Perfect for school, home or on the go, these nut-free recipes make the perfect snacks for those who are allergic or sensitive to peanuts, almonds and other tree nuts. From sweet, tender oatmeal cookies to chewy fruit leather, these sweet and savoury nut-free snacks are safe to bring to school and will keep kids fueled throughout the day.
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
These simple cookies are flourless and refined sugar-free, using tahini (sesame seed butter) as their base to create a rich treat with a welcome nutty taste. See here for Anna Olson’s lighter dessert recipes.
Sweet and Savoury Popcorn
These tasty seasonings help turn popcorn into the ultimate game day snack. Cinnamon and caramel will will satisfy those with a sweet tooth while Parmesan popcorn is a truly addictive savoury snack.
Anna Olson's Granola Bars
You won’t find additives or preservatives in these homemade granola bars. And, not only is it healthier to make your own, it’s far more economical, too.
Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather
Fruit leather is surprisingly easy to make. Don’t believe us? Check out this three-ingredient recipe and prepare to be stunned by its simplicity.
Mini Fruit Kebabs with Blueberry Yogurt
Customize your fruit kebabs according to what’s on hand or in season, and serve them with a creamy blueberry yogurt dip for a fun, nutritious start to the day.
Lions, tigers and bears: Oh my! Break out the cookie cutters and have fun making your own customized animal crackers.
Saskatoon Berry Lentil Muffins
Looking for the ultimate Prairie snack? Look no further than this recipe that incorporates hearty green lentils and fresh, juicy Saskatoons.
Homemade Cheddar Crackers
If you’re worried about allergies and cross contamination, make your own homemade crackers. Not only will you be sure they’re made in a nut-free kitchen, these super cheesy, buttery crackers are bursting with sharp cheddar flavour.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’ve jumped on the sweet-and-salty train, these cookies — starring chocolate chips and caramel bits — and sprinkled with sea salt, are sure to crush your craving.
Crispy Roasted Kale
Even reluctant kale eaters will be on board with these crispy chips that transform one of spring’s heartiest harvests into a delectable snack.
Raw Veggies with Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Smoky, spicy chipotle is paired with cool, creamy ranch flavour for the ultimate veggie (and chip!) dip.
Brown Butter Crispy Treats
Marshmallow lovers will get their fill with these crispy, crunchy and sweet rice cereal treats.
Brownie Dominoes with Wild Blueberry Cinnamon Sauce
Rich, chocolate brownies are made even better when topped with a luscious, berry sauce made with hand-picked wild B.C. blueberries and a hint of warm, comforting cinnamon.
Light up the night with your own bright and colourful sparklers. Fizzy rock candy gives these cute and simple celebration snacks an exciting pop with every bite.
Classic Zucchini Loaf with Orange
Chock-full of zucchini for a health kick and chocolate chips for a little indulgence, this sweet loaf is bursting with citrus flavour for creative flavour combination.
Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
Made with 10 flavourful ingredients in just 10 minutes, this fruit-filled salad is combined with a yogurt, honey and vanilla mixture for the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack.
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
These dark, chewy and dense oatmeal cookies are a great way to use oats (if you have them in excess). They’re also delicious.
Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas
Chickpeas are blended with chicken stock before they’re mixed with sauteed tomatoes and garlic, and finished with a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with crunchy grilled country bread for dipping.
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
A great on-the-go breakfast, after-school snack or after-dinner treat, these oat bars are filled with sweet strawberry preserves and topped with a brown sugar crumble.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in Cucumber Cups
These pretty little cups are full of vegetables, but their bite-sized nature makes them appetizing to kids who prefer to eat with their hands. Bonus points: they’re sure to impress any adult diners too.
Healthy Cinnamon-Raisin Soft Pretzels
Plump, chewy and a little bit sweet and salty, these healthy pretzels have it all. Not sure which salt to use in a dish you’re preparing? Here’s how to choose the healthiest type of salt for cooking.