11 Gluten-Free Snacks Everyone Can (& Will) Enjoy

Liz Alterman | Sep 15, 2016 Food & Party


If you or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you've probably made some pretty big dietary adjustments. But saying buh-bye gluten (the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye) shouldn't mean sacrificing tempting treats. We've found 11 glorious gluten-free snack recipes that pack so much flavor, it'll be like the good ol' days again.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory, there are plenty of choices to please every palate. Even if you don't have to give up gluten, these yummy bites will make you glad you tried something new. 

 

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  • Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

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    Perfect for fall, Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies are so healthy, you can even serve them for breakfast. Recipe creator Regina of Leelalicious notes that these are ideal when you're on the run. They definitely look filling enough to tide you over 'til dinner.

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  • Paleo Gingersnaps

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    Jessica of Jay's Baking Me Crazy created this Paleo Gingersnap recipe, which is gluten- and dairy-free. These spicy, two-bite cookies aren't just for the holidays anymore. Coconut oil and coconut sugar ensure that they're chewy and delicious.

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  • 5-Ingredient Blender Mini Muffins

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    Adell of Baked in AZ whips up these 5-Ingredient Blender Mini Muffins in less than 15 minutes! They're gluten- and grain-free and get their sweetness from ripe bananas. Dotted with chocolate chips, they make the perfect after-school snack.

  • Sweet Potato Chips & Dip

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    We should warn you, you're going to become obsessed with this Sweet Potato Chips & Dip recipe created by Michelle of The Whole Smiths. If you've tried to make these in the past and ended up with soggy chips, fear not! Michelle dishes on how to get these spuds as crisp as can be. Basil mayo takes this snack to another level of delicious.

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  • Maple Sesame Almonds

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    Craving a little crunch in the afternoon? These Maple Sesame Almonds from Beaming Baker are a vegan, gluten-free treat that requires just six ingredients. Be careful, though: If you eat them in front of anyone, chances are you'll be asked to share. 

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  • Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap

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    When you're in the mood for a snack that's a bit more substantial, try these Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wraps, cleverly crafted by Annie of Maebell's.

    The food blogger, who loves to lighten up comfort food, uses gluten-free tortillas. She chose a roasted red pepper hummus for her wrap, but notes that any flavor that strikes your fancy will do.

  • Vanilla Blueberry Cashew Almond Snack Bar

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    While the name of this Vanilla Blueberry Cashew Almond Snack Bar is a mouthful, your taste buds will thank you for preparing this delicious and good-for-you treat.

    Ashley of Fit Mitten Kitchen found that you can save a bundle on store-bought bars by making these yourself. They're also the perfect grab-and-go bar for those busy days when you don't have time to sit down and enjoy a long break.

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  • Apple Muffins

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    When paired with a cup of tea, coffee, or just about anything, really, this gluten-free Apple Muffin, created by Erin of TexanErin, will add the right amount of spice to your day.

    Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg give this yummy treat plenty of flavor. Sweetened with honey and maple syrup, these muffns make a delightful weekend breakfast as well. 

  • No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites

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    No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites, created by Arman of The Big Man's World, had us at no-bake. These bite-size balls are also the perfect way to make good use of any leftover pumpkin you may have from other favorite fall-inspired recipes.

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  • Onion Bhajis

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    If you prefer salty to sweet, these savory Onion Bhajis will do the trick. Sarah of A Saucy Kitchen warns that these are seriously addictive. We can certainly see why. Cumin and turmeric add a nice little kick to this vegan snack. So grab your onion goggles and prepare to fall in love!

  • Key Lime Pies

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    Don't let this photo fool you! These little Key Lime Pies are easier to make than you'd think. Erin of TexanErin explains that once you have these, you'll never go back to "regular" key lime pie. Why? Because these are filled with healthy fats from cashews, coconut cream, and unrefined coconut oil. All we can say is yum

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