101 Gluten Free Snow Day Recipes

It’s the most wonderful time of year: the first real snow day!

Children stay home from school, roads are quiet, families gather around a crackling fire, and everyone flocks to the kitchen for freshly baked (gluten free!) goodies, hot soup and warm drinks.

In New England, we anticipate the snow with much excitement. We love staying home, watching movies, cuddling on the couch, and eating good food all day long. Here are a 101 Gluten-Free Recipes for you to choose from, as well as 15 activities and craft suggestions to keep you busy.

Stay safe, stay warm, and cherish this time you have with those you love.

Happy Snow Day!

To start your snow day we recommend a warm, homemade breakfast. Here are a few of our favorite gluten-free savory breakfast dishes:


Bacon, Apple & Kale Quiche from Libby Louer

Swiss Chard Frittata from RealFoodWholeHealth

Hearty Breakfast Casserole from Divine Health

Breakfast Tacos, Mexican-Style from RealFoodWholeHealth

Broccoli, Cheese, & Bacon Mini Donuts from Scratch Mommy

Bacon and Cauliflower Frittata from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Celery Root Bacon Hash Browns from MyGutsy

Sometimes a snow day calls for a special breakfast treat as well. Here are few sweet breakfast recipe ideas to choose from:


Grain-Free Mickey Mouse Pancakes from Real Food RN

Baked Molasses Apples from MyGutsy

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls from RealFoodWholeHealth

Blueberry Pecan Pancakes (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free) from RealFoodWholeHealth

Light & Fluffy Gluten-Free Whole Grain Pancakes from Nourish with Karen

Coconut Milk Rice Porridge with Toasted Black Sesame Seeds from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Gluten Free Fluffy Pancakes from Healing Cuisine

Grain-Free Apple and Pear Crisp (Gluten-Free and Paleo) from So Let’s Hang Out

Ginger Spice Bread from Loving Our Guts

Tipsy Blueberry Banana Bread from So Let’s Hang Out

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins from RealFoodWholeHealth

Soaked Oats, Nuts, & Pumpkin Bars from Scratch Mommy

Quinoa Carob Mini Loaves from Scratch Mommy

After breakfast is finished and put away, why not brave the cold, bundle up and head outside? After all, there is no feeling quite as wonderful as coming back inside from the cold after gathering firewood, building a snowman, or sledding, to a piping hot bowl of comforting soup, or hearty stew. Here are a few delicious recipes to choose from:


Grassfed Beef Chili from RealFoodWholeHealth

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash Soup from RealFoodWholeHealth

Venison Stew from Megan Lierman

Brussels Sprout and Egg-Drop Soup from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Gluten Free Wonton Soup from Megan Lierman

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Halibut Chowder from Megan Lierman

Creamy Carrot Tomato Soup from The Organic Kitchen

Hardy Lentil Soup from The Organic Kitchen

6-Ingredient White Chicken Chili from Attainable Sustainable

Roasted Garlic Soup from Honest Body

Bone Broth Soup Recipe from Health Extremist

Simple Beef Stew from Divine Health

Fiesta Chicken Soup from So Let’s Hang Out

Crockpot Beef Stew from Divine Health

Smoked Turkey Pea Soup from Healing Cuisine

Kale Coconut Curry from A Harmony Healing

Still hungry after your bowl of soup? Here are a few additional lunch or dinner ideas to try out:


Creamy Tomato Pasta (Gluten and Dairy Free option) from Scratch Mommy

Easy Balsamic Infused Pot Roast from Just Enjoy Food

Gluten Free Pork with Five Spices by Megan Lierman

Very Simple Asparagus and Peppers from Scratch Mommy

Blanched Kale with Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Refried Beans from Attainable Sustainable

Butter & Wine Roasted Mushrooms from So Let’s Hang Out

Tomato Blue Cheese Biscuits from So Let’s Hang Out

Homemade Meatloaf from RealFoodWholeHealth

Of course, every snow day calls for at least one delicious homemade treat. Here are a few of our favorite gluten-free cookies:


Snickerdoodle Cookies (GF) from Healing Cuisine

Grain-Free Ginger Snaps from RealFoodWholeHealth

Cookie Cutter Cookies from Divine Health

Sand Tart Cookies (Almond Shortbread) from RealFoodWholeHealth

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from RealFoodWholeHealth

Harvest Cookies from RealFoodWholeHealth

No-Bake Coconut Snowball Cookies from GNOWFGLINS

Cheesecake Cookies from Learning and Yearning (Grain-Free)

