Are you looking for nut-free snacks that can be packed for school or just be a part of your café menu? We have a list of healthy nut-free snack recipes which you can use to cook snacks that can be presented at a bake sale to charm the kids at school without worrying about nut allergies.
Healthy Nut-free Snack recipes
1. Beetroot Hummus covered pretzels
Although when we use beetroot in a recipe, its flavor is masked. However, we will see the beetroot giving a new touch to the pretzels in this dish. The seasoned beetroot enhances the dish’s taste, which can be used to pack lunch for kids or served as a starter at a party. The secret ingredient, garlic, helps tone down the sweetness and gives a new flavor to the hummus.
To ensure this recipe is a success, use fresh beetroot and make pretzels from scratch.
- 6 beets (fresh and in medium size) (approx. 2 pounds)
- A bulb of garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
- 2 teaspoons and 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
- 2 can (30 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 5-7 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons tahini
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Minced fresh dill weed or parsley
- Assorted fresh vegetables
- Pack of fresh out of the bakery pretzels
- 1 cup of carrots
- Preheat the oven to 375°F or 191° C.
- Use a fork to make holes in the beets. Then put them in a covered microwavable bowl and heat on high for 2 minutes. Then stir before heating them again for another 2 minutes.
- Now cool the beets and wrap each in foil completely.
- Cut the garlic bulb in half and peel as much outer skin as possible. Do not separate the individual cloves or peel them.
- Season the garlic with half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper, and coat it with two teaspoons of olive oil. Wrap the garlic in foil.
- Now, put the beets and garlic in the oven and roast for 45 minutes or until soft.
- After both have softened, remove them from the oven, cool the beets in cold water, and remove their skin. Squeeze out the garlic into a food processor and add the beets. Follow this by adding all the other remaining ingredients mentioned above.
- Pulse until a smooth paste is formed.
- If you want to add a different flavor to the hummus, pulse 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt with the mixture, adding the remaining yogurt to your freshly prepared hummus. Sprinkle with dill or parsley.
- Coat half of the pretzel rod with the hummus and sprinkle some finely chopped carrots onto it.
2. Banana Chocolate Nut-Free Granola Bars
Since it is very difficult to find nut-free and lovely products, we have here a recipe that perhaps is one of the best recipes that can be made for breakfast or as a companion for teatime. These granola bars made from organic and old-fashioned oats provide the necessary energy boost while keeping in mind the allergies that one might have due to nuts. The bananas and chocolate give them a distinct taste. Let’s get to the recipe.
- Oats (old fashioned if making the recipe in urgency or steel-cut in case overnight use is required)
- Heated to melt coconut oil
- Ripe bananas
- Extract of vanilla
- Chocolate chips (black and white chocolate in both flavors.)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and put-up parchment on the baking tray.
- Take a blender and put oats in it to blend them perfectly. Take it out in a bowl and add cinnamon to it.
- Then, in the blender, put two tablespoons of coconut oil, 4-5 drops of Vanilla extract, and three tablespoons of honey. Add the ripe bananas into it and blend all of them.
- Put an egg into the mixture and blend it until it is smooth.
- Now, in a bowl, combine the cinnamon and oats mixed with the mixture in the blender. According to your taste, this is time to add chocolate chips, white or black, to the mixture and stir it well.
- Scoop out the mixture and put it on the baking tray. Use another parchment or baking sheet to cover the mixture and press it down gently until all of it is spread evenly on the tray.
- Put the tray in the oven for just 40 minutes. At the same time, they are in the baking process and use this time to whip up some chocolate coating for the granola bars. Melt the white chocolate chips to get a white coating and a black chocolate dip.
- Take out the tray and let the granola mixture cool down. At the same time, use a cookie cutter to give the granola your desired shape, such as circle, rectangle, or stars. After the final cuts, drizzle the melted chocolates on the bars. The bars can be safely stored and eaten for up to a week or two.
3. Chocolate Raspberry Drops
The sudden sugar rush can be dealt with with care and a proper diet. The healthy nut-free snack recipe which is easy to whip up at home and work its charm in giving body its usual energy is here: chocolate raspberry drops.
- Chocolate chips (4 cups)
- Granola without nuts in case you are allergic (2 cups)
- Raspberry, chopped (1 cup)
- Sweet Condensed milk (28 ounces)
- Miniature chocolate chips (1 cup)
- Take a saucepan and slowly melt the chocolate chips in milk at low heat.
- Remove it from heat and then add granola and chopped raspberries to it.
- Cool it in a refrigerator until chocolate solidifies again and is ready to roll.
- Now, shape the chocolate into balls and coat the balls with miniature-sized chocolate chips.
- Put the chocolate balls in the freezer for more than 2 hours to get them firm.
Our Final Thoughts
These healthy nut-free snack recipes can make your school days easier and throw most daily cooking out of the window. It is essential to keep a healthy diet, but not being aware of your allergies is dangerous, so one should start eating nut-free foods. You can share these recipes with your family and other mothers from the school in which your kid is enrolled. You can make these for your colleagues’ lunch/dinner services in the offices.