Delicious Kids Recipes
They're Frugally Delicious!
Don't let breakfast be chaos! These great, easy kids recipes will have your mornings calmer by saving you time in the kitchen!
My first choice in the kids recipes line-up is the Breakfast Bar. Sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy, fast and portable. If your kids are anything like mine, they’d rather be texting than eating breakfast. And if YOU’RE anything like ME, you want your kids to eat SOMETHING for breakfast.
I found that pancakes and cold cereal just didn’t entice my kids to the breakfast table anymore. They'd rather have it for dinner! But during my travels across years of parenthood I’ve come up with some easy recipes for breakfast that are fast, tasty and kid-and-budget-friendly, starting with these crispy, chewy bars.
1 Cup Lite Corn Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs Imitation or real Vanilla extract
2 cups peanut butter
4 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup peanuts (optional)
1/2 cup pretty colored sprinkles
1 tsp oil for greasing a 13 X 9 X 2 inch pan
In a large bowl combine oats, peanuts, sprinkles and rice cereal. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan combine corn syrup and sugar.Bring to a rolling boil for 90 seconds without stirring.
Add peanut butter and stir until melted.
Pour over dry ingredients stirring until well combined. If batter is too moist to press into pan, add 1/2 cup additional oats.Press into greased 13 X 9 X 2 inch pan.
If your kids like peanut butter, they’ll love these! When you cut these into squares and wrap them in plastic wrap, nothing is faster for breakfast. Kids can grab one and eat it on the way to school. It gives them that get-up-and-go energy to start their day. (For younger children, omit the peanuts.)
For an added bonus, it cost me just $3.89 to make 20 bars. That’s just 19 cents a bar! You can serve these at sleep overs, pot-lucks, fundraisers, camping trips and, well, whenever you want!
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk or powdered milk mixed with water
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbs sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp melted shortening or oil
Use just one bowl. Beat eggs, add buttermilk and baking soda. Stir in flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Fold in shortening. Do Not over beat. Batter will be lumpy. Use a non-stick pan over medium heat. Spoon 4 inch circles of batter and turn when puffed up and full of little bubbles. Serves 6.
May add blueberries, chocolate chips or drained pineapple bits after batter is poured. Cinnamon may be mixed into batter with flour.
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