Christmas Food Gifts: Great Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone

Christmas Food Gifts

Do you remember getting Christmas food gifts when you were little?  Have you, as an adult more recently, found yourself drooling over a holiday food gift basket you saw advertised online?  If you ever received a Life Saver Candy Book as a child or a wine and cheese gift basket as an adult, you know that both children and adults enjoy food gifts at Christmas… and any other time of the year too in fact!

A good food gift is worth its weight in gold… (or cinnamon, summer sausage, java beans, chocolate, or sugar…  whichever applies).  

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, son, daughter, boyfriend, girlfriend, preschoolers at your church, or even a college student away from home, boss, co-oworker, or friend, you can find great food gifts for Christmas that are just perfect.  

Here are some holiday food gift ideas to get you started.

Christmas Food Gifts

Why not add a little holiday fun to your gift giving by shopping for your food gifts at a specialty food shop in a far away town! I took this photo in Fredericksburg, Texas last year. Christmas weekend getaway, anyone?

 

Christmas Food Baskets You Can Order Online

You will find all sorts of boxes, packages, tins, and Christmas food gift baskets online with things such as:  

  • Caramel popcorn, chocolate truffles, and roasted peanuts
  • Christmas fruit baskets with all kinds of fruit and nuts
  • Sausage and cheese platters
  • Christmas fruit cakes and stollen
  • Wine gift baskets
  • Even last minute gourmet gift baskets for Christmas

 
For an example of a great food gift from Swiss Colony plus some additional food gift ideas from Amazon, check out the High Five Ham Gift Assortment from The Swiss Colony  (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Specialty Food Gift Baskets

This would include gift ideas like:

  • Artisan cheese plates
  • Organic food gift baskets
  • International food gifts (How about some British tea and cookies or French wine and cheese?}
  • Hot sauces, hot pepper jelly, pretzels, and crackers
  • Healthy snack gift baskets
  • Regional Cooking Gift Baskets (as in New York Deli or a Cajun Cooking Cookbook with Cajun seasoning)

I love the international gift baskets carried by GiftGourmetBaskets.com!  They have other food gift baskets too.  I just really like those international specialty food gifts there!  

Cookie and Candy Gift Boxes

This would include gift baskets, plates, boxes, bags, and platters which include any of the following (as best suits the future recipient): 

  • Old fashioned candy
  • Sugar free candy
  • Homemade candy 
  • Bulk candy orders
  • Dark chocolate or chocolate lover gift boxes
  • Gourmet cookie baskets delivered to the doorstep

Many online stores offer free shipping on bulk candy orders, so if you are buying a larger amount or for a large group, this option can help you save money on Christmas presents!

Broadway Basketeers Towering Heights Holiday Gift Tower – A Christmas Gift Idea
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Homemade Food Gifts

  • Homemade candy and fudge
  • Homemade cookies
  • Homemade breakfast bread, nut breads,fruit breads, coffee cakes, cake rolls, and muffins
  • Homemade pie

I still remember a Christmas almost 30 years ago when I made a gift for my mother-in-law Jo. (Love you, Jo!)   I baked several different kinds of homemade bread (wrapped in loaves) and muffins (wrapped individually) – all ready for Jo to put in her freezer.

Here’s what I did:  

I purchased two bamboo trays from Pier One; stacked them; placed the wrapped bread loaves and muffins on the top tray, and filled some more open spots with homemade hot chocolate mix and homemade hot Russian tea mix in baggies.  When filled with food and hot drink mix bags, I laid a couple of Christmas silk flowers on top of all the items to add a little color, covered it all with Saran Wrap, and completed it all with a bow on top. 

They were gorgeous (I thought), hopefully yummy, and so much fun to make!

Do you remember that Christmas present, Jo?  🙂 

I have always fondly remembered making and giving that gift, and I think my mother-in-law got many good morning breakfasts from it!  

By the way, you don’t need to make tons of homemade food to give as a gift.  Even one pretty bread loaf wrapped in Saran Wrap and wrapped with country twine or Christmas ribbon can be a very nice gift for a friend, co-worker, or a child’s teacher. 

Baked goods are great gifts to make with kids too!  

Old Cookbooks Christmas Food Gifts

I just love this old cookbook I got from Half Price Books in Arlington, TX! The author, Kathleen Freeman, has included a wide variety of Texan recipes from across the state and has catered for some of the biggest Texan names in history. It’s a cool book, and had someone given it to me as a gift, I would have thought it was one of the best gifts I could have received!

