We have all your favorite holiday season favorites plus new and unique gluten-free Christmas dessert recipes. From healthy sweet treats to a decadent flourless chocolate cake. We have dairy-free dessert recipes and vegan options that even gluten-eaters will love.
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- Gluten-Free Christmas Cakes
- Chocolate Souffle Cake
- Gluten-Free Spice Cake (DF too!)
- Gluten-Free Yule Log (Bûche de Noël)
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
- Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Healthy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Carrot Cake
- Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
- Gluten-Free Banana Cake
- Eggnog Cake
- Gingerbread Cake
- Gluten-Free Christmas Pies and Tarts
- Gluten-Free Pecan Pie
- Cranberry Tart
- Almond Tart
- Cranberry Galette
- Almond Pear Tart
- Mousse, Creme Brulee and More
- Maple Creme Brulee
- Panna Cotta
- Peppermint Mousse
- Pomegranate Parfait
- Fig Pudding
- Persimmon Dessert
- Coffee Mousse
- Berry Cheesecake Bars
- More Festive Desserts
- Chocolate Cheesecake
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
- Poached Pears
- Mini Pavlova
- Rice Pudding
- Baked Apples
- Christmas Candies
- Rice Pudding
- Sugar Plum Candies
- Peppermint Cremes
- Chocolate Oranges
- Rice Pudding
- White Chocolate Fudge
- Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
- Rainbow Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Candy Came Macarons
- Cutout Sugar Cookies
- Thumbprint Jam Cookies
- Christmas Rice Treats
- Pignoli Cookies
- Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Peppermint Shortbread
- 📖 Printable Recipe Card
Picking out the perfect dessert for Christmas dinner or figuring out the perfect sweet treat to take to the neighborhood holiday party can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with food allergies.
We have curated a list of the best gluten-free Christmas desserts that your whole family will love.
Gluten-Free Christmas Cakes
Find the perfect cake recipe to complete your festive table. Some options are flourless while others make use of gluten-free flour blends. But whatever your style we have the best cake recipes to be a little Christmas in your step!
Chocolate Souffle Cake
A rich flourless cake, this fallen chocolate souffle cake is fudgy yet light. The perfect indulgent dessert that looks perfectly imperfect.
Gluten-Free Spice Cake (DF too!)
Soft and moist, this gluten-free spice cake recipe has hints of ginger, cinnamon, and clove. The perfect balance of sweetness and spice. This gluten-free cake can be made dairy-free.
Gluten-Free Yule Log (Bûche de Noël)
This classic Christmas time dessert is naturally gluten-free and grain-free. Made with a mocha buttercream frosting is rich in flavor but light in texture.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
This decadent gluten-free chocolate cake has a rich chocolate flavor and the most delightful Baileys Irish buttercream frosting.
Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
A gingerbread recipe meets a layer cake that is festive and fun. Save this cake for the most special of all your holiday celebrations because it is a show-stopper.
Healthy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Carrot Cake
This delicious and healthy carrot cake recipe is refined sugar-free, and naturally sweet. It is also a gluten-free and dairy-free take on the classic carrot cake.
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
A classic combo, these grasshopper mint cupcakes are a kid-friendly dessert that even grown-ups love. Just a touch of peppermint extract gives these gluten-free cupcakes a holiday twist.
Gluten-Free Banana Cake
Easy Banana Cake (GF, DF)- A delicious banana cake that is a step above any gluten-free cake you have tried before! This cake is light and airy with loads of banana flavor, and it is also dairy-free!
Eggnog Cake (GF)- This eggnog cake with cream cheese uses rum extract to mimic the boozy flavor without adding any alcohol. Making a treat the whole family can enjoy.
Gingerbread Cake (GF, V)- This moist and flavorful gluten-free gingerbread cake is spiced just right. It’s quick and easy to prepare.
