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Truth time: winter is not my favorite season of the year. But with layers to keep me warm plus delicious food that I can whip up in my kitchen all season long, there really are some great reasons to actually love and embrace winter.
So even if it’s not your favorite season of the year, it’s still one to love, especially if you’re a food lover like me.
In this post, I have put together 25 awesome winter recipes, including from breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and drinks.
I’ve got you covered all season long from everything from breakfast casseroles and porridges in the morning to delicious soups and chili recipes for lunches.
There’s also hearty chicken and dumplings and easy casseroles for dinner, and amazing peanut butter cookies and paleo mug cakes for dessert.
Finally, what would winter be without some cozy warm drinks? I’m sharing five delicious gluten and dairy-free drinks that you’ll want to indulge in all winter long.
With all these seasonal, delicious, healthy recipes, I hope you find a few favorites to get you through these chilly months. I encourage you to try some of them out and get inspired to keep creating awesome gluten and dairy-free meals all season long.
Gluten-free Dairy-free Recipes for Winter Breakfasts
1. Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
If you love hot chocolate, you’ll love this breakfast smoothie. With almond milk, nut butter, maple syrup, rolled oats, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract, this smoothie is packed with flavor and chocolatey goodness.
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2. Warming and Comforting Winter Spiced Porridge
If you’re a fan of oatmeal, you’ll love this winter porridge. This oatmeal bowl is full of warm spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Yum!
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3. Sticky Bun Chia Seed Pudding
This chia seed pudding can be eating for breakfast or dessert! With a simple chia seed pudding made with cashew milk and a sticky pecan topping, you can feel good about getting some good protein and healthy fat first thing in the morning.
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4. Cranberry Oat Muffins
These beautiful cranberry oat muffins are made with oats, cranberries, applesauce, eggs, syrup, baking soda, vanilla, and fresh orange juice. These are a perfect make-ahead breakfast option for busy winter mornings.
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5. French Toast Casserole
If you’re hosting friends or family any time this winter, try this yummy french toast casserole. The best part is that it can be made ahead of time or even the night before for quick and easy prep!
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6. Curried Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Soup
This flavorful soup is full of healthy ingredients, like butternut squash, onion, garlic, brown rice, and coconut milk. Get some big flavor from curry powder and fresh cilantro, and enjoy this naturally gluten and dairy-free soup this winter.
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7. Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili
This chicken chili uses roasted red peppers in place of tomatoes that you’d normally find in a chili recipe. Packed with flavor and heartiness from chicken and beans, this chili is sure to be a crowd pleaser this season.
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8. Apple Walnut Spinach Salad
I love having a good winter salad recipe on hand, and this one fits the bill. It uses in season Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, and apples.
Enjoy this with a homemade vinaigrette with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, shallot, honey, coconut aminos, and sesame seeds for a delicious and healthy lunch option.
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9. Cabbage Sausage and Potato Soup
This delicious and healthy cabbage soup is full of flavor from kielbasa sausage, leeks, carrots, celery, cabbage, garlic, and Italian seasoning.
Enjoy making this ahead for the perfect winter meal prep for lunches.
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10. Roasted Vegetable Winter Salad
This roasted vegetable salad might not be an everyday lunch option, but it still looks amazing and full of delicious in season vegetables, like Brussels sprouts and greens.
Top this salad with some pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and avocado for a filling and healthy winter salad.
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11. Gluten-free Chicken and Dumplings
This chicken and dumplings recipe is the ultimate comfort food for winter. The base dairy-free chicken soup is hearty and full of vegetables.
Take a shortcut with making your gluten-free dumplings with the help of gluten-free Bisquick baking mix.
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12. Gluten-free Meatloaf
If you love meatloaf, you’re going to enjoy this gluten-free version. It has the same flavors of a classic meatloaf, but is also dairy-free and egg-free!
I use gluten-free oats as a binder in place of breadcrumbs, but you could easily use gluten-free breadcrumbs too. My family loves to serve this dish with homemade dairy-free mashed potatoes and a steamed green like broccoli or kale.
13. 3-Ingredient Gluten-free Dairy-free Chicken Enchiladas
To warm you up on a cold winter evening, try these simple gluten and dairy-free chicken enchiladas. They’re made with just chicken, corn tortillas, and a bottle of gluten-free enchilada sauce.
Grab a precooked chicken from Costco or your local grocery store to make it even easier. Top with your favorite dairy-free cheese or other Mexican cuisine inspired toppings!
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14. Ultimate Winter Bliss Bowls
These bliss bowls are full of homemade falafel, spinach, cabbage, and roasted veggies.
If you love big flavors and loads of vegetables, this a wonderful gluten and dairy-free recipe to try out!
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15. 30-Minute Coconut Curry
I love curry and it’s one of my go-to orders from any Asian restaurant we go to. This recipe is perfect for warming you up with delicious spices of curry powder and cayenne.
Get onions, carrots, tomatoes, and snow peas in a homemade curry sauce over coconut quinoa in this delicious dinner.
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16. Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
Do you love peanut butter cookies? You’ll love these easy cookies that are perfect for winter – or all year long. Best of all, they’re gluten-free and dairy-free!
Enjoy these peanut butter cookies that are made with just five ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
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17. Chai Spiced Cookies
These cute little spiced cookies are full of warming chai spices, like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
They’re easy to make and are also gluten, dairy, and egg-free!
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18. 5 Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars
I don’t know about you, but when I look for desserts to make, I often look for them to be as simple as possible.
The less time or ingredients it takes me to make a recipe, the better. These yummy chocolate coconut bars only have 5 ingredients and take 15 minutes!
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19. Paleo Pecan Caramel Cheesecake Bars
If you’re looking for a delicious dessert idea this winter, try these paleo cheesecake bars.
They’re made using a good amount of cashews, and made with a blondie crust, a cheesecake layer, and a caramel pecan topping. What’s not to love?
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20. Healthy Almond Chocolate Mug Cake
For a quick and easy winter dessert idea, try a mug cake! This cake is made with almond meal, cacao powder, baking powder, salt, egg, maple syrup, olive oil, and vanilla.
It can be made entirely in your microwave and it’s gluten and dairy-free!
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21. Dairy-free Chai Tea
If you love chai tea lattes but know you can’t enjoy the milk that usually comes in them, try this recipe instead.
It uses almond milk instead of normal cow’s milk and loads of spices from allspice, cardamom, and a cinnamon stick.
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22. Dairy-free Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate and hot cocoa is perfect in the cold months, but what about a dairy-free version?
Try out this homemade dairy-free hot chocolate mix that you can mix into seven different variations!
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23. Cinnamon Rose Tea with Honey
When I came upon this recipe, I was enamored by the idea of making such a fancy sounding tea at home.
This recipe looks divine with ground cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla bean powder, dried rose petals, dried chamomile, and raw honey. It sounds luxurious and perfect for the winter.
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24. Mulled Wine
This mulled wine is great for the winter and comes together with just seven ingredients.
You can warm up with warm drink with an orange, orange juice, cloves, sugar, cranberries, cinnamon stick, and your favorite dry red wine.
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25. Apple Cinnamon Water
If you’re looking for something ‘lighter’ this winter, try an infused water.
I love this apple cinnamon water that gives you some flavor without adding any extra sugar to your drink. “Steep” some water with fresh apples and cinnamon sticks for a winter twist on your drinking water.
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With all these options, you’re sure to have a delicious winter season ahead! Thanks for checking out these recipes – and I hope you have loads of recipe inspiration all winter long!
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