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!
Also check out our other posts:
- Gluten Free and Dairy Free Lemon Recipes
- Allergy Friendly Candy Gifts
- Allergy Friendly Easter Basket Ideas
Gluten free and dairy free Easter recipes
If you’re looking for allergy friendly recipes for Easter (and other spring holidays), we’ve got you covered! Here are our favorite gluten free and dairy free recipes that are great for Easter.
Easter recipes from The Fit Cookie
Homemade Dairy Free Chocolate Easter Bunny
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.
Dairy Free Easter White Chocolate Bark
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.
Chocolate SunButter Eggs (Vegan)
Make some homemade allergy friendly Easter candy that is peanut free, gluten free, and dairy free with these delicious Chocolate SunButter Eggs! They are soy free and vegan, too.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough Eggs (Vegan)
If you enjoy chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter, then you’ll love these Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough Eggs! They are easy to make plus they’re gluten, soy, nut, and dairy free!
Gluten Free Carrot Cake Donuts (Vegan)
Our delicious and moist Gluten Free Carrot Cake donuts are top 8 allergen free, and so yummy topped with dairy free cream cheese glaze.
Dairy Free Strawberry Muddy Buddies
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.
Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes (Dairy Free & Top 8 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.
No Chill Gluten Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies (Dairy Free)
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.
Gluten Free White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies (Vegan)
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!
Strawberry Coconut Truffles (Vegan & Gluten Free)
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)!
Gluten Free Frosted Lemon Cookies (Vegan)
Spring calls for sweet and tangy Frosted Lemon Cookies! These gluten-free and vegan cookies are perfect for giving as gifts or baking just because.
Dairy Free Strawberry Rice Crispy Treats (Gluten Free)
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.
No Bake Dairy Free Lemon Cheesecake (Gluten Free)
Our perfectly sweet and tart No Bake Dairy Free Lemon Cheesecake is a great dessert for spring holidays! It’s also gluten free, soy free, and vegan.
Sparkling Strawberry Rhubarb Mocktail (or Cocktail)
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.
Vegan Lemon Mousse (Gluten Free)
If you have food allergies, then you might think that you’ll miss out on great desserts. Think again! This Vegan Lemon Mousse recipe is dairy free, vegan, and gluten free.
Gluten Free Oreo Truffles (Dairy Free)
These easy gluten free and dairy free Oreo Truffles are great for any occasion, holiday, or just because! They are also peanut free and school safe.
Gluten Free Sugar Cookies (Top 8 Free)
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.
Gluten Free Raspberry Crumb Bars (Dairy 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!
Gluten Free Lemon Bars (Dairy 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.
Homemade Fresh Guava Lemonade Recipe
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.
Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies (Top 8 Free)
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.
Almond Joy Minis (and Mounds Minis)
If you love candy bars, make some healthier ones at home! These Almond Joy Minis (and Mounds Minis if you want almond free) are perfect: they are easy to make, dairy free, gluten free, and grain free.
Easter recipes from other great bloggers!
Vegan Creme Eggs
A copycat version of that oh so popular Easter treat from Cadbury minus the egg white, cow’s milk, natural flavours, emulsifiers, high fructose corn syrup & artificial colours.
Vegan Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns
Soft, delicious, and perfectly spiced vegan gluten-free hot cross buns to complete your Easter table! This recipe is egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, and gf so no one has to miss out, ever.
Birds Nest Cookies (paleo, vegan options)
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.
Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies
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.
The Cutest Vegan Easter Dessert!
This fun Easter dessert is just the thing when you've consumed too many chocolate eggs! Easy and fun to make, it'll be a hit with the whole family.
No-Bake Carrot Cake Cheesecake - Vegan & Gluten Free
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.
These Marshmallow Bunnies are so cute and whimsical that they will brighten every Easter dessert table.
Chocolate Covered Carrot Strawberries
Have some fun in the kitchen with the kids this year by making these festive Chocolate Covered Carrot Strawberries. *Use dairy free white chocolate*
Vegan Caramel Chocolate Eggs (homemade caramel)
These vegan caramel chocolate eggs are so simple and delicious, made with a homemade vegan caramel from scratch and smooth dairy free chocolate!
Blackberry Lemon Bread
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.
