These granola snack bowls are easy to make and healthy for both kids and parents alike. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Healthy Granola Snack Bowls
I’m not a fan of much store-bought granola and granola bars, especially the hard ones. Something about the consistency of them don’t appeal to me. But I’ve become a fan of Homemade Granola since I get to choose the consistency and the add in-s I can put in recipes!
My kids love it whenever I made a batch of granola. They love it topped on yogurt for breakfast and as a snack sometimes during the day. Most times they prefer it plain, or with cranberries and some of them love it when I make a pumpkin flavor. I don’t add nuts to theirs but I do sometimes make a separate batch and add all the things to it!! But I keep the kids batch simple. They enjoy it better that way plus we avoid all the allergens that they have from nuts and grains.
Making Snack Time Easy Yet Healthy for the Whole Family
If your kids are into granola, this is an easy, healthy snack you can make for them. It’s easy to make a batch for a week or two that they can enjoy a couple times. They don’t have to eat it every day unless they really want to but they could have some a couple days a week from that one batch. You as the parent can have this as a snack for yourself too. It’s low carb (I think).
Note: Although I make this frequently, I don’t always have a fresh batch on hand but I do keep the ingredients on hand for when the need arises.
Just 4 Ingredients Needed
All you need to make this healthy granola are only 4 ingredients! You’ll need Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Coconut Oil, Sweetener of choice (maple Syrup, Honey, or Agave Nectar), and Cinnamon. You’ve got to have the cinnamon – I love cinnamon on anything. It adds a nice flavor to dishes and it’s a spice I was very familiar growing up. The best part is that you will end up saving money if you make your own granola. One large tub of whole oats could make about 4 batches (but I guess it depends on how large of a family you have).
Healthy Homemade Granola Snack Bowls
- 2-1/2 Cups Whole Rolled Oats
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Sweetener (Maple Syrup, Honey or Agave Nectar)
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- Cranberries (optional)
- Mix oats and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
- Mix coconut oil and sweetener in a separate bowl.
- Add oat mixture to coconut oil mixture. Stir until combined.
- Stir in cranberries (optional). You can also add the cranberries later after cooking.
- Spread mixture unto a prepared baking pan.
- Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Bake another 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven. Stir. Allow to cool.
- Store granola in a food safe glass jar.
Note: You can add the cranberries after removing the granola from the oven (it won’t be cooked). That’s what I did here in this recipe. But other times, I’ve also added the cranberries during cooking. Either way, it tastes great! If your kids enjoy other add in-s (raisins, nuts, coconut, etc), feel free to add them in once you’ve baked the granola or mix them in before putting it in the oven.
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Have you tried making homemade granola snack bowls before? What are some of your favorite things to add to it?