The holidays are the best time to indulge in desserts since there are so many creative and delicious ways to use seasonal ingredients. These 20 gluten-free and dairy-free Christmas desserts are the perfect way to enjoy Christmas sweets while still staying compliant with your dietary needs. These festive desserts contain all the holiday flavors and spices that you’ve come to love but with healthier ingredients.
You’ll find sweet treats like an apple tart, gingerbread cake, fudgy maple pecan brownies, vegan cheesecakes, red velvet cookies, cinnamon streusel coffee cake, chocolate mousse and many more that are perfect for those on a restricted gluten and dairy diet. Dazzle your friends and family this holiday season with these mouth-watering desserts that are appropriate for even those that are not lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant.
Be prepared to receive rave reviews for your amazing efforts at the Christmas dessert table!
20 Gluten Free Dairy Free Christmas Desserts
Gluten Free Apple Tart Recipe by Cookie And Kate
Utilizing Bob’s Red Mill almond and oat flours, this beautiful tart takes only 25 minutes to prepare, and 40 minutes to cook! To make it dairy free and vegan, use coconut oil instead of butter.
Holiday Snowflake Cake by Healthy Taste Of Life
This gluten and dairy free beautiful bundt cake is also refined sugar free. She used this Nordic Ware Snowflake Pan to create it, and it sounds delicious!
Gingerbread Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Vegan Heaven
YUM. Less than 5 minutes to prepare and totally gluten and dairy free. This vegan recipe is packed with nutrients and tastes delicious.
Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake by Crowded Kitchen
Classic gingerbread spices like cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and nutmeg are the stars of this decadent holiday dessert. And I love that due to the beautiful bundt pan, all you need is a little powdered sugar to finish it all off!
Almond Orange Cake by The Fitchen
Do you have less than an hour to put desert together? You’ll love this decadent and bright gluten and dairy free layered cake! You can skip the home made coconut frosting and opt for sprinkled powdered sugar instead.
Dairy-Free Rocky Road Fudge by Nerdy Mama
Is there anything not to love about Rocky Road? It’s got salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy. Everything you need in a sweet treat. And this fudge is dairy and gluten free!
Gluten Free Chocolate Gingerbread and Peppermint Cookies by Veggie Inspired
Excuse me while I drool over these delicious vegan and gluten free chocolate gingerbread peppermint cookies! These would get gobbled up in minutes at my house. And bonus: these cookies are high in protein, fiber, iron, calcium, B vitamins, and magnesium!
Keto Christmas Rum Balls Dairy-Free Gluten-Free by Keto Millenial
Like a Christmas cocktail in an on the go, non-spill treat. With only 6 ingredients, these keto rum balls are vegan and gluten free as well! Plus, they take little time to prepare and require no cooking.
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies by Mama Knows Gluten Free
Red velvet is one of my favorites. It’s decadent and delicious! These gluten free red velvet chocolate chip cookies are perfect for the holidays, but would also be great for Valentines Day!
German Chocolate Cake by Meaningful Eats
A rich and delicious holiday staple, this German Chocolate Cake uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk! To make it entirely dairy free, swap the butter out for Earth Balance Buttery Sticks. I am a coconut fiend and this looks so tasty!
Super Fudgy Paleo Maple Pecan Brownies by Beaming Baker
Attention chocoholics, this one has your name all over it. These brownies are not only gluten free and dairy free, but they’re also vegan and a one-bowl recipe. Perfectly fudgy and I need to make them ASAP.
Easy Pear Crisp Gluten Free Paleo And Vegan by Zesty Olive
This Easy Pear Crisp is the perfect dessert for fall. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger and vanilla, it’s also a gluten free, paleo and there are vegan modifications for those looking for a healthier dessert option to serve to friends and family.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes With Vegan Frosting by Crowded Kitchen
You need this classic vegan chocolate cupcake recipe with vegan buttercream frosting in your life. These dairy-free cakes are easy, decadent and topped with a rich vanilla buttercream frosting swirl and shaved dark chocolate. Plus, they’re gluten free and have a *secret* healthy ingredient – beet powder! This recipe in particular hits a happy medium by being egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free yet flavor-full, so everyone can enjoy.
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Gluten Free by My Pure Plants
My husband is cheesecake obsessed and we can’t wait to try this out. Not only is it gluten free, but its dairy free and vegan, soy free, oil free, and refined sugar free! All while using only 6 whole foods ingredients to make the filling – one of which is butternut squash!
Peppermint Buttermilk Chocolate Cake by Raia’s Recipes
This. Looks. Heavenly. Chocolately, pepperminty, what could be better? Oh yeah, and it’s healthy too. Free from gluten, eggs, and dairy, and only sweetened with honey!
Cranberry Upside Down Cake by What The Fork Food Blog
The cranberry sauce is my favorite part of thanksgiving. This is like that, but way more delicious. The perfect blend of sweet and tart, your friends and family will love this any time of the year.
Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Strength And Sunshine
Coffee cake is like the best of all the worlds, right? It’s cake, that you’re allowed to eat for breakfast. This gluten free cinnamon streusel coffee cake is vegan, allergy free and sugar free!
This looks like a light, fluffy cake that won’t make my bones ache. No flour, no butter, and swap the whipped eggs for a vegan option, and you have yourself a moist, fluffy and delicious gluten free mandarin orange sponge cake!
Vegan And Gluten-Free Cinnamon White Chocolate Cheesecake by Contenedness Cooking
They had me at dates and cashews. This cinnamon white chocolate cheesecake is gluten free and vegan and requires NO baking. Only six ingredients, including cinnamon, dates, coconut milk and cashews, your guests are sure to love it and ask for more.
S’mores Ice Cream Cake Vegan And Gluten-Free by Pink Fortitude
While s’mores may seem like the quintessential Summer camp out treat, really they’re great all year round. Mix things up and make this gluten free and vegan cake. It’s sure to make even the pickiest of eaters smile and say “YUM”!