With gluten-free diets on the rise recipes that are gluten-free are gaining popularity. For some, it is a serious issue that can cause pain and discomfort. Celiac disease occurs when the small intestine is extremely sensitive to gluten which leads to difficulty in digesting food. Some symptoms of celiac disease include but are not limited to; abdominal bloating/pain, vomiting, constipation, weight loss, fatigue and irritability. If you experience any of these symptoms after eating gluten it would be a very wise to consult your doctor.

Not everyone who chooses to eat gluten-free has Celiac disease. Some choose a gluten-free diet due to personal preference and some have a sensitivity to gluten but not a full-blown allergy. As soon as you go gluten-free and are forced to become hyper-aware of food packaging and ingredients it is quite shocking to discover how much gluten is actually found in many food products. To make things a little easier for you we have compiled 20 delicious snacks and treat recipes, but ones that actually taste amazing. They range from sweet to savory and from light to filling that will replace all your favorites. You won’t be missing out on any serious snacking time any longer.

1. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low-Calorie Berry Crumble

This berry crumble makes an excellent guilt-free treat. It’s low in calories, 150 calories per serving to be exact and low in sugar. The berries provide a lot of sweetness on their own so you’ll only need a small amount of stevia to make this treat extra sweet.

The crumble topping is gluten-free thanks to almond flour and gluten-free oats. With just 5 simple ingredients you will have this sweet snack made within 20 minutes from start to finish.

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2. Salty Peanut Butter Quinoa And Chia Bars With Chocolate

I can never decide what is better, salty snacks or sweet snacks so whenever I can find a sweet and salty treat in one I consider that a big win. These peanut butter quinoa chocolate bars are divinely sweet yet salty enough to ensure it’s perfectly balanced. They’re secretly healthy but taste just like a guilty chocolate bar.

There are a lot of protein-rich ingredients in this recipe such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, quinoa, and peanut butter. To make things even easier for you this is a no-bake recipe, the fridge or freezer will set these bars to perfection.

3. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A gold ol’ home-baked chocolate chip cookie has always been one of my favorite snacks. They’re chewy, chocolatey and irresistible. This recipe makes your favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie gluten-free. Not only are they gluten-free, but they’re also dairy-free and vegan-friendly. This means almost everyone can eat them.

These cookies are made with wholesome ingredients, such as rolled oats, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. To make these vegan-friendly you’ll use a flax egg (combination of ground flax seed and water) as an egg substitute. You might want to double or triple the recipe because these will get snatched up quickly.

4. No Flour Monster Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are definitely not lacking in the flavor department nor are they lacking any texture. They’re loaded with peanut butter, oats, M&M’s and chocolate chips. This recipe is also completely flourless making it an inviting snack that won’t upset your stomach.

You’ll make these monster cookie bars on a baking sheet. Considering it makes so many squares in one batch they’re a perfect snack to share with a group or you can freeze them to indulge in later. You can also customize these cookies to your liking. If you love nuts, white chocolate chips or what have you, add them in! Make sure you buy oats that are labeled as gluten-free to avoid cross contamination.

5. Coconut Flour Brownies

Brownies make delicious sweet snacks and are almost always kid-approved. This recipe uses only coconut flour to make them gluten-free. Considering this, that makes them nut-free as well and a great treat that your kids can take to school.

It’s important to follow the instructions of this recipe and add the ingredients in proper order otherwise you might end up with an oily mess. They do only take 15 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to bake so you’ll have a chocolate delight in no time.

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6. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

When you have a sweet tooth craving you’ll want to whip up these cinnamon rolls to crush it! They’re soft and chewy with the perfect amount of sweetness to curb a craving. To make these gluten-free, in this recipe you’ll use millet, sorghum and brown rice flour.

The rolls achieve a sweet flavor from organic cane sugar and maple syrup. The last step is to make a 2-ingredient glaze for the perfect drizzle on top. These cinnamon buns also freeze nicely so you might want to consider making a double batch to ensure you have sweet snacks on hand.

