60+ Vegan Recipes for Kids

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A collection of Vegan Recipes for Kids that are easy, healthy, and delicious! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes. These kid-friendly vegan recipes are also gluten-free

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Whether you and your children are vegan, or you are simply looking to incorporate more plant-based dishes into your family’s diet, you are certain to find a little something for everyone in this vibrant collection of Vegan Kid-Friendly Recipes! All vegan dishes are gluten-free, to boot!

Kids on a Vegan Diet

It is entirely possible to satisfy the nutritional needs of children on a vegan diet. The key? Variety! And the bonus? Vegan recipes are packed with flavor! To get started, look below for some of my favorite nutritious vegan staples to keep on hand.

Vegan Kid-Friendly Pantry Staples

Breakfast Ingredients

  • Oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Nut and seed butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Shredded coconut
  • Fresh berries and fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • Tofu
  • Bread
  • Vegan dairy products
  • Cereals and granola

Lunch and Dinner Ingredients

  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Various beans
  • Various lentils
  • Cashews
  • Fresh and frozen veggies
  • Rice, quinoa, millet, and other grains
  • Hemp seeds
  • Various vegan condiments
  • A large variety of dried spices
  • Greens and fresh herbs
  • Jarred peppers, artichokes, etc.
  • Hummus
  • Tortillas
  • A variety of noodles
  • Rice paper


  • Popcorn kernels
  • Crackers
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Dried fruit
  • Grapes
  • Fresh berries
  • Nut and seed butters
  • Seaweed
  • Nuts and seeds

Baking and Dessert Ingredients

  • A variety of flours (all-purpose (conventional or GF) + plant-based flours such as coconut and chickpea flour)
  • Cacao or cocoa powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Shredded coconut
  • Nut and seed butter
  • Plant-based butter
  • Fresh and frozen fruit
  • Coconut milk and coconut cream
  • Vegan chocolate chips

60+ Vegan Recipes for Kids (also Gluten-Free!)

