There just aren’t enough words to express how truly excited I am to share this list with you!
Not too long ago, you couldn’t find so many wonderful gingerbread houses for children with celiac disease, food allergies, or other dietary restrictions. Now, we have lots of great choices, and our kids can be fully included in this fun, Christmas tradition.
In each kit’s description, I have listed the allergies covered. Find the perfect kit for your child to enjoy the magic of the holidays. Every gingerbread house on the list is gluten-free. Most are free of the top 9 allergens. You will also find vegan gingerbread house kits, as well as non-GMO, organic, and dye-free kits.
All of the gluten-free and allergy-friendly gingerbread house kit manufacturers below have sent or are sending me gingerbread house kits at no cost for my family to try out and provide personal feedback. I will update details under each manufacturer once we have received and built their respective kits.
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The LillyBean Tiny House Village Baking Kit makes 5 tiny gingerbread houses. They are the perfect size for little ones to decorate and then eat.
This is a baking kit, which means you’ll bake the cookie wall and roof pieces before assembling and decorating the gingerbread houses. There’s a YouTube Video Tutorial. The kit includes all dry ingredients. You’ll need to add butter (or coconut oil for vegan), maple syrup, and water.
Place the finished houses on a cake stand for a charming Christmas decoration. Enjoy your own village of tiny gingerbread houses until you are ready to devour them.
Tiny House Village Baking Kit $25: gingerbread cookie mix, vegan royal-icing mix, piping bag, naturally colored candy cane, tiny house cookie cutter, parchment papers for rolling dough and baking, veggie-colored red, white, and green sparkle sugar blends, and sprinkles.
Size: 5 tiny houses. My husband would call these bite-sized, but I would say each house is more like eating five small cookies.
Tips: Roll out the dough to a maximum of 1/4″ thick. When mixing the icing, add only the amount of water indicated on the recipe card, as the icing needs to be thick enough to make a good construction glue.
Allergens: Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Soy-free. No artificial color. Vegan.
You can buy these baking kits on Amazon or directly from LillyBean. As an Amazon Associate, I am not allowed to publish Amazon prices, as they can change at any time. At the time of writing, Amazon is slightly more affordable due to shipping costs at LillyBean. You could always order 2 kits at LillyBean to get free shipping. There are several fun baking kits to mix & match!
Little GF Chefs
The Little GF Chefs Double Gingerbread House Kit is designed for little ones to make two gingerbread houses. As the mother of two children, I immediately recognized the value of 2 houses. IYKYK
The ingredients in this beautiful kit are free of gluten and the top 9 allergens. The Little GF Chefs facility is gluten and top-allergen-free, and all ingredients are sourced from dedicated facilities. You will need to add a few ingredients: molasses, dairy-free butter (if you want to keep the gingerbread houses dairy-free), and water.
Always up for competition, my kids decided to make it a gingerbread house decorating contest! They really enjoyed having their own houses to decorate.
We had enough dough to make 2 houses plus 2 gingerbread men, 2 Christmas trees, and 6 mini snowflakes. The walls were sturdy, and the white chocolate icing served as a strong glue. We had no issues with pieces breaking or not holding together.
In addition to the Gingerbread House Kit, Little GF Chefs sells other baking kits that can be purchased a la carte or as a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription. I highly recommend these kits for Christmas gifts. They are a great way for our kiddos on medically restricted diets to build self-confidence with positive experiences in the kitchen.
Like so many gluten-free businesses, Little GF Chefs was founded by a mom of kiddos with dietary needs, including celiac disease, a dairy allergy, and gluten intolerance. She was inspired by her family’s experiences to create these wonderful baking kits for all of our families.
Double Gingerbread House Kit $45: includes gingerbread mix to make 2 gingerbread houses, house cookie cutters set, white chocolate icing, 2 piping bags, organic crushed peppermint, rainbow sprinkles, and plant-based sanding sugars (red, purple & green)… all in a cute, giftable package.
Size: 2 gingerbread houses, approximately 5″ x 4″.
Tips: Bring out your Christmas cookie cutters! After you cut out the gingerbread house pieces, use the leftover dough to make gingerbread men or other gingerbread embellishments for your houses.
Allergens: Certified gluten-free. Vegan. Free of the top nine allergens and artificial dyes.
Why My Kids Love this Gingerbread House Kit: Having two houses added an extra layer of fun. Both kids had artistic license over their own house, and they loved the added layer of a decorating contest, because… sibling rivalry.
Sensitive Sweets Bakery
Sensitive Sweets Gingerbread House Kits come in an adorable box, perfect for gift-giving.
