Healthy Snacks for Kids – Quick healthy snacks for kids on the go, for kids to make and healthy snacks for kids lunch boxes at school – easy and fun healthy snacks for toddlers and preschoolers – fun school snacks for kids too!
Grain based and granola cereals and whole wheat crackers are a lot healthier than other snacks that are a choice of children. Mixing these cereals with nuts, raisins or other dried fruit can make a healthy kids snack that they can munch on.
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or grease with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oatmeal, applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, butter and sugar. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cranberries or raisins.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir just until combined (don’t overmix!)
Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don’t overbake or the muffins will be dry. Remove them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before freezing in a ziplock freezer bag.