Gluten-Free Christmas Pies and Tarts
Gluten-Free Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie (GF, DFO)- The perfect gluten-free pecan pie recipe with toasty pecans and a rich filling. This homemade recipe is one you will make again and again!
Cranberry Curd Tart (GF)- Tart and sweet, this cranberry tart is bright and colorful. A smooth filling and crunchy crust are in perfect balance in this delicious dessert. This recipe is gluten-free when GF-certified oats are used.
Almond Tart (GF, P)- This almond tart is perfect for the holidays or any time of the year. Simple to make and so delicious.
Paleo Cranberry Galette (GF, P)- This healthy dessert recipe will fool all your family members. A flaky crust, and naturally sweetened cranberry filling is a crowd-pleaser. Top with coconut cream and all your guests will be raving.
Almond Pear Tart
Almond Pear Tart (GF, V)- This tart is both vegan and gluten-free. Filled with a sweet almond cream and thinly sliced pears.
Mousse, Creme Brulee and More
Creamy desserts are often easy to portion out into small ramekins making for easy serving.
Maple Creme Brulee
Maple Creme Brulee (GF)- A classic French-style creme brulee flavored with maple and topped with sweet and salty pecans.
Creamy Chai Panna Cotta with Cranberry Gelee (GF)- Panna canna is a set cream dessert, this version is infused with cardamon and Chai tea flavors. The cranberry gel top is elegant and delightful.
Peppermint Mousse (GF)- This peppermint and white chocolate mousse is gluten-free and egg-free. For an extra special touch, you can serve in a glass rimmed with broken-up candy canes. It is the perfect treat that screams "Merry Christmas".
Pomegranate Parfaits with Pistachios (GF)- Layers of yogurt and pomegranate compote come together in this healthy Christmas dessert. Also great for a Christmas morning brunch!
Turkish Fig Pudding (GF)- This recipe only has a few ingredients but it is unique and one of a kind. Top with syrup or molasses and chopped walnuts for a cozy winter treat.
Persimmon and Ricotta Dessert (GF)- This persimmon dessert is perfect for those who like just a touch of sweetness at the end of their Christmas dinner. Sophisticatedly paired with vanilla ricotta and pecans.
Coffee Mousse (GF)- Light and creamy, chocolate and espresso pair for a classic mousse recipe. Serve in little cups as a holiday party dessert. The richness of chocolate mousse is ideal for small servings.
Berry Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Cheesecake (GF, K)- This no bake gluten free cheesecake is the perfect way to round out a holiday dinner! Or any dinner for that matter!
More Festive Desserts
Pavlovas, poached fruits, and other creative unique, and festive dessert recipes.
Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake (GF, V)- This no-bake chocolate cheesecake is silky, creamy, and smooth! Made with a cashew base and sweetened with date syrup (or use maple syrup), for a rich delicious treat.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Gluten-Free Sticky Toffee Pudding (GF)- Nothing says happy holidays like moist date cakes covered in a decadent, buttery toffee sauce. If you have never tried these, it is essentially a light and moist cake with dates and vanilla extract that is topped with a sticky glaze.
Chai Spiced Poached Pears (GF)- This easy recipe only has a few ingredients. Serve with coconut whipped cream for an elegant dessert. This recipe uses chai spice concentrate to keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying your holiday.
Mini Pavlovas with Lemon Curd and Berries (GF, DFO,)- Pavlovas are a type of baked meringue that is made of whipped egg whites pipped into rounds and baked. Traditionally filled with fruit curds and creams. This recipe can easily be converted to dairy-free as well.
Dairy Free Rice Pudding with Orange Compote (GF, DF, V)- Rice pudding gets an elegant upgrade thanks to a holiday spiced orange compote. This dessert can be served warm or cold and is easy to make in advance.
Baked Cinnamon Apples (GF, V)- I love gluten-free apple pie, but I am not always all about the work. These baked apples are filled with warm spices and are easy to serve in individual ramekins. Top with dairy-free ice cream for an easy dessert.
