Festive Gluten and Dairy Free Afternoon Tea

A festive gluten and dairy free recipe.

Today I’m going to share my recipe for gluten and dairy free afternoon tea– with a slight festive twist which makes it a lovely alternative to a Christmas buffet or heavy meal.  This was my first attempt at gluten and dairy free afternoon tea and I’m really pleased with how it went. I also managed to show off my lovely cake stand from Denby. Here’s how I created my afternoon tea.

The Sandwiches

  • I used BFree Gluten Free Bread and a range of toppings- I tried to keep these healthy as possible so I did tuna&cucumber; chicken and hummus; chicken and goats cheese and avocado and cucumber. I used Pure dairy free spread and vegan mayo.
  • I also made mini oatcake snacks: I used Nairs gluten free oat cakes and topped with hummus and avocado. These went down a treat.

The Cakes

  • Naughty confession- I couldn’t be bothered to make Jam Tarts so I bought them from Tesco’s free from range.
  • I made flapjacks using The Sweetpea pantry Super Oat Flapjack Mix * from The Food Market– you can buy lots of natural and organic produce here; I’d really recommend it. I also added in some cacao nibs into the flapjack mix for extra sweetness- and a great source of Magnesium and Iron too!

The Snacks

  • I served vegetable crisps as a healthier alternative to regular ones.
  • I added a bowl of strawberries and blueberries for guests to snack on and to add some colour to the platter!

I hope you like my gluten and dairy free afternoon tea suggestions- it doesn’t have to be difficult to create a lovely festive spread!


  1. January 12, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    This great article.I’m always afternoon drinking tea,and sometimes drink coffee.I really love snake cake and Sandwiches. I’m eating afternoon.Thanks for information.

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