Over 50 gluten-free sweet and savory Rosh Hashanah recipes! All you’ll ever need for a delightful and delicious celebration.
Even though my family only has a tiny bit of Jewish blood, we’ve been celebrating the biblical Feasts for years and loving it! Though it might not be as well known as Hanukkah or Passover, but Rosh Hashanah is the first feast of the year on the Jewish calendar.
New Years in September.
Literally, Rosh Hashanah means “first of the year,” and it’s commonly known as the Jewish New Year. And while Jewish people do regularly make resolutions on Rosh Hashanah, they don’t party like it’s New Year’s Eve. 😉 Eating sweet fruits like apples, figs, dates, and pomegranates, as well as things made with honey, is also a popular part of Rosh Hashanah.
So, in keeping with those tasty traditions, I’ve rounded up over 50 delicious gluten-free and refined-sugar free recipes to help you celebrate Rosh Hashanah… even if you’re not Jewish.
L’shanah tovah! (To a good new year!)
Fresh Dates Stuffed with Pistachio & Orange from Small Footprint Family
Fresh Dates Stuffed with Pistachio & Orange – When fresh dates come into season in the fall, it’s really hard to get enough of them. Fresh dates have a smooth, creamy texture and a rich, maple-y flavor. You’ll love these dates stuffed with pistachio and orange from Small Footprint Family.
Cheese & Walnut Stuffed Dates – Quick, simple, yet elegant, these cream cheese stuffed dates with walnuts from The Things We’ll Make are highly customizable and are the perfect addition to your holiday appetizer lineup.
Berry Fig Yogurt Parfait from Kitchen of Youth
Breakfasts & Brunches
Apple Almond Granola – Feast your eyes and your taste buds on this gorgeous gluten-free apple almond granola from Raia’s Recipes! Also free of eggs and dairy, it’s a perfect breakfast for the whole family.
Berry Fig Yogurt Parfait – This is the perfect summer breakfast, snack, lunch… anytime treat. It takes only a few minutes to prepare this berry fig yogurt parfait from Kitchen of Youth, and it’s healthy and refreshing!
Spiced Apple Butter in the Instant Pot – This easy spiced apple butter in the Instant Pot from Raia’s Recipes will fill your kitchen and your spoon with the delicious smells and tastes of fall! It’s paleo, GAPS-friendly, vegan, and low-carb.
Instant Pot Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge – We love Instant Pot apple-delicata squash porridge from Eat Beautiful for breakfasts, snacks and lunches! Throw a few things in the Instant Pot, including a whole, uncut delicata squash, and with only about 5 minutes’ labor, you have a beautiful, wholesome porridge.
Apple Cinnamon Crumble Donuts – All the seasonal flavors of an apple crumble in the form of an easy allergy-friendly baked doughnut! These apple cinnamon crumble doughnuts from Strength & Sunshine allow you to take your crumble on the go without the need for a fork or spoon!
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts from Strength & Sunshine
Vegan Apple Pomegranate Jelly – Silky-soft and lightly wobbly, this gorgeous ruby-coloured vegan pomegranate jelly from Family Friends Food is topped with crunchy pomegranate seeds for a taste and texture sensation!
Masala Spiced Apple Donuts – Full of sweet exotic flavor and nutrition, these masala spiced apple donuts from Raia’s Recipes are the perfect breakfast for anyone on a grain-free, refined sugar-free lifestyle!
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Porridge – This AIP breakfast cereal from Eat Beautiful tastes awesome, even to hubby who can eat anything! AIP says it all: grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, even nut and seed-free! And yes, delicious!
Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl – Enjoy apple pie all year ’round with this delicious and healthy gluten-free apple pie smoothie bowl from Raia’s Recipes! It’s an easy gluten-free breakfast or treat, and can easily be made paleo or even vegan!
Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby – Made with gingery, caramelized apples, this caramelized apple dutch baby from And Here We Are feels fancy, but it’s pretty easy. So worth taking the time to caramelize some apples.
