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30+ Allergy Friendly Back to School Recipes

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Here are over 30 family friendly recipes that are safe for nut free schools and super delicious. Everything from breakfasts on the go, lunch box recipes, after school snacks, and you can’t forget a lunch box dessert! Prepare to get an A+ in meal planning with these recipes.

All the recipes are different but in general they are:

Free From: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Coconut, Fish, Shellfish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Lupin, Sulfites

Optional Free from: Wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, celery, corn, sesame, mustard, nightshades, tomatoes, and more  

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No matter if you are in need of a quick, on-the-go breakfast or have time for sitting down in the morning, these breakfasts are ready to fill you up and keep you going.

1. Gluten and Nut Free Granola

You just need 1 bowl and a few simple, wholesome ingredients to make this easy granola recipe. It’s so customizable to suit your tastes and your allergies! Make sure to read the comments for how readers have adapted this recipe for their dietary needs for some delicious ideas!

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Gluten and Nut Free Granola
This easy and delicious granola recipe is gluten free and nut free! The simplest and most allergy friendly recipe there is, free from top14 allergens. You’ll love this recipe!
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2. Granola Bars

These granola bars are soft and chewy with tons of chocolate chips! Add any sort of add-ins you like, things like pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, or dried fruits make them your favorite flavor.

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Nut Free Granola Bars
Easy nut free granola bars with a no bake recipe is the perfect snack! Recipe is nut free, gluten free, top 9 allergy friendly.
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3. Chocolate Granola Bark

Right on the edge of breakfast and dessert, this is the best part of granola bars made into granola bark! Add extras like flax seeds, hemp seeds, or pumpkin seeds for extra crunch.

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Chocolate Granola Bark (Gluten free, Nut free)
Sweet, salty, and full of chocolate you are gonna love this chocolate granola bark! Simple ingredients and endless ways to customize. Top 9 allergy free!
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4. Oatmeal Bars

These baked oatmeal bars combine simple ingredients for a creamy, soft, chewy, and delicious bar! This is perfect to make on Sunday and enjoy all week long.

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)
Enjoy these hearty and easy oatmeal breakfast bars anytime for a quick and sweet snack! Filled with seeds and cranberries, they are dairy free, egg free, gluten free, and totally delish.
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5. High Protein Pancakes

Who doesn’t love a tall stack of pancakes? These pancakes are made with extra protein powder, the batter comes together quickly, and you can add in your favorite add-ins like berries for a yummy way to start the day.

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Vegan Protein Pancakes
These delicious, quick, and fluffy vegan protein pancakes are the perfect breakfast! With simple ingredients, they are super easy to make gluten free, too!
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6. Protein Chocolate Muffins

Maybe the only thing better than pancakes are chocolate protein muffins!

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Chocolate Protein Muffins
Ultra rich, super chocolatey and packed full of protein these muffins are made in one bowl and with simple ingredients! Vegan, gluten free, and nut free.
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7. Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

These gluten free blueberry muffins are tall, soft, fluffy, and totally delicious!

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
These easy to make gluten free blueberry muffins are so delicious with wild blueberries and lemon zest! Dairy and egg free options included.
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8. Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

For the ultimate on-the-go breakfast, nothing can beat a chocolate protein shake!

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Nut Butter Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
This nut butter chocolate banana protein shake is a yummy way of getting in some extra protein. Nut free options included, Dairy free recipe!
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9. Gluten Free Banana Muffins

All the delicious flavors of banana bread but in a handy dandy muffin! Soft, fluffy, and totally no gluten or dairy is needed to make these.

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Gluten Free Banana Muffins
Gluten free banana muffins are a healthy and quick breakfast! Made with simple ingredients, soft, buttery, and spiced with cinnamon. Dairy free option included!
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10. 3 Styles of Overnight Oats

One of my favorite breakfasts to make, here are 3 different recipes in one! Make apple pie, blueberry parfait, or carrot cake inspired overnight oats. Perfect to pack and enjoy while on the way to school.

