When you think about Easter treats you may envision jelly beans, Peeps and chocolate bunnies, but these healthy granola Easter eggs are a yummy and nutritious alternative that your whole family will adore this spring.
Healthy Granola Easter Eggs
I love giving my kids granola because it’s loaded with protein and fiber. It’s also sweet, crunchy and delicious making it something that they love to eat.
These healthy granola Easter eggs are fun to make with the kids, too.
My daughter loves helping me measure and add the ingredients to the bowl, and she also does a great job helping me press the granola into the Easter egg molds.
I like using the standard size plastic Easter eggs as it’s just the right amount of granola for a filling snack.
Be sure you thoroughly wash and dry each plastic Easter egg before pressing your granola inside.
These healthy granola Easter eggs have a wonderfully nutritious list of ingredients but you can certainly adjust based on what you prefer or have on hand.
If you want to make them a bit sweeter you could also add some mini chocolate chips, but, the honey and nut butter in this recipe makes them plenty sweet enough for my taste.
Be sure you let your healthy granola Easter eggs do some chilling in the refrigerator before eating them! I suggest letting them hang out in the fridge for a few hours before enjoying them.
While this homemade granola is a wonderful healthy treat for your kids (hello, real ingredients), be sure you’re not giving it to children under age 2. Honey can contain a toxic bacteria that causes botulism, a potentially fatal disease.
While this typically isn’t an issue for older kids and adults, children under age 2 may not have an immune system strong enough to combat the bacteria. You’ll also want to be sure that your child has the chewing skills to handle granola, as this is definitely a coarse snack.
These healthy granola Easter eggs are a wonderful alternative to all of those processed Easter treats and a wonderful activity to do with your children during the week leading up to Easter.
Looking for more wholesome snacks for your kids? Check out my yummy peanut butter protein bites!
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup tri colored pre-rinsed quinoa
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup millet
- ½ cup hemp hearts
- ½ to 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter (depending on how wet you want them to be)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- A couple dozen plastic Easter eggs, thoroughly washed (amount needed based off of their size).
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the vanilla extract and start to mix in the almond butter and honey. A firm rubber spatula or wood spoon is the best for this, folding the ingredients into themselves instead of a stirring motion will also help speed up the process.
- Press the granola into the clean and dry egg cups. Carefully push it into each half so they are full but with enough room to still snap them closed. Chill for at least one hour before removing from the eggs, the longer you chill them the better they’ll stay together. I would recommend chilling them for a minimum of 3 hours for best results.
- Store in the eggs and keep chilled until ready to serve.