The Perfect Little Granola Bites

There are two things I never buy. One, is Granola. And the other, is Granola bars. I’d much prefer to make my own. Here’s my go-to healthy granola recipe. And here’s a new super healthy granola bite recipe that I just discovered!

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

They look and taste AMAZING.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

And they just happen to be vegan. No bake. Full of healthy seeds and grains. And only sweetened with honey.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

The key to these amazing bites is, in my opinion, the brown rice crisps and the chia seeds. It gives it a really nice crunchy, popping consistency.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

It is super easy to make, takes very little time, delicieux, and ready to eat.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I found the easiest way to mix all the ingredients together was to just get in there and use my hands.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

And then scoop with a tablespoon and form into little balls.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

My 5 yr old daughter helped make these. This is a really good recipe to have your little one help out in the kitchen.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

See all the yummy healthy goodness?

I usually just use half chia seeds and half golden flax seeds, but for this batch I used this ancient grain and seed medley from Tj’s.

perfect little granola bites

Both ways are equally as good.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I have my mother-in-law and brother-in-law visiting, so you can imagine these went pretty fast in our house.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I like the idea of easy, healthy, grab n’ go. Whether it be in the morning, midday or after school.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I even packaged some up for my husband’s co-workers. As a fun little healthy work treat.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

And – here’s Els enjoying her own too…

Perfect little Granola bites. Healthy snack for toddlers and kids.

Enjoy! Please tag @bebeandbear on insta if you try them out!

Perfect Little Granola Bites Recipe:

INGREDIENTS: 
1 cup of quick oats
3/4 cup of brown rice crisps
1/2 cup of all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of Tj’s ancient grain and seed medley
BUT if you don’t have that 1/4 cup of chia seeds and 1/4 cup of golden flax seeds is good
1/3 cup of honey
1/4 cup of mini dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients together. Mix well. Take a tablespoon and form into little balls. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Freezes well up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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No Sugar. No Butter. Healthy Muffins for Toddlers.

I never thought I’d be one of those people who had to hide vegetables in my baby’s food to get them to eat it. I love vegetables. My husband loves vegetables. And really, what’s not to like? Vegetables are delicious.

But I must do what I have to do. And that is exactly what I did with these:

No sugar. No butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.

Healthy muffins for my toddler. No butter. No sugar. Sweetened with bananas and applesauce. Two added veggies. And shaped like hearts because everything tastes better shaped like a heart.

No sugar. No butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.

Ingredients: (Yields 12 muffins)
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of oat bran
1/3 cup of Organic cold-pressed canola oil (Can use safflower oil OR Coconut Oil as well)
1/2 cup of organic no sugar added applesauce
2 ripe bananas
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 small zucchini
2 eggs
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
1/4 tsp of salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Mix together canola oil, applesauce and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
3. Put carrots, zucchini and bananas in a food processor and chop fine. (I did this, because if Els found a long shred of carrot in the muffin, that would have been the end of the muffin.)
4. Once chopped, pour into mixing bowl with the applesauce, oil and eggs.
5. Stir in dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger and salt.
6. Spoon in muffin batter 2/3 full. And bake for 15 minutes.

No sugar. No butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.

I have to say, these muffins are DELICIOUS. Subtly sweet and very moist. And it feels good to know, that my toddler is eating something wholesome. Because let’s face it, most muffins out there are nothing more than ‘glorified cupcakes.’

No sugar. No butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.

Healthy snack.

No sugar. No butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.

Healthy Breakfast.

No sugar. No butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers.

Have a healthy Valentine’s Day!

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