47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

If you're like a lot of families right now, you're spending more time together than you have in a while...which means now is the perfect time for cooking with kids and finding kid friendly recipes!

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

Personally, some of my favorite memories from childhood involve cooking and baking with my parents. When I was young, it was a tradition for Dad and me to bake my cake together, and while we had a few less-than-ideal results, the memories are definitely very sweet. And if you want to start the same tradition in your own house, these 47 kid friendly recipes are the perfect place to start.

In particular, this round up includes 18 savory and 29 sweet recipes that kids will enjoy cooking and/or eating with you. Whether you're looking for recipes that are keto, paleo, low carb, low sugar or vegan, there are also plenty of options. So let's dive right in to these cooking with kids recipes!

Gluten Free and Savory Cooking with Kids Recipes

1. Chickpea Squash Fritters (Vegan) - Piping Pot Curry

If you need kid friendly recipes that are also loaded with hidden veggies, these vegan fritters are a tasty place to start.

2. Egg & Potato Breakfast Muffins (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Whole 30) - Raia's Recipes

These are easy to make and even easier to eat on busy mornings.

3. Rainbow Vegetable Tortilla Wrap (Vegan) - Recipes From a Pantry

Your kids will have a blast cutting up the veggies of their choice to make this colorful and easy gluten free wrap.

4. Paleo Chicken Tenders (Low Carb, Keto) - Allergy Free Alaska

These chicken tenders are much healthier than their traditional counterpart but still addictively delicious.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

5. Loaded Potato Wedge Nachos (Paleo and Vegan Options) - Casey the College Celiac

If you bake these potato wedges ahead of time, your kids can have a blast covering their wedges with whatever nacho toppings they want!

6. 3-Ingredient Tuna Salad - High Chair Chronicles

Tuna, mayo and a surprising third ingredient combine for a delicious and simple gluten free sandwich filling everyone will love.

7. Creamy Baked Mac And Cheese (Nut Free, Vegan) - Wow Its Veggie

Mac and cheese GOALS...whether you have kids or not!

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

8. Crustless Pizza (Low Carb, Keto) - Low Carb Yum

No crust, no problem. This ham and cheese combo is just as delicious without it.

9. Cornbread Muffins (Dairy Free) - Hot Pan Kitchen

These gluten free muffins are soft, slightly sweet, moist and very kid friendly!

10. Simple Homemade Salsa - Simply Full of Delight

I know one toddle who eats salsa on its own with a spoon...but even if yours doesn't love salsa quite that much, this is delicious with gluten free chips.

11. Vegan Potato Cakes with Carrot and Rice - Little Sunny Kitchen

Leftover mashed potatoes, rice, carrots, onions, and parsley combine into a "cake" that kids and adults will love.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

12. Broccoli Cheese Nuggets - Joy Filled Eats

Because what kid doesn't love nuggets of some sort?!?

13. Socca Flatbread (Grain Free, Vegan) - Emma Eats and Explores

This gluten free flatbread only calls for four simple ingredients, and you can stuff or top them however your family likes!

14. Avocado Deviled Eggs (Keto, Low Carb, Vegetarian) - Tasty Galaxy

Serve these with ham so your kids can enjoy green eggs and ham, no food coloring required.

15. Pizza Eggs (Keto, Low Carb) - Peace, Love and Low Carb

Eggs are transformed into an easy and delicious pizza with some creative toppings and seasoning.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

16. Healthy Bell Pepper Nachos - Momables

These are "nacho" your traditional nachos, but they're still super tasty!

17. Oven-Baked Healthy Chicken Nuggets - Goodnesst

Rice flour, corn flakes and an egg combine to give these healthy chicken nuggets an addictive crunch.

18. Sausage Balls with Cream Cheese (Keto) - Wholesome Yum

These keto sausage balls are as easy to make as they are to get addicted to, so consider yourself warned!

Gluten Free Sweet Cooking with Kids Recipes

19. Secretly Healthy Sweet n' Salty Trail Mix (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Get your kids involved in the kitchen by having them help you pick out what ingredients to add to their special trail mix.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

20. Easy Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies - Mash Up Mom

Kids will love how hands-on this four-ingredient recipe really is!

21. Sweet Potato Muffins (Vegan) - Cass Clay Cooking

Gluten free oats, sweet potato and spices combine into a kid-friendly recipe that's especially delicious with nut butter and chocolate.