Vegan Sausage
A vegan sausage recipe made with flavorful, plant-based ingredients. These vegan sausages work well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Gluten-free.
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Peanut Butter Sesame Balls – Calm Eats
These delicious vegan Peanut Butter Sesame balls require just 5 ingredients and are sweetened only with honey. They make an ideal snack or dessert.
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Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
This easy recipe for Gluten-Free Graham Crackers is also vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and made with a blend of tapioca and buckwheat flour for a deliciously healthy version of store-bought varieties. Whether for snacking, making a cheesecake crust, s’mores, or simply a healthy treat, this easy and healthy graham crackers recipe is certain to become a household staple in no time!
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Homemade Spaghetti O’s (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan) – Strength and Sunshine
Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O’s that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch
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Vegan Cauliflower Bear Bites – Vegan Dollhouse
Gluten-free and oil-free, these plant-based cauliflower chickpea bear bites are perfect for summer picnics.
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Air Fryer Falafel
Crispy and tender air fryer falafel made with delicious, nutritious ingredients. Naturally gluten-free and vegan.
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Easy Sweet Potato Oven Fries – Raia’s Recipes
With only 3 ingredients, these easy sweet potato oven fries are going to become a fast favorite They’re paleo, Whole30, and even vegan, too!
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Easy Sweet Potato Oven Fries - Raia's Recipes
Lemon Poppy Seed Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This easy granola recipe is super flavorful, delicious and healthy! I first created this Lemon Poppy Seed Granola three years ago, and have made it several times since. I’m so excited to be finally sharing it with you! This fun vegan granola makes a great breakfast cereal with milk or on its own as a grab and go snack or hiking accompaniment!
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Vegan Meatloaf
This Gluten-Free Vegan Meatloaf is truly a DELIGHT! It is easy to make, packed with flavor and rich in protein and fiber for a most delicious, healthy holiday meal or entree any time of year! Top it off with my Vegan Cashew Gravy and you will be in food bliss in no time!
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Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free) – Strength and Sunshine
Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed!
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No-Churn Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream – Eating by Elaine
This No-Churn Vegan Chocolate Banana Ice Cream is naturally sweet, smooth and creamy with the perfect amount of chocolate flavor to satisfy your cravings. Simply blend frozen bananas in your blender using a tamper and then flavor with unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder), vanilla extract and …
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5 Ingredient Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi (and vegan) – Heartbeet Kitchen
Easy 5 ingredient Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi are like a homemade pasta dream! Crisp on the edges, fluffy inside. No eggs or cheese so vegan too!
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Creamy Vegan Hazelnut Cream Cheese
An easy, creamy and delicious Vegan Hazelnut Cream Cheese recipe that makes a fabulous substitute for regular cream cheese. Gluten-free.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – That Girl Cooks Healthy
This peanut butter smoothie is what you need in your life. Packed with optimal leaves of protein and fibre and plant based making it perfect for most dietary requirements including vegans. Ready to drink in less than 10 minutes.
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Cheesy Smashed Chickpea Spread Recipe – VEEG
It only takes four or five ingredients to make our deliciously Cheesy Smashed Chickpea Spread! It’s the perfect snack on busy days and packs quickly for a delicious savory lunch. We especially enjoy its cheesy goodness with pretzels as a dairy-free dip.
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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Super easy, delicious and healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins packed with nourishing ingredients and big flavor. Gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free!
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Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese – Vegan Huggs
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese – the epitome of comfort food! Loaded with rich, cheesy and buttery goodness that’ll have you coming back for seconds.
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3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes (Vegan and Gluten-Free) – Bree’s Vegan Life
These 3-ingredient banana pancakes are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. They are super healthy and make a great, easy breakfast.
