Healthy dessert recipes for your kid who has a sweet tooth
Who doesn’t love a dessert after dinner? And with kids, there’s just no way to stop them! Kids love all things sweet but not all things healthy, here’s how you give them the best of both worlds.
While foods like chocolate, win the hearts of young and old alike. Kids love chocolate in the sense that chocolate makes them happy and is associated with good memories. But along with this sweet treat comes the unhealthy amount of sugar and flour. There are many healthy substitutes for such foods and a versatile option comes in the form of oats. Raghav Gupta, Founder, Oateo Oats, shares options of three earthy dessert recipes for your kid who has a sweet tooth.
Oatmeal Granola Bars
Common granola bars are often highly processed, filled with added sugar and contain artificial sweeteners. Oatmeal granola bars seem to lie on the other end. Made with simple flavours, wholesome ingredients and lots of crunches, oatmeal granola bars are easy to make snacks that will keep them full for hours and don’t leave them running on a sugar overload. All you need to make a homemade granola bar is some almonds, peanut butter, honey, seeds or dried fruits and of course trusty, rolled oats. This five-ingredient snack can be varied to please your child’s taste buds and can make for a simple but healthy afternoon munch.
Milk And Cookies
A timeless classic, cookies are your one-way ticket to your children’s hearts through their stomach. Switching regular plain flour for oat flour is the secret that will give this dish the edge it needs. You can also use rolled or steel cut oats if your kid likes chunky cookies. The tiny hint of nuttiness plus the swarm and chewy inside will make your insides melt like a stick of butter. For kids, this dessert is best served with a hot glass of milk.
A Healthier Cake
Oats are known to be creamy and super absorbent. Making an oatmeal cake for your kids already puts you a step ahead of any other dessert using refined flour. With the combination of wet ingredients, dry ingredients and oatmeal there is no doubt that this cake will be moist, and delightfully healthy. An oatmeal cake can be made with fruits and an over the top coconut almond topping. And of course you always have the tasty old chocolate cake. Oat flour can be used in other cakes like banana bread that will really bring the dish alive.
Texture and taste are both brought to you in a bag of oats, there’s really no need to look further. Oats work great with the recipes listed above but why not surprise your kids with apple crisp with spiced oatmeal or an after-dinner blueberry oat crumble with ice cream. Sugar in most recipes can be replaced with dates, honey and jaggery. There are many more options for you to indulge in, you only need to start.
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