Not interested in cookies? Why not try making truffles, homemade candy, or fudge? Here are a few other sweet recipes to choose from:


Truffles (50 ways) from RealFoodWholeHealth

Salted Caramels from Holistic Squid

Cinnamon Apples from RealFoodWholeHealth

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Amaretto Snowballs (gluten-free, vegan, quick no-bake dessert) from Pure Ella

Bourbon Balls from RealFoodWholeHealth

Honey Caramel Apples from Nourished Kitchen

Coconut Dream Cups from Living Healthy with Chocolate

Paleo Peppermint Bark from Gabby’s Gluten-Free

Macadamia Coconut Cream Candy from Freerange Human

Paleo Buckeyes from Taylor Made it Paleo

No-Bake Paleo Mounds Bars from The Preppy Paleo

Apple Cinnamon Gummy Candies from Phoenix Helix

Paleo Peanut Butter Cups from Tessa the Domestic Diva

Chocolate Covered Coconut Stuffed Dates from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Bark with Candied Maple Bacon and Sea Salt from Paleo Guilty Kitchen

Crazy Good DIY Peanut Butter Cups from Eat. Play. Love…More

Pumpkin Ice Cream from Real Food RN

Hardshell Chocolate Topping for Ice Cream from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Best Paleo Brownies from Eat Drink Paleo

Real Food Fudge with Homemade Marshmallow Fluff from An Organic Wife

Sweets are a wonderful treat, but you can’t eat them all day long. Here are a few non-sweet, but still delicious, snack ideas for you and your family to try:


Crispy Kale Chips with Lard from RealFoodWholeHealth

Sweet Potato Chips from Divine Health

Real Popcorn from The Kitchen Rag

Grain-Free Pizza- 5 Ways from Healing Cuisine

Parmesan Crisps from RealFoodWholeHealth

Kohlrabi Fries from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Sausage Balls from RealFoodWholeHealth

Guacamole from RealFoodWholeHealth

Carrot Chips from MyGutsy

Of course, no snow day is complete without at least one delicious and warm drink in your favorite mug. There are so many delicious ones to choose from:


Raspberry Hot Cocoa from Nourishing Simplicity

Peppermint Hot Cocoa (Dairy and Caffeine Free options) from The Simple Moms

Superfoods Spicy Hot Chocolate (Dairy-Free) from A Harmony Healing

Mexican Hot Cocoa from Nourishing Simplicity

Paleo Egg Nog from My Heart Beets

Coconut Milk Egg Nog from RealFoodWholeHealth

Raw Eggnog –  Real Food Style! from RealFoodWholeHealth

Simple Spiced Hot Cider by GNOWFGLINS

Honey Caramel Apple Cider from Nourishing Joy

Chai Tea from Recipe to Nourish

Pumpkin Spiced Chai Tea Latte from RealFoodWholeHealth

Non-Dariy Turmeric Milk from Real Food RN

And as every kid knows, no warm drink is complete without whipped cream:

Chocolate-Coconut-Milk-Whipped-Cream-is-a-rich-and-delicious-treat-Dairy-free-and-Paleo-friendlyMaple Sweetened Whipped Cream from RealFoodWholeHealth

Coconut Whipped Cream (Dairy Free) from TheNourishingGourmet

Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream (Dairy Free) from TheNourishingGourmet

 Or marshmallows:

Real Deal Marshmallows from An Organic Wife

In between all this delicious food making and eating, you will have lots of time to play. Here are a few classic craft ideas that involve your kitchen. These are gluten free versions of familiar ideas:


Gluten-Free Playdough Naturally- with Tea from TheNourishingGourmet

Painted Salt Dough from The Spunky Coconut

Cinnamon Ornaments from Celiac Family

Here are a few additional simple craft ideas. These ones don’t require a kitchen:

Upcycled Magazine Wreath from Addicted2Decorating

Homemade Corkboard with Upcycled Pushpins from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

3D Snowflakes from Classy Mommy

Paper Bag Wreath from GiddyGiddy

Of course, then there are also the usual suggestions for how to enjoy your snow day. We love building a fire, watching a movie, or bundling up and going for a walk in the cold. Sometimes we will even bust out the sled from the garage, or have an epic snowball fight. We love cuddling on the couch with warm blankets and sipping hot cocoa, watching the short, classic film, “The Snow Man”, taking a nap by the fire, or reading a good book out loud for all to enjoy.

Whatever you decide to do with your snow day, we hope you enjoy it along with good food, a warm drink and fun activities with those you love.

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