Get your kids to eat like Apple and Moses Martin! Gwyneth Paltrow may be a queen of the big screen, but she also showcases her talents in the kitchen. Focused on health and very much a fan of Jamie Oliver's food revolution, the mom of two whips up healthy snacks. In today's Goop, the actress shared a trick — cut a sandwich wrap into pinwheels to make it look more appealing — and a recipe for wholesome granola bars that you can tuck into your child's lunch box.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Homemade Granola Bars

Gwyneth Paltrow's Homemade Granola Bars


  1. 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats, divided
  2. a pinch each fine salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground ginger
  3. 1/4 cup flax seeds
  4. 1 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped (or any combination of roughly chopped dried fruit and/or nuts)
  5. 1/4 cup canola oil
  6. 1/4 cup high quality maple syrup
  7. 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (a great substitute for corn syrup, available at


Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8” square baking pan with parchment paper, letting a bit of excess paper hang over the sides.

Grind 1/3 cup of the oats in a food processor until powdery. Add them to a large mixing bowl with the remaining oats, the salt and spices, flax seeds, and apricots. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and then stir them into the dry ingredients.

Put the mixture in the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula. Bake for 1/2 hour, or until evenly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes. Remove to a cutting board (the parchment paper will act as a sort-of sling, making this very easy). Cut into individual granola bars.

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