In today’s world, peanut allergies are running rampant. However, it is most noticeable in school classrooms. In many classrooms (or even entire schools), students are not permitted to bring to school any food that contains peanuts. Usually, the school provide a list of pre-packaged food that are safe (i.e. peanut-free) for students to bring with them. However, most (if not all) of the food on the list has gluten. So, what on earth is a parent who has a gluten-intolerant to do in a peanut-free classroom? First, talk to the school administrators and discuss your child’s gluten-intolerance. (Hint: You might need a note from a doctor to verify this.) Then, bring a list of the snacks (with the ingredients!) ┬áthat you are going to send with your child everyday. From that point, you will need to discuss what is acceptable and not acceptable. Sadly, it might not be that simple in every school. You will need to be an advocate for your child and maybe even an educator if the school administrators are not knowledgeable about gluten-intolerance.

Also, the recipes on this list are gluten free and peanut free. However, they are not nut-free. If your child has a nut allergy, there are recipes that you’ll need to avoid completely. Please check ingredient lists carefully! FYI: A peanut is not a nut – it is a legume. Therefore, a person who has a peanut allergy often can tolerate nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc). That is why many of the recipes on this list have nuts in them but are still considered peanut allergy-friendly.

A final word abut the types of recipes on this list. I tried to find gluten-free, peanut-free recipes of common snacks for in school classrooms, Ideally, all children would have fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. Typically, though, cereal, processed crackers, etc. are the norm. Thus, the recipes on the list are substitutes for their gluten-filled counterparts.

Please keep checking back as I add to the list. Also, feel free to share this with parents, educators, or anyone else who might benefit from gluten free peanut free snacks!

Breakfast Cookies and Bars

Not-A-Grain Breakfast Bar (courtesy of Against All Grain)

Paleo Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies (courtesy of Preppy Paleo)

Protein Packed Monster Breakfast Cookies (courtesy of Allergy Free Alaska)

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies (courtesy of The Paleo Mama)


Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch Cereal (courtesy of I Breathe…I’m Hungry…)

Coconut Cinnamon Paleo Cereal (courtesy of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations)

Paleo Almond Cereal (courtesy of Pencils and Pancakes)

Paleo Chocolate Cereal (courtesy of A Girl Worth Saving)

Paleo Cinnamon Square Crunch Cereal (courtesy of A Girl Worth Saving)

Paleo-O’s Cereal (courtesy of Predominately Paleo)

Paleo Trix Cereal (courtesy of Paleo Parents)

Sweet Cinnamon Cereal or Cinnamon Graham Crackers (courtesy of Zenbelly)


Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips (courtesy of The Healthy Maven)

Baked Sweet Potato Chips (courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Crunchy Cinnamon Baked Banana Chips (courtesy of Meatified)

Fried Sweet Potato Chips (courtesy of Primal Palate)

How to Make Dried Plantain (courtesy of Rubies and Radishes)

Paleo Plantain Chips (courtesy of Paleo Newbie)


Better Than Goldfish (courtesy of Ruled.Me)

Graham Crackers (courtesy of Paleo Crumbs)

Homemade “Cheez-Its” (courtesy of Whole New Mom)

Paleo Animal Crackers (courtesy of Allergy Free Alaska)

Paleo Club Crackers (courtesy of The Paleo Mom)

Granola and Granola Bars

Apple Pie Granola (courtesy of Multiply Delicious)

Blueberry Pecan Paleo Granola (courtesy of Cook Eat Paleo)

Paleo Almond Honey Granola (courtesy of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations)

Paleo Chewy Granola Bars (courtesy of The Paleo Mom)

Paleo Chocolate Granola with Dried Berries (courtesy of Against All Grain)

Paleo Granola (courtesy of Cavegirl Cuisine)

Paleo Granola (courtesy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)

Paleo Granola with Hazelnuts and Cacao Nibs (courtesy of Savory Lotus)

Pumpkin Seed Granola (courtesy of Detoxinista)

SCD and Paleo Vanilla Granola (courtesy of Against All Grain)

Spiced Pumpkin Granola (courtesy of Against All Grain)

Tropical Paleo Granola (courtesy of Nom Nom Paleo)

Gummies and Gelatin Snacks

Gelatin Jigglers Fruit Snacks (courtesy of Paleo Parents)

Homemade Fruit By The Foot (courtesy of Against All Grain)

Lemon-Raspberry Gelatin Gummies (courtesy of Autoimmune Paleo)

Orange Dreamsicle Gummies (courtesy of Predominately Paleo)

Paleo Jello Shapes (courtesy of Against All Grain)

Strawberry Cream Gummies (courtesy of Holistic Squid)

Strawberry Jello (courtesy of Rubies and Radishes)

Strawberry Lemonade Gelatin Gummies (courtesy of Breaking Muscle)

Superfood Citrus and Pineapple Gummies (courtesy of Rubies and Radishes)


Grain-Free Homemade Fig Newtons (courtesy of Homemade Mommy)

No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars (courtesy of Chocolate-Covered Katie)

Pea-not Butter Fudge and Jelly Cups (courtesy of Easily Paleo)

Roll-Ups and Bars

Apple Pie Caveman (Lara) Bars (courtesy of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations)

Apricot and Ginger Fruit Roll-Ups (courtesy of Healing Family Eats)

Cinnamon-Raisin Roll-Ups (courtesy of A Clean Plate)

Holiday Lara Bar (courtesy of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations)

Homemade Nut Bars (courtesy of Rubies and Radishes)

Paleo Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Leather (courtesy of Paleoaholic)

Spiced Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Leather (courtesy of Savory Lotus)

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