Published on December 14, 2015

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Photography by Flourless Cookbook

Whether you’re trying to practice a healthier lifestyle or the doc recently prescribed a ‘no gluten’ regimen, rest assured you CAN participate in all the yummy treats of the holiday season without sacrificing taste (or texture).  

(The cookie situation to your left is from the Flourless cookbook.)

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Photography by Minimalist Baker

banana bread

One-bowl banana bread you could—quite literally—make it in your sleep. With three bananas, some spices, and a mix of sugars, a warm and hearty loaf of banana bread awaits you. Perfect for Christmas morning, amiright?

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Photography by Oh Lady Cakes

pumpkin tart

Ok, you’re probably drooling over Oh Ladycakes’ site right now, but before you go down a (mouthwatering) rabbit trail, do yourself a favor and make her spiced pumpkin tart in lieu of a traditional pumpkin pie for Christmas dessert. Don’t bother sharing that it’s gluten free—no one will be able to tell the difference anyway. 

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Photography by Tartlette

lemon verbena macarons

Ok, ok, so macarons are the holy grail of Parisian dining—that in which us American’s have quickly hopped on said French dessert train—but, making them isn’t as gruesome as it sounds. Opt for a fresh lemon verbena flavor; paired perfectly with a warm cup of herbal tea. 

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Photography by Naturally Ella

blackberry corn cake

If it’s a chilly night and you’re craving chili (no pun intended), or your sweet grandma has asked you to bring a dish to share at Christmas dinner, go for a sweet and savory take on cornbread. Don’t forget the honey! 

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Photography by My New Roots

white lentil risotto

We’re throwing a savory dish in there just to make you believe being gluten free isn’t as terrible as it sounds. Whether you’re headed to a friend’s house for dinner or you’re trying to impress your s.o.’s parents, warm and creamy white lentil risotto will win over just about anyone. 

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Photography by Dolly and Oatmeal

hazelnut brownies

There’s not much more to say than: Brownies. Hazelnut butter brownies, to be exact. Oh, on top of that, they’re dairy free, AKA, guilt free. Or, at least we’d like to think so. 

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Photography by Against All Grain

mini corndogs

If you’ve been gluten free for more than five minutes we can think of a few things you’re probably missing most these days, one of which being a tasty corndog—yes they contain flour. Satisfy your craving with some mini (gluten-free!) corndogs and pair with only the best ketchup; Sir Kensington’s

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Photography by Green Kitchen Stories

caramel bars

Dark chocolate covered (pumpkin) caramel bars are perfect in every way. Serve frozen with hot coffee after dinner or before you bust out the board games with some of your closest friends.

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Photography by Love and Lemons

blue banana pancakes

Forget the store bought stuff, not all pancake mixes are created equal. Trade in your less-than-original counterpart with fresh blueberries and mashed bananas for a sweet take on Christmas morning brunch. 

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Photography by Gluten Free on a Shoestring

rum bundt cake

No one said you’d have to sacrifice alcoholic beverages when you began to eat gluten free. (Except for beer, don’t drink that!). However, you totally can have a super moist and flavorful rum bundt cake garnished with a rum butter sugar glaze. YUM. 

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Photography by Shared Sugar

fudgy walnut cookies

Fool just about anyone into thinking fudgy chocolate cookies have to be chock-full of gluten. Lightly toasted walnuts, confectioners sugar, and powdery cocoa combine to make the ultimate cookie, with people asking, “so how exactly did you make these?” 

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Photography by Bon Jon Gourmet

soft gingersnaps

Your aunt just has asked you to bring cookies for Christmas Eve dinner—so the kids can leave them out for Santa— but the holidays are all about giving right? Give yourself (and everyone around you) a spicy treat full of gingery goodness and smooth molasses.