Level Up Your Snack Game with These Gluten-Free Snack Ideas for Kids


Short on time? Finding delicious and easy snacks to cater to children’s dietary needs doesn’t have to be time-consuming or a challenge. For families navigating the realm of gluten-free living, snack time can become even more daunting. Fear not! With some creativity and handy kitchen tricks, providing tasty and nutritious gluten-free snacks for kids is easier than you might think. 


Sweet Potato Chips

Recipe Credit: Jenniferfugo


  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Seasoning (Choose based on preferences)
    • White pepper and salt
    • Garlic powder, salt and black pepper

If you’re looking for a savoury snack sweet potato chips are a life-saver to curb kids' cravings. Just cut a few sweet potatoes into thin slices, add olive oil and sprinkle your selected seasoning. Make sure to to combine all ingredients well ensuring that the potatoes are lightly coated. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees celsius and then flip the chips over before baking for another 10 to 15 minutes till the chips are lightly golden. 


Fruit Fusion Delights 

Add some colour to your kid’s diet by cutting up a selection of your child’s favourite fruits. Mix all your fruit in a bowl and if you want to keep your fruit extra fresh add a squeeze of lemon juice.  If you want to make it more decorative, take it a step further by arranging it on fruit skewers or making a fruit pizza. 

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Broccoli Cheesy Bites

Recipe Credit: herheartskitchen


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of gluten-free panko
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 2 cups of steamed broccoli crowns, finely cut.
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon of salt 
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder 

Sneak some veggies into your kid’s diet with these delicious bite-sized broccoli cheesy bites. First, preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. Then prepare a 12-cup baking tray by lightly brushing oil to prevent it from sticking. Combine and mix all ingredients in a bowl and then add it to the baking tray. Bake it until they’re lightly browned on the top for about 15 to 18 minutes. 


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Flavourful Quinoa Energy Bites

Recipe Credit: EatingbyElaine 


  • 1 cup of cooked white quinoa
  • ¼ cup of almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 

For a flavourful and protein-packed snack get hands-on in the kitchen and make some quinoa energy bites. Simply combine all ingredients into small bite-sized balls and pop them in the fridge until firm. Leave them in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight.  These easy snacks are great to keep the kids energised and are perfect for those on the go. 

Banana Oat Cookies 

Recipe Credit: Simply Quinoa


  • ¾ cup ripe and mashed banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup of rolled oats 
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips 

These soft and chewy cookies make for a wholesome gluten-free treat that kids will love.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. In a medium-sized bowl add mashed bananas and mix in the egg. Then add the remaining ingredients until combined well. Add spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet and flatten with a spoon. Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. 

If you want more suggestions on pairing this snack with other treats check out our How to Elevate Your Dessert Game blog for more tips and tricks!

Pizza bites

Recipe Credit: BasicswithBails


For the base:

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ⅓ cups of gluten-free baking flour 

For the filling

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Seasoning of choice (garlic powder, salt, etc.)
  • ¼ cup of pizza sauce (add more if needed)

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious snack add gluten-free pizza bites to your weekly meals. Get the kids involved by rolling out the dough, add your favourite toppings, and bake it in the oven for your next meal or an easy snack. 

Remember that preparing gluten-free snacks doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour or variety. By incorporating creativity and a mixture of flavourful ingredients, you can ensure that your little ones stay happy, healthy, and satisfied between meals. So, roll up your sleeves, head to the kitchen, and elevate your snacking game while staying true to your gluten-free lifestyle 

Need more inspiration to cook up a storm in the kitchen? Check out our latest blog posts featuring tips and recipes for gluten-free treats:

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