Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amazing Pancake Recipes

Pancakes your Kids will Love

There is nothing better than warm pancakes in the morning. Kids simply adore pancakes, but they are not the only one. Most adults love them too, especially those with rich fillings or creams.

We are bringing you some of the most delicious pancake recipes your kids will simply adore.

Banana Pancakes

Dairy-free pancakes for kids with dairy allergies. So simple to make, yet quite delicious.
Serves: 5 pancakes
Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda, aluminum-free
½ tablespoon chia seeds, ground
½ tablespoon water
1 cup almond milk
½ cup sparkling water
¾ cup blueberries, fresh
1 banana

Directions:
Combine the water and chia seeds in a bowl; place aside.
In a large bowl combine the wheat flour, baking soda, and chia seeds mix.
Mash the banana in a separate bowl. Stir in the soy milk and sparkling water; mix until smooth. Fold the mixture into the flour mix and stir to combine.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; pour ¼ cup batter into skillet and flatten with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle with blueberries and cook until bubbles appear. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve the pancakes while still hot.

Cocoa Pancakes

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy free pancakes for kids with food allergies, but also for all those who enjoy the rich cocoa flavor.
Serves: 2
Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
3 tablespoons raw cocoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
3 eggs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 bananas, mashed

Directions:
Place the banana mash in food blender; add eggs and pulse until smooth.
Add cocoa powder, sugar, and coconut oil; process until blended thoroughly.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3-4 tablespoons of batter into skillet and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 minutes more.
Serve after.
NOTE: Instead cacao you can use melted chocolate. In that case add 1 ½ tablespoons flour.

Allergy-Free Red Velvet Pancakes

Red velvet pancakes made with natural ingredients and without food coloring. Instead, we are using beetroot puree for a healthy breakfast option.
Serving: 4
Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
½ cup coconut flour + 1 tablespoon
4 eggs
2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw beetroot puree
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut milk

For the glaze:
1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated for 6 hours
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoons raw honey

Directions:
Coconut cream:
Open the can and scrape out the cream to the medium bowl.
Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and raw honey.
Whip the cream with an electric whisk, until fluffy. Set in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Preparing the pancakes:
Place all ingredients in a food processor; pulse until smooth.
Drop ¼ mixture onto heated, oiled non-stick pan and cook until bubbles appear, for 3 minutes.
Flip to other side and cook for 2 minutes more.
Serve immediately with cream on top.


Apricot Confetti Pancakes

Colorful pancakes for playful mornings. The pancakes are allergen-free, so if you have the kid suffering from celiac disease or lactose intolerant, then you should surprise your kid with these cheerful pancakes.
Servings: 4
Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon honey
½ cup dried apricots, chopped
1 teaspoon grape seed oil
Small pinch of salt
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon sprinkles, colorful ones

Directions:
Whisk the eggs, flour, honey, water, and salt in a bowl until smooth.
Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Drop batter with a large spoon onto the skillet and sprinkle with chopped apricots and sprinkles.
Cook until bubbles form, for 3-4 minutes and carefully flip to another side; cook for 3 minutes more.
Repeat with remaining batter and apricots.
Serve while still warm.


See more breakfast recipes here.



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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Natural Egg Dye

Natural Egg Dying Ideas

Dye your eggs in boiling water, with vinegar and the item used to create the desired color, boiling both eggs and dye items together. Don’t forget to compost your dye items when you are finished dyeing your eggs.
**Keep in mind dying eggs natural will not make a bright vibrant colored egg as you would with packaged dying products.

Color Dying Ideas:

Lavender    
Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice

Violet Blue
Violet Blossoms
Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins

Blue    
Canned Blueberries
Red Cabbage Leaves

Purple  
Grape Juice

Green    
Spinach Leaves
Liquid Chlorophyll
Green Tea

Greenish Yellow  
Yellow Delicious Apple Peels

Yellow              
Orange or Lemon Peels
Carrot Tops
Celery Seed
Ground Cumin
Ground Turmeric
Saffron

Brown              
Strong Coffee
Instant Coffee
Black Walnut Shells

Orange  
Yellow Onion Skins

Pink  
Beets
Cranberries or Juice
Raspberries
Red Grape Juice
Juice from Pickled Beets

Red    
Lots of Red Onions Skins



Hard boiled, hollowed out, color dyed or fancier designs, anything goes when decorating your eggs for this Easter season. The only rule is to have fun.




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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Did you know there is such a celebration as National Grilled Cheese Day? There is!

Simple Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Creating a simple grilled cheese sandwich is as easy as placing cheese between two slices of bread. Buttering the tops and toasting it. It makes for a great kids recipe, whether you are using a skillet or a toaster oven.



Here are some variations for you to create this famous comfort food.

Ham and Cheese Panini

Deluxe Grilled Cheese

Monte Cristo Sandwich-Learn how to make a monte cristo sandwich.


Grilled Cheese Tomato & Avocado -Add a yummy twist to a grilled cheese sandwich with this recipe from Zestyolive.com






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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Edible Fishes in the Ocean Craft

Cooking Crafts for Kids Series


Fishes in the Ocean

For this craft you will need:
Blue frosting
Graham cracker squares
Gummy fishes or fish crackers

How to:
Spread blue frosting over 1/2-3/4 of your graham cracker. Add fishes into the "water."

**The great thing about this craft is the fact that it allows you to teach your kid about the ocean, different types of sea creatures and do some math while counting the fishes.

Here are more under the sea cooking ideas.



Cooking crafts for kids combine two great activities, cooking, and crafts. Each of these activities will improve your kids motor skills, encourage an adventurous palate, boost confidence, while learning about different topics, how things are made, help with math, and planning.

More edible crafts here.


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