Our 3 Favorite Back To School Snacks

September is around the corner and that also means it's time to get ready for back to school. One essential part of that is making sure your little ones have healthy snacks in their lunch boxes so they are fueled throughout the day. We know it can be tough to find time for cooking and preparing food, with all the daily things on your to-do list as a parent. That's why we at Sawyer spent some time and found 3 easy snack recipes, that you can make in large batches, in no time and that your little ones will adore!

 

Easy Chocolate Granola

Ingredients

- 1 cup quick cooking oats

- 1/2 cup pepitas

- 10 pitted medjool dates

- 1 pinch of ginger

- 1 pinch of cardamon 

- 1/4 cup chocolate chips

- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss all ingredients, except for chocolate chips together in a bowl until well mixed. Now pour on a non stick baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. When done, remove from the oven, top with chocolate chips and let cool down.

Energy Balls

Ingredients

- 1 cup rolled oats

- 1/4 cup almond butter

- 1/4 cup almonds

- 6-8 pitted medjool dates

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 dash salt

Instructions

In a food processor, blend all ingredients until well combined and until they form a sticky dough. Use a spoon to scoop our the dough (1 tbsp) and roll into ball shapes. Repeat as many times until all dough is used. Store in the fridge for a week.

 

Apple Chips with Peanut Butter

Ingredients

4 apples

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp coconut sugar

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 225 degrees. Chop up apples in thin slices. In a bowl, toss apples with spices, sugar and lime juice. Place apple pieces on a baking sheet (make sure they don't touch!) and place in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes. When ready, let cool off and serve with peanut butter.

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