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Baked Garlic Pepper Polenta Fries (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Incredibly quick and easy 5-Ingredient Baked Garlic Pepper Polenta fries! This vegan gluten-free snack or appetizer is full of healthy and crispy deliciousness!
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Pesto Risotto (Vegan)
A super simple, yet stunningly beautiful and delicious Pesto Risotto made with arborio rice. This versatile side or main dish recipe is vegan and can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop.
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Gluten Free Vegan Banana Oats Spinach Muffins – Enhance Your Palate
Gluten free and vegan oat flour muffins, with banana and spinach to enhance the nutritional value and taste of the muffins. Perfect for kids snack.
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Easy Vegan Queso Recipe
No cashews are to be found in this quick, easy, creamy and flavorful vegan queso recipe made with only a few simple ingredients, including nutritional yeast. Naturally gluten-free and oil-free.
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Edible Brownie Batter – A Sweet Alternative
This edible brownie batter is thick, gooey, chocolaty, and so delicious. It also happens to be gluten free, vegan, and paleo diet friendly.
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Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Chili Mac – Easy Chick Peasy
This Vegan Chili Mac is the perfect combination of two comfort food favorites. Plus it’s so easy to throw together, it’s perfect for game day.
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Delicious Vegan Honey
This delicious vegan alternative to honey makes the perfect vegan honey substitute for your favorite recipes. Naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. It tastes just like honey!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan No-Bake Cookies – Shane & Simple
Delicious Vegan No-Baked Cookies made with chocolate and peanut butter! Easy, quick, and healthy. Made with 7 simple ingredients.
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Red Lentil Flatbread Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
An easy, healthy and delicious high-fiber & high-protein gluten-free and vegan flatbread pizza crust made with just a few simple ingredients! As an added bonus, this delicious red lentil pizza crust can also be used to make lentil chips, tortillas and crackers !
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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free – Plant Based Folk
The tastiest and easiest vegan shepherd’s pie – gluten free. This vegan shepherd’s pie is made with a meat substitute and is a family favourite.
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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie - Gluten Free - Plant Based Folk
Sea Salt Chickpea Crackers (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Super easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient Chickpea Flour Crackers with the perfect sea salt touch! These delightfully crunchy crackers are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and are packed with protein + fiber!
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Frozen Almond Banana Bites – Only 4 ingredients – Plant Based Jess
These frozen almond banana bites taste just like ice cream bites! They are easy to make and the perfect healthy snack to keep in the freezer.
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Frozen Almond Banana Bites - Only 4 ingredients - Plant Based Jess
Dairy Free Cheese Sauce with Baby Potato Wedges Recipe – Go Dairy Free
This thick Dairy Free Cheese Sauce is a delicious, healthy, easy Vegan Dip. Includes recipe for Roasted Baby Potato Wedges. All Soy-free & Gluten-free.
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Mushroom Tomato Sauce for Pasta [Gluten-Free] – Nutriplanet
This easy Mediterranean flavoured mushroom tomato sauce goes so well with al dente pasta or cooked rice and even serves as a dressing on top of Buddha
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Vegan Orange Chia Pudding
Gluten Free, vegan and full of protein, vitamin C and fiber. This delicious orange chia seed pudding tastes just like a creamsicle… the healthy version!
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Vegan Cashew Pesto
This Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto recipe could not be tastier! Made with just a handful of simple, healthy ingredients, this creamy vegan pesto makes a vibrant accompaniment to a variety of foods and dishes!
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Quick & Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes – a Family Favorite! – Veggie Inspired
These smoky, sweet Vegan Sloppy Joes will remind you of your childhood. A delcioius retro meal made modern w/ a meatless twist and done in about 30 minutes!
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The Creamiest Vegan Rice Pudding – My Pure Plants
It is the creamiest vegan rice pudding you can make with aromatic jasmine rice and the combination of almond milk and coconut milk.
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Zesty Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
A super healthy, easy and flavorful Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich filled with garbanzo beans, chopped pickles , walnuts, onion, lemon juice, sriracha, mustard and the PERFECT blend of spices. This makes for one high-protein + high-fiber meal that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, soy-free and DELICIOUS!

