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