Vanilla Pudding Puppy Chow (GF, V)- Made with only 3 ingredients not including peanut butter OR powdered sugar, its great for bringing to Christmas potlucks or parties!
Sugar Plum Candies
Sugar Plum Candies (GF)- Make traditional Sugar Plum candies with dried fruit, toasted nuts, warm spices and a crunchy sugar coating with this easy recipe. They’re delicious, can be made in advance and will definitely become a holiday favorite.
No Bake Peppermint Cremes (GF)-With just a few simple ingredients and under 30 minutes, you'll have a sweet treat that will impress even the pickiest of taste buds.
Chocolate-Covered Candied Oranges (GF)- These little bites of heaven are not only easy to make, but they are also incredibly delicious. It's like a party in your mouth!
Candied Walnuts (GF)- If you want a simple and delicious treat for your loved ones this season, try this Easy Candied Walnuts Recipe. These versatile walnuts are quick and easy to make, and they're perfect as snacks, appetizers, or edible gifts.
White Chocolate Fudge
White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge (GF)- Experience the perfect blend of sweet and tart with some White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge featuring crunchy almonds. This delightful treat combines the creaminess of white chocolate with the tangy burst of cranberries and the satisfying crunch of almonds, making it a delectable holiday indulgence.
Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
These delightful little morsels are perfect for those with dietary restrictions or anyone who just wants to indulge in some guilt-free holiday cheer. From classic sugar cookies to decadent chocolate peppermint delights, there's a gluten-free cookie recipe for everyone.
Rainbow Cookies (GF)- Layers of light and fluffy sponge cake, sandwiched together with vibrant raspberry jam and apricot preserves.
Gingerbread Cookies (GF, DFO)- It's like a sweet symphony of flavors, with the perfect blend of warm spices and the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked gingerbread.
Candy Came Macarons
Candy Cane Macarons (GF, V)- You'd never guess that these macarons are vegan-friendly as well as naturally gluten-free! Made with aquafaba and dairy-free peppermint buttercream, they make a festive treat that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Cutout Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies (GF, DFO)- It's buttery, sweet, and absolutely perfect for all your holiday cut-out and special occasion cookie needs.
Thumbprint Jam Cookies
Easy gluten-free Thumbprint Cookies (GF, DFO) - Use any jam and drizzle on a little frosting.
Christmas Rice Treats
Christmas Krispies Treats (GF, VO)- These festive desserts are like little squares of heaven, with a soft and gooey texture that will melt in your mouth.
Italian Pignoli Cookies (GF, V)- If you're a fan of almond paste treats, don't miss out on the timeless Italian pignoli cookie. This vegan adaptation substitutes egg whites from the traditional recipe but maintains the delightful chewiness and almond essence, topped with crunchy toasted pine nuts for a scrumptious twist!
Ricciarelli (GF)- Ricciarelli are traditional almond cookies from Siena, Italy, that make perfect Christmas cookies AND are naturally gluten-free! Made with almond flour, plenty of almond extract, and fresh orange zest, these have an irresistible flavor and chewy texture you won’t get enough of!
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, V)- Chewy and minty these gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect cookie for the holidays. Made using gluten free oats and ingredients that are also allergen friendly these cookies are vegan and top 8 allergens friendly.
Peppermint Shortbread Cookies (GF)- These gluten free peppermint shortbread cookies are perfect for Christmas! They're buttery, dipped in chocolate ganache, and sprinkled with peppermint candies.
📖 Printable Recipe Card
Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert Recipes
- Pick your recipe and gather your ingredients.
- Cut the beans into desired lengths or leave them whole. I recommend cutting off the stem end. Or, cut them French-style by slicing lengthwise into halves or quarters. Make the recipe according to the individual instructions.Flourless Chocolate Cake, Gluten-Free Spice Cake, Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys, Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
- Baking sheet