As soon as I opened the Deluxe Gingerbread House Kit, the first thing that impressed me was how well-packaged the pre-baked wall and roof gingerbread pieces were. They are securely bubble-wrapped with great care. I don’t see how they could arrive broken, but if they do, send a pic to Sensitive Sweets and they’ll send new pieces.
The second thing I noticed was the aroma. It immediately took me back to the real gingerbread houses of my childhood in Germany.
We assembled the house according to the how-to video on YouTube. We followed the tips, including making the icing the consistency of toothpaste and using jars or cans to support the walls while drying. It was very easy to build. No breaking, no falling walls, and no frustration… the icing worked perfectly as glue.
After the icing-glue dried, we got busy decorating with the included icing, frosting, plastic trees, character rings (Santa, snowman…), and organic gummy bears. At this stage, I watered down the icing just the tiniest bit to make it easier for the kids to pipe decorative icicles and shingles.
The icing already included a piping bag. I made a second simple piping bag for the “snowdrift” frosting by placing it in a Ziploc bag and cutting a hole for piping. The finished display was festive and everything you’d want in a gingerbread house, with none of the gluten.
When we devoured the house days later, it was so delicious. My daughter’s friends (gluten-eaters) all agreed. The regular, store-bought, dry gingerbread houses are no comparison. My son (also a gluten-eater) said it was the best gingerbread house he had ever eaten.
Sensitive Sweets is one of our local gluten-free treasurers, founded by a mom dedicated to meeting the dietary needs of her son. You can learn more about this gluten-free & allergy-friendly bakery in my Gluten-Free Guide to Orange County, California.
Basic Kit, $38.95: includes baked Gingerbread Cookie walls and roof, icing mix (just add water) in a piping bag for connecting walls, green plastic holiday trees, and rings for decoration.
Deluxe Kit Upgrade, $49.95: includes baked Gingerbread Cookie walls and roof, icing mix (just add water) in a piping bag for connecting walls, plastic holiday trees and rings for decoration, PLUS frosting for snow and organic dye-free candies.
Size: Approximately 6″ tall, 5″wide, 4″ deep.
Tips: Add very little water at a time to the icing mix. You want it to be the consistency of toothpaste when constructing the house. Enjoy eating the gingerbread house! The instructions say to eat within 2 months of delivery and one week of decorating. We ate ours around the four-day mark, and the walls were still chewy (like a cookie).
Allergens: Vegan. Free of the following: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, oats, and sesame. Non-GMO. Made with no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavoring.
Why My Kids Love this Gingerbread House: The gingerbread house pieces tasted amazing! The kids were as excited to eat the walls as they were the candy.
You are probably already familiar with YumEarth. This gluten-free and allergy-friendly candy line is found in many grocery stores and big box stores throughout the U.S.
The brand is committed to making products that include our kiddos with dietary restrictions in all of the fun and celebrations throughout the year. Allergy-friendly, gluten-free gingerbread house kits were an obvious move for YumEarth’s holiday season offerings.
This kit, like the Sensitive Sweets kit, includes pre-baked wall and roof pieces. Simply use the gingerbread house panels and white icing to assemble the house and then decorate with the included YumEarth candy.
Gingerbread House Kit $39.99 (currently on sale for $29.99): includes gingerbread wall and roof cookie pieces, white icing, YumEarth organic candy (giggles, holiday-themed gummy fruits, and peppermint lollipops).
Allergens: Gluten-free and free from the top 9 allergens. No high fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes. Non-GMO and vegan.
Nordicware Gingerbread Bundt Cake
This last idea is not technically a kit, but if you are up for baking, it is a fabulous homemade option.
When my daughter and I were first diagnosed with celiac disease about 10 Christmases ago, I wanted to find a safe solution to include my then 3-year-old in our church’s annual gingerbread house event.
We bake the house together, the kids decorate it, and a day or so later they invite their friends over for a gingerbread-eating party.
My family also has the Cozy Village pan by Nordicware and I modified the recipe for 12 miniature gingerbread houses to make them gluten-free. Perfect for a gingerbread decorating party where everyone wants their own gingerbread house to decorate.
Size: The large bundt cake is a good size, approximately 5x9x7. The miniature houses are about 3″ tall, similar to a very large cupcake.
Tips: Be sure to grease (with butter or shortening) and flour the pan before filling. A silicone brush is helpful for getting the grease into all of the nooks and crannies. There are a lot of details, and this extra step will help the cake release nicely.
Allergens: Gluten-Free, if using one of the Go Gluten Freely gingerbread house recipes. You can adjust the recipe or use a boxed mix that meets your dietary needs.
Why My Kids Love this Gingerbread House: They love having a gingerbread house eating party. The cake holds a lot of candy and is delicious.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas as you carry on old traditions and make new ones!
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