Healthy Breakfast For Kids – Homemade Granola Bars
Rushing to get out the door in the morning is a daily struggle for us. We call it ‘organized chaos’ because we’re always rushing around and trying not to forget anything, which makes mornings really hectic.
But on weekends, when there’s more time (and less stress), I like making elaborate breakfasts that involve my kids too!
These recipes are perfect because you can use them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – so tasty your kids will love these dishes at any time of day.
Healthy breakfast choices don’t have to be bland. In fact, they can be tasty!
Here is a favorite option that your kids will love:
Homemade Granola Bars
Let’s talk about these delicious homemade granola bars because they are easy to make, and kids love them! They’re perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, too.
Making your own Granola Bars is the way to go if you want something tasty that can be eaten on the go – even in school lunches. Plus, making it at home means fewer preservatives (and usually more healthy ingredients) than store-bought ones, making this recipe super kid-friendly.
Honey is preferred instead of sugar, but other sweeteners work just as well; add raisins or nuts with dried fruit and some oats…then press firmly into a pan lined with parchment paper before cutting squares when cooled completely after baking.
Different Types of Granola Bars Include:
- Brown Sugar, Maple, Pecans, Oats, and Puffed Wheat
- Freeze Dried Raspberries, Agave, Oats, Puffed Wheat, and Vanilla Yogurt
- Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews, Oats, Honey, and Almond Butter
- Almond Slivers, Maple Syrup, Honey, Golden Raisins, Oats, and Puffed Wheat
- and many more…
Almond, Maple, Honey, Raisin, Granola Bars
Homemade Granola Bars
- 2 cups of Oats
- 2 cups of Puffed Wheat
- 1 cup of almond slivers
- 1/2 cup of Golden raisins
- 2 tbs Olive oil
- 1/4 cup of Maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of Honey
- 2 Baking sheets
Procedure1. Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet
3. Mix oats, puffed wheat, golden raisins, and almond slivers
4. Grease parchment paper with olive oil
5. Spread mixture evenly, filling the entire baking sheet
6. Use another baking sheet and piece of parchment paper to press ingredients firmly into place
7. Bake 7-12 minutes, until a toasted, golden brown
8. Turnover baking sheet, so the entire mixture comes out in 1 piece
9. Cut while warm
10. Cool & Enjoy!
Healthy food is not complicated, and it does not have to be boring. This recipe will provide your kids with a healthy breakfast that meets their needs for a good start in the morning. So give our recipes a go and see how happier they are about eating healthy at home or school every day.
There are Two Undisputed Truths About Breakfast.
-One is that it’s an important meal, possibly the most important meal of the day.
-The other truth is that it’s also the hardest to eat, especially a proper breakfast, with adults and children rushing to get ready for work and school.
While adults can often get away with eating a simple snack or ignoring breakfast entirely, it isn’t so easy for children. They’re growing and developing, so they need that boost. The younger the child, the more important the day’s first meal is, but the fussier. Young children, toddlers especially, love routine.
As a parent, that works in your favor!
This means that not only can you feed your child the same few breakfasts over and over, but also they prefer it that way. Find out what your child likes to eat and pick out three or four breakfast dishes that you can rotate through over the week.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Is Peanut Butter a Good Idea for a Healthy Breakfast for Kids?
Peanut Butter is a good source of protein. It has a high amount of healthy fat.
Are Overnight Oats Healthy?
Overnight Oats can be high in sugar; it just depends on the ingredients.
Is Cottage Cheese a Healthy Breakfast To Eat at Home?
Yes, it is a healthy breakfast that can go with many ingredients.
What Do You Give a 4 Year Old for Breakfast?
A 4-year-old will eat just about anything exciting or fun. So keep things interesting, and they will eat.
Is There An Ideal Breakfast?
While the ideal breakfast for many people consists of eggs, bacon, and the works, this isn’t appealing for some children, nor is it practical for working parents. Fortunately, there are many options for simple, healthy breakfast dishes that are quick and easy to make.
Oatmeal is a classic healthy breakfast, and overnight oats can be packed with fruit, yogurt, and other things that taste great and bring much-needed elements like Vitamin C and protein. Then, of course, there’s always cereal.
Most cereals marketed towards kids are packed with sugar and devoid of any healthy ingredients, but there are plenty of better options out there, as long as you’re the one choosing, not your child! You can even use almond milk or something similar if you’re looking to cut out dairy.
Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.