7. Gluten-Free Chex Mix

Bagged snacks that you can find at your local supermarket are utterly convenient especially when it comes to snacking but some of those snacks aren’t gluten-free. Chex mix happens to be one of them. However, this recipe shows you how you can make your own at home and it might just be better than the real deal.

To begin this recipe you’ll want to pick up gluten-free rice and corn Chex cereal and gluten-free O’s cereal. Then you’ll combine that with peanuts but be mindful of the labels and choose peanuts that arelabeledd as gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination during production. Then you’ll pour seasonings melted butter and Worcestershire sauce all over the mixture and bake until a crunchy, salty and golden perfection.

8. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This double chocolate zucchini bread is kid approved and stealthily healthy. Not only is this recipe gluten-free but it is also dairy-free and refined sugar-free but yet, still taste like a dessert! That makes it a great contender for guilt-free snacking.

This recipe only takes 15 minutes to put together and the rest of the time will be spent trying to peel your eyes away from the oven while it bakes. The secret powerhouse ingredient in this recipe is zucchini, providing you with a generous dose of vitamin B6, C and A. Coconut sugar is what helps make it sweet and cocoa powder is what makes it chocolatey and delightful.

9. Easy Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Churros

Churros are a traditional treat that comes from Spain and Portugal but they’re well enjoyed all over the world. Traditionally they are known as a fried-dough pastry and often covered with sugar and or cinnamon. Churros are sweet and delicious but they are quite often not gluten-free.

You don’t have to miss out on a sweet treat like this because this recipe makes them completely grain-free. If you’re following the Ketogenic diet they also happen to be very low carb, only 1 net carb per churro! Once again almond flour and coconut flour come to the rescue in helping this recipe remain gluten-free.

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10. Soft Pretzels

Some of my favorite shopping trip pit stops are indulging in soft pretzels. They’re soft, chewy, salty and the perfect snack to keep me going on my shopping adventures. Many pretzel-stands you find in the shopping mall don’t offer gluten-free options so you could make your own at home instead and bring with you on your next outing.

These soft pretzels are gluten-free and low carb, attention all Ketogenic dieters! Savory snacks are some of the best snacks and these definitely won’t disappoint. To help make them low carb and gluten-free instead of regular flour you’ll use almond flour. That is then combined with garlic and onion powder with mozzarella to make them extra cheesy. They’ll taste like the real thing and won’t upset your tummy.

11. Oil-Free Chocolate Coconut Granola

Granola is a fun food because it is so versatile. You can enjoy it as a breakfast or as a snack and it often comes in a large variety of flavors.  When you make your own, however, you can customize the flavors to your liking. This recipe puts a sweeter spin onto a traditional granola recipe.

Why have ordinary granola when you can have chocolate granola? This gluten-free granola contains rolled oats, crispy brown rice and steel cut oats for added texture. This granola is crispy yet chewy and chocolatey enough to truly satisfy a sweet tooth craving. You can enjoy it with some milk of your choice for a light snack but it pairs great with yogurt and fresh fruit too.

12. Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits

This is another savory snack recipe that will surely satisfy you. These biscuits are the perfect dupe to the Red Lobsters classic cheddar biscuits. You know longer have to miss out on eating such a treat as that! These biscuits are soft, savory and cheesy and most definitely still remain gluten-free.

These cheddar biscuits include uncomplicated ingredients and will be ready to eat within 30 minutes. This recipe should make about 12 delicious biscuits so you can share this treat with your whole family and they’ll definitely thank you for it.

13. Gluten-Free Trail Mix Cookies

Trail mix is a great snack on its own but combined into a cookie and you have made one adventurous treat. These gluten-free trail mix cookies are thriving with flavors, texture, and excitement. As an extra bonus, these cookies are also vegan-friendly so this means if you have a dairy allergy and a gluten allergy you too can enjoy this glorious treat.

