makes the traditional muddy buddies for a lot of activities and it is always gone really fast so I might have to pass this recipe on to her she can make this holiday style for everyone next time! She loves Christmas more than anything so I think she will love this recipe.
6. Christmas Meringue Cookies – Smart School House
Egg Whites – Cream of Tartar – Sugar – Butter Vanilla Emulsion Flavoring – Sprinkles
This next one looks like a lot of fun to make with the kids, I am sure they would enjoy making them. It might get a little messy but at least it would be a fun activity. This looks like the type of treat my daughters would go crazy for!
7. Candy Cane Marshmallows – Cincy Shopper
Marshmallows – Chocolate Chips – Peppermint Candy
This next one is as simple as it sounds. A marshmallow dipped in chocolate and crushed candy canes for a sturdy and cute holder for a candy cane. This simple treat is sure to be a hit with the children and only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. These would be fun to have with a nice cup of hot chocolate.
8. Raisin-Filled Cookies – GF Jules
Shortening or Butter – Sugar – Eggs – Cream – Vanilla – Gluten-Free Flour – Raisins
I don’t know if you think of these raisin filled cookies at Christmas time but I sure do. My grandma used to make them every Christmas and I LOVED them. I’m not really big on a bunch of cooked raisins unless they’re in a cookie. But for some reason that doesn’t matter with these. I actually crave them every year.
9. Fruit Christmas Tree – Iowa Girl Eats
Pineapple – Pear – Clementines – Kiwi – Strawberries – Blackberries – Red Grapes – Green Grapes – Skewer – Toothpicks
This delicious fruit-shaped tree is actually made by attaching the fruit to a whole pineapple. Of course, the outside is cut off the pineapple and then a whole pear is attached to the top to make the tree shape. The other fruits are attached with toothpicks. So, in reality, the whole tree is edible. That’s a big plus for me. I don’t have to buy a styrofoam tree shape and worry about someone eating a piece of it.