At the moment I am really experimenting with healthy snacks for the children. They are in school until nearly 4pm and very often have swimming squad training, football or ballet right after. By the time they are done with their extra activities they are absolutely starving. There is no way they can make it until dinner time at 6 pm.

So they need a little something, but I want it to be healthy, which they off course do not agree with. They would very happily have doughnuts and cinnamon buns every day, if only I would let them.

Unfortunately I have very picky kids, when it comes to their snacks. But I am bot giving up. The next three recipes were actually received very well by both of them. With the granola bars, Liv even helped me, which makes it more likely she will like it afterwards.

Enough talking. See for yourself and get in the kitchen. By the way, they are just as delicious for adults….

These Apple-Date-Nut-Bars are flour less and sugar free. As I used gluten free oats, they are also gluten free.

Recipe:

1 cup pecan nuts
1 cup almonds
1 cup oats
1 cup dates
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups chopped granny smith apple
pinch of sea salt
a squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions:

– Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and roast the nuts and oats for
about 10-15 min until slightly roasted.
– Line a baking tray with parchment paper
– Place the toasted nuts and oats together with the dates, cinnamon and salt
in a food processor and process until coarse and crumbly
– Add the apple pieces and and lemon juice and mix until sticky and smooth.
– Transfer the mixture to the prepared tray and spread it very evenly on it.
I used my wet hands.
– Bake for about 20-25 min until slightly brown.
– once they are cooled down, take them out of the pan and cut them into bars.
Best to keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.

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