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Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Houses + Christmas Bucket List Printable

Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Houses are the perfect addition to your homes Christmas Traditions!Gluten free gingerbread house

These Gluten Free Gingerbread Houses are brought to you through a collaboration with Schar. All opinions are my own.

Christmas Tradition

Everyone has their traditions, and one of my favorites was making a gingerbread house. Not the kind made with home-baked cookies; the kind made with graham crackers.

We always had a blast loading up graham crackers with tons of icing and candy. Even as an adult, friends and I would get together to make these treats.

When I was putting together a list of our Christmas Bucket List, I knew Gingerbread Houses had to be on it.

Christmas Bucket List

Christmas Bucket List Printable

Christmas Bucket List

Every year I make a list of some of our must do’s for the Holiday Season. Some of our favorite things are visiting Santa and going to the zoo to see their light display.

Making a list helps me to prioritize our time,  December flies by so fast! I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way, so feel free to print of my Bucket List, tape it to the fridge, and be sure to write Gingerbread Houses first! Click the image or HERE to download!

These are super easy to make, and of course, they are gluten free Gingerbread Houses!

Gingerbread Train

Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Houses

We had so much fun making these gluten free gingerbread houses. The little train above was made by my husband; I did the little houses and trees. While his was more complex, I did mine with only one hand. Not to brag, but I think building a gingerbread house with one hand is pretty darn impressive. (In case  your wondering, my other is still recovering from wrist surgery!)

What made these so easy? Schar Gluten Free Honeygrams and my killer royal icing.

Schar Gluten Free Grahams Gingerbread House

The Schar Gluten Free Honeygrams are great for building (plus they taste great!). The square size is perfect. Now we did need to trim some to make roofs, and I used cookie cutters for trees, but there is a trick to that. Microwave the honeygrams for 30 seconds in a damp paper towel, when you remove it, it will be slightly soft. Perfect for cutting out shapes.

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Decorating Fun

The best part about making Gingerbread Houses is decorating! There are so many different options. Just be sure to read all your candy for gluten. It can be sneaky!

There are tons of gluten free candies out there, so don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of options!

Royal icing is what I use to hold it together. I use pasteurized egg whites in my recipe. I like to buy the little container of just the whites, so I don’t end up with tons of leftover yokes. Be sure to get pasteurized, since the eggs are not going to be cooked.

These easy, gluten free gingerbread houses are a blast to make. I’m sure they will hit. What is one of your bucket list holiday traditions?

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Easy Gluten Free Gingerbread Houses


Royal Icing

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Gluten Free Gingerbread House

  • Gluten Free Honeygrams
  • Gluten Free Candy


  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy
  • Beat in powder sugar, a third at a time until well combined.
  • Beat on medium speed for 5 to 8 minutes, until shiny and holds shape.
  • Add 1/4-1/2 cup extra powdered sugar, if needed.


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    December 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Such a useful post! I feel like people don’t make their own gingerbread houses much these days and this is a great way to get everyone involved!

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    Kristen R.
    December 8, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I adore that little train! What super cute idea for the holidays.

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    Jereann Zann
    December 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    The house and train came out great! I love making gingerbread houses, but I haven’t tried with my kids because I thought it would be too complicated. The Schar honeygrams are a game changer though – so we’ll be making some!

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    December 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I love Schar cookies! These are so cute. My kids would love this!

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    Alisa Fleming
    December 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve always been intimidated by gingerbread houses, but this makes it so much easier! The train is simply above and beyond 🙂

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    Sharon @ What the Fork
    December 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    We’ve made our fair share of gingerbread houses, but I like your take and the simplicity of this one!

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    December 5, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    So impressed by your one handed house building skills!! Love the idea of making mini houses and way more price sensitive then the huge kits.

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    December 5, 2017 at 11:01 am

    These are so cute!! My 6 year old would love making these! I’ve been trying to decide what we want to do this year for our own Christmas bucket list and I think we’ll add this to it!

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    December 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I make my own gluten free graham crackers so I can make a BIG Ol’ Gingerbread House, but this size would be handy for those class projects where the class mom always brings in regular gluten grahams (boo!). Cute ideas here, Amanda!

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    Sarah @ TheFitCookie
    December 5, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Those are so cute, and way easier than making them from scratch! We made mini gingerbread houses for my son’s class one year from graham crackers, it was a lot of fun 🙂

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    December 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Oh my gosh. That train is the cutest! So creative.

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    December 5, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Um, GENIUS! No need to make any special gingerbread when you already have Schar honeygrams!

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    Courtney Byers
    December 4, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    These are soooo cute! I love that they are Gluten free too, so if you sneak a bite it is healthy.

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    December 4, 2017 at 9:17 am

    These are adorable. I’ll have to try this with my kids!

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    Angela Lanter
    December 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I cannot wait to start this tradition with my little girl! So fun!

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