My two year old Myles is like a dog – he needs a walk every day or he goes crazy. So, I have been on the hunt for a healthy snack that we could take on the go. This started out as a granola bar recipe, but it was just too sweet for us! (Add a cup of brown sugar to the below recipe and press firmly into all corners of a lightly greased baking sheet for bars) So, I started experimenting with making the bars sans sugar. They taste great but just don’t stick together the way that they should. Rather than throw away the failed attempts, I stored them for later use as granola!
Add this to a cup of plain yoghurt, a handful of fresh berries or bananas, and some crushed nuts. It makes for a delicious breakfast, a nice mid morning snack or a healthy dessert. 🙂
Cinnamon Raisin Granola
3 cups porridge oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup honey
1. Preheat oven to 350*F (160*C)
2.Mix together all ingredients. Use your hands to make sure that the honey covers everything. ( the texture is crumbly and dry)
3. Crumble mix onto lightly greased baking sheets.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Recipe adapted from: http://www.superhealthykids.com/granolabars.html