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  • Hayley Rudd

Celebrate Easter with Delicious Vegan and Gluten-Free Treats


Easter is a time of celebration and joy, and it's a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends while indulging in delicious snacks and treats. However, for those who follow a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle, it can be challenging to find Easter treats that meet their dietary requirements. But don't worry, in this blog, we will give you some ideas on how to make your Easter celebration a vegan and gluten-free affair with delicious snacks and treats.


Vegan and Gluten-Free Easter Eggs:

Easter eggs are an essential part of Easter celebrations. To make them vegan and gluten-free, you can use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, which contains dairy. You can also use vegan chocolate, which is made with plant-based milk. Make sure to check the label for gluten-containing ingredients like barley malt or wheat flour.


Carrot Cake Bites:

Carrot cake is a traditional Easter dessert, but it's usually made with wheat flour and eggs. To make it vegan and gluten-free, you can use almond flour, coconut flour, or gluten-free flour instead of wheat flour. Use flax or chia seeds as an egg replacer. Mix grated carrots, almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and bake them for 10-15 minutes.


Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic dessert that is both vegan and gluten-free. Dip fresh strawberries in melted vegan chocolate, and you have a delicious dessert that everyone will love.


Vegan and Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns:

Hot cross buns are another traditional Easter treat that is usually made with wheat flour and dairy. You can make them vegan and gluten-free by using gluten-free flour and dairy-free milk, like almond milk or oat milk. Add raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a classic flavour.


Vegan and Gluten-Free Easter Cookies:

Easter cookies are a fun and easy way to celebrate the holiday. Use gluten-free flour and vegan butter instead of wheat flour and dairy butter. Add Easter-themed decorations like bunny and egg-shaped sprinkles. Or, let Rebel do the hard work for you, as we have a whole range of vegan and gluten-free cookies to choose from.


Vegan and Gluten-Free Easter Trail Mix:

Trail mix is a healthy and easy snack that you can make at home. Combine nuts, seeds, and dried fruits in a bowl. Add vegan and gluten-free chocolate chips, and you have a delicious snack that everyone will enjoy.


Celebrating Easter while following a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle doesn't mean you have to miss out on delicious treats and snacks. You can use simple substitutes and creative ideas to create a delicious and satisfying spread that everyone can enjoy. Whether you're hosting an Easter party or just want to indulge in some tasty treats, these ideas will help you make your Easter celebration a vegan and gluten-free affair.



Photo by Sebastian Staines

References:

  1. Vegan Society. (2021). Easter. Retrieved from https://www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/holidays-and-festivals/easter

  2. Celiac Disease Foundation. (2021). Gluten-Free Recipes. Retrieved from https://celiac.org/gluten-free-living/gluten-free-recipes/

  3. Minimalist Baker. (2021). Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake. Retrieved from https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-gluten-free-carrot-cake/

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