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Couscous Chocolate Granola - Nutritious Baby Snack

With Easter fast approaching, I am firstly in the mindset of chocolate but secondly, thinking how can I make the occasion that little bit healthier. I wanted to make a chocolate baby snack for the kids that would be a nourishing one and full of good ingredients too. 

Low sugar and refined sugar free Coco Couscous Granola! This easy breakfast and snack recipe is excellent sprinkled over protein rich Greek yogurt or on it's own. This Baby Led Weaning friendly recipe is the ultimate make ahead breakfast and snack! #babysnack #toddlersnack #babyledfeeding #granola

Healthy Granola made using Couscous – Is this a thing? 

Yes, it is now! I have been experimenting with different ingredients for granola and I am so happy that couscous worked so amazingly well! Couscous is made using durum wheat or semolina flour and is often mistaken for a grain. It is high in minerals and vitamins and is a great addition to your little ones diet.

Low sugar and refined sugar free Coco Couscous Granola! This easy breakfast and snack recipe is excellent sprinkled over protein rich Greek yogurt or on it's own. This Baby Led Weaning friendly recipe is the ultimate make ahead breakfast and snack! #babysnack #toddlersnack #babyledfeeding #granola

Before mixing the ingredients together I basically dried everything in the oven for about 15 minutes. Just until the cooked couscous, oats and apple were a little crispy. I then mixed them all together and cooked for a further 15 minutes. This is well worth doing because the results are much much nicer. Trust me! Overall it is a really easy recipe to make and it lasts in an airtight container for a week! 

Low sugar and refined sugar free Coco Couscous Granola! This easy breakfast and snack recipe is excellent sprinkled over protein rich Greek yogurt or on it's own. This Baby Led Weaning friendly recipe is the ultimate make ahead breakfast and snack! #babysnack #toddlersnack #babyledfeeding #granola

 

To serve I sprinkled a little granola over Greek Yogurt and served with a handful of raspberries. It was amazing and the kids devoured it! Such a nutritious snack for kids and so delicious you will make it time and time again.

I hope you like it and if you make it please tag me on Instagram #babyledfeeding. I can’t WAIT to see what you think of it!

Aileen xxx

Low sugar and refined sugar free Coco Couscous Granola! This easy breakfast and snack recipe is excellent sprinkled over protein rich Greek yogurt or on it's own. This Baby Led Weaning friendly recipe is the ultimate make ahead breakfast and snack! #babysnack #toddlersnack #babyledfeeding #granola

Couscous Chocolate Granola - Nutritious Baby Snack

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

35 minutes

Servings

1 large jar

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Ingredients

2 apples grated
180g (2 cups) oats
200g (1 cup) giant couscous
500ml (2 cups) water
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Spread the grated apples onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Take a separate baking tray lined with parchment and spread the oats, then add the apple and oats to the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the apple has dried out and the oats are starting to brown slightly.
  4. Meanwhile place the couscous and water into a pot and cook for around 5-6 minutes until soft. Drain and add to a large bowl along with all of the ingredients. Stir well until fully combined.
  5. Spread the mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment and bake for 15 more minutes until it has fully dried out and is crispy.
  6. Cool fully before storing in a jar.
  7. To serve, sprinkle over Greek yogurt and top with fresh raspberries.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight jar. The granola will last about 2 weeks.

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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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