Round up of the top 30 Passover Friendly Desserts that are healthy, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and paleo-approved!
Calling all of you lovelies celebrating Passover this year. I have a great list of recipes that you can make for your Passover parties coming up. We have Mango Banana Sorbet, Cinnamon Coffee Cake and everything in between. Every party or celebration must have desserts and these are desserts are not only delicious but will make your guests wanting more!
What are Passover Friendly Desserts?
If you’re new to the Jewish holiday, Passover (Pesach) commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from Egypt. Because they left in such a rush, their bread didn’t have time to rise. So for 8 days, Jews avoid eating anything that has risen (chametz) during the holiday.
What is Chametz?
Chametz is anything made from the five major grains – wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. Some Ashkenazic Jews also avoid rice, corn, peanuts, legumes and others they deem as a possible cross-contamination with Chametz or just too easily confused with it (these foods are called Kitniyot).
Is Dairy OK in Passover Friendly Desserts?
It depends. Jews avoid eating dairy products with meat products in the same meal, and since most Passover seder meals are at dinner, I took the liberty to assume that for most families this would be a “meat” meal where dairy would be prohibited.
I’ve compiled some of my favourite Passover Friendly desserts that are dairy free, (often) gluten free, (sometimes) vegan and packed with flavour! You won’t even miss the Chametz!
Abbey’s Kitchen- Passover Matzo Brittle
You don’t have to be Jewish to love this sweet treat made with a coconut sugar toffee!
Simple Swaps- Mango Banana Sorbet
Get a mango and a banana and you have a mango banana sorbet!
Bit of Health Nutrition- Naturally Sweet Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Calling all macaroon lovers, this is a naturally sweet macaroon that is perfect for you!
Byte Sized Nutrition- Carrot Cake Quinoa bars
Quinoa and carrots are such a delicious combination; you have to try the carrot cake quinoa bars!
Nutrition to Fit- Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Pudding
The chocolate raspberry avocado is a great recipe that only uses 4 ingredients!
Nutritionally- No Churn Salted Chocolate Chip Banana “Ice Cream”
You can never go wrong with ice cream for dessert.
Nutritionally- Vegan Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie
A great dessert with chocolate and banana can never go wrong.
The Delicious Crescent- Luscious Date Avocado Chocolate Truffles
I always think of truffles as a great fancy dessert, so you must try these date and avocado truffles!
Hungry Hobby- 3 Ingredient Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Only 3 ingredients? This can be made in no time.
Hungry Hobby- Double Chocolate Banana Cookies
Banana, Chocolate and cookies? Yes please.
Hungry Hobby- Flourless Pumpkin Bread
Who says pumpkin bread can only be made in the fall?
Abbey’s Kitchen- Chocolate Tahini Mousse with Pomegranate & Pistachio
Who doesn’t love a good old mousse?
Abbey’s Kitchen- Raspberry Margarita Gluten Free Donuts
Margarita in donuts? Now that’s cool.
Vegetarian Gastronomy- Mango Mousse Parfait
If you love mangoes and love parfaits, this is the perfect recipe for you.
Vegetarian Gastronomy-Dark Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Orange Coconut Cream
A great dessert with dates and oranges.
Veggie Inspired- Cherry Chocolate Walnut Truffles
Cherry in truffle form? A work of genius.
Veggie Inspired- Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies
Cookies and icing? A childhood favourite for many.
Pretty Pies- Key Lime Pie
A pie like no other.
Pretty Pies- Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie
You will never guess what the secret ingredient is…. It’s vegetables!
May I Have That recipe? – Orange Almond Honey Cake
A version of orange cake that tastes great.
May I Have That recipe? – Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cookies
A quick recipe that can be made in 20 minutes.
May I Have That recipe? – Passover Flourless Chocolate Tart
Pistachios, walnuts, and coconut can never go wrong in a tart.
Tastes Lovely- Paleo Lemon Sorbet
This is such an easy and tasty recipe and the best part is that it only uses 4 ingredients.
Delightful Adventures- Chocolate Banana Coconut Chia Pudding
What a great way to combine cocoa powder, banana, and chia seeds.
What the Fork- Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Calling all coffee cake lovers.
Veggie Balance- Flourless Chocolate Cake
A healthy chocolate cake? I’ll take a slice!
Veggie Balance- Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins (with Almond Flour)
Homemade blueberry muffins? Yes please.
Noshtastic- Gluten Free Lemon Bars
Lemon bars are an amazing treat to have after any dinner, try these gluten-free lemon bars!
Desserts with Benefits- Healthy Strawberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Strawberry and Vanilla are two flavours that can never go wrong. Mix it with some chia seeds and you get this delicious dessert.
Now I want to know, what do you plan to make for Passover?
What are some of your favourite Passover friendly desserts?
Leave me a comment below with your go-to picks!
Contribution by RD2B Preveena Manisekaren
Updated on October 23rd, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.
Emily @Sinful Nutrition says
So many good ideas here! Perfect for any occasion!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
OMG, so many amazing choices here. Way better than any store bought treats!
Kelly Jones says
Drooling over here! I’d eat any of these any time of year!
Abbey Sharp says
Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen says
This is great, Abbey! Will share with clients!
Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy says
Thanks for featuring my recipes! great roundup!
Abbey Sharp says
Of course 🙂
Charlene Pors says
These all look great! I recently had a client looking for more meal ideas for passover too – will definitely be forwarding them this post.
I don’t celebrate but I totally want these desserts!
These passover desserts look very yummy but can’t seem to find the recipes?? are they somewhere here and am just not seeing them. Passover is coming up soon. Would appreciate hearing back. Thanks so much. Carol
Abbey Sharp says
so sorry Carol, i didnt mean to miss this. Click on the links to get the recipes.
What a great list! Where do I start??
Pinning to make them all 🙂
Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition says
Look at all these yummy treats! Can’t wait to give some of them a try. Thanks for including my Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars!
Betsy Ramirez says
I’m always on the hunt for gluten and dairy free recipes! I pinned this! Thanks, Abbey!
GiGi Eats says
Avocado pudding is definitely one of my favorite things!!!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
All great ideas that are outside of the norm. I do love the choc covered matzohs though
Lindsey of Nutrition to Fit says
Fantastic round up, Abbey! Thanks for including my Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Pudding!
Abbey Sharp says
Thanks for the recipe!
These all look so tasty! The matzo looks amazing!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
Wow this is a great list, Abbey! So many creative recipes! (I’m craving some of those pies!)