This recipe is made with simple and wholesome ingredients so you can feel good about your snacking habits. They’re also full of protein and other nutrients that will help fuel you until your next meal. Last but not least, they’re very customizable to your liking, simply add in your favorite trail mix ingredients and opt out of the ones you don’t love.

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14. Bacon & Cheese Scones

There are large amounts of sugary sweet scone recipes out there but the savory ones are little extra special and unique. This recipe combines almond flour and coconut flour to make a delicate scone.

There is a lot of savory flavors to go around in this recipe from salty bacon to sharp mozzarella cheese. This recipe will make 8 perfectly sized wedges so you can enjoy them all week for a mid-morning snack or whenever you please. If you’re generous enough you could share them too but if you don’t we won’t blame you!

15. Blueberry Muffins

Muffins make a great grab and go snack but quite often they’re full of flour or some sort of non-gluten-free friendly ingredients. These blueberry muffins are sweet, moist and most importantly, gluten-free! Whether you have fresh or frozen blueberries these muffins will turn out amazing either way.

Along with blueberries, you’ll combine gluten-free flour, sugar, eggs, milk and a few other ingredients that you probably already have on hand to make these scrumptious muffins. They’ll take you about 15 minutes to prep, and 25 minutes to bake but then you’ll have a sweet treat to enjoy all week long (if they last that long that is).

16. Almond Biscotti

Biscotti’s pair really great with a hot beverage. I just love dunking a delicious biscotti in my coffee. While most biscotti’s are not gluten-free these ones definitely are.

To help these biscotti achieve a gluten-free stamp of approval they’re made with once again, almond flour. They also happen to be keto-friendly for all the low carb dieters out there. And to make things sweeter they’re even dipped in sugar-free chocolate chips. Don’t worry, they’re still sweet from a keto-approved sweetener and definitely worthy of a try.

17. Rainbow Fritters

When you’re not craving sweet we often crave savory and these rainbow fritters will make a great snack when that craving arrises. Fritters are like hashbrown patties but with a little more excitement. This recipe combines a lot of veggies with a little bit of chickpea flour (keeping it gluten-free of course) to achieve these delightful and crispy rainbow fritters.

There are enough flavor and color in them that will spike your children’s interest and exciting enough that you’ll love them too. This delicious snack will take you less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish and is a great snack to fuel everyone after a long day.

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18. Easy Grain-Free Mug Banana Bread

Mug recipes are awesome for single sized portions made in a hurry! Chocolate chip banana bread is often a crowd favorite but making the loaves can take a bit of effort. Instead, for your next snacking session try making this banana bread for one, you won’t regret it!

All you’ll need is a mug, a microwave and a small handful of ingredients. One of those ingredients happens to be coconut flour which keeps this banana bread gluten free.

19. Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars

Sweet treats make delicious snacks but all that sugar of a traditional candy bar might not be worth it, especially if you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet. This recipe snack takes peanut butter cups and morphs them with a crunchy kit kat bar all into one delicious snack that is definitely sweet tooth worthy!

When the sweet cravings hit they can hit hard, and you want a snack to quench that craving fast. You’ll be excited to learn that this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make. However, you will have set it in the fridge for an hour first but you could lick the bowl while you wait. Rice Chex cereal is used to keep this recipe gluten free and maple syrup and chocolate chips give it the crave-worthy sweet taste.

20. Gluten-Free Pizza Bites

Sometimes you crave savory snacks and want something a little more filling than some carrot sticks. When that craving strikes you’ll want to make these gluten-free pizza bites.

They’re so easy and only take 15 minutes put together. There isn’t even any crazy dough making skills required here because you’ll be using prepackaged gluten-free bread. Next, for convenience, these pizza bites are made in a muffin tin. Considering the muffin tins makes single sized portions you could freeze these and pop them out and heat them up for a quick and satisfying after work or school snack that everyone will enjoy.

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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