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Watermelon Icy Lollies – Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream
These fun fresh watermelon ice lollies have just three ingredients are super simple to make. With no added sugar they are the perfect healthy snack or treat.
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Easy Vegetable Cheese Bake [Vegan] – Plant Prosperous
You won’t believe this creamy and cheesy oven roasted vegetable medly is vegan. It’s hearty enough to be a meal or a side dish.
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Creamy Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip – Eating by Elaine
This is the Creamy Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip my entire family is obsessed with! It’s super healthy with just 5 ingredients!
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Mozzarella Sticks – Gluten Free and Vegan – Pink Fortitude, LLC
One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is mozzarella sticks. The breading, the fried cheese… I mean… does it get any better? Until new dietary restrictions and a healthier nutrition protocol kill your dreams of melted cheese bliss. Not to worry my friends, this version of gluten-free and vega…
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Air Fryer Parsnips
Ready in just 15 minutes, Air Fryer Parsnips are your new favorite vegetable side dish! Sweet and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, parsnips are a great healthy alternative to fries. Perfect with dinner or as a snack to share.
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Avocado Pesto – Keto, Vegan, Whole30, Paleo – Texanerin Baking
This avocado pesto takes just minutes to make, calls for five ingredients, and is ultra-creamy. It’s also naturally vegan, whole30, keto, paleo and nut-free. We’ve…
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Oil Free Tofu Scramble – That Girl Cooks Healthy
Move over eggs and say hello to tofu scramble. A plant based alternative to regular eggs, you only need a skillet, no oil required and a handful of ingredients to whip this recipe up and did I say it’s ready in less than 15 minutes too.
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Oil Free Tofu Scramble - That Girl Cooks Healthy
Mini Vegan Corn Dog Bites! – The Hidden Veggies
These cute little vegan corn dog bites are a fun appetizer, snack, or lunch for vegan kids and kids at heart! Baked in mini muffin tins, you get all the flavor of corn dogs without the mess.
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Vegan Cucumber Hummus Bites – Drive Me Hungry
These vegan cucumber hummus bites are an easy summer appetizer that’s perfect for bbqs. A tasty make ahead appetizer that’s served cold for the summer!
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Soft and Chewy Vegan and Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (nut-free + refined sugar-free) – Eating by Elaine
These vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect combination of soft and chewy. It is a classic cookie recipe made healthier with nutritious ingredients.
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Best Dairy-Free Lasagna with Vegan Ragù (Creamy & Healthy) – Nutriciously
This is the best creamy dairy-free lasagna with vegan ragù and a high-protein sauce! Easy to follow, customizable, family-friendly and secretly healthy.
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Vegan Cream Cheese – Little Sunny Kitchen
Super creamy and fluffy vegan cream cheese made with cashews, and just a few other natural ingredients! Ready in just 5 minutes.
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Easy Mixed Berry Pomegranate Smoothie – Healthy with a Chance of Sprinkles
All-natural, superfood ingredients are blended together to form a delicious, nourishing, and antioxidant-packed smoothie that the whole family will love!
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Pasta with Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Sauce – The Recipe Well
This Pasta with Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Sauce is a lightened up fall comfort food. This sauce is a great way to use up leftover butternut squash and comes together quickly on busy weeknights.
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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Much quicker than oven-baked, Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is such a simple side dish! Slash your calories in half and boost the nutrition on your plate with this 30-minute gluten-free pasta alternative.
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Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Gummies with Beets, Strawberries, and Cherries (Vegan) – Just Beet It
Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Gummies Can’t Be “Beet”! They are fruity, naturally sweet, easy to make, and taste like real fruits and vegetables. These fresh fruit and vegetable gummies contain simple ingredients using natural sugars from beets, strawberries, and cherries (optional maple sy
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Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Gummies with Beets, Strawberries, and Cherries (Vegan) - Just Beet It
Broccoli Turmeric Fritters – Gluten Free, Vegan – Tasting Page
These gluten free and vegan broccoli turmeric fritters are packed full of bold flavors, as well as loads of health benefits. Best of all, you can make them in advance, and eat them all week.
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Teriyaki Tofu – Vegan Dollhouse
gluten-free, vegan teriyaki tofu stacked in a jenga style for parties or potlucks
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Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit – Marathons and Motivation
This Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit is so delicious & easy to make! A blend of gluten-free oats, almonds, cranberries, pumpkin and chia seeds come together in this plant-based breakfast recipe.
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Easy Rainbow Summer Rolls – Southern & Modern
Delicious and easy rainbow summer rolls are perfect for hot summer months. They are light and fresh, and versatile whether filled with veggies or tofu.
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Healthy Apple Snacks – All Nutritious
You can discover more sweet snack ideas for your healthy meal plan like these delicious low-calorie apple snacks.
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Simple oatmeal pancakes recipe with beets – FOODHEAL
Add simple oatmeal pancakes recipe with beets into your menu. Great way to eat beets in the morning. These oatmeal pancakes are vegan & gluten-free
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6-Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan) – The Urben Life
6-Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and vegan. This dinner casserole is low-carb, hearty, and healthy!
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Chocolate Banana Spring rolls | 4 ingredients & 20 minutes – Green Bowl 2 Soul
Chocolate Banana spring roll also known as Pisang Cokelat is an easy dessert from Indonesia. It just needs 4 ingredients and is delicious.
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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas with Everything Bagel Seasoning – Tasty Oven
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas with Everything Bagel Seasoning are baked in olive oil and salt until perfectly crisp. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning for a quick healthy family-friendly snack or topping for salads and grain bowls. If you are looking for a wholesome, natural, healthy, and simple s…
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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Apricot Flapjacks – Blue Sky Eating
Amazingly sweet and sticky gluten-free and vegan apricot flapjacks, loaded with fruit and topped with melted dark chocolate.
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A collection of Vegan Recipes for Kids that are easy, healthy, and delicious! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes. These kid-friendly vegan recipes are also gluten-free
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Course: Appetizer, Entrées, Side Dish, Sweets
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 5 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup milk I use almond, but any dairy or non-dairy milk is fine
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • Optional: turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top


  • In a large mixing bowl sift together flours, sugar, spices and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  • Pour in milk and stir in until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour in coconut oil and then using your hands, quickly work the oil into the dough.
  • Knead the dough until all is thoroughly combined and you are able to form a uniform ball.
  • Cover the dough and place into the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove your dough ball from the refrigerator and place it on your parchment lined pan. Flatten the dough with your hands and then cover with a second sheet of parchment paper.
  • Using a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough, making sure it remains between the two sheets of parchment, until the dough is 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  • Slowly peel away the top layer of parchment paper.
  • Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, slice the dough into shapes of choice.
  • Using a fork, prick the tops of the crackers to create little holes.
  • Optionally, sprinkle the tops with a little turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before breaking along your cut marks and serving.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 5crackers | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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  1. Thank you so much, my friend for including my recipe!! This is an impressive lineup and I can’t wait to make these! I need as much help as I can get in the kids and eating department!

  2. Hi Kristen – These kid-friendly recipes are amazing! PINNED and shared on FB. Thank you for including my mozzarella sticks. My heart is full of gratitude! Hugs, Holly