Cinnamon Apple Scones – Honey-sweetened, with warming hints of cinnamon, these gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free cinnamon apple scones from Raia’s Recipes are a delicious breakfast or brunch treat during the fall.
Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl from Raia’s Recipes
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts – The best seasonal donuts, baked right at home! These easy baked gluten-free apple cider doughnuts from Strength & Sunshine are vegan, allergy-free, coated in cinnamon “sugar” but made without oil or refined sugar! Indulge in this classic Fall recipe using your favorite apple cider, for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!
Strawberry Apple Granola – The flavors of summer and fall combine perfectly in this easy, gluten-free strawberry apple granola from Raia’s Recipes! It’s the perfect breakfast or late-night snack. It’s egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free as well!
AIP Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins – These lovely fall muffins from Eat Beautiful are quickly prepared in the blender, fast and easy to make for breakfasts, snacks or dessert. They are egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free and perfect for paleo or autoimmune protocol diets. But everyone will love these! … especially the cook.
Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette from the Organic Kitchen
Sides & Soups
Gluten-Free Pita Bread – Quick and easy batter, sturdy enough to hold ingredients, flexible enough to fold and not break, and tastes amazing! These pitas from Raising Generation Nourished feel just like real bread!
Cinnamon Apple Chutney – This cinnamon apple chutney from Raia’s Recipes is perfectly spiced and full of gut-nourishing properties. It’s an easy lacto-ferment for beginners, but delicious enough that the most seasoned fermenter will love it!
Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette – This is one of my favorite holiday salads, but truth be told I serve it as long as pomegranates are in season. Pomegranates are high in inflammation fighting antioxidants and the seeds look gorgeous in this salad from the Organic Kitchen. So I take advantage while I can.
Creamy Squash & Apple Soup – Celebrate fall with this easy and delicious paleo, low carb, and GAPS-friendly creamy squash apple soup from Raia’s Recipes! It’s a perfect blend of sweet and savory and a wonderful way to warm up on a chilly day!
Roasted Garlic Soup – This brothy, flavorful roasted garlic soup from Raising Generation Nourished is the cure for what ails you. Whether is from just the cold winter blues, or a cold and flu recovery!
Honey Roasted Root Vegetables with Apples – These roasted root vegetables from Family Friends Food are a brilliant side dish for a family yom tov meal, as they’re quick and simple to prepare, especially if you can persuade the kids to peel the veggies!
Greens with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranate Seeds – It’s not a coincidence that pomegranates come into season around the holidays. I cannot think of a more festive looking fruit! And the fact that pomegranates contain immune boosting antioxidants to help fight those colds and flus is just a win/win! They also happen to taste great and make a flavorful addition to salads, like this gorgeous one from from the Organic Kitchen.
Creamy Squash & Apple Soup from Raia’s Recipes
Roasted Green Beans & Brussel Sprouts with Dates & Balsamic Vinegar – There are a lot of words in this delicious side dish from Paleo Gluten Free Guy, but the few ingredients in the recipe pack in a LOT of flavor!
Roasted Pumpkin Soup – I have been making pumpkin soup for a number of years now, and this roasted pumpkin soup from from Raising Generation Nourished is perfect! It is such a great recipe to work on with the kids, too! Who doesn’t love to scoop out pumpkin seeds?!
Pomegranate & Persimmon Salad – Pomegranate and persimmon salad brings a brightness to the autumn table and holiday season. This salad from Small Footprint Family highlights the best of both of these seasonal fruits.
Favorite Roast Chicken from Raia’s Recipes
Simple Beef Roast – One of my very favorite things to do on fall and winter weekends is fill my house with the aroma of beef that has been slow roasting all afternoon. This simple beef roast from Raising Generation Nourished fits the bill!
Easy Instant Pot Eye of Round Roast – This easy Instant Pot eye of round roast from Raia’s Recipes is a great way to serve up a tasty meal with spending hours waiting on your roast. Perfect for paleo, GAPS, Whole30, and keto!
