Breakfast cereal balls
These are great on so many levels and perfect for fussy eaters!
1. They taste great, and even though nut butter-based do not have that overriding flavour.
2. They are quick, simple, and budget friendly to make.
3. They are portable. For those children who don’t have time in the mornings or if you need a snack to take with you.
4. They are versatile. You can use most cereals. I have tried with rice flakes and Weetbix with great results.
5. They contain a tonne of protein, including egg.
6. They are really low sugar.
7. They contain fruit – but you wouldn’t know it.
8. You can modify to suit your child.
– ½ cup peanut or other nut butter
– 1 dessert sp honey (if not runny soften)
– 1 egg
– 1/8 cup of applesauce (I have also replaced with melted butter – which works perfectly)
– ½ cup of flour (I used wholemeal spelt)
– ½ tsp baking soda
– 1 – 1 ½ cups cereal – Rice bubbles, flakes, Weetbix (perfect for using the scratty bits at the bottom of the box!)
– ½ cup dried fruit (optional, or can reduce quantity. Can also swap for choc chips)
Heat oven to 175˚
Combine all the ingredients except cereal and dried fruit in the food processor.
The mixture should be creamy/sticky.
Add cereal and dried fruit and stir by hand to combine (I tipped into a bowl to do this)
Use fingers to roll into balls approx. 4 cm across.
Place on silicon or greased tray.
Bake for 10-12 mins until browning.
Cool on wire rack.
Will keep in fridge for a few days or freeze.
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/