Weekend at Grandma’s: Kid-Friendly Recipes

Teaching your grandkids responsibility, and even motor skills, can be fun if you do it through cooking. Try these kid-friendly recipes that we’ve collected from the internet this weekend.

Monkey Bread

Easy to make & deliciously decadent, it is fast and easy for the grandkids to make with you. This is the definition of a kid-friendly recipe! www.Grandparents.com

MONKEY BREADIngredients:

Directions:


Courtesy of No Whine with Dinner. 

Trying to get the grandkids to eat anything but junk it near impossible. Why not try to incorporate a little fruit into their maple syrup? Try this healthy version of Blueberry Pancakes. It’s a kid-friendly recipes that is sure to please, and adults like it, too!

BLUEBERRY CORNMEAL PANCAKES

Ingredients:1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/4 cup cornmeal1 tablespoon baking powder1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk2 large eggs, beaten2 tablespoons brown sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries

Directions:1. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and baking powder in a large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the blueberries.

3. Lightly oil or coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Pour the batter onto the hot skillet using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, forming 4-inch pancakes.

4. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the pancakes and bottoms turn golden, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden, an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Recoat the pan with cooking spray and repeat with remaining batter.

Tip: The reason we call for wild blueberries is that they have even more antioxidants than cultivated blueberries, but either type will work.

Serves 4 to 5 (about 14 4-inch pancakes)


DIY POPCICLES

Beat the heat and get some nutrition by making these fun and health popcicles. Not only are the following kid-friendly recipes, they are healthy, too!

Rainbow Popcicles

Watermelon Pop – perfect for leftover bar-b-que watermelon

Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops

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Dr. Owyoung Andrew Owyoung, DDS, has been providing comprehensive family dental care for 29 years to the Sacramento area. Widely considered a top dentist in Sacramento, the staff at Soft Touch Dentistry are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and equipment to deliver an unparalleled dental experience.

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