Fall-Apart Tender Beef Short Ribs in the Instant Pot – No need to stress about prep with these easy and delicious fall apart tender short ribs in the Instant Pot from Raia’s Recipes! Plus they’re Whole30, paleo, and GAPS-friendly, too.
Roasted Chicken with Citrus Beets from Recipes to Nourish
Autumn Harvest Chicken Stew – I love the bright, cheery color that the squash puree makes the broth, and it gives a great creaminess and sweet flavor to the stew. There is just something warm and comforting about a bowl of stew as winter rolls in, and this one from Raising Generation Nourished is one of my favorites.
Lamb & Kale Skillet Dinner – Sometimes, the best meals come from the least amount of ingredients from a nearly empty refrigerator. This lamb and kale skillet dinner from Prepare & Nourish is one of those meals.
Roasted Chicken with Citrus Beets – This one-pan citrus beets roasted chicken from Recipes to Nourish is an elegant, yet humble and cozy meal. The whole dinner bakes on one sheet pan in just one hour!
Turkey, Apples and Onions Hash from Eat Beautiful
Stuffed Acorn Squash – Welcome the fall and winter with this mild and buttery acorn squash from Raising Generation Nourished. It’s filled with a flavorful, herbed stuffing and topped with melty cheese!
One-Pot Lamb & Vegetable Soup – This one pot lamb and vegetable soup from Prepare & Nourish is loaded with seasonal vegetables and grass-fed lamb. This modified version is wonderfully Whole 30 and can easily be made into Paleo and GAPS by swapping out the potatoes for celeriac root.
Turkey, Apples and Onions Hash – Ground turkey, local apples in season and onions come together to make a savory, sweet meal from Eat Beautiful that brings pleasure to eaters of every age. Choose either a spoon or a fork; enjoy a 1-pan breakfast or dinner — this is simple food, and delicious!
Cinnamon Maple Nut Butter Covered Apples from Raia’s Recipes
Banana Chia Pudding with Date Caramel – This banana chia pudding with date caramel from Caroline’s Cooking is such a tasty breakfast/dessert that’s good for you too. It’s vegan, paleo, dairy & gluten free but full of flavor.
Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream – No need to feel guilty enjoying this treat! Full of nutrients, and easy to whip up, this probiotic apple pie ice cream from Raia’s Recipes is perfect for any time of year!
German Chocolate Freezer Cookies – German chocolate freezer cookies from Raia’s Recipes are naturally sweetened with dates and honey and easy to make. With only a few ingredients and no bake time, you’ll be going back for
Rustic Cranberry Apple Galette from Raia’s Recipes
Apple Bundt Cake – If you love fresh juicy apples, wait until you take a bite of this moist gluten free apple walnut bundt cake from Fearless Dining. It is a delicious cake to enjoy with breakfast, brunch, or coffee.
Chewy Spiced Applesauce Cake – This gluten-free spiced applesauce cake from Raia’s Recipes is the perfect fit for dessert, whether you’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah, or just in search of an easy treat! It’s dairy-free and egg-free, too.
Apple Raspberry Coconut Cobbler – This delicious gluten-free vegan cobbler from Moon and Spoon and Yum is packed with delightful apple, raspberry & coconut flavors; and makes for one hearty, filling, and satisfyingly healthy treat!
Apple Pie Quick Bread – The sweet flavors of apple pie transformed into a healthy gluten-free vegan quick bread! This apple pie quick bread recipe from Strength & Sunshine is the perfect autumn breakfast, snack, or even dessert!
Chewy Spiced Applesauce Cake from Raia’s Recipes
Paleo Apple Crumb Coffee Cake – With fall apples giving this coffee cake from The Things We’ll Make its moist texture, which contrasts with its crispy crumb topping, this paleo apple crumb cake is definitely one of my favorite paleo treats.
