This time of year, it seems we’re all scrambling for to find the perfect gluten free Easter recipes. A traditional Easter supper (and breakfast the morning after) shouldn’t be missed just because you or your family is not eating gluten. Favorite family recipes shouldn’t be avoided, but embraced! I’ll show you how!
Celebrate this joyous occasion deliciously, and without compromise! I have 38 gluten free Easter recipes for you — that oughta get you started on the right foot!
Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Let’s start with dessert first, shall we?
Easter Lamb Cake is one of those recipes I had always admired, but it wasn’t a tradition in my family; it is now! How adorable is this gluten free Easter Lamb Cake?
Make it vanilla or chocolate, decorate with frosting or shaved coconut the way I have here. It was the perfect centerpiece and the perfect ending to our Easter supper! (for lamb cake mold I used, click here)
Gluten Free Easter Basket Cupcakes – a fun way to add gluten free candy to yummy cupcake “baskets”!
Who could resist gluten free cake pops shaped and decorated like Easter Eggs? These are so fun to make with or for the kids, and easy to make with any flavor gluten free cake you like or happen to have on hand!
Scroll to the bottom of this post for my Gluten Free Easter Candy recommendations to decorate all these treats!
Another Easter favorite is Gluten Free Carrot Cake. Baked as a layer, sheet or cupcakes, the cream cheese frosting on this beauty makes it even better. Moist, full of flavor and so iconic at Easter, you’ll want to keep this recipe handy.
Easter is all about re-birth and bright, sunny, cheerful foods, so what could be better than these gorgeous gluten-free lemon bars?
They’re one of the most popular recipes on my gfJules site year-round, so don’t overlook them for the sunshine they can bring to your Easter table!
My mother’s easy Gluten Free Coconut Pie has long been an Easter favorite, mostly because it’s hard to find an easier recipe that is more well-loved! This pie is a crowd-pleaser anytime; no one has to know it only takes 10 minutes to throw it together!
I promise you that even if you’re not a baker, you can make this delicious pie! Trust me – you and your family won’t regret it!
And again, this is an amazingly delicious recipe that will make even the banana doubters among you ask for a second piece (see my recipe for details on how this insanely delicious recipe changes minds!).
Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake is another favorite in our house that makes everyone think spring!! Bake in a loaf pan …
… or in a bundt pan and it’ll be the hit of your Easter dessert table!
Even a traditional bread pudding (made with gluten free bread, of course!) is a quick and easy — not to mention delicious! — finish to your gluten free Easter meal.
Gluten Free Bread Recipes
Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns are the traditional Easter bread favorite, and are remarkably easy to make. These beautiful buns can be glazed or left to stand on their own. A cross made in the tops with a knife before rising, or enhanced by a drizzle of glaze, reinforces the meaning of the meal.
Some of my readers have been sharing their gluten free Hot Cross Bun photos lately, and turns out, they’re using my Gluten Free Pull Apart Rolls recipe and sweetening it up for Hot Cross Buns! How smart! And how beautiful!
Sue’s Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns made from my Pull Apart Dinner Rolls recipe.
My famous gluten free Challah recipe might seem out of place in this Easter roundup, but it actually is made as dinner rolls by many of my readers on Easter because it’s such a moist and delicious egg-bread — it’s really hard to beat. Bake in popover trays or muffin tins or shape and bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet to make the number of rolls you’ll need for your crowd.
Speaking of Challah, this gluten free Sweet Egg Bread recipe (otherwise known as Gluten Free Paska) is a show-stopper. Braided breads are so impressive, but my recipe and step-by-step photos and video will have you baking bread like a pro!
There’s no time that gluten free Danish this gorgeous wouldn’t be a perfect addition to your brunch table. Don’t you agree?