Genius Back To School Gluten-Free Recipes That Couldn’t Be Easier

Summer has flown by so fast, and now we are talking about back to school recipes. So when school is in session grab and go breakfasts, tasty snacks and easy dinners are essential to stay on tight schedules. Keeping the recipes healthy and still keeping fussy eaters happy is what it is all about. For a smooth transition from summer to back to school, I have compiled our most popular gluten-free kids’ recipes that will also please grown ups.

 

Check out our favourite back to school recipes!

Gluten-Free Triple Berry Muffin

These gluten-free triple berry muffins are buttery, extra soft packed with fresh berries and unbelievably delicious! Nothing beats baking with fresh fruit. For a grab and go breakfast or healthy snack, these berry muffins won’t disappoint.

 

berry muffin gluten free

 

Strawberry & Chocolate Granola Yogurt Parfait (Gluten-Free)

Just imagine combining strawberries, nuts, and chocolate, and still keeping it healthy! Need I say more? But don’t despair, this yogurt parfait is super easy to make, and it can be prepared a day or two in advance, so it is ready when you need it.

 

granola yogurt

 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Pancakes

Adding bananas and chocolate to pancakes makes them magically delicious. This is an allergy-friendly vegan recipe and will accommodate most restricted diets. Even the pickiest eater will love these pancakes.

pancakes gluten free

 

Gluten-Free Carrot Pancakes

If you like a carrot cake, you will enjoy these delicious gluten-free carrot pancakes. After all, who doesn’t like pancakes, especially when they taste like a carrot cake but healthier. What I love most about this pancake recipe is, that you can get your kids to eat carrots without them knowing it.

 

Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars For Kids

Soft and chewy and delightfully delicious is what makes this healthy granola bar perfect for even the pickiest kids. Made with ingredients they love and still keeping the granola bar allergy-friendly. When it comes to kids snacks, they like simple things, so sometimes less is more, such as this tasty, chewy granola bar.

 

granola bar gluten free

 

No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Coconut Ginger & Cranberry Bars with Hemp (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

These healthy bars make a great addition to your kids’ lunch box. Packed with antioxidants, protein, healthy fats and fiber and most importantly, delicious. Did I mention the kids love them? Why spend money on expensive store-bought bars when you can make these for just a few pennies?

 

 

Apple Cinnamon Chips – Easy Recipe

Apple cinnamon chips are a perfect healthy snack. The apple chips are chewy and very addictive. This recipe is sooo easy, all you do is thinly slice the apples. No peeling or removing the seeds. The seeds fall out once the chips are done baking. How easy is that?

 

apple chips

 

Healthier Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles Recipe

To make these cookies healthier, I replaced honey for refined sugar almond flour for added protein and fiber. So all in all, this cookie is healthy-ish. Did I mention the cookie melts in your mouth and kids LOVE snickerdoodles? So now you can offer a healthier cookie to your family 🙂

 

snickerdoodles gluten free

 

Gluten-Free Apple Raisin Fritters {Dairy-Free}

If your kids love donuts, they will love apple raisin fritters. They are packed with fresh apples, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla and very little maple syrup for sweetness. I call it a healthier mini donut. You can’t go wrong with this recipe for after school snack

apple fritters gluten free

 

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

A bread that is perfect for breakfast or anytime snack.  It is delicious and toasts beautifully. All you have to do is add your favourite spread like cream cheese, marmalade, nut butter or your favourite jam. 

 

cinnamon bread gluten free

 

Pull-Apart Sticky Pumpkin Spice Buns – Gluten Free

Warm, buttery, sticky pumpkin spice buns, they are so good straight from the oven. The buns can be prepared the night before, and in the morning pop them in the oven making breakfast a breeze 

 

pull apart buns gluten free

 

Gluten-Free Italian Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are easy to prepare and quick to cook. These gluten-free Italian mozzarella sticks are too good to miss out on, crispy on the outside with melted cheese on the inside. Serve after-school for that satisfying savoury snack.

 

mozzarella cheese sticks

 

Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Another genius after school snack. These low-fat sweet potato fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and kids love them! Because they are baked and not fried, they are a healthier option to traditional fries.