Apple & Walnut Crumble – This apple and walnut crumble from Yummy Inspirations is absolutely delicious! Perfectly sweet and crunchy while being completely grain and gluten free – making it paleo and GAPS Diet suitable.
Vegan Apple Crisp – Dive right into this easy gluten-free and vegan apple crisp from Strength & Sunshine! An essential fall dessert with warm tender-baked apples, covered in a crunchy, dairy-free & buttery, cinnamon oat topping. Top this old-fashioned classic recipe with vanilla ice cream and enjoy every seasonal cozy bite!
Olive Oil Apple Bread from Paleo Gluten Free Guy
Date Nut Cake – This moist and delicious gluten free date nut cake from Fearless Eating is perfect for breakfast with coffee or tea, or as a dessert. It is filled with pieces of juicy dates and nuts and is a wonderful cake for celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
Strawberry Apple Polenta Crisp – A sweet and tart strawberry and apple crisp brought to life with a subtle polenta crunch! This tasty and healthy gluten-free and vegan fruit crisp from Moon and Spoon and Yum is sure to please the senses!
Deep Dish Apple Pie Though it’s perfect in your lineup of Rosh Hashanah recipes, there’s no wrong time of year to treat yourself to this egg and dairy-free deep dish gluten-free apple pie from Raia’s Recipes!
Rosh Hashanah Honey Bundt Cake – Celebrate a sweet Jewish New Year with this moist and sweet and totally gluten-free honey cake recipe from Good For You Gluten Free. It’s perfect for Rosh Hashanah and year round.
Upside Down Apple Honey Cake from Texanerin
Paleo Apple Honey Cake – Pretty enough for a Rosh Hashanah dessert but yet healthy enough for every day… this paleo apple honey cake from Feed Them Wisely is soon to be your family’s favorite treat! Plus, this apple rose cake is gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo!
Apple Butter Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze – A delicious dessert for Rosh Hashanah! Gluten-free apple butter bundt cake with cinnamon glaze that’s vegan and top 8 allergy-free. Combining the deep and rich flavors of apple butter and seasonal spices for one healthy and sweet recipe treat from Strength & Sunshine!
Honey Walnut Apple Crisp – This honey walnut apple crisp from Raia’s Recipes is the perfect grain-free version of the all-time favorite breakfast comfort food. It’s easy, paleo, and GAPS-friendly, too!
Paleo Apple Honey Cake from Feed Them Wisely
Healthy Apple Oatmeal Cookies – These apple oatmeal cookies from Caroline’s Cooking are a delicious mix of fruit, oats and a touch of spice. With lots of great ingredients, you have every excuse to dig in!
Seasonal Grain-Free Apple Cobbler – Grain-free apple cobbler is such a special fall treat. This humble comfort food from Recipes to Nourish is naturally sweetened, perfectly spiced and brimming with apples.
Rustic Cranberry Apple Galette – This gluten-free and egg-free rustic cranberry apple galette from Raia’s Recipes is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it the perfect dessert… or breakfast.
Pomegranate Mint Lemonade from Texas Granola Girl
Cranberry Apple Switchel – This festive cranberry apple switchel from Raia’s Recipes is an easy and delicious ferment – perfect for keeping your body healthy during the holidays and throughout the year!
Grenadine Syrup – It is easy to make grenadine syrup from scratch using fresh pomegranates or pomegranate juice. Impress your friends with a more grown-up cocktail using homemade grenadine from The Things We’ll Make, free from the artificial colors and flavors of the store-bought varieties.
Honey Sima – Refreshing and slightly sweet, this honey sima from Raia’s Recipes is a paleo version of the traditional Finnish mead. Full of fizz and fun this drink is safe for adults and kiddos alike!
Spiced Apple Kombucha – Kombucha has long been touted as a probiotic-rich healthy alternative to soda or sweet tea. This spiced apple kombucha from Raia’s Recipes packs the perfect fall-flavored punch! It’s a delicious way to fill your with body with much needed nutrients.
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