Are you looking for some gluten-free homemade snack ideas for kids? Here are the top 3 of our tastiest favorites that you have to try.
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Kids typically love to munch on different treats, and luckily there are many homemade snacks that can make snacking fun for kids. We are sure you have seen at least once how keeping your kids gluten-free can be a challenge, especially when it comes to snacks.
Stay with us and find some of the best gluten-free homemade snack ideas for kids. Don’t worry as even picky eaters will love it.
Gluten-free homemade snack ideas for kids
Favorite No. 1: sweet potato crunchies
Did you know that sweet potato are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate? Let’s find out how to prepare these crispy and spicy chips.
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil
- Spices as desired
- Peel the sweet potato and cut it into strips. Feel free to use a julienne peeler if you have one.
- Turn on the oven so that it has enough time to reach the required temperature.
- Once you’ve prepared them, place the stripes in a large clean bowl, drizzle with the oil of your choice, and toss to coat.
- You can even add some of the following spices if you like unusual flavors: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, curry powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until it becomes crispy, stirring every 10 minutes for a better taste.
- As time goes by, it will become more and crispier. Store it in a closed container.
Favorite No. 2: Buffalo sauce-flavored popcorn
Popcorn is supposed to be good for everyone, but unfortunately, that is far from the truth. Namely, the vending machine or snack aisle brands are mostly full of artificial, powdered cheese and trans fat. Here are some more gluten-free homemade snack ideas for kids, this time including popcorn.
- Up to 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup popping corn
- 2 tablespoons of hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Up to 2 tablespoons of celery salt
- Heat the oil to a moderate temperature and then add the popping corn, making sure it is covered with a lid. When you hear it start to crackle, reduce the heat so it doesn’t burn.
- Be sure to shake the pot every 15-20 seconds until the kernels have stopped popping.
- Don’t forget to open the lid once or twice (slightly) to let out some steam.
- Choose a separate pot and melt the butter in it, then mix it with the hot sauce.
- Add the popcorn to a large bowl and pour some of the sauce over it. Repeat the process until you reach the desired ratio. Our children love it when we sprinkle some celery salt on top.
Favorite No. 3: No-crust pizza bites
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find pizza that won’t make you sick? We certainly did, that’s why we found this excellent recipe. So, let’s get to the point.
- Canadian bacon (preferably thickly sliced)
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Pizza sauce
- Pizza toppings (according to your taste and preferences.
- Grease the muffin tins and turn on the oven to heat up.
- Place and press about 3 pieces of Canadian bacon into each muffin tin cup.
- Drip a few drops of pizza sauce into each cup.
- Add pizza topping if desired.
- Cover with a generous amount of shredded Mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, making sure they don’t burn.
Finally, if you don’t feel in the mood to cook there are a wide variety of gluten-free snacks you can buy. Have you tried one of them? Did they manage to satisfy your children’s taste buds?
These were our 3 favorite gluten-free homemade snack ideas for kids. We hope you found this article useful. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comment section below.
Karen Rutherford is the founder and editor in chief at Cheesecakes’ World. You will often find her in the kitchen trying out some new recipes. As a pâtissière and baking enthusiast, Karen has decided to share her knowledge with the internet audience and provide the best tips and recipes for baking and decorating your favorite sweets.