 

Cookbooks, Vintage Cookbooks,  and Old Fashioned Cooking and Baking Supplies

Cooking gifts related to food gifts might include:

  • An Amish recipe cookbook packed in a stoneware loaf pan or set inside an iron skillet
  • A kid’s coloring cookbook with crayons and a child-size chef’s hat
  • A cooking magazine wrapped in a pretty dish towel that compliments the cooking style of the magazine
  • Magazine gift subscriptions for a cook or baker
  • A vintage cookbook with a dish you have cooked from a recipe from the book
  • Old fashioned sugar cookies on vintage white dinner plates or a traditional rice pudding recipe prepared in an antique dish you found at an antique mall or thrift shop

I have found so many beautiful kitchen items and dinnerware at thrift stores!  When you purchase something like that from a thrift shop, you are giving a timeless gift someone will cherish and appreciate while also saving money and helping others!  

Food Crafts for Christmas Gifts

Food gifts to make include:

  • Easy food crafts to make with kids (Parents always understand the value of crafts for gifts, and cooking with kids is a fun craft to make as a gift!) 
  • Cute food crafts kids love to eat to give TO the kids
  • Edible food arrangements – great for grandma and grandpa or any fruit lover you know!
  • Gifts in a mason jar – Feel free to use red and green candies as much as possible, but any gift in a jar will work!  

You can find tons of food craft ideas on Pinterest, blogs, and magazines!

I’m sure there are many other Christmas food gifts you can find online, purchase in a store, or make yourself.  Hopefully though, we have helped you put your thinking cap on so that you will find just the right food gift for Christmas that will make the ones you care about very happy this year!  

 What kinds of food have you given as Christmas gifts in the past, and would you recommend that same food gift to someone else?  Share your experience with others in the comments section below, and help us all out!  


Kids Cupcakes: Fun Cooking for Kids

Kids Cupcakes - Fun Cooking for Kids

Making kids cupcakes is definitely one of those fun activities a mom or dad (or grandma as in this case) gets to do.  Decorating cupcakes with kids is even more fun!  

It is just plain old fun cooking for kids!  

If you are wise, you will cherish these kinds of fun children’s activities and make use of every moment of that precious time you spend with your child.  These moments are a time for sharing life together in a way that is important to your child and which your child understands.  They can also be a time for sharing, for healing, for teaching, for encouraging.  They are a time of bonding and a time of building.  

When your little boy or girl feels affirmed as important to you, you have taken them a little closer to understanding how important they are to their Heavenly Father as well!  

And so we should not be like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God’s very own children, adopted into the bosom of his family, and calling to him, “Father, Father.” 16 For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children.  – Romans 8:  15 – 16 (TLB) 

Plus the joy on a little face and heart is worth the time you put into having those specially-devoted moments.

Well, I kind of covered two grandchildren’s joys yesterday.

My youngest grandson Sam had his second birthday yesterday!  Yea!  

I was watching both Sam and his older brother Liam for a couple hours in the afternoon while their mommy went to a doctor’s appointment.  (Little boy #3 will be here around Christmas.)

While Sam was taking a quick afternoon nap, my 4-year-old grandson Liam (Sam’s big brother) and I baked up some kids birthday cupcakes for Sam.  

Here are the cupcakes Liam and I made together and then decorated for Sam’s birthday.

Kids Cupcakes - Fun Cooking for Kids

Liam and I did not spend a lot of time baking and decorating.  We did not buy fancy cake decorating supplies nor did we devote countless hours to perfection or detail.  

We just baked up a batch of cupcakes in cute cupcake muffin liners I found at The Dollar Tree, placed them on a colorful plate that I had found last week at a thrift shop, and topped them with some edible decorations (candy sprinkles and gummy candies).  

The two gummy candy pieces on the middle cake were Liam’s idea.  It worked!  

By the way, our cupcake recipe batch made up 24 of these cute cupcakes.  Shown above are the ones we pulled out last night as we all sang “Happy Birthday” to Sam.  There were only a few of us singing and enjoying our cupcakes last night – Sam, Sam’s mommy and daddy, grandma and grandpa, big brother Liam, and Sam and Liam’s baby brother to come (inside Sam’s mommy’s belly right now still).  Since we had so many cupcakes left over, I am wondering if Sam’s mommy may have enjoyed one of those 24 cupcakes this morning at breakfast!  Not saying so…. just wondering.  (smile)

Sam was thrilled to see his birthday cupcake.  It was just right for him.

You could also see the self confidence Liam had when he handed one of the cupcakes to Sam last night, one he had helped make and had decorated in expectation of celebrating his little brother’s birthday.  

