Couscous Chocolate Granola – A yummy toddler and 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.
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.
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!
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.
This recipe is part of my healthy kids food series for Dunnes Stores and you can find all of the ingredients in-store. I used their ‘Giant Couscous’ and the new Cocoa powder which is totally unsweetened.
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!