The 5 Best Gluten-Free Snacks For Kids

Ever wonder what are the best gluten-free snacks for kids? Whether your child has Celiac disease, other allergies, or you’re just trying to limit gluten in their diet, these 5 kid-friendly snacks are an easy win. Plus, they’re so tasty that your kids won’t even realize they’re healthy!

  1. pop bitties

Not feeling the homemade route? We get it. You’re a busy parent, and that means you don’t have the luxury of time (or sanity) to bake gluten-free snacks for your kids. If you want a trustworthy option from the grocery store, try pop bitties

pop bitties are made with popped sorghum, which is not only whole-grain, but also corn-free, making it easily digestible! Plus, this tasty popcorn alternative comes in 4 flavors - brown sugar cinnamon, sea salt, white cheddar, and half-dressed sea salt. Whether your kiddos want something savory or something sweet, just pick up a bag of pop bitties and you’ve conquered gluten-free snack time. 

Parenting might not be easy, but finding snacks shouldn’t be such a challenge. But with a gluten-free child, it’s often easier said than done. You need access to gluten-free snacks for kids that are both safe to eat and delicious. Treat your kiddos to these 5 tasty snacks that are healthy, kid-friendly, and most importantly, safe for their bodies. 

  1. Homemade gluten-free granola bars

Granola bars are a great snack for munching on the go. However, many store-bought granola bars either contain gluten or a mountain of unnecessary sugar. 

That’s why we recommend this recipe to DIY some homemade, gluten-free granola bars. This way, you have complete control over the ingredients. Manage the sugar level in your granola bars so Liam won’t be bouncing off the walls at nap time. 

Plus, this recipe doesn’t require any baking! It’s great for busy parents who don’t have time to dig out their old KitchenAid. Try mixing up the different flavors and spices in your granola bars to give the kids something new each week. 

  1. Chex Mix

Kiddos love Chex Mix, but the store-bought variety isn’t always gluten-free. Parents can mix up a quick batch of homemade Chex Mix that’s not only gluten-free, but convenient and delicious. 

This recipe mixes corn and rice Chex with tasty pretzels and nuts for an out-of-this-world Chex Mix. The recipe calls for vegan butter, but you can substitute it for regular butter if you aren’t vegan. 

For quick access, package your Chex Mix in mini Zip-Locs or reusable snack tins. Store them in your purse or diaper bag to avoid hangry toddlers.

  1. Cinnamon apple chips

Want to give your child a whole food snack that’s easy to store, portable, and also gluten-free? Apple chips are a convenient, natural snack that your kids will love to munch on. 

While you can buy pre-made apple chips at the store, it’s often cheaper to make them for yourself at home. You can save more money by making apple slices in bulk in your own kitchen. This is easier if you have a food dehydrator, but you can also make apple chips in your oven with this recipe. 

Some people like to sprinkle their apple chips with a little cinnamon. This is a tasty choice, but be careful! You only want a light sprinkling; a glob of cinnamon is sure to turn your children off of this snack. When in doubt, omit the cinnamon and keep things simple. 

  1. Strawberry-banana muffins

Kids love sweet baked goods, but if your kiddo has a gluten allergy, that means many baked treats are off-limits. But not these strawberry-banana muffins! You’ll need to make them at home, but they come together in a blender or food processor. 

This recipe is not only gluten-free, but also vegan and nut-free. With ingredients like banana, strawberry, oats, and maple syrup, these muffins don’t require complex or pricey ingredients. Make one batch of these muffins and freeze them for later. Kids love them as a filling afternoon snack.