Tag Archives for " Healthy Cooking with Kids "

Cereal Protein Bar Recipe for Kids

Cereal Protein Bar Recipe

Want a recipe children can make by themselves?? These cereal or protein bars are a great way to use up those crumbs in the bottom of the cereal box. Good for easy quick sugar free, high protein, no bake breakfasts and/ or snacks! I have made these for the children as well as for a post workout snack for myself!

Cereal Protein Bar Recipe for KidsContinue reading

Vegan Kids Recipes: Crazy Cake

Crazy Cake – A Vegan Kids Recipe

Looking for allergy-friendly or vegan kids recipes? Look no further.

I didn’t set out to make a vegan cake. My kids and I were all set to make a banana cake, when I discovered that I was completely out of eggs! I began searching for other cake recipes, and it seemed like everything I found required eggs or egg substitute, which I didn’t have either. So then I started researching other substitutes for recipes, and that’s when I came across something called Crazy Cake.

Allergy-Friendly and Vegan Kids Recipes

Crazy Cake (also called Wacky Cake) is a moist chocolate cake that is made without eggs, butter, or milk. This type of cake was developed during the Great Depression when eggs, butter, and milk were scarce and hard to come by – that’s why it’s also sometimes called Depression Cake. The ingredients are mixed right in the baking pan – so no bowls or mixers either! Could something so simple really taste good?

Vegan Kids Recipes: Crazy Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix first 5 dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt) in a greased 8" square baking pan.
  • Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients - two small, one larger (we made a smiley face).
  • Pour vinegar in one of the smaller depressions.
  • Pour vanilla in the other small depression.
  • Pour vegetable oil in third larger depression
  • Pour water over all entire mixture.
  • Mix well until smooth.
  • Bake on middle rack of oven for about 35 minutes.
  • Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
  • Let cool before serving.

The results are in…and this recipe is fantastic! It’s soft, moist, and chocolatey. I served it with just a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top, but it would taste great plain or with frosting, too. It’s easy, quick, and can be made with ingredients that you are almost certain to have in your pantry. Plus it’s allergy-friendly and vegan. Can’t beat it!

TOPIC: Vegan Kids Recipes

April 23, 2013

Vegan Kids Recipes : Lemon Hummus

Vegan Kids Recipes

I have funny children they have  a great appreciation for Vegan kids recipes . I try to encourage eating their veggies anyway that I can. I figure it is easier to get your children to eat veggies if there is a dip. I am fairly certain that hummus with lemon is our new favorite dip. The kids had a blast making it and eating it. They were so excited that now they ask me to make it with them every time we run out.

Vegan kids recipesContinue reading

No Sugar Recipe for Kids: Grandma’s Homemade Applesauce

My Grandma’s Homemade Applesauce

 

When I was a little girl, my Grandma taught me one of her mottos: “Waste not, want not.” She was reducing, reusing, and recycling before it was cool – a real trendsetter! One of the ways that my Grandma puts this motto into practice is by turning nearly overripe fruit into applesauce. Instead of throwing the fruit away, she turns it into a delicious, healthy treat – with no added sugar!Continue reading