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Quick + Easy Overnight Oats
Quick and easy breakfast perfect for busy weekday mornings, filled with hearty oats and fresh fruit! This recipe is gluten free, vegan friendly, and super allergy friendly.
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11. Apple Cinnamon Muffins

For the most fall time recipe ever, these apple muffins are my go-to for a quick and healthy-ish muffin that is so soft, so fluffy, and made without nuts.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Delicious apple cinnamon muffins made with an easy batter, filled with sweet + tangy apples, and spiced with lots of cinnamon! Easy & quick!
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Lunchbox Mains

12. Chicken Salad without Celery

A classic sandwich that can be turned into a salad topper with ease! This one is free from celery, helping out not only people with celery allergies, but also picky eaters who may not enjoy the celery taste.

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Easy Chicken Salad without Celery
Healthy and delicious chicken salad without celery. Quick to make and full of flavor.
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13. Chickpea of the Sea Sandwiches

If you are fish free but still want to enjoy a tuna sandwich, this one is perfect! Made with chickpeas, this salad can be used on bread or on top of greens depending on which you prefer. It also is great on rice cakes with some avocado slices.

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Chickpea of the Sea – Mock Tuna Salad Sandwich
Quick and easy vegan mock tuna salad (aka the chickpea of the sea!) is a yummy main for a sandwich or salad! Egg free, dairy free, gluten free, and more.
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14. Egg Free Egg Salad Sandwiches

Another lunchbox classic recipe! These egg free egg salad sandwiches uses sprouted tofu as the base, making it super easy on the tummy to digest. Place it in a sandwich, on top of crackers, or just enjoy by the spoonful.

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Egg Free Egg Salad with Tofu (Vegan + Gluten free!)
Quick and easy vegan egg salad with tofu is a delicious high-protein main for a sandwich or salad! Egg free, dairy free, gluten free, and more.
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15. Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

If you are looking for a way to eat your vegetables at lunch time, this sandwich is perfect! Super flavorful thanks to the hummus and dressing, with lots of notes on how to make it dairy free. This is my favorite sandwich to pack for a lunch or picnic.

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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (Panera Copycat Recipe)
Take 10 minutes to make this copycat Panera Bread Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich! Filled with hummus, fresh veggies, and dairy free feta cheese, it tastes better than the original! Vegan + Gluten free friendly!
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16. Sunbutter and Banana Wraps

For a meal that can be eaten on the go and works for either breakfast or for lunch, you are gonna love these sun butter and banana wraps! Fill with any type of nut or seed butter that you enjoy and it’s a great, filling meal.

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Sunbutter Banana Wraps
This sun butter banana wrap is a perfect quick snack or easy to pack lunch idea. Full of protein and deliciously satisfying. Gluten free, allergy friendly, vegan.
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17. Dairy Free Italian Pinwheels

Perfect for packing in a lunchbox or for an after school snack! These can be made dairy free, egg free, gluten free, and more. Lots of techniques to customize to different allergens included, along with a list of my favorite dairy free cream cheeses.

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Dairy Free Italian Pinwheels
Dairy free Italian pinwheels are a delicious and easy appetizer, lunch, or snack! Make it in under 10 minutes, lunchbox friendly, and super customizable. Gluten free optional!
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18. Rainbow Veggie Wraps

Similar to my veggie sandwich, but this time in a wrap for even easier eating!

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Mediterranean Veggie Wraps
Mediterranean veggie wraps are a great way to eat a healthy lunch and an easy meal for dinner! Packed with fresh flavors, this is my favorite way to eat extra veggies.
Check out this recipe

19. Gluten Free Flatbread

Perfect for wrapping up all sorts of yummy fillings, these easy to make flatbreads are made with just 5 simple ingredients, including no yeast, no eggs, and totally vegan!

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Sweet Potato Flatbread
Easy + Delicious sweet potato flatbread! Gluten free and vegan recipe made with 5 simple ingredients. Fluffy and foldable bread everyone will love.
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20. Dairy Free Sandwich Bread

Elevate any sandwich from good to great with this easy to make in one bowl dairy free sandwich bread! If you are new to working with yeasted bread, this recipe includes step by step instructions with lots of photos to walk you through every step.

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Homemade Dairy Free Bread
Soft and fluffy dairy free bread that tastes amazing! An easy to make recipe that requires no dairy. Perfect for sandwiches, toasting, or making french toast.
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Lunch Desserts

Something sweet to finish off the lunch break!

21. Top 9 Allergy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate in classic cookies, these chocolate chip cookies are free from most of the top allergens, including the top 9. Soft yet chewy, you can’t stop with just one!

