11 Gluten-Free Snack Recipes Just for Kids

Collection of favorite gluten-free snack recipes

Snacks are an important part of gluten-free diets for kids, used to help fuel the tremendous energy needs of growing bodies. Homemade gluten-free snacks, from energy bars to brownies, banana bread to biscotti are easy to make, gluten-free kid-favorite snack recipes.

Learn more about the nutritional needs of gluten-free kids.

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    Gluten-Free Homemade Energy Bar Recipe

    Organic Muesli Bars
    Tyler Finck/Moment/Getty Images

    An easy, no-bake, nutritious and economical alternative to commercial energy bars, our recipe for homemade gluten-free energy bars can be personalized with your kids favorite dried fruits, nut butter, nuts, seeds, and sweeteners.

  • 02 of 11

    Gluten-Free / Grain-Free Flax and Almond Muffins

    Gluten free flax meal and almond flour muffins

    The Spruce

    No rice, no sorghum, no bean flour, no tapioca, no potato starch, no cornstarch, no xanthan gum or guar gum. These delicious gluten-free / grain-free flax meal and almond meal muffins taste like doughnuts but are way healthier!

  • 03 of 11

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Image Teri Lee Gruss
    Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies. Photo 2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Of course, you don't have to be a kid to love classic gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn't! Change this recipe up and turn them into minty refreshing cookies by making two simple changes. This recipe for coconut flour cookies is also a great way to mix coconut and chocolate.

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    Gluten-Free Almond Flour Pretzels

    Keto Pretzels

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

    Pretzels are just fun to eat. They're great for eating on-the-go, on the way to soccer practice or after a basketball game. And with this recipe, they're actually pretty healthy. Unlike traditional pretzel recipes, this one does away with highly refined and processed flour, and instead opts for protein-rich almond flour. It's also keto-friendly and gluten-free, which is great if your kids, their friends, or anyone in your family has celiac disease. This recipe features almond flour, cream cheese, mozzarella, and eggs for a decadent, bread-like mouthfeel, that is 100% celiac-safe. Kids will love mixing and matching flavors—serve with honey mustard dip, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, or even ketchup. It comes together in under 40 minutes.

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    Homemade Gluten-Free Carob Brownies

    Gluten Free Carob Brownie Recipe
    Gluten Free Carob Brownies. istockphotos

    Carob powder is naturally sweeter than cocoa powder and is a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and selenium. Look for roasted carob powder in health food stores and large grocery stores.

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    Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Grain-Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The Spruce / Jennifer Perillo 

    Almond flour takes the place of all-purpose, making for a thin and crispy cookie with a slightly chew texture. Make sure to space out the dough as these cookies tend to spread a lot while baking.

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    Gluten-Free Homemade Rice Crispie Bars

    Gluten-Free Homemade Rice Crispie Bar Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Homemade Rice Crispie Bars. Photo © 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

    Homemade gluten-free rice crispy bars are oh, so easy to make and must be, hands-down the top kid-favorite snack treat. Mine too!

  • 08 of 11

    Gluten-Free Sesame Crisp Cookies

    Sesame Crisp Cookie Recipe

     The Spruce

    Super crisp and delicious, gluten-free sesame cookies are really healthy too! According to the USDA nutritional database, sesame seeds are a good source of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc and selenium and they're low in sodium. They're rich in fatty acids but contain no cholesterol. Wow, that's a healthy snack cookie!

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  • 09 of 11

    Gluten-Free Homemade Almond Biscotti

    Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti Recipe Image Teri Lee Gruss
    Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti. Photo 2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Healthy and easy to make, this gluten-free almond biscotti recipe is loaded with toasted almonds, amaranth flour, and almond meal. Biscotti is a sturdy packable snack, perfect for gluten-free on-the-go snacking, brown bagging and travel.

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    Gluten-Free Banana Bread

    Gluten-Free Homemade Banana Bread Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Homemade Banana Bread. Photo © 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

    Made with a generous amount of gluten-free sorghum flour and amaranth flour and 3 large bananas, our recipe for gluten-free banana quick bread is loaded with flavors that kids love.

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    Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Grain Free Devil's Food Flax Micro Muffin

    Teri's Gluten Free / Grain-Free Devil's Food Micro Muffin Image Teri Gruss
    Teri's Gluten Free / Grain-Free Devil's Food Micro Muffin. Image © 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

    What I love about the ground flax microwave muffin recipe is how healthy the ingredients are (gluten, dairy, and grain free!) and how incredibly easy these "miracle" muffins are to make.