3 tasty recipes to get kids to eat Granola

3 tasty recipes to get kids to eat Granola

By Babysits, 5 min read

A snack between meals is quite normal for children. Coming up with new ideas for this again and again isn't so easy. These three types of granola are the perfect snack between meals because they are vegan as well as gluten-free, plus oatmeal is healthy for kids. Join us in making the perfect snack for families!

Granola Cups

Granola Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana
  • 2-3 tbsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Vanilla flavour
  • 170g Oatmeal
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • Yoghurt (our suggestion: coconut yoghurt)
  • Fruits for decoration (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

This is how it's done:

Granola Cups step by step

Step 1:

For the Granola cups, peel the banana and mash it in a bowl with a fork. Then add the oats, honey, vanilla flavouring, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and mix well. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Now pour the oatmeal mixture into muffin tins. Tip: If you have a muffin tray, it's easier. Pour 2-4 teaspoons of the mixture into each tin and press down on the edges and bottom. Repeat for each tin. Then bake the Granola cups in the oven for 20 minutes. Note: Every oven is different, so check after 15 minutes to make sure the cups are not browning around the edges. Remove the Granola cups from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Remember that the oven is hot, so always use gloves when handling a hot tray.

Step 2:

After they have cooled down, wash your favorite fruits. We chose blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Remove the stem from the strawberries and cut them into slices. Then remove the moulds from the cups and place them on a plate. Fill the Granola cups with yoghurt (we chose coconut yoghurt) and place the fruit on top.

Granola bars

Granola bars

Ingredients:

  • 100g Oats
  • 100g Almonds
  • 100g Walnuts
  • 60g dried goji berries
  • 60g dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp Chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 95 ml Maple syrup
  • 60ml Coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Nut puree (optional)
  • ⅓ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Vanilla flavour (optional)

This is how it's done:

Granola Bars step by step

Step 1:

Put the oat flakes, almonds and walnuts in a stand mixer and grind everything for a good minute. It is important not to blend for too long, otherwise the oat flakes and nuts will turn into flour.

Cut the goji berries and cranberries into small pieces with a sharp knife. Caution: Chopping is not a job for children, as the risk of injury is very high here.

Put the oatmeal-nut mix, goji berries and cranberries in a bowl. Add the chia seeds and cinnamon and mix everything well. Now put the maple syrup and coconut oil in a saucepan and boil it. Remove from the heat, add the nut puree and mix well. Then pour the liquid over the oatmeal-nut-berry mix and combine. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Place baking paper on a baking tray and spread the mixture on it. Tip: If you press the mixture down lightly, the bars will hold together better. Put the tray in the oven and bake the Granola bars for 25 minutes.

Step 2:

Remove the baking tray from the oven and leave to cool down a bit. When the bars are about room temperature, carefully lift the baking paper and remove from the tin. Place the bars in the fridge for 2 hours so that they can become harder. After that, cut the bars into the desired size. We decided on bite-sized pieces for children. The bars will keep for up to a week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 14 Strawberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 175 ml Oat milk (other plant-based milk alternatives also harmonise well)
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Oats, fruits and nuts to decorate

This is how it's done:

Smoothie Bowl step by step

Step 1:

For the smoothie bowl, wash the strawberries and remove the stalk. Peel the banana and cut into 1-2 cm thick slices. Put both in a plastic bag and place in the freezer for at least one hour.

Step 2:

Remove the frozen fruit from the freezer and blend well in a blender. Then add the oat milk and the vanilla extract (optional), put the lid on and blend well for 1 minute until no more pieces are visible. Pour the smoothie into a bowl.

Step 3:

The last step is to decorate the smoothie. For the topping, we chose the Granola from the bars and strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Here you can choose according to your taste. It's as easy as that to make a smoothie bowl!


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