My children are a tiny little bit difficult when it comes to food. Ok, quite difficult. They are both very picky, with my 3-year-old also having some sensory issues with a lot of food.
But luckily they like cereals and oaty bars, which is one of the main way I get them eat healthy fibres of wholegrain and these are often fortified with other vitamins too. Of course we try to choose the healthy options – no choco pops for breakfast in our house. We keep a variety of them in the cupboard.
We recently tried out Lizi’s Adventurers Granola as the lovely folks at Lizi’s sent us some of their new products, designed for children.
If you don’t know Lizi’s Granola yet, let me introduce it quickly: Lizi and Mick Shaw developed their products with the idea of avoiding highly refined carbohydrates as the human body is simply not designed to process it. So they created a granola product line which gives you all the goodies find in granolas but without creating the artificial blood sugar fluctuations.
The two new children’s granolas come in two flavours: strawberry and banana. Both contain oats and rice, ground almonds, cereal crisps and coconut.
Both the kids enjoyed it for breakfast, their favourite was the banana flavour so we decided to make some home made granola chocolate treats with some of the strawberry ones as a little dessert. It’s got chocolate nut spread in it, but a sugar free one and I used a little honey as a sweetener, so it’s not that bad.
Here’s the recipe, it’s great as a late morning or afternoon energy snack:
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Passive Time||2 hours|
- 150 g Lizi's Granola
- 200 g Unsweetened chocolate nut spread
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp Maca powder Optional
- 50 g Chocolate chips Optional - decoration only
- 1 handful Raisins
- 1. Put the chocolate nut spread and the honey into a large microwave safe bowl and warm them for a minute until they form a runny mixture.
- 2. Add the granola and the raisins. (And the optional maca powder.)
- 3. Mix them well. It should be quite sticky.
- 4. Put the mixture into a square shaped baking pan. Cover the whole surface evenly and press it down well. It really need to stick together, so that it won't break easily into crumbles.
- 5. Add some decoration if you wish. I used white choc chips.
- 6. Put it in the fridge for at least two hours. Cut them into smaller or larger bars of your preference. They will keep for a week in a cookie tin.
I love granola but I’ve never tried it for my children. Perhaps I should give a child friendly one a go… the bars look and sound fab too. No doubt my two would love granola covered in chocolate! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun x
My two loved them!
These look delicious. My girls and I would both love them!