Updated for 2020! Sarah and I are having way too much fun reveling in holiday flavors this year. First we gathered all of the Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Goodies (many are still available!). Then we uncovered thirty Dairy-Free Chocolate Peppermint Treats. And today, we’ve set our sites on Gingerbread! This round-up of dairy-free gingerbread items includes both classic and unique treats that you can buy in stores or online.
Image from Stauffers.
25 Dairy-Free Gingerbread Treats to Snap Up This Season
Honestly, we could spend weeks rounding up dairy-free gingerbread products. But this is the list of goodies that we simply couldn’t resist. Just be sure to run, run, run to the store as fast as you can. Once the holidays pass, you won’t be able to catch the gingerbread man in stores …
All of the non-dairy products mentioned below are dairy-free by ingredients. Ingredients are subject to change at any time, so always read the label! And as always, contact the manufacturer to discuss their production processes if a severe food allergy is a concern for you. There is always some degree of cross-contamination risk, and allergen labels (or lack of) should not be relied on exclusively. We cannot evaluate if a product is safe for your needs.
Elmhurst Gingerbread Oat Creamer
Yes, dairy-free gingerbread creamer has landed! Elmhurst actually released a few holiday flavors, but this vegan, soy-free variety is at the top of our list!
Stonewall Kitchen Gingerbread Butter
This dairy-free sweet potato butter is infused with brown sugar and loads of spices for a warm spread. I think you deserve this – snatch it up for the holidays!
Katz Gingerbread Donuts
These glazed donuts are sold in stores, but can also be ordered online! Katz is a dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free bakery, so these donuts are, too. But they do contain eggs.
Bobo’s Gingerbread Oat Bars
We love Bobo’s bars. They’re simple, flavorful, gluten-free, kosher pareve, and probably the most filling baked snacks on the market. This holiday version is spiked with the warm nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. You can also buy it in a Holiday Variety Pack, which includes Pumpkin Spice!
I usually try my best to stay away from these addictive cookies, but I might break down for this holiday flavor. They come in regular packages and snack packs.
Lenny & Larry’s Complete Gingerbread Cookies
This vegan brand is always coming up with new flavors, and this year, gingerbread is joining their seasonal line up!
Be Real Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Dough
You can bake it or eat it straight up! This cookie dough is gluten-free and vegan, and comes in several flavors. But get it now – this one is seasonal!
Katz Heavenly Creme Filled Gingerbread Cupcakes
You read that correctly. These individually-wrapped, creme-filled cupcakes are dairy-free and kosher pareve. And get this – they’re also nut-free, soy-free, and certified gluten-free!
Belvita Gingerbread Breakfast Biscuits
If you’re a fan of these thick, whole grain, vegan wafers, then this holiday flavor is not to be missed.
Wild Friends Gingerbread Peanut Butter Blend
Just grab a spoon. There’s no need to be shy around this creamy natural peanut butter sweetened with organic cane sugar and molasses and seasoned with ginger and allspice.
If you’re an avid Larabar consumer, like me, then this limited edition flavor should be on your list. It’s still free of sweeteners (no molasses) but it contains cinnamon, ginger, and allspice.
Skinny Pop Gingerbread Cookie Kettle Corn
You really can’t go wrong with this sweet popcorn. It’s tossed with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves to complete the gingerbread experience. We haven’t found it online yet, but they did confirm that it’s hitting stores again this year for the holidays.
Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookie Dough
In truth, they Pillsbury makes quite a few dairy-free cookie dough varieties. But this one only pops up for the holidays!
Wildway Gingerbread Grain-Free Granola
This healthy baker makes soft, chewy granola that’s perfect for snacking. Like their other flavors, this gingerbread version is paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, certified gluten-free, and contains no added sugars. But it’s rich with sweet dates and warm winter spices.
Amoretti Gingerbread Cookie Spread
Cookie butter fans will swoon over this creamy puree of gingerbread cookies. It just happens to be vegan, too.
Iced Gingerbread Clif Bars
These are more of a vegan sweet than a snack, in my opinion. But that doesn’t take away from their deliciousness.
Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Tea
Celestial Seasonings tends to pack quite a bit of flavor into their teas, and this spicy selection is no exception. It’s a perennial favorite.
Fourpoints Trailhead Gingerbread Energy Bars
These “slow burn” bars are made with hemp protein, spicy ginger, and whole food ingredients to keep you moving this holiday season.
Brooklyn Beans Gingerbread Man Coffee Pods
If you prefer a cup of joe in the morning, then this gingerly kosher pareve coffee pod could be your new best friend. Two other K-cup options are Crazy Cups Gingerbread Coffee and Green Mountain Gingerbread Coffee.
