Granola is such a lovely breakfast idea that I always keep in my cupboard and it's also a nutritious lunch box addition. With crunchy seeds, cinnamon and honey or maple syrup for sweetness, my delicious nut-free granola is super healthy and simple to make. Many schools have put a ban on nuts altogether, which is why my nut-free version is the perfect lunchtime snack for children. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are loaded with nutrients and are a great source of protein giving a mild nutty taste. The toasted oats are full of fibre. If your child isn't a fan of yoghurt on it's own, a top tip is to add this sweet mixture to it and they will love the added crunchy texture. Pack it in your lunch set as a healthy treat for school. Find this recipe and more tasty breakfast ideas in the Lunchbox Made Easy recipe book!
The Mummy Cooks Lunch Set contains twenty pots in four different sizes, all the containers you will need for the week!
Makes: 6 Adult portions
Ingredients:2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
8 tbsp honey/maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
180g porridge oats
120g wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
35g sunflower seeds
35g pumpkin seeds
- Preheat the oven to 180°c and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the butter or coconut oil in a small saucepan over a low heat until melted. Add in the honey or maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir over a low heat until combined, then remove from the heat.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Stir in the wet ingredients and mix so that all of the dry ingredients are well coated.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container.