Me?  I smiled, knowing I had had a few of the best moments possible with my grandson Liam that afternoon.  It is not always easy showing someone just how much love you have for them inside your heart, but when those special moments come, and you have a chance to show at least some of it, it’s a blessing beyond measure.  

You see…. God’s gifts do not always come in elaborate forms and in big events.

Sometimes they are captured through birthday cupcakes for kids, a little time spent together, and a heart that appreciates any moment shared with a loved one.  

The Joy of Cooking: My Vintage Cookbook Find

The Joy of Cooking Vintage Cookbook

I found a great vintage cookbook in Denton, Texas yesterday.  I found an old edition of “The Joy of Cooking” at my favorite Christian thrift shop, and it was only $2.00!  

 Do you all remember the last time I went shopping at this particular thrift store?  

The last time I was here, they had all their books on sale for 5 cents a piece!  

I had a great time finding old cookbooks, new cookbooks, health and diet cookbooks.  I found some great books on Christian marriage and some Christian growth books too!  I even found some children’s books for my two grandsons.  

Here is what my shopping cart looked like that day.

Cooking and Health Books in my Shopping Cart

 

 As a Christian writer and food blogger, I was thrilled to find a great number of good books that looked like they would be great writing resources for me.  It was also nice to support the local new mom’s ministry which this particular thrift shop supports.  

While my shopping cart was not so heavy this past time, I did find a gem at that same thrift shop on my trip there yesterday.  

I found THIS:

The Joy of Cooking Vintage Cookbook

The Joy of Cooking in 1943 (1946 Reprint)

 

If you love vintage cookbooks and traditional American cooking like I do, I’m sure you can imagine my own joy for just finding this old cookbook!  

I carefully picked the fragile book up and put it in my cart alongside the half off jeans I had purchased for my husband and the half off dress shirt I had found for myself.  Oh, I wasn’t going to throw anything heavy like a bunch of books on tops of this little item! 

When I got home and at a safe location at my family dining room table, I took the time to better inspect my new purchase.  I first peeked on the inside of the cover and saw some handwriting.  It looked like some names and numbers.  I’m wondering if these were someone’s friends from long ago.  Were the numbers the old fashioned phone numbers of friends?  Were they the birthdays of friends?  Was that last entry a special number pertaining to the gas and electric service of the original owner of this book?  Whatever this writing was… it must have been important to the owner of this book long ago to be written in the front cover of a cookbook like this.  

Handwriting in an old cookbook

This is pretty real “stuff”.   

The “realness” of the time became even clearer to me as I turned the page to see the forward.  

The 1943 Joy of Cooking Forward

I believe what I have here is the 1946 reprint of the 1943 cookbook.   I have also seen it recorded as the 1943 – 1946 edition.  The 1943 forward was still used in this book, but the various publication dates, including up to 1946 was included in the book. There have been later editions as well, of course, but mine just showed up to 1946.  

One glance of this 1943 forward reminded me of the times and life of Irma Starkloff Rombauer, the author.  

The Joy of Cooking, one of the most widely-read cookbooks ever, was first written by Irma and self published in 1931.  It was self published by a private printing company!  This run away, classic cookbook, a cookbook of all times, was first published without a well-known cookbook publisher to start its long history of sales!  

Hey, I say for those of you who are interested in publishing a cookbook and can’t get a publisher for it, then by all means, consider self publishing!  Look what happened to Irma Rombauer’s book!  The various editions of this book throughout the years are STILL in circulation today!  

It was also riveting just being able to read the actual author’s words in the forward, knowing what she experienced in life and seeing that small glimpse of life through her words in her book’s forward.

You see, Irma was proud of her Victorian Era upbringing.  She had lived through The Great Depression and preserved those old recipes throughout the years.  However, she also grieved, writing The Joy of Cooking after her husband’s suicide in 1929.  

Irma’s forward literally begins with Irma admitting that her growing and departing children hoped she would record all of her recipes.  They also hoped writing a book would keep her busy in her loneliness.  

Fortunately, Irma goes on, it did.   

See the picture of the preface above to see that in Irma’s own words.

As an additional kind of “treat”, that same forward page also displayed some of the original book owner’s interest in recipes.  Look at my picture of the book forward, and check out the little cut out newspaper recipe that was tucked in that page.  I left that one just as I found it to take the picture for you.  

There were other vintage newspaper clippings of old recipes in other pages of the book as well, many of them from the late 1940s and early 1950s.  It was kind of like seeing some of Irma’s thoughts, looking at her traditional recipes, and then seeing some of the moment-in-time interests of whoever owned this book at that earlier time period.  

