18 Gluten-Free Snack Recipes For Every Craving

By Amanda Paa – Updated March 30, 2022
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Snacking is essential for me to get through the day without a case of the hangries! These gluten-free snack recipes are satisfying, energizing and made with real ingredients. Below you’ll find healthy versions of store-bought classics, and homemade snacks that will cure both sweet and savory cravings.

The basics: What is gluten?

Gluten is a family of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and spelt. It’s what gives flour a sticky consistency when mixed with water. This glue-like property helps gluten create a sticky network that gives bread the ability to rise when baked. It also gives bread a chewy and satisfying texture.

Popular Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

I’ve learned that having nourishing eats on hand and at the ready helps me stay energized and focused throughout the day. Here are some of my favorite staples that I keep on hand:

  • trail mix
  • pre-cut carrot and celery sticks
  • frozen bananas for smoothies
  • gluten-free cereal
  • snacking cheese
  • pickles and olives
  • hard boiled eggs

Bonus: You’ll also find gluten-free dinner recipes and gluten-free breakfast recipes to complete your meal planning for the week!

Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip: vegan recipe

Easy 7-Layer Hummus Dip

This layered hummus dip is simple to make using store-bought hummus, piled high with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, olives, artichokes, feta cheese, and herbs.
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Prosciutto Bleu Cheese Fig Bundles

Baked Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Cheese

You’re probably familiar with bacon wrapped dates, but have you ever had their late summer cousin, prosciutto wrapped figs? Stuff with bleu cheese and wrapped with prosciutto, these baked figs are such a delicious treat.
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mango mozzarella cucumber skewers on a plate, with bowl of salt and white balsamic vinegar next to it

Mango Cucumber Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs with a tropical mango twist, fresh mozzarella and mint, thread on a skewer! These cute little numbers take all of 15 minutes to put together. Super fresh. Super delicious.
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Smoked Salmon & Horseradish Crema Potato Chip Bites

Smoked Salmon Potato Chip Bites

Smoked salmon makes a great snack when added to a potato chip! The horseradish adds a little extra zip to creamy ricotta, just the right contrast to the crunchy chips. And the chives add a pop of color, along with a garlic flavor. 
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Burrata Cheese with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Creamy burrata cheese is served with slow roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and olive oil.
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Beet Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs with a pink filling made from mayonaise, pickle juice, and grated beets. A gluten-free, dairy-free snack that can be made ahead.
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Soft Olive Oil Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {naturally gluten-free}

Soft Olive Oil Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies! Almond flour is the main gluten-free flour used (along with old-fashioned oats), as I appreciate how tender it makes baked goods while still giving structure.
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Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Snacks

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Creamy White Bean Hummus, Mediterranean Style

The creamiest hummus made from white beans, with delicious Mediterranean toppings! Use a food processor to puree the beans, olive oil, tahini, and lemon juice. Top with fresh herbs and pine nuts.
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Extra Clumpy, Giant Cluster Granola

This clumpy granola recipe is all about the giant clusters. This healthy recipe shares the secrets to making chunky oat clusters that has a base of both steel-cut oats and rolled oats. The granola is naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, and happens to be vegan!
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Pink Hummus with Seedy Oat Topping

Creamy Beet Hummus with Seedy Oat Crunch

This creamy vegan hummus takes on a stunning pink color from just a little bit of beet juice. Topped with a seedy crunch and tahini. The perfect snack that adds color to your day!
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Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe in Take-Along Jars!

These marinated fruit jars have a honey poppy seed dressing, and are a great meal prep staple.
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The Very Best No-Bake, Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars {made with brown rice syrup & honey, gluten-free, easy to make} #chewygranolabars

Really Chewy No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I haven’t found a homemade granola bar this chewy and flavorful yet! These healthy, homemade bars land halfway between peanut butter bliss and a warm oatmeal cookie. They travel well too.
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Minted Baba Ganoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) -- vegan recipe

Creamy Roasted Eggplant Dip with Tahini

This baba ghanoush, or roasted eggplant dip has a silky, creamy texture. Think of it as hummus, but the eggplant stands in for the chickpeas. With tahini, lime juice, and a few spices, it has a mediterranean feel that goes lovely with pita bread, vegetables, crackers, and even as a sandwich spread!
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Healthier Caramel Corn with Maple Syrup

Delicious homemade caramel corn made with maple syrup instead of corn syrup. The maple adds such a wonderful flavor to the fresh popcorn!
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Gin and Citrus Marinated Olives

Olives are marinated with herbs, olive oil, and gin, then served warm! The flavor is amazing, and they're so easy to make.

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Learn how to make crispy chickpeas, without frying! These are a maple sweetened version, with notes of cinnamon and a hint of salt. A handful makes a great snack!
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Super Smooth Roasted Cauliflower Dip {with olives and herb as a topping} vegan and #dairyfree

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Dip

This creamy roasted cauliflower dip is a lot like hummus, but bean-free and flavorful! Brightened with fresh lemon juice and parsley, it makes for a great snack with crackers or pita bread.
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Sesame Curry Cashews {paleo, vegan}

Curry Roasted Cashews

Delicious roasted cashews tossed in curry powder and cumin seed. A homemade snack that's easy to make!
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white bean hummus on a black plate

18 Best Gluten-Free Snack Recipes + White Bean Hummus Recipe

The creamiest hummus made with white beans, topped with delicious Mediterranean additions like spices, pine nuts, and olive oil. Plus 18 other gluten-free snack recipes to inspire!
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 14.5 ounce can white beans, drained, and liquid reserved
  • 1/4 cup well stirred tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper



  • Place the garlic, beans, tahini, and olive oil in a food processor. Blend and processor for 20 seconds, stop to scrape sides, then blend for 20 more seconds.
  • Add water, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Puree for two minutes, just keep it buzzing, to create the really really smooth texture.
  • At this point you’re ready to garnish and serve. But if you’d like it to be a little thicker, you can refrigerate for 15 minutes. Spoon into bowl and top with parsley, pine nuts, za’atar, and artichokes. Serve.

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March 16, 2021


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