Packing school lunches is a whole new challenge at our house. After six weeks, these protein-packed treats have become a lunchbox favorite. Any nut butter will do, though sunflower butter makes them allergy-friendly. They’re so easy to make that they’re a great hands-on activity to do with a new kindergartener, and they never come home at the end of the day (unlike those poor rejected baby carrots).
Chocolate, dried cherries, pecans, and oats make for a perfect cookie.
I made these granola bars a lot when I was home on maternity leave. It could be hard on those long, sleepless days to get a meal in, but these were easy to grab and eat with one hand while holding a dozing baby in the other.
Chose whatever fruits and nuts you like best, and these will quickly become a favorite snack.
Bake blueberries, peaches, and brown sugar under an oat streusel topping. Served with Greek yogurt, it’s a delicious and satisfying breakfast.
To serve as a dessert, increase the brown sugar to 2/3 cups total – use 1/3 cup in each step. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.