 

fries, sweet potato

 

Gluten-Free Baked Chicken Nuggets

This gluten-free baked chicken nugget recipe is super easy to prepare with minimal cleanup. The chicken nuggets are especially popular for after school snack. The best part, they are baked and not fried, so it takes very little time to make them.

 

chicken nuggets, gluten free

 

Fajita Chicken Soup (Gluten-Free)

A robust Mexican style soup light enough for warm weather, but still hearty to satisfy that hunger feeling. This soup can be made in advance, leaving you time for more important things like driving kids to hockey, piano lessons, gymnastics. Tennis….you know what I am talking about.

 

fajita chicken soup

 

Upside-Down Mac & Cheese Pie With Bacon (Gluten-Free)

Inspired by everyone’s favourite Mac and Cheese, this twist on the classic features everyone’s favourites such as pasta, cheese, bacon and fresh tomatoes. This is a simple pasta dish, baked in a pie dish and then inverted on a plate featuring bacon topping. It is sooo delicious! Besides, who doesn’t like bacon?

 

Mac cheese bacon

 

Instant Pot Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese With Ham

This 10-minute Instant Pot gluten-free Mac and Cheese with ham will make the perfect weeknight meal or side when you need something on the table fast. The best part is, the kids love Mac & Cheese, so it’s a win-win all the way. 🙂 STOVETOP recipe included

 

Mac cheese, instant pot

 

30-Minute One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice

Delicious weeknight comfort food in 30 minutes not to be missed. Enjoy a bowl of cheesy chicken taco rice with your favourite toppings. This Mexican flavoured rice is a meal that your entire family will love. So make sure you make plenty!

 

taco rice

 

Gluten-Free Sheet Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs

This pasta recipe is an easy weeknight meal made on one baking sheet and in less than 30 minutes. The meatballs are light and moderately spiced. If you are serving this dish to young children, you can adjust the seasoning. Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, enjoy!

 

sheet pan spaghetti

 

Gluten-Free Burrito in a Skillet – Vegetarian

A vegetarian dish that has all the ingredients of a delicious vegetarian burrito but without the tortilla. Having a hearty, nutritious meal that takes only minutes to prepare is always welcome. For this recipe, you only need a large skillet and an oven. What a nice relaxing way to end the day

 

burrito skillet

 

 

Gluten-Free Meatless Taco Pizza

We have to have a pizza recipe because most kids LOVE pizzas. This gluten-free meatless taco pizza tastes just like Mexican food. I promise you won’t miss the meat. This recipe takes only minutes to prepare, making this an easy weeknight meal that will also please the adults

 

pizza, taco, meatless

 

 

Gluten-Free Cheese Burger Mac & Cheese

A great lazy night gluten-free dinner that everyone will enjoy! In this dish, the creamy pasta is baked with a tasty burger like beef combined with plenty of cheese. Nothing about this recipe I complicated. This pasta dish is hearty and comforting and an easy back to school recipe.

 

burger Mac cheese, gluten free

 

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Coconut Butter Cookies

You can never have enough healthy cookie recipes. This gluten-free oatmeal coconut butter cookie is one of my favourites. Super easy to make, delicious and will satisfy that afternoon sweet craving.

 

oatmeal cookie, gluten free

 

Banana Mousse With Strawberry Chocolate Sauce

This is a silky banana mousse topped with fresh strawberries lightly coated in chocolate sauce. By adding the strawberry chocolate sauce, this simple banana mousse becomes a dreamy lip-smacking dessert. Need a last minute dessert? No problem, this entire dessert takes only 10 minutes to make. Enjoy!

 

banana mousse gluten free

 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Spice Rice Pudding {Gluten-Free}

Subtle pumpkin pie spices, vanilla and raisins are making this pudding into a deliciously creamy dessert. By using instant pot, you will save a lot of time standing by the stove, stirring the rice until it is cooked and creamy. The best part is, this rice pudding can be served for breakfast, snack or as a dessert. Who doesn’t love rice pudding?

 

rice pudding, instant pot

 

Healthier Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

This every day, gluten-free chocolate dessert should be a staple in your home. Everyone loves chocolate! Grain-free chocolate cake recipe, made with almond flour adding more protein and fiber, and as a sweetener, I used bananas with maple syrup eliminating refined sugar. Chocolate cake is a dessert to keep on hand at all times 🙂

 

chocolate cake gluten free

 

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