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Healthy Granola Bars for Kids

18 October 2010 37 Comments

Granola bar for kids

Snacks are a good way to add extra nutrients in our diet, more so when we are loggerheads with time. A healthy bar of Granola in the snack box of kids will make sure they get the goodness of nuts, cereals and other minerals all packed in one.

Granola also makes a quick & healthy breakfast when mixed with yogurt and other cereals. A great snack to satisfy after school and office hunger for the kids and adults as well, Granola is a prudent choice in our diet. The benefits of fibers in the wholegrain, vitamins & minerals in the fruits and powerful nuts will surely keep the energy levels going.

Granola bars

Ingredients;

  • 1 cups of oats
  • 1/2 cup of cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup of Wheat flakes
  • 1/2 cup of mix nuts (cashew, almonds, walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup of Raisins (kishmish)
  • 2-3 tbsp. of sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup grated Apple
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup of Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Dabur Honey

Granola bars

Method:  Dry roast the cornflakes, wheat flakes and oats in a wok or an oven for a few minutes, till they turn crisp.  Avoid this step if the flakes are already crisp, since mine were a bit soggy I dry roasted them.

Grate the apple and mix it with the cereals (peel the apple if you dislike the skin).

Take a big vessel and add all the flakes and oats into it. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Take a flat baking tray and grease it with little oil or butter. Spread the above mix on the tray evenly and press it lightly with the back of a flat ladle.

Granola bar for kids

Bake it at 325°F for 20-25 minutes. Make sure to stir the mixture once or twice during baking, to avoid the granola getting burnt.

Granola bars

Take out the baked granola spread and let it cool for 15-20 minutes. Break it into small pieces and store in an air tight container.

Granola bar for kids

 Note:

  • To make firm rectangular shape bars, the mix should be pressed tightly while baking it.
  • You can include or exclude any ingredients (nuts, seeds, flakes) according to your kitchen pantry.
  • The baked granola mix can be enjoyed as a high energy Tea time snack.
  • Pack the granola bars into the snack box of kids.
  • A great travel & picnic option.
  • Sprinkle the baked granola over fresh curds and have a healthy breakfast.
  • A very healthy option to replace many ready made unhealthy biscuits and baked goodies available off the shelves.
  • You can avoid the sugar altogether when baking the granola for adults and increase the amount of grated fruits (apples) in it.

Though there are many ways & recipes to bake Granola, this recipe is the one I prefer when hard pressed for time. Just assemble, mix and bake and you are done.

Shall post other versions of Granola soon, take care.
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  • satya said:

    granola bars looks chewy crispy n delicious …perfect way to feed healthy stuff to kids

  • Suja Sugathan said:

    Wonderful healthy recipe..looks so perfect,thanks for sharing.

  • Chitchat said:

    Lovely crunchy bars, simple to make too. Bookmarked.

  • Kairali sisters said:

    Hi Sanjeeta..HOme made granola bars..thats sound too good…Love the pics..

  • Ekta said:

    fruits,nuts,whole grain flakes….healthy and delicious indeed !!

  • Premalatha Aravindhan said:

    Very healthy bars.Tempting pics,love to grab a peace.

  • Nishi said:

    Just the recipe I needed. Thank you :)

  • Pushpa said:

    Yummy and nutritious home made granola bars…Awesome…

  • Swathi said:

    Granola bar looks awesome, healthy and delicious.

  • Faith said:

    These look really delicious and so healthy! I bet they’re the perfect snack. :)

  • Priya said:

    I dont bother to munch some rite now, healthy granola bars tempts me a lot..

  • Krishnaveni said:

    that looks really healthy

  • MaryMoh said:

    That looks very healthy and delicious. I would love to have some in my bag whenever I am out…to munch when I’m hungry :D

  • A Canadian Foodie said:

    These really do look gorgeous and they are way better than rice krispie squares. Have you tried using less sweetener? I just took a quick look at the recipe and there are approximately 3 cups of ingredients to 3/4 cup sugar and honey which is about 25% sugar in the recipe. It sounds high especially with the raisins. But, I love how there is no oil in the recipe and the apple is a brilliant addition for flavour and sweetness.
    I struggle with finding a nutritious bar my students will actually eat. It is such a fine line from one being to dense and chalky or heavy with nutrients to being too light and sweet. I still haven’t found the perfect bar,but this is definitely the most gorgeous one I have ever seen!
    :)
    Valerie

  • Juliana said:

    For kids? I would love to have these bars…they look yummie and SO easy to make…

  • Julie M. said:

    This is perfect timing! I need to bake up a snack for my 4 year old’s preschool class next week. I’m adding this to the list. They look really good!

  • Sharmilee said:

    This sounds perfect and gud…on my to do list for long…Urs look so tempting

  • Joyti said:

    Yum! I love granola.

  • nisha said:

    sounds like an easy but healthy snack

  • Romeo Das said:

    This is the yummiest post I have been through lately :) Feeling hungry now :P

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    Take care!

  • pigpigscorner said:

    Healthy and delicious!

  • Barbara Bakes said:

    I like the idea of using flakes in granola. I’ll have to give it a try.

  • archana said:

    thanx a lot!!!!!!!!!!! really healthy n yummy….. waiting for other version too….tc

  • Treat and Trick said:

    I love granola bars, yours looks healthy and contains more fiber..

  • Kamakshi said:

    really liked this recipe..

  • Sara said:

    Delicious & Healthy! Great granola recipe!

  • Kristina @ spabettie said:

    these look delicious – they’d be great crumbled on yogurt…

  • Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said:

    I’m a big fan of granola but not all bars are really healthy, this one accomplish all, it looks fantastic :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

  • rebecca said:

    this looks great with my little one would eat snacks like this

  • Ameena said:

    These look delicious! I love a good granola bar and they are great for after school snacks. Great idea and beautiful photos!

  • swapna said:

    Yummy and crunchy snack…great for everyone!!

  • Roshan said:

    Granola bars looks very healthy and nutritious…this is a must try..

  • Joanne said:

    I hate that regular granola bars are so stuffed with sugar and love that these have such good-for-you ingredients! Delicious.

  • Kiran said:

    This looks so yummy! I love the idea of granola as a snack for kids and adults. A healthy addition to heavy meals ;)

  • vidhya said:

    Granola bars look so yummy Sanjeetha. I am bookmarking this one.

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