Looking for some gluten-free dairy-free Christmas recipes? Check out this post full of 25 Christmas breakfast, snack, dinner, drinks, and dessert recipes.
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Food around Christmas is a big deal, and in my opinion, is what makes the season unique and something to look forward to all year long. Warm special drinks, hot breakfast dishes, big hearty dinners, and making enough food to share with people we love… that’s what makes Christmas FEEL like Christmas to me.
When it comes to what to eat around this time of year, I’m always reaching for things that are warm, spiced, have full flavors, and are often cooked low and slow so the smells migrate through my entire house.
For this gluten and dairy-free Christmas recipe roundup, I’m bringing together 25 delicious and Christmas inspired dishes that you’ll love through the Christmas season or on actual Christmas day itself. I’ve got breakfast dishes, snack ideas, dinner recipes, drinks, and of course Christmas desserts.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Christmas Breakfast Recipes
I feel like I’m constantly on the hunt for a good french toast casserole recipe – and this one looks simple and straight forward. Perfect for any Christmas breakfast. This one only takes 10 minutes of prep and one hour of cooking time.
These vegan gingerbread waffles are a lovely Christmas breakfast idea to make the most of the holiday’s spices and flavors. In order to make this recipe fully gluten-free and dairy-free, use buckwheat flour or a mixture of teff flour and brown rice flour as a replacement for the whole wheat flour.
These hot cross buns are great any time of year, but are extra special for holiday breakfasts. These are gluten-free, dairy-free, and have major flavor from currants or raisins and spices like cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
If you like to switch up your Christmas breakfast menus every year, give this pecan pie baked oatmeal a try. This recipe can be made ahead and is full of healthy gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients, like rolled oats (be sure they’re gluten-free!), ground flaxseed, eggs, coconut oil, and pecans. It’s like dessert for breakfast – but healthier!
These dairy-free gluten-free cinnamon rolls are a great recipe to have on hand any time of year, but especially around Christmas, when you want to make a special treat. These are made using Pamela’s Gluten-free Bread Mix and Pamela’s Gluten-free All-Purpose flour.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Christmas Snack Recipes
These pumpkin pie spiced nuts are incredibly tasty – sweet, crunchy and best of all, they make your house smell like absolute heaven. This recipe came together in less than 30 minutes (including the cooling time), which them an excellent appetizer or snack idea for Christmas.
This Christmas tree vegetable platter is a fun and festive vegetable dish to add to your Christmas dinner spread. Obviously since it’s just veggies, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free. And of course, to make sure it’s 100% gluten-free dairy-free, you’ll want to get a gluten-free dairy-free dressing for dipping and gluten-free pretzels for the stems.
These gluten-free apple cinnamon muffins are a great snack for kids or adults alike. Having a batch of these on hand for Christmas morning or between big meals can be a great option. They’re gluten-free and dairy-free, plus only take about 10 minutes to put together.
I have a gluten and dairy-free Chex mix recipe coming, but in the meantime, check out this gluten-free homemade Chex mix option. How do you make it gluten-free? Only use gluten-free ingredients – wheat Chex and swap the other gluten-filled additions for gluten-free options, like gluten-free bagel chips and pretzels.
Spinach and artichoke dip is a delicious appetizer or snack option to serve at your Christmas gathering. This one is dairy-free and has no gluten. Serve with sliced veggies, gluten-free crackers, or tortilla chips.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Christmas Dinner Recipes
Prime rib can be made many different ways, but this one really looks festive for the holidays, and Christmas dinner. This one is made with a garlic, thyme, and rosemary crust and topped with a gorgeous green gremolata. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free naturally, so feel free to indulge!
Baked ham is a quintessential holiday main dish and this one is super yummy with the addition of apple cider as the base of a glaze. I feel okay about using butter in this recipe since it’s on the glaze, but you can always swap for vegan butter or coconut oil if you’re more comfortable. Be sure the ham you buy is gluten-free (it will say on the package) to feel confident this recipe is 100% gluten-free and dairy-free.
This stuffed pork loin is gorgeous filled with a deep red cranberry and rosemary sauce – perfect for Christmas dinner! This recipe is dairy-free, and can be made gluten-free by swapping out the whole-wheat breadcrumbs for gluten-free breadcrumbs. So festive too!
If you love turkey for Christmas, here’s a great recipe for you. This recipe is cooked up in a foil tent so it steams inside, then at the end you get to take the foil off for an extra crispy skin. Best of all, you don’t need any gluten or dairy for this flavorful holiday main dish.
This pistachio crusted salmon is easy enough for any weeknight, but is beautiful enough to serve at a holiday event and Christmas dinner. This is quick and easy to put together and uses basic pantry ingredients. Best of all, it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made in 30 minutes flat.
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Christmas Drink Recipes
Many hot chocolate mixes are made with dairy – not this one! I created my very own recipe that is full of flavor, but has no dairy included. This recipe only requires 3 ingredients to make the mix (so you can store some in the pantry for later) – and 4 to make the entire recipe. It couldn’t be easier – or cheaper – to make your own dairy-free hot chocolate at home!
This homemade dairy-free egg nog is a great dairy-free alternative to the classic holiday beverage that many love. This recipe has all the flavors of normal egg nog, but is made from dairy-free milk, banana, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Make even Christmas morning coffee a little bit more festive this year! Try this homemade dairy-free peppermint mocha coffee creamer that’s completely dairy-free, made with coconut milk, cocoa, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Yum!
Need an adult beverage for your Christmas dinner but want to be sure it’s definitely gluten-free and dairy-free? Try this festive cranberry apple cider sangria. This recipe comes together with red wine, apple cider, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, honey, and fresh cranberries and apples for garnish. Looks delicious!
Cranberry orange holiday punch is delicious and easy to make for your holiday guests at your Christmas get-together. Of course, there’s no gluten or dairy, and needs a few ingredients to make up 7 cups of this tasty drink.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Christmas Dessert Recipes
Want something a little sweet for Christmas dessert, but with few ingredients and made in a flash? Try making your own raw chocolate bars – you can add any toppings you wish, like nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, or anything else that sounds delicious to you! Make it your own!
You can’t get more festive for Christmas than peppermint, right? These super tasty peppermint macarons are great for serving – and wowing – your holiday guests. These are made using Bob’s Red Mill almond flour, so you know they’re naturally gluten-free. And they’re made into sweet little macaron cookie sandwiches with a delicious dairy-free chocolate ganache. What could be better?
Fudge is one of those simple holiday go-to recipes that people love to make around the holidays, but without the gluten and dairy, this one can get a little tricky. Try this dairy-free fudge recipe – and make it your way (with or without nuts). Be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips in this one!
Need a basic sugar cookie recipe to create with your kids or to share with the people you love? Try this gluten-free and dairy-free version that’s great for cutouts of any shape and size you wish.
These big chewy gingerbread cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and just scream holiday goodness. Enjoy these tasty cookies in just under 30 minutes. Best of all, these have no refined sugar!
As you can see, there are plenty of delicious foods to add to your gluten-free dairy-free Christmas this year. There are loads of options and simple ways to make dishes a little more festive. If you’ve found a new recipe you love in this list, I’d love for you to share in the comments which one you’re looking forward to trying!
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