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The Best Breakfast Recipe for Kids - Scrumptious Homemade Granola


"This healthy granola recipe is a great way to include lots of different ingredients and super foods you may normally struggle to get in your kids. You can chop & change the ingredients as much as you like and enjoy with yoghurt and fresh fruit or just with some milk."

Some of the fondest memories I have with my mother and grandmother are of us in the kitchen, learning family recipes, secret ingredients and how I will never forget the smells that came out of our oven!!

Sensory Experience

We are a boutique fashion label creating mum and daughter matching outfits, and we want to show you how baking with kids, and also cooking with kids can be fun and a great sensory experience for them. 

Breakfast ideas for kids can be tricky but this one if stored in an airtight container can keep for around 2 weeks, which makes it perfect to mix things up for their fussy palettes.
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Nuts, superfoods and seeds

Whole nuts and peanuts shouldn't be given to children under 5 years old, as they can be a choking hazard. From 6 months you can give your baby nuts as long as they're crushed or ground.

If there's a history of food allergies or other allergies in your family, talk to your GP or health visitor before introducing nuts and peanuts.* 

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Dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, free from nasties

We centre this recipe around the rolled oats, adding in some nuts for protein, seeds for their superfood qualities, good fats and dried fruit. Each time we keep the oats as the staple and chop and change the ingredients depending on what we have in the cupboard. 

When to introduce to cooking for kids - homemade granola recipe

The NHS state that babies from 6 months can have ground seeds and nuts**. However as all ingredients are baked and therefore hard, we would recommend from when they are 2 and are very confident eaters.
    This recipe for kids is perfect those kids that want to get involved but have a little attention span. All ingredients can be mixed together in one bowl before been put onto a baking tray into the oven. Just leave out dried fruits or any other ingredients that don't need cooking.
      
    We hope you enjoy making and enjoying with your family at breakfast!!
     
    Maeve putting the final product together with some yoghurt and berries. "Nice Granola" Maeve Parsons
     
       

    TIPS FOR COOKING WITH TODDLERS:

    - Let them taste each ingredient separately and explain what each one is
    - Let them pour ingredients in together (step 2)
    - Let them mixed all the dry ingredients (step 3)
    - Be careful with the melted oil (step 3)

    General Rules:
    - Always have something on hand for them to play with. It will save lots of mess and frustration. E.g. measuring spoons, measuring jugs. 
    - I measure my ingredients before hand. I find Maeve enjoys the mixing parts most and gets bored (and therefore destructive) if she isn't getting involved.

     

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    INGREDIENTS:

    Servings: Makes enough to fill a jar.

    • 250g rolled oats
    • 75g seeds (chia, flax, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame)
    • 50g coconut (desiccated or flaked)
    • 150g mixed, unsalted nuts (cashew, almond, walnut, almond). For little ones you can finely chop these or use a mortar and pestle to grind.
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup 
    • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
    • 150g dried fruit (dates, raisins, cranberries)

     

    METHOD:

    1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

    2. Place all dry ingredients (except dates/ fruit) into a medium mixing bowl and give a good stir.

    3. Add melted coconut oil and honey. Mix well. 

    4. Pour into baking tray and spread evenly.

    5. Place into oven to bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Regularly take out and give it a stir (every 5 minutes).

    6. Remove when granola is lovely and golden, remove from the oven. Allow to cool before you mix in your dates/ dried fruit.

    7. Enjoy with some natural yoghurt and fresh fruit or some milk!

     

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    *  Foods to avoid giving babies and young children - NHS Website

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