It’s almost back to school! But also soon the return of snacks, so to awaken the taste buds of your children with new flavors, we suggest 3 best snack recipes to slip into our children’s bags.
Remember that bell that announced the end of a long school day. The sound of rapid footsteps in the hallway, of school bags rushing to the entrance of the school. And finally the smile of your parents, happy to find you, your favorite snack in hand, ready to listen to your stories, each more interesting than the last.
The snack is historically the favorite meal of children, synonymous with sugar, it is also the meal that allows them to wait for dinner. Contrary to what we may think, the snack is as important as breakfast in terms of nutrition. It is also one of the most caloric meals, so to keep a balanced diet, it is important to choose the right snack and to vary the pleasures.
While waiting for the new school year, we propose to you today 3 recipes of snacks, to test with your children urgently!
1- FOR A SUPER HEALTHY SNACK, TRY PUFFED RICE CAKES
Rice cakes are not one of the children’s favorite snacks and that’s the challenge! To make sure your children devour your rice cakes in one go, don’t hesitate to add fruit or chocolate chips! Here again, complete with a fruit and a dairy product to respect all the daily contributions your children need!
RECIPE FOR COCONUT RICE CAKES WITH CRANBERRIES
– 150gr whole-grain puffed rice
– 2 tbsp. coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon of coconut milk
– 5 tablespoons of agave syrup
– 1 tablespoon of honey
– grated coconut
– dried cranberries
1) In a saucepan, mix the coconut oil, coconut milk, and agave syrup. Let it cook slowly until you obtain a homogeneous syrup.
2) Once the syrup is ready, take it off the heat and add the other ingredients directly into the pan. Stir to coat all the ingredients properly.
3) Spread the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper and use cookie cutters to shape your rice cakes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C.
2- MATCHA TEA MADELEINES, A CLASSIC SNACK REVISITED
Madeleines are a classic snack. To introduce your little monsters to new flavors, let yourself be tempted by a combination with matcha tea powder or pistachio. Not only will the green color amuse them, but it’s also a great way to introduce them to other tastes.
MATCHA TEA MADELEINES RECIPE
– 125gr melted butter
– 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
– 150gr flour
– 150gr sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 pinch of salt
1) In a bowl, mix the sugar, salt, and eggs until the mixture turns white. Then add the melted butter and gradually add the flour. Finish with the matcha. Continue mixing until you have a smooth mixture.
2) Preheat your oven to 170°C (th 6-7)
3) Prepare your madeleine molds by generously buttering them. Spread the dough in the different molds (be sure to leave a space so that the mixture does not overflow from the molds when baking). Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
3- THE HOMEMADE CEREAL BAR
The cereal bar is a classic snack, but you can always add less traditional fruits and ingredients such as currants or cranberries. Another advantage is that the recipe is simple, so you can even make it with your children, ideal for making them aware of calories and the importance of a balanced diet.
RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE, HAZELNUT, AND ALMOND CEREAL BARS
– 270gr oatmeal
– 50gr puffed rice
– 165gr hazelnuts
– 40gr almonds
– 20gr unsweetened chocolate powder
– 165gr honey
– 90gr butter
– 105gr sugar
– 155gr dark chocolate
1) Roast the hazelnuts in a pan over medium heat for 15 minutes. This step will help you remove the skin more easily: the skin will only come off if the hazelnuts are properly roasted. Do the same for the almonds by cooking them for 15 minutes in a dry pan.
2) Preheat your oven to 180°C (th 6).
3) Using a knife, coarsely crush the hazelnuts and almonds. Pour them into a large bowl with oats, puffed rice, and cocoa powder.
4) Prepare your syrup in a saucepan by mixing the sugar, honey, and butter. Cook over low heat while stirring to create a smooth mixture. Once the mixture is ready, pour it into the bowl and stir to coat all the elements. Finally, add generous chunks of coarsely chopped chocolate to complete the mixture.
5) Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Press it into a smooth, even shape, about 2 cm thick. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes (the cereal should turn a nice golden color). Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool. Once cooled, cut the bars into the desired shape. Store for one week in an airtight box.
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