20 Healthy Nut Free Snacks

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies!

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies! Photo credit: Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen, The Honour System, Yummy Beet, and Kiwi & Bean

I don’t really mind having a nut allergy (well, except for the fact that I can’t eat at any ice cream shops and most bakeries) – but one thing that really drives me crazy is how little attention nut allergies get from food companies.

It seems like there are hoards of vegan and gluten free products being added to the market each year – yet nut free products have barely progressed since my childhood. And when it comes to healthy nut free snacks, the pickings are even slimmer.

So a few years ago I started making my own. Inspired by blogs like Oh She Glows and Edible Perspective, I realized that making homemade snacks could be easy and rewarding! And a whole lot tastier than those Quaker chewy bars, which at the time were one of the only granola bars on the market I could eat (calling them a “granola bar” is probably a long shot, as they’re really more like candy bars).

I found that at first I had to adapt a lot of the recipes, since most called for nuts or nut butters. But now there seem to be a lot more snack recipes online using healthy nut free ingredients like soy and seed butters, and seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia, flax, and sesame. These ingredients contain a lot of the same nutrients as nuts, like protein, healthy fats, iron, and zinc, making them equally as healthy as nuts. I’m glad their finally getting their moment in the spotlight!

I’ve rounded up some ideas for nut free snacks from some of my favourite blogs in this post. Nut allergies or not, these healthy nut free snacks are sure to satisfy!

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies!Photo credit: The Honour System

Sunbutter  Cups with Dark Chocolate and Hemp Seeds via The Honour System

Raw Gooey Brownie Fantasy Bars via Oatmeal With a Fork

Cacao Mesquite Energy Balls via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites via Oh She Glows

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies!Photo credit: Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Healthy Oat and Flax Date Squares via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars via Eating Bird Food

Superfood Chocolate Sesame Snack Squares via Faring Well

Banana Bread Granola Bars via Running With Spoons

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies!Photo credit: Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Nut Free Banana Chocolate Chip Date Bars via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

No Bake Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Granola Bars via Running with Spoons

Nut Free Power Bites via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Soy Nut Butter Date Bars via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies!Photo Credit: Yummy Beet

Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread via Yummy Beet

Honey Oat Squares via The Honour System

Superfood Chocolate Protein Bars via Pure Ella

Sunflower Seed Brittle via Sprouted Kitchen

A round up of healthy nut free snacks that taste delicious and are safe for nut allergies!Photo credit: Kiwi & Bean

Crispy Baked Homemade Granola Bars via Kiwi and Bean

Banana Bread Muffin Tops via Oh She Glows

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Raw Hemp Protein Bars via Green Kitchen Stories

What are your favourite nut substitutes to use in baking?

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10 Responses to 20 Healthy Nut Free Snacks

  1. Love you for this roundup <3 And you know I totally feel your pain on this one. It's gotten a little better for me since I learned that I could eat almonds, but growing up, trying to find healthy bars was impossible. I remember getting all excited when Quaker started slapping 'peanut-free' labels on their granola bars, only to later discover that I probably don't want to be putting that stuff into my body. Thankfully bars are super easy to make at home, and soy nut butter has been a -dream- for nut-free desserts. Sunflower seed butter is awesome too, but definitely not as versatile. And it turns green when you bake it :lol:

    • Chelsea

      Being able to eat almonds makes things slightly easier, but I find that anything that contains almonds still usually says “May contain traces of [other nuts]” on the label. So frustrating!

  2. Great round up, Chelsea! Can’t wait to check some of these out. I’m not nut free but I do love a good seed filled snack!

  3. Awesome round up! I definitely don’t bake nearly enough anymore – thanks for inspiring me to get back in the kitchen ;-)

  4. Those sun butter cups. My gawd, they are a thing of beauty.

    Whenever I see peanut free, I think of you and Spoons. I can only imagine how difficult it’s been for the both of you. It sucks buddy. These all look pretty awesome though. Great round up.

    • Chelsea

      It’s not always terrible – on the positive side it has forced me to become better at baking and try new things like homemade ice cream. :) But yeah, it sucks when I can’t eat DQ ice cream or stop for a treat at local bakeries!

  5. Great round up- You would love being a school kid here where ALL nuts are banned and so much as granola bars too!

  6. I never realized that having a nut allergy could be so limiting. I’m horrible at creating recipes without them but this is certainly inspiring me too. Everything looks so good!

  7. Sending this over to my wonderful BLISSFUL BRITT right now because she’s trying to ditch nuts due to negative reactions!!!! Oh she’s going to loveeeeee this! :)

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