Allergy Friendly Gingerbread House


A Classic Tradition

Building a gingerbread house with your kids can be a fun winter tradition. The easiest thing to do is pick up a kit from the grocery store, break open the package and the house is put together in no time. For many families reading ingredients and avoiding certain foods due to food allergies, celiac disease, or on other restricted diets finding an easy-to-make gingerbread house is a bit trickier.

There are plenty of alternatives to the easy-to-grab grocery store brands. We found a few allergy-friendly gingerbread house kits available and a bunch of ideas for using some very clever alternatives to the classic kits. There are even FOOD FREE kits available. If you know of more kits or great ideas please contact us so we can add them to the list. *This post contains affiliate links


Allergy-Friendly Gingerbread House Kits

  • A & J Bakery Online Shop – vegan, do not contain any of the top 8 major allergens: peanut, tree nut, gluten, egg, wheat, dairy, shellfish, soy, or sesame
  • Bakery Bling – nut-free
  • Create A Treat – peanut-free and tree nut-free (also available at a variety of retailers)
  • Izzi B’s – free of peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, casein, gluten
  • Karma Baker – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free
  • Little GF Chefs – gluten-free, vegan, and also free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, sesame, fish, shellfish, and artificial dyes
  • Sensitive Sweets – vegan and FREE of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, oats, and sesame. Non-GMO and made with NO preservatives, NO artificial colors, or flavoring


Baking Your Own: Ginger Bread Recipes


A “Non-Gingerbread” House


Allergy-Friendly Gingerbread Decorations

  • Americolor Food Coloring – gluten-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free in a large number of color options
  • Cherrybrook Kitchen Frosting – gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free frosting mix
  • Color Kitchen Sprinkles – dye-free, gluten-free, plant-based
  • Gimbals Fine Candy – candies are peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free
  • Happy Bites – dairy-free, gluten-free candy corn, and licorice
  • King Arthur Gluten Free Cake Mix – gluten-free cake mixes
  • Pink Panda – gluten-free, plant-based gummy candies
  • Project 7 – vegan, organic, dye-free, low sugar lollipops and gummy candies
  • Red Bird – gluten-free and fat-free peppermints
  • Smart Sweets – plant-based, no artificial dyes, peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, low sugar sweet and sour candies
  • Smarties – free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy, vegan and gluten-free
  • Spangler Candy – candies do not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, or wheat gluten 
  • Supernatural Sprinkles – soy-free, vegan, gluten-free
  • Surf Sweets – candies free from dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame, and sulfites
  • Tootsie – All Tootsie Roll Industry products are peanut-free and gluten-free, many are also egg-free
  • Unreal – Vegan candies and vegan and gluten-free candy bars and chocolates
  • Value Talks Food Coloring – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free colors
  • Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates – Peanut and tree nut-free chocolates, some are egg-free as well
  • Yummy Earth – free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, wheat, soy, sesame, shellfish, eggs and dye


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