Got a kiddo with a gluten allergy? We’ve got you covered. Keep sensitive little tummies happy all day long with our favorite gluten-free recipes listed below.
1. Pumpkin Honey Bread: Pumpkin bread is a hit any time of the year, and this recipe packs a punch of omega-3 fatty acids thanks to the addition of flax seeds.
2. French Toast: Wake the kids up on Sunday morning with this simple but delicious classic, which is super easy to throw together if you’ve got gluten-free bread in the pantry.
3. Pear and Banana Baked Pancakes: Try a twist on your usual pancakes with this oven-baked variety. Kiddos will love topping them with powdered sugar and fresh fruit.
4. Sweet Cranberry Bars: These sweet bars are the perfect midday snack, especially since they’re filled with good-for-you ingredients like oats and coconut oil.
5. Sunflower Granola Bites: Instead of reaching for a granola bar at snacktime, make a batch of these granola bites on Sunday afternoon. The sunflower butter and cocoa nibs make them an instant kid fave.
6. Oven Roasted BBQ Chickpeas: Little foodies will love getting in on the action when you’re tossing chickpeas in an insanely delicious spice mixture.
7. Apple Pie Fruit Leathers: Homemade fruit leather may sound a little ambitious, but it’s actually super simple, not to mention way cheaper than buying it from the grocery store.
8. Vegetarian Meatloaf: Cook outside the box with an inventive veggie meatloaf made with lentils and walnuts to mimic the texture of meat.
9. Quick Chicken Stew: If you’ve got some leftover chicken in the fridge, whip up a simple and comforting stew in no time.
10. Asian Lettuce Wraps: This healthy meal is big on flavor, plus it’s super easy to make on a crazy weeknight.
11. Sweet and Sour Chicken: Pop a few simple ingredients in the crock pot in the morning, and by the evening the whole house will smell heavenly.
12. BBQ Chicken and Green Beans: You don’t have to spend hours over the stove to make a healthy meal—keep dinner simple with delicious barbecued chicken and fresh veggies.
13. Homemade Chicken Fingers: These crispy chicken fingers put a healthy twist on the well-loved classic with the addition of sunflower seeds, flaxseed, and sesame seeds.
14. Mini Meatloaf Muffins: Everything is better when it’s bite-sized, and meatloaf is no exception. It’s easy to sneak a few veggies into the mix, too.
15. Buffalo Baked Chicken: Fans of buffalo wings will fall hard for this crunchy breaded chicken recipe.
16. Pasta with Tomatoes, Feta, and Basil: Even foodies with gluten allergies can enjoy pasta dishes, and we love this simple but delicious recipe on our busiest weeknights.
17. Black Bean Burgers: Keep the veggie lovers in your family happy with these flavorful black bean burgers.
18. Mexican Pork Carnitas: Put together the tastiest tacos you’ve ever made—this recipe takes a bit more time, but the leftovers will make it worth spending your Sunday afternoon cooking.
19. Fresh Strawberry Cake: Baking without gluten doesn’t have to be a hassle, thanks to the gluten-free mixes now available in stores. This home-run recipe jazzes up a box mix with strawberry flavoring.
20. Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting: This amazing frosting is the perfect pairing for strawberry cake, and a definite must when strawberries are in season.
21. Berry Cobbler Overnight Oats: Pack some protein into your kiddo’s dessert by throwing some hemp seeds into the mix. Plus, berries and almond milk make it tasty enough to win over even the pickiest kids.
22. Chocolate Chip Cookies: These classic cookies are amazingly light and fluffy—so good you won’t know they’re gluten free!
23. Blueberry Fairy Cakes: Whip up these adorable cakes that incorporate blueberries and oranges to bring a little freshness into your after-dinner treat.
24. Lemon Almond Cookies: Keep it simple with easy lemon almond cookies that pair perfectly with a cup of hot cocoa or tea.
25. Secret Ingredient Brownies: The secret behind these brownies is black beans, believe it or not—they give the brownies their fudgy taste without adding extra calories.
26. Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies: In case the to-die-for combination of peanut butter and chocolate isn’t enough to convince you to whip this one up, it’s ridiculously simple to boot—there are only 5 ingredients!
What’s your go-to gluten-free recipe? Let us know in the comments below.
— Susie Foresman