A friend of mine asked for favorite gluten-free treats recently and I thought…where do I start? I realized my list of favorite Christmas treats was from 3 years ago–before I was gluten-free and dairy free. So since it is time to think and plan and grocery shop for the things you need for Christmas baking, here’s a new list of some of the things I enjoyed last year and some I plan to make this year as I transition to more grain free goodies.
This is my new favorite quick bread: Spiced Pumpkin Bread. I’ve been eating it every morning for breakfast and I think it would make a lovely gift in a small loaf or even a big loaf for really good friends!
Pumpkin Pie Pudding that is just amazing! I don’t have a vitamix, but it turned out mostly smooth anyway. I love how quick it is to make and I honestly had it for dinner and breakfast in the same 24 hours. You could easily give someone the components for making it in a gift basket.
Almond Butter Chocolate Cups…I haven’t actually made these yet, but they are on my to-do list. They look so yummy and they are grain free and pretty low in sugar!
Here’s two bars that would easily go in a gift basket: Cherry Chocolate Chip “Kind” Bars and Homemade Chocolate Chip Larabars. I haven’t tried the Cherry Chocolate Chip ones yet, but the larabars are amazing!
This Homemade Bittersweet Chocolate Syrup is the best thing ever! This would be a terrific addition to an ice cream gift basket (just add a gift card for the actual ice cream!) or even by itself.
I don’t think I even have to talk about how much Creamy Dreamy Vegan (and GF) Peppermint Patty bars are one of the best candies for Christmas Cheer!
We make these Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookies all year-long, but they are great addition to your Christmas Cookie List!
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men were the best cookies I ate last year. They were a huge hit with the Princess even without icing!
What is Christmas without a good fudge? This Really Nice Dairy Free Fudge is terrific. I made it last year and I’m planning on it again this year!
We usually use an all-purpose gluten-free flour to make our regular sugar cookie recipe, but this Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies are always a big hit too.
I plan on making some dairy free egg nog and posting the recipe later in the season! Enjoy your gluten-free cheer!