Recipe

Granola and Fruit Bites

2013 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 1st Place! 

After School Snacks: Grades 4-6

Erin, from Thornhill, is a big fan of these mini bites.  “They are filled with fibre and sweet at the same time,” she says.  She likes to stir in the granola and dried fruit.

Everybody loves snacks and these make-ahead bites are perfect for kids’ lunches or after school at home. Adults will even enjoy these bite size treasures with their coffee. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 24 mini bites

Serving size: 2 bites 

Tips

  1. Instead of soy butter, try pea butter (another type of nut free spread found in some supermarkets or health stores). You can also use your favourite nut butter in this recipe.
  2. Try our Almond Coconut Granola in this recipe.  

Ingredients

Soy based peanut butter substitute 

1/3 cup (75 mL)  

Maple syrup

1/4 cup (60 mL)  

Egg whites 

2

Pumpkin pie spice 

1 tsp (5 mL)

Granola cereal 

2 1/2 cups (625 mL)

Raisins and dried cranberries or other dried fruit 

1/4 cup (60 mL) 

Directions

  1. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter substitute and maple syrup until combined. Beat in egg whites and pumpkin pie spice until smooth and well combined.
  3. Stir in granola, raisins and dried cranberries until well combined. Divide mixture among prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated 250°F (121°C) for about 45 minutes or until light golden and firm to the touch. Let cool completely on rack before removing from pan.  You may need to run a small knife around the edge of each muffin tin to help remove them easily.

Nutrition Information per serving (2 bites): 

Calories: 188 kcal

Protein: 6 g

Fat: 8 g

Carbohydrate: 26 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 55 mg

Calcium: 28 mg

Iron: 1 mg

 

Last Update – September 28, 2017

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