Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Granola Stuffed Strawberries

Looking for a new breakfast for your toddler to mix things up a bit? Look no further! This is a new favorite around our house. A favorite of mine to make (it's fun and feels fancy), and a favorite of my daughters to gobble all up! It also makes me happy because she hates oatmeal, but will eat oats in the form of granola just fine. Nice filling breakfast to have before heading out on morning errands, activities, or whatever you've got planned for your child.

Ingredients for the Granola Stuffed Strawberries:
- Strawberries, prefferably organic (however many your child will eat)
- Granola (we use triple berry organic granola from Trader Joe's)

For the vegan dip:
- Cultured coconut milk yogurt
You can use any type of yogurt you want such as soy, almond, homemade, whatever. If you're not concerned with being dairy free cow's milk yogurts will work as well. The cultured coconut milk from Trader Joe's really does pair well with these though.

Step 1:
Wash the strawberries, then slice off the leafy tops.

Step 2:
Use a knife to poke a hole around the edge of the inner white part of the strawberry, then go all around it with your knife so you can pull out the white part without cutting the rest of the strawberry. You're just trying to get that part out of the middle so there's room to stuff them.

Step 3:
Use a small spoon (baby spoons work great) to stuff the strawberries with the granola. Try to get it in as deep as you can, it's okay if some overflows onto the tops of the strawberries.

Step 4:
Get it ready for presentation. I put my daughters inside of some heart silicone baking cups that would be perfect in a bento box. We haven't gotten ours yet though, so they're just placed on a paper plate. Add the yogurt of your choice onto the plate, bento box, or in a bowl.

Step 5:
Present and watch your child gobble it all up!

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