Food Allergy-Friendly Recipes That Everyone Will Love

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Looking for the very best recipes for your family with food allergies? From vegan and dairy-free to gluten-free, soy-free, and vegetarian, we’ve rounded up dishes for all diets! Scroll on to discover ideas that spotlight allergy-friendly ingredients in truly delicious ways.

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Waffles

Love waffles? This buckwheat version is a fab option for gluten-intolerant folks. Crips on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, these waffles are totally worth busting out the waffle maker. Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.

Jennifer Tyler Lee

Nut-free Basil Pesto

Want the perfect pesto pasta? Bookmark this nut-free version of your fave sauce! It’s made with sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts, and an excellent addition to school lunches and weeknight dinners. Snag the recipe here.

Nut-Free Maple Coconut Granola Clusters

Hit the road with some granola that’s sans nuts and only requires a few simple ingredients. You’ll love it for breakfast or an after-school snack—and we guarantee it’ll disappear in a flash. Go nuts with this nut-free recipe from Delightful Adventures.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies

If you love walnut brownies, this allergy-friendly recipe is a must-try. It involves adding prepared cookies to the middle of a brownie mix (nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan!) and then wowing your fam with the rich, layered results. Get the recipe from Boulder Locavore.

Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart

If your kids love parfaits, try this dairy-free version! Not only is it the prettiest breakfast around, it’s also a cinch to make. Make your own granola crust, top with your favorite yogurt alternative and fresh fruit, and you’re all set! Get the how-to from The View from Great Island.

Vegan Banana Split Smoothie

Kids can’t get enough smoothies? This dairy-free version seems decadent, but it’s actually super healthy! Think all your fave banana split flavors, packed into a smoothie. Have it for breakfast, for dessert, or for the best snack ever. Get the recipe from Lauren Kelly Nutrition.

Elizabeth Barbone

Allergy-friendly Quadruple Chocolate Cupcakes

If your weakness is chocolate cake, you’ve got to try these ultra-chocolatey cupcakes. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free, studded with chocolate chips, and topped with a rich chocolate frosting. Yep, you’re going to want more than one. For the recipe, click here.

Mini Egg-free Quiche

If you’ve had to kiss quiche goodbye because of an egg allergy, never fear. This egg-free version uses tofu, which has a very similar texture to egg once it’s cooked. Once you add the other filling ingredients, you’ll have an awesome alternative to the traditional quiche. For the recipe, head to Little Big H.

Soy-free Burmese Chickpea Tofu

Are you so over soy tofu? With a magical combo of chickpea flour, water, and salt, you can avoid a soy allergy and get an awesomely tasty tofu alternative. It’s easy to make and can be used in place of regular tofu in any recipe! For the how-to, visit Girl Cooks World.

Tofu “Egg” Salad Sandwiches

Craving egg salad? This eggless version is super yummy and a great option if your little one has an egg allergy. Steam your tofu for an extra eggy texture and make it the night before to save time! Head over to Lunchbox Bunch for the full recipe.

Healthy Nut-free Banana Bread

Are you bananas for banana bread? This version skips the nuts, calls for oil instead of sticks of butter and uses 100% whole wheat flour, too. The result is fluffy, moist, and full of banana flavor—perfect for all kinds of palates and allergies. Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.

Soy-free Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Love teriyaki, can’t tolerate soy? This recipe uses coconut aminos, honey, sesame oil, and a few other magical ingredients to create the best umami alternative around. Pour it on chicken wings, add some rice and veggies, and the whole family will be begging for more. Get the recipe from OCD Kitchen.

Egg-free Ice Cream

Psst! Not only does this ice cream nix the eggs for those with allergies, it also doesn’t require an ice cream maker. That’s right, this is a delish recipe and a fun activity—all you need is a couple of energetic kids to shake some plastic bags. For the full instructions, click here.

What’s your favorite allergy-friendly recipe? Share with us in a comment below.

—Abigail Matsumoto


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