Gluten-Free Holiday Baking

During holiday baking season, those who are sensitive to or intolerant of gluten needn’t miss out on all the sweet seasonal treats.

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The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is unofficially known as holiday baking season, but those who are sensitive to or intolerant of gluten needn’t miss out on all the sweet seasonal treats that are typically laden with wheat flour and other gluten-containing ingredients.

A blend of white rice, tapioca and buckwheat flours gives these spiced classics their authentic crunch. Now everyone can indulge in the season’s favorite cookie.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

For another cookie platter option, try these light and crisp chocolate meringues that are studded with walnuts. These treats are naturally gluten-free.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Meringue Cookies

If you’re hosting houseguests this year, make a bountiful breakfast of gluten-free goodies. They’ll love these beautiful doughnuts that happen to be wheat-flour-free.

Or try these golden waffles — rice, tapioca and chickpea flours create a delicate texture.

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If you’re looking for a gluten-free grand finale, try this elegant and luxe chocolate and almond tart.

Or serve individual desserts that have been infused with seasonal cheer by way of a hefty glug of eggnog.

Get the Recipe: Eggnog-Cheesecake Muffins

For more gluten-free holiday treats, check out this recipe roundup.

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