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Gluten-Free Snack Recipes Just for Kids

Collection of favorite gluten-free snack recipes

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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.

1. Gluten-Free Homemade Energy Bar Recipe

Gluten-Free Homemade Energy Bar Recipe Image Teri Lee Gruss
2012 © Teri Lee Gruss

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 butters, nuts, seeds and sweeteners.

Gluten-Free Homemade Energy Bar Recipe

2. Gluten-Free / Grain-Free Flax and Almond Muffins

Gluten Free / Grain Free Flax and Almond Flour Muffin Recipe Image Teri Gruss
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!

Gluten-Free / Grain-Free Flax and Almond Muffins

3. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Image Teri Lee Gruss
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.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

4. Homemade Gluten-Free Carob Brownies

Gluten Free Carob Brownie Recipe
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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.

Gluten-Free Carob Brownie Recipe

5. Gluten-Free Homemade Rice Crispie Bars

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

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

Gluten-Free Homemade Rice Crispie Bar Recipe

6. Gluten-Free Pumpkin "Doughnut Hole" Mini Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnut "Holes" Recipe Image Teri Gruss
Photo © 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-free pumpkin "doughnut hole" mini muffins ar baked, not fried but these delicious pumpkin-rich pastries are anything but fat-free. The warm mini muffins are dipped in melted butter and rolled in spiced sugar. Sweeter than some of our snack recipes, these mini muffins are a real treat.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin "Doughnut Hole" Mini Muffin Recipe

7. Gluten-Free Sesame Crisp Cookies

Gluten-Free Sesame Crisp Cookie Recipe Image Teri Gruss
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!

Gluten-Free Sesame Crisp Cookie Recipe

8. Gluten-Free Homemade Almond Biscotti

Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti Recipe Image Teri Lee Gruss
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.

Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti Recipe

9. Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwich Bars

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwich Bar Recipe Image Teri Gruss
Photo © 2012 Teri Lee Gruss

Homemade gluten-free sandwiches are so easy to make! Keep a stash in the freezer for a kid-favorite gluten-free snack treat that I promise you, will not last long. Think about making a double patch when the kids have lots of friends over.

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwich Bar Recipe

10. Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Homemade Banana Bread Recipe Image Teri Gruss
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.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

11. 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
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.

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

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