Gluten-Free Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Getting ready for Rosh Hashanah but not sure how to accommodate the gluten-free diet of a loved one? Here are some wonderful Rosh Hashanah recipes that are also gluten-free!

A collection of gluten free Rosh Hashanah recipes

Many people have switched to gluten-free diets these days, whether because of a gluten intolerance or a diagnosis like Celiac disease. Starting a new diet can be challenging at any time but even more so during the holidays, when people tend to enjoy traditional dishes. Here are some great gluten-free Rosh Hashanah recipes that don’t skimp on taste or traditional flavors.

Gluten-Free Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Thankfully the traditional apples dipped in honey that start off the Rosh Hashanah meal are naturally gluten-free!  Beyond that, it gets a little more complicated. Luckily for us there are a lot of great options available these days. For each recipe below I’ve been sure to note what is being substituted for regular flour, and if it also fits other dietary restrictions, like paleo or dairy-free.

Orange Honey Almond Cake from May I Have That Recipe: This twist on a traditional Spanish cake uses almond meal as its base.

This honey cake from Elana’s Pantry relies on blanched almond flour (not almond meal).

GF Jules uses a special gluten-free flour in this honey apple cake and challah with apples and raisins.

This creamy apple cake from Fearless Dining also relies on a GF flour mix, as does this spiced honey cake with cream cheese frosting from bon appétit.

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen revamps the traditional honey cake to produce these honey cake cupcakes with caramelized apples using almond flour and tapioca flour.

Or you can skip the breads and cakes altogether with these apple oat cookies from Joy of Kosher. (Just be sure to look for gluten free oats).

The gluten free canteen has a number of GF Rosh Hashanah recipes, including challah and apple honey crostatas made with a blend of rice flours and tapioca flour. You can find them all in this round-up.

This apple cake from Zen Belly Catering is made with almond flour, coconut flour, and tapioca starch and is gluten-free and paleo.

If paleo is what you’re after, you can also try these honey apple tartlets (made with coconut flour and tapioca starch) and apple kugel (made with coconut flour and arrowroot flour) from Predominantly Paleo. The tartlets also fit the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) – something I had never even heard of before!

The blog From Jessica’s Kitchen brings us this pineapple noodle kugel, which is gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. It uses rice pasta for the base and brown rice flour in the crumble on top.

I’ve mostly focused on the sweets and breads here, but I couldn’t leave out these matzo balls from Gluten-free A to Z Blog! They rely on GF breadcrumbs.

For even more ideas, check out these 23 gluten-free Rosh Hashanah recipes from My Jewish Learning, including everything from side dishes and soups to entrees and desserts!

What is on your menu for Rosh Hashanah this year? How do you accommodate special dietary needs in your holiday dishes?

Jewish High Holidays for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

The High Holidays are a very special time for families, and we’ve got great ideas for how you can celebrate with the children in your life! Visit the blogs below, plus see our blog hop from last year, and be sure to visit our Jewish High Holidays board on Pinterest:

All Done Monkey on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Gluten Free Rosh Hashanah Recipes
Melibelle in Tokyo: How to Make Sukkot Your Own
Kelly’s Classroom: When Chickens Went on Strike, A Rosh Hashanah Tale
Moms & Crafters: Apple in Honey DIY Felt Rosh Hashanah Toy


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Leanna is a stay at home mother to three sweet, funny, rambunctious children. She draws inspiration from the Writings of the Bahá'í Faith and tries to raise her children in a fun, spiritual, loving environment. She and her husband, who is from Costa Rica, are raising their children to be bilingual and bicultural but more importantly to be "world citizens." Leanna blogs at All Done Monkey and is the founder of Multicultural Kid Blogs.

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