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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
Free of the top 8 food allergies, these chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. A perfect cookie that everyone can enjoy. No gluten, dairy, egg, soy, nuts.
Check out this recipe

22. Egg Free Brownies

A slice of a brownie in a lunchbox just makes the rest of the afternoon better. These dairy and egg free brownies are so rich and fudgy, that people will be asking you to bring a slice for them.

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Homemade Brownies without Eggs (vegan)
Thick and fudgy brownies without eggs! So delicious and easy to make in one bowl. Have brownies anytime with this eggless brownie recipe.
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23. Gluten Free Brownies

Soft, chewy, thick, and chocolatey gluten free brownies is totally possible and totally impossible to tell they are gluten free!

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The Best Gluten Free Brownies
These gluten free brownies are fudgy, gooey, and so simple to make in one bowl! Called the best and it’s true! No nuts or coconuts.
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24. Gluten Free Rice Crispy

Wrapped up in a lunchbox these classic treats are so full of nostalgia but just as sweet as ever. Includes where to find in store or online places for the best gluten free rice crispy cereals.

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Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treat
Gluten-free rice krispie treats are soft and gooey with the perfect amount of sweet. Easy to make no bake dessert that everyone will love. Dairy free option!
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25. Sunbutter Cookies

Just like peanut butter cookies, only without the peanuts! These thick and chewy sunbutter cookies are totally amazing and taste really similar to peanut butter.

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Chewy Sun Butter Cookies (gluten free + vegan)
These chewy sun butter cookies have a tender and softer center with a chewy crisp exterior, and they are packed full of flavor. Plus, they are peanut free, gluten free, and easily made vegan.
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26. Gluten Free Soft Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t stop and gaze at these cookies when grocery shopping? Now you can enjoy them yourself with this gluten free recipe!

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Gluten Free Soft Sugar Cookies
Gluten free soft sugar cookies filled with vanilla flavor and topped with frosting and sprinkles! Easy to make with simple ingredients. Dairy free + egg free options.
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27. Hostess Cupcakes

Another classic treat made allergy friendly! These Hostess Cupcakes are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and nut free. Filled with a marshmallow filling, chocolate ganache on top, and with the little squiggles, they look like the originals and taste even better!

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Gluten Free & Vegan Hostess Cupcakes
Fluffy and delicious, these Hostess Cupcakes are so easy to make and even better than you remember! Perfect for snack time or dessert, they are gluten free, vegan, and top 9 free!
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After School Snacks

28. Trail Mix

This trail mix is totally nut free! Made with seeds, dried fruits, and tiny pretzels, it is really allergy friendly and totally safe for nut free schools.

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Nut Free Trail Mix
This nut free trail mix is a must have for snack time, road trips, camping, and more! Gluten free + vegan friendly depending on how you mix it up! Lots of suggestions inside.
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29. S’mores Trail Mix

What’s better than trail mix? How about a s’mores trail mix! Free of all nuts, this can be made gluten free as well.

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S’mores Trail Mix (nut free!)
A delicious s’mores trail mix that is nut free and perfect for snack time, road trips, and more! Budget friendly and easy for gluten free, vegan, and allergy friendly needs.
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30. Gluten Free Chex Mix

This gluten free Chex mix is not only a great appetizer, it also makes for a really yummy after school snack! Great for packing in containers for car rides in between after school activities or as a snack for movie night.

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Easy Gluten-Free Chex Mix
Game day snacking just got a whole lot tastier! This gluten free chex mix is packed with spicy ranch seasonings and filled with gluten free and nut free goodness.
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31. Dairy Free Fruit Dip

This easy to mix up dairy free fruit dip is a great way of getting kids to enjoy more fruits! Plus, the adults love it, too.

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3 Ingredient Fruit Dip
Fruit Dip is an easy 3 ingredient recipe that everyone loves! Great for parties, appetizers, holidays, snack time, or anytime! Vegan friendly.
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32. Energy Bites

These little chocolate energy bites are the perfect hand sized snack. Totally nut, seed, and coconut free!

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Energy Bites (nut, coconut, & seed free!)
Energy bites that are nut, coconut, & seed free! No bake recipe filled with protein and easy to make.
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