Food Allergy Recipes for Halloween

Food Allergy Halloween Recipes

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.

Food Allergy Recipes for Halloween

Halloween Basics

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!

Halloween Drinks

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.

Food Allergy Recipes for Halloween

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.

Want More Ideas for a Fun & Safe Food Allergy Halloween?

Check out more ideas for surviving Halloween with food allergies.

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Photo credits: Sugadeaux Cupcakes in Melbourne, Australia and Yum Universe

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Mandie October 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

Where is the recipe for vampire bitten cupcakes?


Ann Marie October 18, 2012 at 10:27 am

Hi, Mandie

I don’t have a recipe for that. I just thought it was a cute idea. You can make cupcakes with coconut flour or almonds flour. If you can do dairy, you can make homemade frosting with butter and date sugar. Or you can make it like marshmallow fluff, with egg white and honey — here’s my recipe for marshmallow fluff:


Leslie @ Real Food Freaks October 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

Lots of great ideas… thanks!


Angela October 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Wow, so many great ideas. As an SCD mom, I’m always looking for mainstream alternatives. Thanks for compiling these!


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