From after school to quick weekend bites, here are some of our favorite nutritious, delicious family-friendly recipes using Nature’s Bakery bars.
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Cream
Looking for a perfectly pumpkin-y snackhack this season? We got you! Place 3 frozen bananas, 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin, 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice, and 2 tbsp of unsweetened oat milk into a food processor or high powered blender and blend until smooth consistency. Crumble a Pumpkin Spice Fig Bar into the mixture and gently fold in. Place into a freezer safe container and store in the freezer for later, or enjoy right away! Top with a few tiny bits of the Pumpkin Spice Fig Bar and dairy-free chocolate sprinkles Optional: try sprinkling some finely grated walnuts on top, or for a nut-free option, granola for added crunch! By @food.kids.love
Fruit & Perfectly Pumpkin Spice Parfaits
This parfait made with Pumpkin Spice Fig Bars is great for fall mornings or even snack time! Tip: make ahead and prep for easy breakfasts. Layer the following in a jar: quartered red grapes, diced apples and cantaloupe. Add vegan plain yogurt of choice. Top with granola and cut up Pumpkin Spice Fig Bars. Enjoy right away, or seal with a lid and place in the fridge for later. Optional: drizzle with a little maple syrup. Yum! By @food.kids.love
Oatmeal Crumble Apple O's
Ditch the donuts and try these Oatmeal Crumble Apple Rings! Bonus: they’re so easy to make, even the kiddos can help out! Wash and slice apples into thin slices. Using a small round fruit/veggie cutter, cut out the centers of the apples. Spread your favorite nut butter (or try a sunflower seed spread for a nut-free version) on each ring. Sprinkle with crumbled Apple Oatmeal Crumble bars. Enjoy! By @food.kids.love
Star-berry Fig Bars & Brownies
Aim for the stars and try this dazzling Snack Hack by @food.kids.love! So fun and easy to do with the entire family. Simply use a mini star fruit cutter to cut shapes out of your favorite Fig Bars and Brownies. Using a kid-friendly knife, slice fresh strawberries lengthwise and use the same fruit cutter to cut star strawberry shapes. Place the strawberry stars into the bars and voila: Star-berry Fig Bars and Brownies!
Berry-tastic Oatmeal Crumble Nice Cream
We all scream for NICE cream! Gather the fam to make this easy and tasty dairy-free treat by @food.kids.love! In a food processor, combine 1 cup of frozen banana, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 tbsp of unsweetened oat milk, and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Scoop into an ice cream container or loaf pan. Crumble a Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble bar into the mixture. Fold in gently. Cover and freeze for a few hours. When you’re ready to eat it, let it thaw for at least 15 minutes before scooping. Top with more of the crumbled bar and dye-free sprinkles to make it extra special!
Fruit & Flower Power Fig Bars
Get those creative juices flowering and put together these fun and easy vegan cream cheese Fig Bar flowers with the kiddos. Combine 1/2 cup of vegan cream cheese, 1-2 tsp of maple syrup and 1/4 tsp of vanilla together in one bowl. Separate the cream cheese mixture into 3 separate bowls. In a food processor, grind up 1 tbsp each of freeze-dried ground strawberry, blueberry and mango separately. Add each flavor to the 3 separate bowls of cream cheese frosting and mix well. Put into a piping bag or Ziplock bag with a piping tip and pipe frosting onto a Fig Bar. Arrange as desired, and get creative with additional fruit or veggies (@food.kids.love added a tangerine, celery stalks, and crumbled Double Chocolate Brownies)!