How To Make Gluten Free Recipes For Kids The Best

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Living gluten-free doesn’t mean sacrificing deliciousness, especially for kids! This collection of recipes offers a variety of sweet and savory options that are both gluten-free and guaranteed to satisfy young taste buds. We’ll cover everything from fluffy pancakes to cheesy quesadillas, all with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions.

Fun and Easy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids  Book by Carrie S Forbes
Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids Book by Carrie S Forbes

These fluffy pancakes are a breakfast (or snack!) time favorite. They’re light, delicious, and perfect for customizing with your kids’ favorite toppings.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix!
    4. Heat a lightly greased griddle or pan over medium heat.
    5. Pour batter onto the griddle in desired sizes, about 1/4 cup per pancake.
    6. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    7. Serve warm with your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, maple syrup, or dairy-free whipped cream.

    Nutrition Facts (per pancake):

    Calories: 180

  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (fiber: 2g)
  • Protein: 4g

  • Cheesy Quesadillas for the Win!

    This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a satisfying lunch or after-school snack.

    Ingredients:

    4 gluten-free tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite dairy-free cheese)
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cooked chicken or black beans (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
    2. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle with half of the shredded cheese.
    3. Add any desired fillings like bell peppers or cooked chicken/beans.
    4. Fold the tortilla in half and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
    5. Repeat with remaining tortillas and cheese.
    6. Serve warm with salsa, guacamole, or your favorite dipping sauce.

    Tips:

    Get creative with fillings! Leftover cooked vegetables, shredded meat, or even chopped fruit can be added for extra flavor.

  • Use a variety of colored bell peppers for a fun and visually appealing dish.

  • No-Bake Energy Bites: A Healthy and Delicious Treat

    These energy bites are packed with protein and healthy fats, making them a perfect snack to keep little ones fueled throughout the day.

    Ingredients:

    1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free certified)

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts, or cashews)
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, or chopped dates)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter)

  • Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, almond flour, chopped nuts, dried fruit, and chia seeds.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey or maple syrup and nut butter.
    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
    4. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls using a spoon or your hands.
    5. Place the energy bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

    Tips:

    For a fun twist, roll the energy bites in shredded coconut or cocoa powder.

  • You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less honey/maple syrup depending on your preference.

  • Conclusion