Clean Little Honey Puffs
Every child I’ve met likes cereal and, wow, there is a lot of choice on the supermarket shelves these days, isn’t there? The boxes are designed to entice little ones, bursting with colours, cartoon characters and free gifts. But these sparkly boxes are almost always sugar bombs, laden with refined grains and sweeteners which don’t make for the best start to the day: no one likes a sugar crash, especially in a screaming toddler.
While we love our porridge and overnight oats, sometimes you want to be able to just pour something into the bowl, add some milk or yoghurt and maybe some fruit and go, go, go! So this week I've come up with some home-made honey puffs. They were a hit in the kitchen this week, and are nice and simple to make.
Clean Little Honey Puffs do indeed contain honey, which of course is a sugar, but compared with the shop-bought equivalent and all the other cereals marketed at children these really are less sweet and, I believe, a healthier alternative. They take 15 minutes to make and will store in an airtight container for a few weeks. I used spelt puffs, which I found in a local health food store, but you can use rice puffs and they work just as well. Spelt is a great grain as it helps boost metabolism and immunity, and strengthen bones - something every parent likes to hear when feeding their children. Serve them up simply with some cold milk or make a little breakfast bowl like I've done here with natural yoghurt and berries.
100g spelt puffs
2 heaped tbsp natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
This will make about 6 small portions
How to make them:
Pre-heat the oven to 180C Fan and line a baking tray with parchment.
Melt all the ingredients together except the spelt puffs in a saucepan over a low heat.
Once it is melted, stir in the spelt puffs; stir well to ensure all the puffs are covered in the mixture.
Pour onto the prepared baking tray and place in the oven for around ten minutes until crispy.
Do watch them carefully and give them a stir half way as they can burn easily.
Leave to cool and then enjoy as non fuss go to breakfast.
Love From Caroline & The Clean Little Tummies xxxx