Cooking in the kitchen with our children is beneficial on soooo many levels. Not only are they learning a plethora of skills, but the bonding time just can’t be beat.
This morning Hayden and I decided to get creative in the kitchen and explore some new ingredients. His request: homemade pancakes from scratch. My request: let’s make them snazzy!
I’m always excited when Hayden shows interest in helping me whip up something new, because it opens the door for tons of experiential learning time. I always try to teach him basic cooking skills, while also leaving room for him to make suggestions and participate as an equal member. It is amazing how much I learn when I allow this space to exist. Today for example!
I was using my imagination to see how many nutrient dense ingredients I could pack into one pancake recipe, (which if you’ve seen my other recipes, you know is A LOT), when Hayden suggested we add an orange. At first I kind of chuckled but then I started thinking, “Wow I bet that would taste really good!”
🍊 Citrus Pancakes🍊
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Even cooler then that, Hayden felt so proud of his ability to contribute to our new breakfast recipe!
Try these babies out and let us know what you think.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 TBL spoon coconut sugar
- 2 TBL spoons chia seed
- 2 TBL spoons Maca powder
- 2 TBL spoons hemp seed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nut meg
- 1 tsp imitation vanilla
- 1 TBLS freshly squeezed orange (about 1/4 orange, squeezed)
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 large egg
- 3 TBL spoons melted butter
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–combine all dry ingredients into a bowl until integrated.
-add liquid ingredients and mix until smooth.
– pour 1/4 cup of batter onto buttered
medium hot griddle (325 degrees).
– cook until lightly browned on one side (3-5 minutes)
-flip and cook until batter has cooked through.
-Serve immediately 🥞