Tu B’Shevat {aka Tu Bishvat} is a beautiful holiday celebrating trees’ birthday. Even though it is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, I love the idea of a tree’s birthday or New Year of the Trees. Trees give us clean air, shelter, and delicious food!

A collection of fruit recipe photos in a collage.

Whether you are new to Tu B’shevat, or you celebrate this event every year with family and friends, I have your menu covered all day long with 27  delicious recipe ideas. Although there are no technical “Tu Bishvat” foods, it is a tradition to make recipes that use fruit, nuts, olives, etc., for this holiday. 

I pulled together some of my best recipes, including the fruits and nuts of trees, hoping you can celebrate this joyous occasion with us!

Tree fruits and nuts are front and center in each recipe I chose to feature in this roundup. Every recipe was chosen with the trees’ birthday in mind to celebrate their bounty. This roundup includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and cocktail recipes. 

I hope you have a chance to try some of my gluten free Tu B’Shevat recipes.

Father and child planting a tree.

Do you have any family traditions for this holiday? One of my favorite traditions for Tu Bishvat is planting a new tree each year. It is a beautiful activity to do together with your whole family!

Over the years, we have planted a fig tree, a fruit salad tree, an apple tree, and an apricot tree. Have you planted any trees with your family?

A picture of someone hugging a tree so you see the hands wrapped around the tree.

If you are new to gluten free, here is a wonderful introduction to help introduce you to a guide to gluten free living. Gluten free living is easy when you know the basics!

I would love to hear how you celebrate the trees’ birthday!

The Best Gluten Free Tu B’Shevat Recipes:

Breakfast

Pear Smoothie Bowl
Sandi Gaertner
Creamy pear smoothie bowl.
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Easy Vegan Creamsicle Smoothie
Sandi Gaertner
This recipe helps you create a delicious, creamy vegan creamsicle smoothie.
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The top view of two creamsicle smoothies.
Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Sandi Gaertner
Light and fluffy gluten free apple cinnamon muffins. There is also a dairy-free option for this muffin recipe.
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Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Nectar
Sandi Gaertner
If you can't eat grains, I have you covered with this easy paleo apple cinnamon donuts recipe. They are perfect for breakfast!
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Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes with Pear
Sandi Gaertner
Gluten Free Pear and buckwheat pancakes
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maple syrup being poured onto a stack of gluten free buckwheat pancakes
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Sandi Gaertner
An easy overnight chia pudding recipe flavored with vanilla, dates, and pecans.
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A close up view of a glass of chia pudding topped with dates and pecans.

Salad

Kale Salad with Apples
Sandi Gaertner
Kale Salad with Apples is a kid friendly healthy salad recipe! Crunchy sweet apples balance out the harsh flavor of the kale. Tossed with a sweet vinaigrette, this Gluten Free Kale Salad with Apples is simply delicious!
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kale salad with apples in a wooden salad bowl
Pink Grapefruit Fennel Salad
Sandi Gaertner
An easy citrus salad recipe that is perfect for a picnic.
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A large bowl filled with pink grapefruit and fennel salad.

Meals

Herb Roasted Chicken
Sandi Gaertner
A deliciously easy roasted herb chicken with tangerine slices. The whole family will love this flavorful chicken dinner.
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Easy Stove Top Chicken Legs Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
How to make a one pan easy chicken legs dinner. This is a kid-friendly deliciously easy dinner that is great for busy school nights.
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Chicken legs in a pot being stirred with a wooden spoon.
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken
Sandi Gaertner
A slow cooker lemon chicken that is tender and juicy!
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Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Lemon Pepper
Sandi Gaertner
This delicious easy roasted Cornish hens recipe is so easy to make. Flavored with a tangy lemon pepper seasoning.
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A roasted Cornish game hen on a bed of spinach.

Dessert

Gluten Free Date Nut Cake
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious gluten free date nut cake that is perfect for Tu B'shevat or any time. Simple to make as a cake or a loaf.
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Gluten Free Creamy Apple Cake
Sandi Gaertner
This delicious Gluten Free Creamy Apple Cake tastes like it was made in a professional bakery! If you love kuchen, a German cake, this cake is made in a very similar way.
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un-sliced gluten free apple cake on a white cake plate
Gluten Free French Apple Cakes
Sandi Gaertner
You are going to love this classic gluten free French apple cakes recipe. One of the most popular apple recipes on my blog!
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Gluten Free Upside Down Orange Almond Flour Cake
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious gluten free upside down orange cake that is also dairy free and refined sugar free.
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A close up of the caramelized oranges on the upside down cake.
Gluten Free Russian Tea Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy buttery, melt in your mouth gluten free Russian tea cookies.
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Six gluten free Russin tea cookies on a wooden serving dish.

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