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
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    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 / Grain Free Flax and Almond Flour Muffin Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free / Grain Free Flax and Almond Flour Muffins. 2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

    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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  • 05 of 11

    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

    Gluten-Free Sesame Crisp Cookie Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Sesame Crisp Cookies. 2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

    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.