Those cut out newspaper and magazine recipes always seemed to be stuck into the most used and yellowed pages of the cookbook too.

Whoever first owned this book must have really loved cooking some of Irma’s recipes, just as Irma Rombauer loved cooking those recipes.  

Not every single page was worn and yellowed though.  

Here is one of the lesser used pages from my 1943 – 1946 edition of  “The Joy of Cooking”, one page the original owner must not have been so partial to: 

A page from The Joy of Cooking Cookbook, 1943 - 1946 Edition

This was one of the most unused pages of the cookbook, but the Cabbage Rolls with Rice and Sausage recipes jumped out at me, reminding me of some food I had somewhere as a child, a dish perhaps once commonplace but now almost forgotten.  

I snapped a photo of some of Irma’s cabbage roll recipes in memory of some old recipes someone in my own history had made at one time in my life.  

You see, I believe that old cookbooks and their traditional recipes are a window to our past.  When we find a cookbook like this, we can cherish the world the author lived in, worked in, and cooked and baked in.  We can also cherish the memories such a book gives to each of us individually.  

I am very glad I stumbled upon this old version of “The Joy of Cooking” and that I have the opportunity to share this with you all as well.  When this book was first published, who would have thought of how we could all be looking at it over the internet today.  “Internet?  What’s that?”, Irma might have said!  

I also hope you enjoyed seeing parts of this old cookbook I found this past week at a thrift shop in Denton, Texas.  I have enjoyed sharing it with you!  

If you have any vintage or antique cookbooks of your own, please share what you have and how they have affected your view of cooking or food today.   We would love to hear from you!  

Publishing a Cookbook: A Journey of Spiritual Faith

Publishing a Cookbook

I completed my cooking class last Wednesday night at the University of Texas at Arlington!  Amber Royer, the instructor, taught so many things to us during that five week time frame.  I am amazed how much she squeezed into our time together each week!  Amber, you did a great job!  Thank you! 

Amber taught us all the different facets on how to write a cookbook like:  

  1. How to set up a cookbook template
  2. How to organize a good recipe book
  3. The ins and outs of e book publishing
  4. The pitfalls as well as the benefits of self publishing
  5. How to submit a cookbook proposal to a publisher for the best chances of getting published
  6. What to expect when you get published
  7. Best angles and lighting for the best food photography shots  (That’s a tough area for me.  I’m still working on that, but I’m getting better!)  
  8. The best writing voice for a cookbook
Cooking and clicking!

Cooking and clicking in my cooking class at UTA!

As a cookbook class instructor, Amber did not present topics about anyone’s journey of spiritual faith.  The class was about  writing, not about spiritual faith.  Just as Amber was hired to do, Amber taught about writing and publishing cookbooks.

However, the Holy Spirit must have been in that class with me because I sure learned things about writing a cookbook from Him as well.  

Amber taught us:

1.  Writing a cookbook calls for perfection, so I should be willing to work hard to be accurate in my writing.  

Then the Spirit nudged me and whispered:

“And be accurate to God’s Word as well”.    

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the words of truth.  – 2 Timothy 2: 15. 

Amber taught us:

2.  Publishing a book with a well-known book publisher is not a guaranteed end result, but I have every right  to work hard  towards that goal or to find another good publishing and marketing route if I have a good idea worth sharing.  

Then the Spirit nudged me and whispered

“And if I call you to share something, if I call you to write a Christian book…or a cookbook… or a Christian cookbook… or whatever I call you to do, you have every responsibility to work hard towards that goal so that what is inside you is not left there untouched”.       

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourself fully to the word of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  – 1 Corinthians 15: 58

Amber taught us:

3.  Organizing a cookbook requires a balanced approach so that no one category is overdone while others are left with too little. 

Then the Spirit nudged me and whispered

“But let God’s Word be the foundation of it all”.    

That foundation can NEVER be overdone and without it, ALL else is too little.  

He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.  – Luke 6:  48

Amber also taught us:

4.  We may need to stretch ourselves to learn new things or do things we may not have done before if we write a book that gets published.  

For me, using publishing software to set up grids for book proposals and food photography were both pretty challenging.  I almost wanted to quit the class!  Add to that the idea of press releases and interviews in the future if I write a book and get it published.  My cooking class = Eye opener!  

Then the Spirit nudged me and whispered, 

“You may not like being stretched Chris, but just do it.  Do what I give to you to do, and know that I’ll be there for you through it all… as I always have been and as I always will be”.  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3:  5 – 6.

Publishing a Cookbook

Cookies from my cooking class! (And guess what…. I took this picture!)

