It’s back to school time again! If you’re on the lookout for allergy friendly snacks, then we’ve got what you’re looking for: here are over 70 gluten free dairy free snack recipes that are perfect for school, lunch boxes, parties, or anytime!
Can you believe school is starting soon?! My kids start school next week, but some of you have kids who already started school much earlier!
I’m not ready for summer to be over just yet, but regardless of how I feel it, school time is here again (it sure feels like summer flew by).
To help you with your school lunch and snack planning for school, I’ve gathered up over 70 gluten free and dairy free snack recipes perfect for school!
This recipe roundup of allergy friendly school snacks have a good mix of sweet snacks, as well as healthy and savory snacks. So there’s something here for every taste.
We even included some decadent sweets for school parties, like birthdays and holidays so your kids can enjoy sweet treats with everyone safely.
Every recipe in this roundup is gluten free, dairy free, and nut free (excluding coconut), and most (if not all) of them are also soy free. My nut free labels on these recipes do not include coconut since coconuts are not true tree nuts. But when in doubt, always follow your allergist’s guidelines for coconut if your child has tree nut allergies.
Gluten Free Dairy Free School Snack recipes from The Fit Cookie
Here are our best gluten free and dairy free snack recipes from our own website that are perfect for packing for school.
Our allergy friendly ranch dressing is thick, creamy, flavorful and works as either a dressing or a dip. Our homemade ranch dressing is easy to make and it’s gluten free, dairy free, and nut free! This is great for dipping with veggies!
Craving granola bars that are simple, chewy, and better for you than store-bought? Make some of our best Gluten Free Granola Bars at home pack them for snacks and lunch! These also make awesome school snacks since they’re peanut free
If you’re having a difficult time finding graham crackers that fit your allergies, make some of your own at home! These crispy and delicious gluten free and vegan graham crackers are perfect for lunch box snacks, s’mores, recipes, and more.
Get ready for the BEST gluten free dairy free cookie recipe! Our Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are allergy friendly and just like traditional Toll House chocolate chip cookies. You’d never know they’re gluten free and dairy free!
Fill your chocolate craving with our homemade and naturally sweetened creamy vegan chocolate pudding! It’s made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! Our pudding is made on the stovetop and is gluten free, peanut free, soy free, and egg free.
Our gluten free and dairy free Snickerdoodle cookies are soft in the middle and made with pantry ingredients you likely already have on hand! These soft cookies are not only gluten free and dairy free, they’re also top 8 free and vegan.
Craving something sweet but still healthier than cookies or candy? Make some of these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Oat Bars that are perfect for summer (no oven needed!), and they’re gluten free, vegan, and peanut free
This moist zucchini quick bread has a light chocolate flavor that pairs well with the cinnamon and cloves. I remade one of our family recipes to make this Chocolate Zucchini Bread gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly!
These gluten free oat bites are the perfect post-workout snack! They are portable, bite-sized, vegan, and filled with simple and complex carbohydrates for refueling. Just like a bite-sized granola bar!
Meal prep your weekday breakfast with our delicious Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal! It’s full of fresh fruit and it’s whole grain, healthy, and allergy friendly. This also works great as snack or breakfast on-the-go
If you’re looking for an allergy-friendly and kid-friendly snack for school or road trips, these are perfect! These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites are just like cookies, but healthier (plus gluten free and vegan!)
Recipes great for holiday parties or birthday parties at school
Even if you have food allergies, you can still indulge a little! These Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes are top 8 allergen free and delicious. They’re vegan, nut free, peanut free, soy free, and fit many special diets.
Looking for an allergy friendly brownie recipe? Make a batch of these Vegan One Bowl Fudge Brownies that are gluten free, nut free, and made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
Our Gluten Free SunButter Blossom Cookies are top 8 free and made with our homemade chocolate kisses for an allergy friendly treat that’s fun for kids to make! You can skip adding the chocolate kiss to the top if you want for a soft SunButter cookie.
Allergy friendly snack recipes from around the web
Here are more amazing gluten and dairy free school snacks from great bloggers around the web!
