Gear up for Easter and other spring holidays with these gluten free and dairy free Easter recipes! This recipe roundup focuses on treats, snacks, and desserts (with some drinks) and includes recipes that are vegan, paleo, nut free, and more.
If you need some great treat and dessert recipes for Easter parties or Easter baskets but you have multiple food allergies, we have recipes for you! Our roundup has a bunch of great dairy free and gluten free recipes that are perfect for Easter.
Our post focuses on desserts, snacks, and treats mostly (with a few drinks added), but if you want to see a main dish and side dish recipe post for Easter, let us know in the comments!
Not all of these recipes are necessarily bunny or egg themed (some are), but many are just a great fit for the spring season, like strawberry truffles, raspberry rolls, or lemon cheesecake, and would be great for other spring holidays/special days.
All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten free and dairy free, and there are plenty of healthy, vegan, paleo, and nut free options! Have fun finding some new recipes to try and blogs to follow!
This post was originally published in April 2017, we updated things by adding a new format, new images, and new recipes!
If you have multiple food allergies, you can celebrate Easter safely with a homemade Chocolate Easter Bunny! These are easy to make and are dairy free, gluten free, and top 8 free depending on the chocolate you choose.
Make this easy and beautiful white chocolate bark for Easter baskets! Our swirled Easter candy bark is naturally flavored with real fruit, and it’s so easy to make. This is also dairy free, gluten free, and vegan.
These dairy free Strawberry Muddy Buddies are a fun twist on regular puppy chow and are so good for Valentine’s Day, Easter, or any spring or summer occasion! This is delicious by itself or mixed with allergy friendly chocolate candies for a sweet snack mix. Our recipe is peanut free, vegan, and gluten free.
Celebrate Spring with these delicious and moist Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes! Our lemon cupcakes are not only gluten free, but also dairy free, vegan, and top 8 free. We also share how to create a 2-tone frosting on your cupcakes for a pretty finish.
Our roll-out sugar cookies isn't just for making snowflakes, it can be made in any shape you like: Easter bunnies, crosses, eggs, etc.! This recipe is super flexible and can be decorated for any holiday.
If you enjoy lemon desserts, you’ll love our gluten free white chocolate chip lemon cookies! These are a spring twist on regular chocolate chip cookies, with fresh lemon and white chocolate chips. Our lemon cookies are gluten free, nut free, and vegan!
These Strawberry Coconut Truffles have the perfect ratio of chocolate and strawberry filling, and they make a beautiful homemade gift. The filling is made with simple and allergy-friendly ingredients so they fit many special diets, but everyone will enjoy these (even if they don’t have food allergies)!
Our delicious dairy free Strawberry Rice Crispy Treats are flavored and colored with real strawberries so they have the best taste! These are also gluten free, fairly simple to create, and fun to make with kids.
Ring in Spring with the bright, fruity flavors of this Sparkling Strawberry Rhubarb Mocktail! This drink can easily be made into a cocktail and it’s perfect for spring or summer celebrations or just because.
These no-chill and no-roll Gluten Free Sugar Cookies are super easy to make and can be eaten as-is or dressed up for any holiday or occasion! Our sugar cookies are not only gluten free, but they’re also vegan and nut free.
These gluten free Raspberry Crumb Bars feature layers of fruity flavor over a buttery cookie crust topped with a brown sugar crumble. Believe it or not, these delicious and fruity bars are also completely dairy free, egg free, and nut free!
Classic lemon bars get an allergy friendly twist with these Gluten Free Lemon Bars! Our creamy lemon bars with a shortbread cookie crust are also dairy free and egg free as well, and have a vegan option.
Our homemade guava lemonade made with fresh fruit is the best lemonade if you love natural tropical flavors! This has a few steps, but the results are absolutely worth the effort to make this lemonade recipe. Our recipe is perfectly sweet, tart, and mellow with no bitterness.
Our Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies are top 8 free and made with our homemade chocolate kisses for an allergy friendly treat that’s fun for kids to make! You can skip adding the chocolate kiss to the top if you want for a soft SunButter cookie.
These birds nest cookies are super easy to make and just require 7 ingredients! They can easily be made paleo or vegan. This Easter cookie recipe is also an easy one for kids to help with and uses pantry ingredients.
Soft, roll out sugar cookies that have a hint of lemon and cinnamon make for the perfect template for some fun Easter cookies. These sugar cookies are decorated with vanilla vegan “butter”cream and make the holiday festive and most of all safe for those with food allergies.
This No-Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake is made with wholesome plant-based ingredients and comes together in just a few easy steps. The base consists of a raw spiced carrot cake mixture and it's topped with creamy and tangy cashew cheesecake.
This blackberry lemon bread is vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make. It is an eggless lemon cake with fresh blackberries inside and a delicious dairy-free lemon frosting on top. The cake is so fluffy, moist, and packed with fruit flavors.
Vegan Mini Pavlovas are the perfect dessert when catering for a crowd with different dietary issues. Egg free and gluten free, load them up with whipped coconut cream and fresh fruit salad for a dessert that everybody will enjoy.
Fluffy and wonderfully moist, these gluten-free and dairy-free carrot cake cupcakes are made from scratch and topped with whipped cream cheese frosting. An easy one-bowl recipe for the most amazing cupcakes you’ll ever eat!
This raspberry white chocolate bundt cake is gluten-free and dairy-free. It is filled with white chocolate chips, fresh raspberries, and raspberry jam swirled in the center. The white chocolate ganache on top adds the best flavor! It's perfect for Valentine's Day, too.
The ultimate cake for coconut fans. Made with both coconut milk and shredded coconut, this gluten-free and dairy-free coconut cake is packed full of real coconut flavor. Filled with tangy lemon curd, guava filling, and covered in a light whipped cream cheese frosting, it’s coconut cake heaven!
Personal mini carrot cake bundts for you and a friend! Easy, gluten-free, vegan cakes with a center stuffed with "cream cheese" frosting and decorated with coconut and sprinkles! Have your cake and eat it too!
My trick to a divine, smooth carrot cake? Blended carrots, for all of the flavor and color, but none of the texture.This gluten-free vegan carrot sheet cake is free of: gluten, dairy, egg, peanut & tree nuts making it allergy friendly as well.
I'm not usually a big champagne person (don't tell anyone). Because of this, mimosas also aren't really my thing. With the idea of mimosas in mind, however, I make a brunch sangria with chardonnay, orange juice, and some chopped fruit. Now everyone is a happy camper around our breakfast table!
Unlike most banana cream pie recipes, this one is made from scratch, rather than a pudding mix, and has a special infusion of banana that helps to set the pie rather than making it runny (like mashed bananas would do).
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist