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Gluten Free | Sugar Free | Healthier Christmas Cake Recipes

I thought it would be good to look for some delicious and different healthier Christmas cake recipes that you can bake at home. This post was originally from 2017 so we’ve reviewed and revamped it for 2023. Pop in to get your gluten free flour, xanthan gum, spices, organic and sulphite free fruit. We have what you need for your healthy Christmas baking.

Coeliacs and those with gluten intolerance should avoid gluten. On the whole though, if you don’t show a reaction to gluten then avoiding it can mean that you are missing out on some wholesome grains. Gluten-free isn’t necessarily healthier, but these recipes are delicious and if you are sharing them, it feels good to accommodate guests with special dietary requirements!

We all know that refined sugar is really bad for our health – many of these recipes have alternatives to traditional icing decoration and look incredible.

A selection of healthier Christmas Cake recipes

Healthy Christmas Cake by Teresa Cutter www.thehealthychef.com

This is an unusual Christmas cake that uses wholemeal organic spelt flour as an alternative to normal flour and contains no sugar other than that which is naturally occurring in the fruit. You don’t have to make it weeks in advance.

Darina Allen’s Light Christmas Cake

Darina Allen’s light Christmas cake was first published in 1989 in her Simply Christmas Cookbook. It’s available online on www.thetaste.ie. It’s a very traditional cake recipe, it’s not gluten free or sugar free, it’s just a little lighter.

light cake

Jamie Olivers Gluten Free Apple Christmas cake

This recipe is for a lovely apple spiced cake and is really easy to make. It doesn’t contain dried fruit and uses Gluten Free Bread Flour He suggests topping it with toasted pine nuts for a different and simple finish. A great idea for anyone who doesn’t like icing or is avoiding a sugar overload.

Christmas cake (gluten, wheat and dairy free) by Delicious Magazine

A lovely, moist Christmas cake that can be enjoyed by everyone, including those with gluten, wheat or dairy intolerances.


Gluten-free Christmas cake by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

This Christmas cake ensures everyone can have a slice. Free from wheat, gluten, and soya; can be dairy, egg and nut free. Plus no added sugar.

Crispy filo mince pies with pear and apple mincemeat by Lorraine Pascale

Try this lighter version of mince pies made with filo pastry and fresh apples and pears. Great for mince pie skeptics.

mince pies

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