Food Allergy-Friendly Halloween Recipes
We’re kicking off the holiday season with Halloween, which can be a scary time for families with food allergies.
Here are recipes you can make at home for Halloween, from caramel apples to pumpkin muffins. If you’re planning a Halloween party or need to bring treats for a family gathering or dinner, you’ll find lots of good ideas in this post.
All of these recipes are grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free (honey or date sugar only) and are legal on SCD or the GAPS Diet.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree – Freeze in ice cube trays for long-term storage.
How to Roast a Pumpkin – It’s a shame to toss Halloween pumpkins in the trash when you can roast them and use them in all kinds of recipes. Here’s how to do it.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Don’t throw away those seeds from your pumpkins when you make pumpkin pie. Roast the seeds for a nutritious snack.
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – A sweet version of roasted pumpkin seeds. Substitute date sugar for regular sugar.
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds – Here’s another recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds — this one is a spicy version.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Chili and Lime – One more variation, this one with chili and lime.
Halloween Bread, Muffins and Cereal
Butternut Squash Pancakes – Substitute honey for the maple syrup and use coconut cream instead of heavy cream.
Pumpkin Chai Bars – You can substitute a little honey for the liquid stevia.
Pumpkin Granola – If you’re missing cereal, this is a treat with a fall flavor.
Pumpkin Pancakes – Just the thing for Halloween morning!
Pumpkin Pie Muffins with Fresh Ginger – Who doesn’t love freshly baked muffins?
Pumpkin Spice Bread – This sounds delicious.
Soul Cakes - These are adorable!
Decaf Chai Tea – Made with fresh spices and coconut milk. You’ll never go back to storebought tea bags!
Pumpkin Smoothies – Perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Pumpkin Spice Latte – When you’re in the mood for a fall Starbucks drink but are dairy-free and sugar-free.
Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider – This looks so yummy!
Halloween Side Dishes & Appetizers
Butternut Squash Individual Pizza Crusts – These are cute and would be a hit at Halloween parties.
Mummy Fingers – Cute idea for sausages wrapped in bacon. Look for antibiotic-free, pastured meats.
Lentil-Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Peppers – These are super cute! Leave out the corn and liquid smoke. Cook the lentils in chicken stock for extra nutrition.
Halloween Soups and Stews
Bloody Beet Soup – If you can’t get your kids to eat beets, they might think this is fun enough to try.
Fall Pumpkin Soup – A nutritious way to use up pumpkins that you put out for Halloween decorating.
Irish Colcannon – A Halloween Tradition – Substitute cauliflower for the potatoes and coconut milk for the heavy cream.
Pumpkin and Beef Texas Chili – You could make this in a crockpot.
Halloween Sweets & Desserts
Butternut Squash Cookies – Healthy flourless cookies made with butternut squash.
Harvest Cake with Vanilla Cream Frosting – A decadent dessert that’s grain-free and dairy-free.
Pumpkin Pie – Classic pumpkin pie, grain-free and dairy-free.
Crockpot Pumpkin Custard – It doesn’t get any easier than dessert in a crockpot.
Pumpkin Fudge – This pumpkin fudge looks divine! Use date sugar instead of coconut sugar, and leave out the liquid stevia to make this recipe GAPS legal.
Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake – Use honey instead of agave nectar.
Pumpkin Pie Custard – Spicy fall dessert.
Riesling Poached Pear Tart with Chai Spiced Custard Almond Crust – This is stunning!
Halloween Treats & Candy
Alternatives to Halloween Candy – Great ideas for how to avoid candy.
Caramel Apples – Perfect for a party!
Frozen Banana Mummies and Hairy Creature Things – These are really fun!
Gummy Worms – Creepy and nutritious! Use plain gelatin powder instead of JELLO, plus unsweetened fruit juice and/or add honey.
Healthier Halloween Candy – Awesome post with recipes for allergy-friendly Mounds Candy Bars, Peppermint Patties, Almond Joy Bars, Nut Butter Cups, Orange Coconut Clusters and Fudge Babies
Healthy Homemade Mounds Candy – Yum! I can’t wait to try this one.
Homemade Sour Gummy Star Candy – Cute gummy candies that are a little more sour (like Sour Patch candy).
Tangerine Jack-o-Lanterns – These would be great for trick-or-treaters.
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