Can toddlers have granola bars?
Homemade Granola Bars are one of my go-to healthy snacks for kids. They’re super easy to make, require minimal added sweeteners, have a texture that even babies and younger toddlers can chew, and store SO well. And you can make them allergy-friendly as needed too!
Why is my granola chewy not crunchy?
Higher temperatures can cause ingredients like nuts, seeds, and coconut to burn before the batch has a chance to properly dry out and crisp up, Perry says. Stick with a low temperature, keep an eye on your mixture, and stir it from time to time to help it brown evenly.
Why do my granola bars fall apart?
If the pieces of cashews and/or almonds are too large, they will cause these Homemade Granola Bars to fall apart easier; plus, a full almond or cashew can be overwhelming in a bite. Adjust the salt. If you use salted nuts in the recipe, you may want to decrease the amount of added salt. Use old-fashioned oats.
Why are granola bars unhealthy?
Granola bars are often highly processed and contain added sugar, artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols, which can negatively impact health.
How do you make granola bars for kids?
Combine the oats, mixed nuts and melon seeds in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast them on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool. When cooled, add the cornflakes and raisins and mix well. Keep aside.
Are chewy granola bars healthy for kids?
These bars are a great source of carbohydrates and even protein, making them a good snack in between meals. Granola bars can also be an effective way to introduce carbohydrates into your child’s diet if they otherwise don’t enjoy eating oats.
Why is my granola not sticking together?
You need to stir the granola as it bakes to encourage even toasting. But, about halfway through the total bake time, just let it be. As the sugars caramelize, they cause the ingredients to stick together and eventually form those oh-so-desirable clusters. Stirring breaks up the clusters, so leave it alone.
Can you use steel cut oats in granola?
Yes! You can totally make granola with steel-cut oats! This Honey Nut Steel-Cut Granola is packed full of flavor and healthy nuts and will make you forget all about rolled oats in your granola! Growing up we only ever ate steel-cut oats.