Are you in a breakfast rut? Got young kids in a breakfast rut?
Friend and colleague Melissa Halas founding editor of Super Kids Nutrition has the perfect solution for you.
It’s The Super Crew’s Breakfast Cookbook for Kids. It features 50 Tasty Recipes and 100 Fun Nutrition Activities for kids. It includes the Super Crew characters, a widely-popular group of kids who get their powers from colorful plant-based foods.
The recipes are simple, nutritious and easy to make. The activities are fun and help children gain simple nutrition knowledge. And it’s all done under a superpower theme helping kids make the connection between food and functioning. This is such a great book for breakfast ideas and getting kids involved. You get a lot packed into one book.
Recipes: Try recipes like Extra Crispy Pumpkin French Toast, Cinnamon Vanilla Milk, and The Super Crew’s Breakfast Pizza.
Cook with kids: Have kids help with meals and in some cases create their own masterpieces like with the Make Your Own Smoothie.
Activities for kids: Kids get word and math riddles, word searches, garden activities, and more.
Melissa offered to share a recipe from the book: Jessie’s High Protein Pear Pancakes. The perfect fall breakfast!
Get this recipe and more in The Super Crew’s Cookbook for Kids!
- 2 cups oat flour (blend your own oats to make oat flour)
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1⁄4 tsp. salt
- 1⁄3 tsp. cinnamon
- Smidgeon of nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 4 halves canned pears, mashed
- 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 cup milk or milk substitute
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl and stir together.
- In a separate bowl, mash the pears with a fork to create small lumps and chunks.
- Add the cottage cheese, eggs, milk or milk substitute, oil, and vanilla, and stir well to combine.
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl containing the flour mixture and whisk well to fully incorporate the ingredients.
- To prepare the pancakes, lightly oil a griddle, cast iron, or other heavy-bottomed pan and heat over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, add about 1⁄3 cup of batter per pancake, and cook until bubbles form over the surface of the batter.
- Flip the pancake and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute on the other side, or until both sides of the pancake are dark golden brown.