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20+ Gluten Free Christmas Desserts that Look and Taste Amazing

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by Robin

Having some gluten free Christmas desserts for your holiday guests is a very good idea. Most family and friend groups have at least one person following a gluten-free diet. We want to make sure everyone feels included in our celebrations. It’s kinda the theme of the season, no?

And gluten-free Christmas baking recipes have come a very long way! Wait until you see the recipes we’re sharing today – they’re GORGEOUS and delicious.

Two decades ago, when I started working as a Registered Dietitian, people following a gluten-free diet did not have many options for tasty baking. We used to work on strategies for how they could enjoy a holiday party and still keep their condition under control.

Sound fun? Nope. The options were very limited – and the knowledge of how to make gluten-free treats was just not common. Heck, most people didn’t even know the first thing about gluten.

I’m thrilled that folks with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivities have so many options today. They can join in the fun of the season – not just sadly nibbling a Rice Krispie square in the corner while watching everyone else indulge.

In this post, we’re sharing lots of holiday baking ideas that people following gluten-free diets can enjoy, along with their friends and family. Including:

  • Easy Gluten Free Christmas desserts
  • Gluten-free Christmas Cheesecake Recipes
  • Gluten-free Christmas Cookies
  • Gluten-free Holiday Cake Recipes
  • Gluten-Free Christmas Squares & Tarts

best gluten free Christmas desserts recipes

Gluten Free Christmas Desserts Recipes

Easy Gluten Free Christmas desserts

Somehow many of us believe that baking gluten-free must be more difficult. It’s just not true! These easy gluten-free desserts are proof. Simple to make and easy to love.

Eggnog Bread Pudding
Eggnog Bread Pudding from Fearless Dining
Gluten Free Julekake
Gluten Free Julekake from There Os Life After Wheat

Gluten-free Christmas Cheesecake Recipes

Cheesecake is one of the easiest recipes to prepare gluten-free. These recipes look absolutely delicious!

No Bake Christmas Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Christmas Cheesecake Bars from Kit’s Kitchen
Winter Spiced Pecan Cheesecake
Winter Spiced Pecan Cheesecake from Kitchen Sanctuary

Gluten-free Christmas Cookies

Is it a Christmas party without Christmas cookies? I seriously doubt it. Any of these gluten-free Christmas cookies will be sure to please people following the diet – and everyone who isn’t too!

Gluten-free Holiday Cake Recipes

Nothing about these cakes screams gluten-free – they are impressive, inclusive and indulgent.

Toffee Gingerbread Cake
Toffee Gingerbread Cake from Cake By Katie
Peppermint Ice Cream Pie With Chocolate Ganache
Peppermint Ice Cream Pie With Chocolate Ganache from What The Fork Food Blog 
Rustic Black Forest Yule Log
Rustic Black Forest Yule Log from Little Sugar Snaps

Gluten-Free Christmas Squares & Tarts

I am a sucker for Christmas squares. I always have been. In the past, someone with Celiac disease would just avoid most baked treats – but they don’t need to now – especially with these gluten-free Christmas squares and tarts.

Turtle Cookie Bars
Turtle Cookie Bars from Pure and Simple Nourishment
Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark
Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark from Strength & Sunshine
Gluten Free Fruit Mince Pies
Gluten Free Fruit Mince Pies from It’s Not Complicated
Mini Gluten Free Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Mint Frosting
Mini Gluten Free Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Mint Frosting from My Gluten Free Kitchen

There are so many fabulous things to cook at Christmas!  Check out more of our Christmas recipe ideas:

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