4 Easy Gluten-Free Snack Recipes for Kids
Summer has come around quickly this year. If you haven’t made that summer trip yet, there are so many places and ideas you can’t wait to explore - the beach, favorite picnic spots, long road trips, and camping! It’s also a time when you will need to keep the kids entertained when they aren’t playing outdoors. So, here are four gluten-free snack recipes you and your children can make together!
1.Applesauce Banana Spice Bread
- 2 large bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 fresh, organic eggs
-1/2 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (it's easy to make your own)
- 1/2 teaspoon. baking soda
- 2 c. brown rice flour
- 2 tablespoons. arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C, Gas Mark 4) and grease a loaf pan and set aside.Mash the bananas (the kids love this bit!) and add in the apple sauce, eggs, honey and vanilla and stir until it becomes creamy.Add the baking soda and powder to the mixture and then add the rice flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Add the baking soda and powder to the mixture and then add the rice flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until thoroughly mixed.Pour into the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool a bit before taking it out of the pan.
Cool thoroughly, slice and enjoy!
Try this recipe with Eden Organic Apple Sauce that is known for its lovely sweetness that comes naturally from the carefully selected apples with no added sugars!
2.No Bake Freezable Protein Bars
These nutritious bars are great; you can make batches and stick them in the freezer for later. These bars are so scrumptious though, you might find yourself making large batches fairly often!
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ raw almonds
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 shakes of cinnamon
- 1 and ½ cups puffed rice
Process the cashews and the almonds in a food processor together until they form a coarse powder.Combine the almond butter and maple syrup over a low heat and mix together.Remove from heat and add the vanilla and cinnamon.Add the puffed rice to the bowl and stir it in gently.
Grease an 8-inch square Pyrex dish with some coconut oil or butter and pour in the mixture.Flatten the mixture as much as you can with greased hands or some greased parchment paper.Freeze for about 30 minutes and then cut into bars.
Wrap each bar individually in parchment paper and freeze.You can eat them directly from the freezer or wait until they reach room temperature. Either way, they taste delicious!
If you would rather not make your own bars, check out these delicious almond and cashew Omega 3 bars.
3.Gluten-Free Goldfish Crackers
This is one delightful snack that will bring a smile to your kid’s face. Apart from being gluten-free, unlike store bought crackers, these are healthy and preservative free as well!
- 1¼ cup blanched almond flour
- ⅛ Teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- ⅛ Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large egg
Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C, Gas Mark 4).Combine the cheese, almond flour, salt and baking soda in a food processor. Add in the eggs and oil gradually until they are mixed well to form a dough.
Divide the dough into two pieces and place one piece between two parchment sheets and roll it out. Remove the top layer of parchment paper and cut the dough into goldfish shapes using a cookie cutter mold.Transfer the little fish to a parchment lined baking paper and repeat with the second roll of dough.
Transfer the little fish to a parchment lined baking paper and repeat with the second roll of dough.Bake for 13 – 15 minutes until cooked.Cool and serve.
Still, want to order some gluten free crackers? Check out these fun animal shaped crackers that kids will love!
4.Strawberry Banana Blender Muffins
There really can’t be a more traditional summer activity than baking muffins with mommy! These fudgy muffins are great for breakfast on the road or a quick snack. This recipe is vegan, gluten- free and nut free to boot!
- 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas)
- 1 cup strawberry chunks (4-8 strawberries)
- 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C, Gas Mark) and grease a muffin tin (this recipe makes 9 muffins).Blend all the ingredients in a blender to make a batter.Fill each of the greased muffins cups with the batter about two-thirds of the way to the top.Put the muffin pan in the oven and reduce the temperature to 350°F (177°C, Gas Mark 4).
Bake for about 15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cooling completely before removing from the pan.If you don’t have enough time on your hands, we understand. Take a look at our wide range of gluten free muffins that are perfect treats for the summer.
It’s time to try one of these recipes and bring in the good times with your family. Happy summer!