Gluten Free Back to School Snack Ideas – these homemade gluten free treats include lots of healthy swaps and are totally kid friendly!  Perfect as lunchbox treats or after school snacks!

With back to school time quickly approaching, I am in total meal planning mode.  Time to get back on a schedule and back on track with meal prep.  And one thing I always try to add to my weekly meal prep list is a healthy-ish snack or treat for the kids.

Whether as a lunchbox treat or a quick after school snack, these gluten free goodies are 100% kid friendly and easy to make.  Homemade treats don’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time.  Most of the recipes on this list include very simple ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Don’t feel like you have the time or energy to be whipping up special treats?  I feel ya.  My solution is to get the kids involved whenever possible.  My girls have been baking with me from an early age, so they are now pretty comfortable in the kitchen.  The rule is, if they want an extra treat, they have to be willing to make it themselves!

While we are not a totally gluten free family, I tend to lean towards a gluten free diet naturally.  I believe in eating a diet that is mostly free of processed foods and my recipes reflect that.  So you typically won’t see refined sugars or refined flours (which is where gluten hides) in my baked goods.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see my bonus list of other gluten free snack ideas that are great to have on hand!  And as always, if you try one of my recipes and love it, be sure to leave a rating and review!

Our Favorite Gluten Free Back to School Snacks

Mini Monster Cookies (Gluten Free)

mini monster cookies gluten free


Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a delicious banana muffin, super kid-friendly with no gluten or refined sugar! |

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

paleo double chocolate zucchini bread

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites - tasty and healthy little bites, perfect for breakfast or an energy boosting snack! |

Mini Pumpkin Applesauce Blender Muffins (Gluten Free)

mini pumpkin applesauce blender muffins

Homemade Whole30 Chocolate Larabars

Easy Homemade Chocolate Larabars (Whole30 Paleo) - a sweet, chocolatey, protein-packed snack made with only 3 ingredients, perfect for grab-and-go and so easy to make! |

Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - these gluten free goodies are packed full of oats and dark chocolate with no refined sugar or flour! |

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

choclate almond butter cups stacked

No Bake Clif Bar Cookies

Vegan Mini Chocolate Chip Bites

Vegan Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites - flourless, gluten free, and vegan, these cute mini cookie cups are healthy AND yummy! |


Other Gluten Free Back to School Snack Ideas

Veggie Tray with Ranch Dressing – I find that if I have a ready-made platter of cut veggies on hand, the kids will snack on them.

Grapes and watermelon chunks – these rarely last a day or two in our house, so I have to replenish often, but not a bad problem to have!

Smoothies – make ahead packets using your favorite fruits, then just remove from the freezer and blend.

Apple Slices & Nut Butter – a tip for keeping your apple slices from browning is to soak them in carbonated water, then drain and refrigerate.

gluten free back to school snack ideasMeat Roll-Ups  – roll a slice of ham or turkey around a cheese stick, pickles, or sliced bell peppers.


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