Looking for the best gluten-free Easter menu ideas? We’ve selected some of our favourite Easter dishes for you to try. From breakfast to brunch, and lunch to dessert, no one will even notice that there’s no gluten involved!
20 gluten-free recipes for your Easter menu
Breakfast & brunch
Check out our quick and easy dairy-free breakfast pots. Packed with mixed berries and creamy coconut yogurt and topped with crunchy granola, this recipe is great for a vibrant Easter breakfast. Be sure to choose gluten-free granola.
For an exciting way to cook eggs, try our easy recipe for rich coddled duck eggs baked with soft smoked haddock and topped with fresh chives. It’s perfect for an Easter brunch. Simply serve with your favourite gluten-free loaf rather than sourdough.
Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? This recipe for cinnamon gluten-free buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, yogurt, and fresh raspberries is super-simple to make and tastes delicious.
Not a fan of buckwheat? Try these gluten-free banana pancakes instead.
Go all out with this fuss-free brunch to impress, packed with juicy tomatoes, eggs and avocados. Serve with your favourite gluten-free bread for a more substantial offering.
Lunch, dinner & sides
A fresh and colourful way to eat burrata, this super-quick salad is the perfect light Easter lunch or starter to share. Sit the creamy cheese on top of pickled asparagus, baby carrots, radishes and more, then drizzle the whole lot with olive oil.
Roll this great-value cut of lamb up with mustard and herbs, then bake until soft and tender so it falls apart into the white wine onion gravy.
Check out this succulent slow-roasted lamb dish with crispy garlic potatoes. Our easy recipe is perfect for an impressive Sunday lunch or Easter centrepiece.
Not a fan of lamb? Try pork! This beauty was the cover recipe for our March 2020 issue. Slow-roasted pork, crisp roasties and a quick gremolata for a splash of colour – it’s got Sunday written all over it.
This moreish traybake is packed with crisp chicken thighs, creamy lemon sauce and fragrant rosemary. Plus, it looks so pretty in the pan, you can serve straight from oven to table.
Looking for a vegetarian centrepiece? Vibrant curry spices lift this clever potato-topped pie for the ultimate family meal. Stuffed with green beans, asparagus and peas, it’s full of the good stuff, too.
Vegetarian and gluten-free eaters won’t be missing out with this impressive centrepiece. Sweet roasted squash, spicy harissa and salty feta combine to create a top alternative to a roast joint.
Green beans taste delicious simply steamed, but even better charred on a griddle pan and mixed with a mustardy dressing.
Brush sweet onions in a balsamic honey glaze, bake until tender and serve with dollops of creamy ricotta for an easy veggie side.
These carrots with a sweet anise glaze make a great side. Ready in under 30 minutes, they’re also quick, easy and vegetarian.
Crisp, golden potatoes are paired with fresh radish and zingy aïoli – a perfect way to enjoy the first new potatoes of the season.
Desserts & baking
Does anything scream afternoon tea more than a soft, buttery scone topped with thick clotted cream and your favourite jam? Try these for a sweet afternoon treat.
This flourless, gluten-free chocolate cake is extremely smooth, with a similar consistency to a chocolate torte. The amaretto lifts the richness of the chocolate.
After all that cooking, why not round off the day with this super-quick and easy chocolate and espresso mousse? These creamy, gluten-free puds can easily be made ahead, and are ready in just 15 minutes.
Caramac drizzle creates a stunning drip finish to this impressive layer cake, perfect for an extra-special Easter celebration.
If you really want a showstopping dessert, why not try this recipe for whipped avocado with frozen yogurt and meringue? This unique dessert comes from chef Merlin Labron-Johnson (previously Portland restaurant, now chef owner of Osip in Bruton), and proves avocado can do everything.
Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.