Trees Knees Gingerbread Maple
Bushwick Kitchen is a sweet company. They make flavored honeys and maple syrups, including this organic gingerbread maple syrup infused with winter spices.
Trader Joe’s Vegan Gingerbread Loaf
This pre-baked, ready to savor, vegan gingerbread loaf is in their bakery section, snuggling up to their vegan banana bread. It’s seasonal, and just launched in 2020.
Taza Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Chocolate Bar
The Amaze Bars from Taza are a special treat made with organic stone ground chocolate. This holiday flavor goes above and beyond with ginger cookies and an extra dose of spices. And Taza is one of the few dairy-free, kosher pareve chocolate makers.
gfJules Gluten Free Graham Cracker – Gingerbread Mix
There are quite a few gingerbread cookie mixes on the market that are made without dairy. But gfJules makes the only one (we’ve found) that is kosher pareve and has a dairy-free preparation!
Enjoy Life Gingerbread Spice Soft Baked Cookies
It isn’t that hard to find gingerbread cookies that are made without dairy – you might even spot some in the bakery section at your grocer. But this is the only soft gingerbread cookie we’ve found that’s certified kosher pareve, allergy-friendly, and vegan. Plus they taste delicious and are available year round!
Stauffers Gingerbread Iced Cookies
These cute little iced cookies are surprisingly dairy-free and vegan! They’re also one of the easier brands to locate.
Foodstirs Very Merry Gingerbread Cookie Mix
Unlike most wheat-based gingerbread cookie mixes, this one is certified kosher pareve and organic. It does call for eggs and butter in the preparation. But we’ve been told that dairy-free buttery sticks and even vegan egg substitute work quite well with this brand.
Nakd Ginger Bread Bars
This UK company is now shipping their bars to the U.S., and the wholesome, 6-ingredient, vegan, ginger bread flavor is a fan favorite.
Wilton Gingerbread Kits (Select Varieties)
Sarah spotted several of these gingerbread cookie kits that are made without dairy. They include pre-baked cookies, icing, and decorations, and come in adorable scenes like a Train, Lighthouse, and Mini Village. It looks like Wilton also makes the Paw Patrol Gingerbread Kit, and perhaps this adorable Mini Gingerbread House Mug Huggers Kit. Some of these are also vegan, by ingredients.
How to Make Dairy-Free Gingerbread Anything
There are all types of flavors, seasonings, and garnishes to transform drinks, baked goods, and more into fragrant gingerbread bliss. Here are somefun dairy-free gingerbread extras.
- Torani Gingerbread Syrup or Monin Gingerbread Syrup can be drizzled in coffee drinks, dairy-free hot chocolate, or non-dairy milk beerage.
- Gardens by Grace Organic Gingerbread Extract is perfect for flavoring candy, baking, frosting, and more.
- Flavor God Gingerbread Cookie Seasoning is made for baking, but it’s also delicious sprinkled in oatmeal or even toast!
- McCormick Gingerbread Spice cuts out the guess work. It’s a perfectly formulated blend of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg – in that order.
- CK Edible Confetti Gingerbread Men don’t really taste like gingerbread, but they are such a cute way to top gingerbread goodies.
- Campfire Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallows are not only good for warm beverages, but also for making gingerbread crispy treats!
Dairy-Free Gingerbread Recipes
Now that you’re in the gingerbread spirit, I recommend trying one (or more) of these wonderful dairy-free recipes!
- Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar (pictured below)
- Gingerbread Apple Skillet Cake
- Vegan Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie
- Smoky Chipotle Vegan Gingerbread Cake
- Gingerbread Cookie Butter
- Spirited Gingerbread Brandy Fig Balls
- Grain-Free Indian Gingerbread
- Wild Blueberry Gingerbread
- Spiced Gingerbread French Toast
- Gingerbread Granola
- Classic Vegan Gingerbread Cake
- Gluten-Free & Vegan Gingerbread People
Thanks so much!
I’ve had Mi-Del Gingerbread Men and they are delicious!
The following is from their website:
Simply MI-DELICIOUS Gingerbread Men
MI-DEL’s Gingerbread cookie recipe combines just the right amount of ginger, flour and other important ingredients and is baked to a crisp, snappy perfection. The result – holiday cookies bursting with flavor that will satisfy everyone this holiday season!
Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Cane Sugar, Canola Oil, Fancy Molasses, Ginger, Baking Soda, Organic Caramel Color, Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin (An Emulsifier).
Produced in a Certified Peanut-Free facility that also processes milk, eggs and coconut. MI-DEL Gluten Free products are routinely tested using the ELISA method to ensure there is less than 20 parts per million gluten.