When we went plastic-free, we cut store-bought snacks. Those processed foods come packaged in plastic in one way or another—either in plastic bags, or in plastic bags tucked inside cardboard boxes or individually wrapped in plastic and then stuffed into yet more plastic bags. So we started making more snacks from scratch—stovetop popcorn, crackers, dips […]
If you are like me and your kids are still on holiday vacation, start their day with a little fun that’s simple.
Breakfast the first meal of the day, get them involved. We typically make pancakes once per week. Sometimes they are simple with just whole grain flour other times they may have fruit and chocolate chips in them.
For this particular activity I chose a simple recipe as follows:
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of white unbleached flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1 cup of 2 % milk or almond milk
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
Mix all dry ingredients. Make a well in the middle and add all the liquids. Stir until smooth. Let rest a few minutes.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan. Pour about a 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until golden brown. Set aside.
Grab some cookie cutters and whatever toppings your kids love chocolate hazelnut spread, jams, honey, peanut butter…you get the idea.
Let them cut away their shapes. Top and even sandwich them together for great morning activity to start the day out. Our kids help with the entire process but if you want to limit the mess have the stacks ready to go for when they wake up–Surprise!
The remaining scraps do not go to waste, they become breakfast!