22. The Fluffiest Waffles (Dairy Free) - Eating on a Dime

These gluten free waffles are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and one of the best kid cooking recipes you could pick for a lazy Sunday morning.

23. Banana Donuts with Chocolate Coconut Walnuts - Fearless Dining

These gluten free donuts actually have pretty healthy ingredients, but your family won't be able to tell!

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

24. Maple Walnut Cookies (Paleo, Vegan) - A Sweet Alternative

These cookies are actually super nutrient-dense and the recipe is simple enough for little hands to help.

25. Taste the Rainbow Bliss Balls (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

Kids will have a blast playing around with the superfoods that give this gluten free snack so many fun colors.

26. Healthy Snickers Ice Cream Bites (Vegan) - Rhian's Recipes

Because who can resist ice cream flavors and getting to play around with melted chocolate?

27. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies - Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

Because what's a better recipe for cooking with kids than a classic chocolate chip cookie?!?

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

28. No Bake Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls (Vegan) - The Simple Cooking

No baking needed, easy ingredients and a super tasty result.

29. 3-Ingredient Blueberry Cheesecake Bagel (Egg Free) - Casey the College Celiac

This gluten free bagel recipe only calls for three simple recipes, and your kids can have a blast shaping the bagels before they're baked!

30. Peanut Butter Protein Balls (Vegan Options) - Texanerin 

This gluten free snack recipe is so simple, your kids can make them on their own!

31. Frozen Chocobananos - Bacon is Magic

Your kids will need help melting the chocolate, but after that, they can go wild with their choice of toppings.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

32. Easy Coconut Oil Chocolate (Dairy Free, Vegan Option) - Eats Amazing

Watching this healthy chocolate form will feel like magic for young bakers.

33. Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Fab Food 4 All

The gooey chocolate center ensures that your kids will gobble these pancakes right up.

34. Thin Mint Cookies - Well If She Can Do It

If your little one is bummed that Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies aren't gluten free, these are the perfect family baking activity.

35. Mini Apple Pizzas (Vegan) - Veggie Desserts

Kids will have such a fun time decorating their own fruit pizzas.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

36. Super Easy Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins (Dairy Free) - Super Golden Bakes

A dairy free muffin recipe for kids who really want to get busy in the kitchen...

37. Dye-Free Coconut Rainbow Cookies (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

These gluten free cookies only call for simple ingredients and are colored naturally with superfood powders and spices. What kid doesn't want to taste the rainbow?

38. Super Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes (Vegan) - My Pure Plants

You measure the ingredients and your little one can pour and mix. As always, just make sure you use gluten free oats.

39. Soft-Baked Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies - Kitchen Treaty

Kids will definitely give these soft gluten free cookies two thumbs up.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

40. The Best Healthy Gummies - Marathons and Motivation

You only need three ingredients to whip up these healthy gummies with your kids.

41. Lemon Coconut Energy Balls (Refined Sugar Free, Vegan) - Natalie's Health 

Your kids will love how hands-on this recipe is as they roll their own energy balls.

42. Chocolate Pecan Cookies (Keto) - All Nutritious

These cookies only have 3 net carbs per serving, and are the perfect treat for a family following a low carb diet.

43. Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups (No Added Sugar) - Served From Scratch

Your kids will have as much fun making these fruit roll-ups as they do eating them.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

44. Cookie Dough Pumpkin Pops - My Joy-Filled Life

Because what kid (or adult?) doesn't love a tasty treat they can eat off a stick!

45. Easy Keto Blueberry Muffins (Paleo Option) - Here to Cook

You can make these keto muffins in just one bowl if you need to, and the crumbly texture will win all eaters over.

46. Apple Slice Donuts - Crafts 4 Toddlers

Apple slices get an upgrade from a homemade frosting!

47.  Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe (Vegan) - Happy Kitchen Rocks

This fudge recipe doesn't call for any condensed milk or sugar, and is easy enough to make that your kids can join in.

47 Gluten Free Sweet and Savory Recipes for Cooking with Kids

The Bottom Line of Cooking with Kids and Kid Friendly Recipes

Now that you may be enjoying more time with your family than ever before, I hope that this list of recipes gives you some ideas of how to spend your evenings in...once you figure out which kid-friendly recipe you want to try first, anyway. ;)

And if you do end up trying any of these recipes, be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram (at @collegeceliackc) so I can see and share!

What's your go-to recipe when cooking with kids or for kids? I'd love to hear in the comments!


  1. What a delicious selection of gluten free recipes - thank you for including my pancakes:-)

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