Perfect Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Recipe
Light and airy Gluten Free Angel Food Cake is the perfect summer dessert. It's easy to make and pairs well with many different toppings.
Homemade Gummy Bears Recipe
Healthier, refined sugar-free Gummy Bears!! Plus, a wine version for mom! This easy and healthier Gummy Bears recipe is a perfect treat for kids.
Paleo Blueberry Cake (With Low-Carb Option)
Grain-Free Paleo Blueberry Cake made dairy-free and refined sugar-free. This delicious blueberry delight couldn’t be easier to make and is a lovely breakfast for sharing.
Vegan Mini Pavlovas
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.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)
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!
Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake
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.
Lemon Flavored Meringue Cookies Recipe
These meringue cookies are deliciously gluten-free. This meringue recipe is flavored with grated Meyer lemon rind and vanilla.
Vegan Almond Cake
Moist, fragrant and delicate Vegan Almond Cake with a pop of lemon flavor. Made with almond flour it is naturally gluten-free and vegan, and quite possibly the easiest cake you'll ever make.
Gluten Free Vegan Raspberry Sweet Rolls
The tartness of the raspberries goes perfectly with the sweet dough and sugary glaze in this Gluten-Free Vegan Raspberry Sweet Rolls recipe.
Vegan + Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Who doesn't love Strawberry Shortcake Cake? Fresh and juicy strawberries, fluffy vanilla shortcake, and vegan whipped cream all piled together make the perfect summertime dessert!
Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies
These Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies with pretty, naturally dyed, pastel icing are perfect for Easter or anytime you want to get festive. Easy to make and kid approved!
Vegan Italian Macarons with Aquafaba
After over a year of trying to perfect the vegan macaron, going through countless recipes and recipe variations, I’ve finally gotten them figured out!
Carrot Cake Energy Balls | Natalie's Health
These Carrot Cake Energy Balls are such a yummy treat. Sweet, soft, and chewy. Flavored with fresh ginger, loaded with sweet carrots, they are completely irresistible.
Coconut Cake (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)
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!
Mini Carrot Cake Bundts
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!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cream Pie
Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cream Pie, so creamy you'll swoon and loaded with toasted coconut.
Blueberry Lemonade with Mint
Want to beat the heat of summer? Swap out those store bought drinks for this blueberry lemonade with hints of mint. Sweet, tart and ice cold!
Coconut Crispy Treat Nests (5-Minutes, Marshmallow-Free)
There is a little patience required as the nests chill and set-up, but they truly are quick and easy to prepare.
Honey Lemon Ice Cream
Dairy free lemon ice cream, made with coconut milk, is a light and bright dessert year round. Sweetened with honey.
Allergy-friendly Carrot Sheet Cake
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.
Coconut Orange Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
A fresh burst of bright citrus in every single bite. These easy vegan and gluten-free coconut orange cookies are thick, chewy, and will practically melt in your mouth.
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!
Banana Cream Pie for All (naturally dairy-free + gluten-free)
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).
Gluten Free No Bake Chocolate Nests
Gluten free No Bake Chocolate Nests are a fun way to get your kids in the kitchen to celebrate the Spring.
Zesty Paleo Lemon Cookies Recipe (Dairy-Free Version)
These delicate grain-free cookies are a family favorite, especially for decorating on Easter.
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
12 thoughts on “Gluten Free and Dairy Free Easter Recipes”
Wow, what a great list! Thank you!
Thank you Meggan!
So many great recipes here! I can’t wait to surprise my family with a few of them!
Thanks Cindy! There are a ton of great recipes in here, lots to choose from 🙂
Such an amazing round up Sarah. Love that you have so much variety on one post. Saving it for later
Wow what a great collection of Easter treats. I don’t know which one I would want to make first. These could keep you happy all year long!!
These would definitely last all year haha! I would start with the cookie dough eggs – they are so addicting!
So hard to choose! They all look good. And I am definitely last minute for Easter this year.
I’ve got some gifts lined up for Easter, but I’m last-minute on the foods this year since I haven’t figured out what I’m making yet!
What an awesome roundup! I wish I had this two years back when I had to cut out these things for nursing. Luckily my son outgrew his intolerences but I know this list will be SO helpful for people! Thanks for including a few of my recipes 🙂
You’re welcome Chrissy! Thanks for letting me share them 🙂