10 Delicious Gluten Free Snacks For Kids

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10 Delicious Gluten Free Snacks for Kids

Kids who eat gluten free need snacks too. Read this guide, and discover some of the most delicious gluten free snacks for kids out there.

In 2017 around 3.1 million people stated they followed a gluten-free diet. 72% of them were people without celiac disease avoiding gluten (PWAGs). 

While the reasons why parents have their kids turn to a gluten-free diet vary, all kids still love to snack. But a recent study showed that 88% of gluten-free snacks for kids available on the market are classified as unhealthy. 

Which is why it’s so important to find gluten-free snack recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and actually taste good. We want to help you find the best healthy gluten-free recipes.

Keep reading to learn about 10 delicious gluten-free treats for kids. 

1. Sweet Potato Fries are Among the Most Delicious Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

If you’re looking for easy snack recipes, sweet potato fries should be at the top of your list. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 1 Tbs Coconut or olive oil
  • Spices (salt, oregano, garlic salt, cinnamon, etc) 

Instructions

Cut the sweet potato as thinly as you like. Mix ingredients together. Spread out on evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 F degrees for 30 minutes. Turn them over every 10 minutes until crispy.

2. Quinoa Granola Bars

When it comes to kids menu ideas, quinoa granola bars are fantastic. They’re much healthier than many of the granola bars found in the grocery aisles. 

Make sure your oats are certified gluten-free. 

Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats 
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 3 large or 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup, honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • Cooking spray 

Instructions

Spread both types of oats, quinoa, and almonds on a large baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10-15 minutes until lightly brown. Stir occasionally. 

Transfer to a large mixing bowl and allow it to completely cool. 

Stir in flax seed, chocolate chips, and salt. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl then add the rice syrup/honey/maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix well and pour over dry ingredients. Mix well again.

Place in Baking Dish to Cool

Using parchment paper and cooking spray, place mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Use a spatula or wet hands to press it firmly so bars hold together. 

Bake for 30 minutes and let cool. 

3. Raw Wild Blueberry Pie

This pie tastes amazing and is so healthy you and your family can eat it as dessert or breakfast. 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cashews or almonds
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 4 cups pitted dates
  • 20 ounces thawed wild blueberries
  • 1 diced mango

Crust

Process the nuts, coconut, and 3 cups of dates in a food processor until combined thoroughly. Press the crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Cover and refrigerate.

Filling

Process half the blueberries in the food processor along with the remaining cup of dates and mango until smooth. Then stir in the remaining blueberries. 

Pour the pie filling over the chilled pie crust and refrigerate for at 40 minutes. 

4. Kale Chips

Kids love snacking on chips but the potato variety isn’t healthy. Try this kale version instead.

Ingredients

  • 1 decent sized head of kale 
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt

Instructions

Separate leaves and wash kale in cold water. Pat dry. 

Remove the center stem and then cut the leaves crosswise into 3-inch pieces. Drizzle and massage olive oil until coated thoroughly. 

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Separate chips. Bake for an additional 7-10 minutes then toss with sea salt.

5. Lemon Sorbet

Perfect for hot summer months for the kids to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 sage leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 lemons (to make 1 cup of juice)
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest

Instructions

Combine honey, sage leaves, and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan. On medium heat, warm until honey completely dissolves, then add lemon juice and zest.

Stir well then place in the refrigerator to cool. Once cooled, remove and toss sage leaves. 

Place mixture in a bowl and set in the freezer, stirring every 30 minutes until you reach desired consistency. If you use an ice cream maker rather than a bowl, process according to manufacturer’s instructions. 

6. Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream

Everyone loves ice cream and this gluten-free recipe is sure to please everyone.

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas (frozen)
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs Maple Syrup

Instructions

Cut up bananas into chunks and place in a container in the freezer for at least 24 hours until frozen. Using a mixer or blender, mix frozen bananas and maple syrup until smooth.

Using a spatula or spoon, mix in chocolate chips. 

7. Pomegranate Bark

For anyone who loves chocolate, but hates the guilt, these gluten-free treats are the perfect solution!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz chocolate chips (find chips with at least 60% cacao)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups pomegranate seeds (can find frozen)

Instructions

Using a saucepan, stir the chocolate chips and coconut oil on low heat until they’re melted and combined. Then add the maple syrup.

Spread evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Firmly press the pomegranate seeds into the chocolate mix. 

Place in freezer for 30 minutes. 

8. Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks

With this gluten-free recipe, your kids won’t feel deprived of one of their favorite snacks. 

Ingredients

  • 12 part-skim mozzarella sticks
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 6 Tbsp gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Cut the mozzarella sticks in half. Freeze for 30 minutes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Set out three medium-sized bowls. Place the gluten-free flour in one bowl. Place an egg in another bowl and beat it. Mix the gluten-free bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in the third bowl. 

Coat Your Mozzarella Sticks

Take your mozzarella sticks and place in the flour bowl, then the egg bowl, then the bread crumbs bowl. Then place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes

Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees F for three minutes on each side. 

9. Raw Date Granola

You can make a big batch and store it in a jar in your fridge so your kids can grab a healthy gluten-free snack whenever they want. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Using a food processor, process all ingredients until roughly combined. You can store this in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

10. Baked Apple Chips

A tasty and quick treat for your kids. 

Ingredients

  • 4 apples (sliced thin but with the peel left on)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

Slice apples and toss with cinnamon. Lay them evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Bake at 200 degrees F for one hour. Turn over and bake for another two or three hours until crispy and lightly browned. 

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