These homemade Gluten Free Fig Newtons taste just like the classic! They feature a pillowy soft crust and a delicious fig filling. These nostalgic bars are great for a healthy snack for both kids and adults!
Easy Baked Plantain Chips! All you need is green plantains, oil, and salt to make crispy, better than store-bought, homemade plantain chips. Perfect for dipping, snacking, or even meal prep. Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30.
If you love fluffy muffins, these gluten free vegan chocolate chip muffins will not disappoint! They are delicious with breakfast or brunch or as a snack. They are full of vanilla flavor and nobody will know they are gluten free and vegan!
Variety keeps school snacks going throughout the year and here are 10 more snack ideas perfect for school! Including a Homemade Fruit Leather you AND your kids will love. Ideal snacks for kids that are low on sugar and high on flavour.
Need an easy, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, vegan, no-bake, finger food your kids can eat? That COULD be a tall order, but thanks to BFree, it’s super easy. Find out what’s in their newest creation: Sweet Wraps, and a few fun variations you can use to make a healthy, gluten free kids’ snack!
These healthy and delicious sugar-free flapjacks are made with a fruity raspberry filling and perfect oat crumble topping. Sweet, soft and chewy, they are lovely portable treats and convenient vegan snacks that the whole family can enjoy! Super comforting, crumbly and endlessly customizable.
This no bake apricot coconut slice is a perfect lunchbox recipe! It's no-bake, freezer friendly and it stands up well to a bit of bouncing in the lunchbox. Great for kids with a sweet tooth, but made without any added refined sugar, you can get this lunchbox treat made in no time at all! You only need 5 pantry ingredients to make this delicious slice.
Super easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient Chickpea Flour Crackers with the perfect sea salt touch! These delightfully crunchy crackers are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and are packed with protein + fiber!
These healthy gluten free strawberry muffins with a fluffy soft texture, are made with frozen chunks of strawberries folded in the muffin batter. The muffins are also dairy free, refined sugar free and without xanthan gum – thus healthier than majority of gluten free muffin varieties.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the festive version of everyone's favorite classic hummus recipe. The distinct color and zingy flavor makes red pepper hummus perfect for every occasion! This hummus recipe uses pressure cooked chickpeas or canned chickpeas.
These no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bites are super easy to make in just one bowl! Made of edible gluten-free cookie dough that's also egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free and nut-free, these tiny treats are top 8 allergen-friendly, making them perfect for kids' (and grown-ups') lunchboxes.
This quick, easy and healthy Vegan Rainbow Vegetable Tortilla Wrap is packed full of colour veggies that kiddoes, big and small, will love. This vegan wrap is perfect for school lunches, brunches and when you are out and about.
Want to learn how to make the best beef jerky at home? It's much easier than you think! I'm sharing my favorite recipe for spicy black pepper beef jerky + how to make jerky in the oven. Once you try homemade beef jerky you'll never go back to the store-bought stuff!
These Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Seed Cookies are so decadent, soft and chewy that you would never guess they're gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and vegan! Thanks to pumpkin seeds and cassava flour, they're also grain-free and extra nutritious. Use Paleo chocolate chips for the best Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies ever!
This Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich is so delicious and easy to make, smashed chickpeas, celery, red onion, pickles, red bell pepper, dill, vegan mayo, lettuce nestled between slices of gluten-free bread, is so hearty, flavorful and filling.
These Gluten Free Banana Mini Muffins are quick and easy! Lightly sweetened with applesauce and maple syrup, you can feel good about serving these as a healthy snack or on-the-go breakfast. These muffins are also dairy free and nut free, so they're the perfect addition to a school lunch.
Soft and chewy vegan oatmeal raisin cookies that are easy and quick to make, plus, they’re gluten-free (if you use gluten free oats!). Add as little or as many raisins to these simple vegan cookies as you’d like and get ready for family and friends to ask for more immediately after you make them!
This is a fun shortcut recipe that I came up with when sampling Enjoy Life’s Baked Chewy Bars. They’re snack-sized and just soft enough to provide a sturdy but tender base for nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free DIY candy bars!
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist