Gluten-free diets have become popular in recent years that its recipes — particularly those published online — are becoming extensive to still satisfy our taste buds. First things first: what is gluten?
Gluten is a family or group of proteins found in most grains that people consume, such as barley, spelt, rye, and wheat. While some people say that gluten only poses a problem for folks with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, some health experts claim that it is harmful to most people.
That being said, we have listed below a few alternative snacks that are gluten-free. The list goes beyond the best gluten-free bread and gives you different delicious snacks that will satisfy your hunger and delight your taste buds.
10 Delicious Gluten-Free Alternative Snacks You Can Enjoy
1. Gluten-free Cake Pops
A cake pop is simply a cake on a stick. This recipe from Elana’s Pantry combines raspberry jam with glute-free chocolate cake to make a delicious dessert that you will absolutely love.
2. Granola, Dark Chocolate Chips, and Peanut Butter
Get the perfect mix of crunchy and creamy with this not-so-sweet treat. Combine peanut butter and dark chocolate chips with crunchy granola for a protein-loaded snack that is sure to satisfy your hunger.
3. Lemon Mug Cake
Make a gluten-free lemon cake in a minute with this recipe from The Big Man’s World.
A lot of snacks and desserts contain dates as they add sweetness and texture to these treats. However, dates are also a healthy snack alternative.
5. Microwaved Sweet Potato Topped with Walnuts and Maple Syrup
Microwaved sweet potatoes make for good cake substitute with its sweetness and starchy texture. Place a whole scrubbed sweet potato in a microwave for about 10 minutes. Once the potato has cooled down, scoop its creamy insides into a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup and top it with walnuts.
6. Flourless Applesauce Spice Cake
This tasty recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is a sure hit for all folks, gluten-intolerant or not. This cake is made from a combination of various spices, nuts, oat flour, and yummy applesauce.
7. Nutty Fruity Cookies
Who says you cannot enjoy cookies and stay gluten-free? This recipe from Beaming Baker says otherwise. This combination of oats, peanut butter, almond, and dried cranberries is sure to give cookie lovers everywhere another reason to eat healthily.
8. Protein Hazelnut Cookies
Another cookie treat for the cookie lover in you. Cotter Crunch shows us how to make these delicious but gluten-free treats
9. Gluten-Free Crackers
For those who are always on the go and are in need of a quick snack, these crackers by Minimalist Baker are a very practical and healthy snack to-go.
10. No-Need-to-Knead Gluten-Free Bread
Queen of Delicious has come up with this awesome recipe that is simple to do. There is no need to knead this gluten-free bread. Nothing can be simpler than that.
Whoever said that healthy and gluten-free food cannot be tasty? Stay healthy and gluten-free with all these delicious snack options.