Cooking and baking with your kids can be so much fun! I wanted to pull together my best gluten free recipes to make with your kids. I chose easy, deliciously sweet, and savory, kid-friendly recipes with easy-to-follow instructions.

A photo of a little kid's hands kneading dough.

Today’s recipes I chose to highlight are great for teaching kids how to cook. These recipes are great for ANY age, even teenagers! Take the time to show your kids how to measure ingredients, stir, and bake. These are the lessons they will always remember, not to mention the quality time you will share!

If you are feeling under the weather, my Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Soup From Scratch recipe is a wonderful recipe our whole family loves.

If you love to cook with kids as much as we do, you will want to try making some of my delicious gluten free chocolate recipes with them!

A photo of a kids' baking set.

Tools for teaching kids to cook:

There are all sorts of fun gadgets that make learning to cook fun. Here are some of my favorites. This cookbook, 201 Gluten Free Recipes For Kids, has a lot of great recipe ideas as well!

  • Grab a fun cutting board. It is handy for many kitchen tasks, but you can have a great conversation about cutting boards and cross-contamination of gluten at restaurants too.
  • These handy measuring cups are great for measuring liquids.
  • Dry ingredients need their measuring cups; teach kids why this matters!
  • Measuring spoons are important for measuring salt, Xanthan Gum, spices, and more.
  • You will love the safety features of this kids’ knife set.

Teaching kids to cook is the gift that will keep on giving. I say that because my teen son now makes me breakfast! He loves to cook for his friends and is now mastering how to sous vide.

You may also love this collection of gluten free recipes for picky eaters!

Things kids can learn in the kitchen:

  • Measuring – Use measuring cups, teaspoons, etc., and show them how to level these when measuring dry ingredients so that their recipes always turn out great!
  • Pouring – Teach kids how to carefully pour things into measuring cups. Remember to use a liquid measuring cup for liquids!
  • Ingredients – Kids who are gluten free need to know what ingredients are safe. Talk about the gluten free flours you use and how they work in a recipe.
A child doing a science experiment with a test tube.

Gluten free baking is like a science experiment!

Every gluten free flour blend is different, and the different combinations all perform differently in a recipe. Teach your kids:

  • Coconut flour needs almost double the liquid because it absorbs so much for baked goods.
  • Almond flour doesn’t absorb as much liquid. It also adds a protein boost and moisture to baked goods.
  • Starches can make your baked goods denser…they are powdery and light.
  • Some gluten free flour blends contain bean flour…do they like this? (P.S. These are great for savory recipes like eggplant parmesan!)
  • Dairy-free milk substitutes all perform differently in a recipe. I find coconut milk to be the most unpredictable with gluten free flour blends. This would be a great experiment with kids!

I leave you with my best gluten free chicken recipes. Each chicken recipe is not only kid-friendly, but many are ready in under 30 minutes!

A quick note: this isn’t a recipe to eat, but Playdough is made with wheat. If your kids love playing with Playdough, try my friend’s Gluten-Free Playdough recipe.

The Best Gluten Free Recipes To Make With Kids:

Gluten Free Halloween Cut Out Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free Halloween cut out sugar cookies. Grab your favorite cookie cutters and have fun. Decorate with royal icing
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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Homemade gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies that are so easy to make. These cookies turn out chewy and soft.
Check out this recipe
A stack of four oatmeal raisin cookies on a plate.
Gluten Free Goldfish Crackers
Sandi Gaertner
Crispy delicious homemade gluten free goldfish crackers. This is an easy Goldfish copycat recipe.
Check out this recipe
The top of a jar filled with gluten free goldfish crackers.
Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
Light and fluffy dairy-free gluten free pancakes that are perfect for breakfast. There is an egg-free option too, making this a great choice for vegan eaters too!
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A stack of gluten free pancakes with blueberries and butter on top.
The Best Gluten Free Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
I tested six different gluten free flour blends so you can make the best gluten free biscuits. These are egg-free and I include a dairy-free option.
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A biscuit cut in half on a plate with butter.
Gluten Free Blueberry Mug Muffin
Sandi Gaertner
This soft and fluffy gluten free blueberry mug muffin is easy to make in under 3 minutes!
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A gluten free blueberry mug muffin on a plate. It is topped with fresh blueberries.
Gluten Free Mug Brownie
Sandi Gaertner
A moist and delicious chocolate gluten free mug brownie recipe that cooks in the microwave in 3 minutes.
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A close up of the cooked gluten free mug brownie.
The Best Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts
Sandi Gaertner
These fluffy baked gluten free apple cider donuts are packed full of fall flavors.
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apple cider donuts on a rack.
Easy Gluten Free Orange Chicken
Sandi Gaertner
This is a savory delicious gluten free orange chicken recipe that you can make in under 20 minutes. It is perfect for busy weeknights.
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A plate with orange chicken over rice.
The Best Gluten Free Sloppy Joes Recipe
Sandi Gaertner
An easy sloppy joe recipe that works with ground turkey or beef.
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A sloppy joe on a gluten free bun on a platter with fries.
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Base
Sandi Gaertner
How to make a gluten free pizza base that you can cook on a grill. Makes the BEST gluten free grilled pizza crust!
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A gluten free pizza on a baking sheet.
Gluten Free Pigs In A Blanket
Sandi Gaertner
Quick and easy gluten free pigs in a blanket. The hot dogs are wrapped in a flaky biscuit!
Check out this recipe
A gluten free pig in a blanket on a plate.

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