All in all, I believe the Holy Spirit impressed upon me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my own desires… my own thoughts… my own successes… accomplishments….  feelings or failures should never come before what the Lord wants to do in my life and to do WITH my life.  I must never, ever detract from the message of Christ Jesus.   I must always do my part to let HIS message be heard.

That was quite a spiritual journey for having just taken a “Writing a Cookbook” class at a public university!   

Christians like to quote the old saying “God works in mysterious ways”.  Well, He sure did work in some mysterious ways in my life during these last few weeks!   I took a college course thinking I would get some insight into the field of writing and book publishing. I thought we were going to learn how to write a recipe book.  Writing and publishing?  Yes.  Recipes? Yes.  Cooking?  Yes.  All those things were there.  We even put a recipe book together as a class.  

However, I got schooled in my spiritual well being too, and I do mean schooled, like seriously schooled!  Like Heavenly schooled.  

Now I know not all of you have a call to write a book.  Maybe you do.  I am guessing many of you have other calls in life though, all important in God’s plans.   While I don’t know your call, you perhaps do, or maybe you are waiting for that hoped-for call, or confirmation, or even just a clue!  Maybe you just don’t know at all…. not yet anyway.  I don’t know where you are.

I know this though:  I know the Lord created you for a reason, and I know He is making good on that reason no matter what you are doing, or not.  

I also know that if you reach out to Him and step out in faith, He will be there for you, and He will bless the work you do for Him.  

Be ready though.  As I have just discovered… Those who step out to do His will may just get a little extra schooling along the way as well.  

Are you ready?  

The Best Pancake Recipe for Kids to Make

Best Pancake Recipe for Kids to Make

Best Pancake Recipe for Kids to Make

It’s always fun to cook with kids, but knowing what is “best” to do with them depends on a couple of things.

Do you want the most fun-kind of best, or do you want the healthiest-kind-of best when you are cooking with kids?

Let’s see if we can find the best pancake recipe for kids to make, no matter what you’re looking for as a parent and what is tops in your eyes.

Our two top pancake recipes provide two very different versions.  Feel free to use what works for your family, or just use both (at different times of course) depending on how you feel that day!  Children adjust.  Can you?  🙂

The Best Pancake Recipe for Kids to Make If You Want to Have Fun Cooking

The easiest way to have fun cooking pancakes with the kids would be to start with buttermilk pancakes from a mix.  Help the kids follow directions on the box, but then (and here’s the the fun really begins),  let the children make a few changes or additions of their own.

Caution:  Make sure your kids don’t stir the batter too much or your pancakes will be tough!  Tell them it is OK for their batter to be a little lumpy.

Also, usually special additions are added to the mix after you have mixed all the basic ingredients together.  That protects the little additions going into the batter.

Here are several variations your children might enjoy.

Additions are based on approximately 3 -4 cups of batter.

1.  Add 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter to each batch of batter; then cook as described on the back of your mix.  When done, let the kids spread jelly on each one of their pancakes and shake a little powdered sugar on top each one.   Let them top it all off with some chopped peanuts too on top if you like as well.

2.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 cups chocolate chips (mini chocolate chips work the best) and 1/4 cups white chocolate chips to each batch before cooking.   When done, let the little guys and girls spray some whipped cream on top, and give them the syrup bottle to enjoy.

3.  Add 1/2 cup of Halloween candy corn to your batter.  There is no need for any special toppings on this because the pancakes themselves are so pretty!  Just top with butter and syrup.

4.  Skittles and M&Ms work well too!

5.  Prepare traditional buttermilk pancakes, either homemade or from a mix, and have chopped strawberries and blueberries available for the kids to decorate their pancakes.  If desired, a little whipped cream makes it even more fun when adding fruit on top.

6.  If the kids would like their fruit in their pancakes, let them stir some fresh or frozen mixed berries or bananas into the batter right before putting them on the griddle.  Make sure they don’t stir the berries in too much.  Berries, especially blueberries will break open and leak out easily.  If you like purple pancakes, that works.  Otherwise, have them stir gently.

7.  Here’s an example of a recipe for pancakes using Oreo Cookies that would be fun for kids to make (and eat) –  Cookies and Cream Pancakes!  Many thanks to Julia at her Must Come Hungry blog.  These pancakes are yummy!

8.  How about having your kids make Santa Clause pancakes for Christmas?   Turkey pancakes for Thanksgiving?  Or Easter Bunny pancakes for Easter morning?  And these patriotic pancakes would be easy to make and be nice for a number of special days and holidays such as Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, the 4th of July, or on Election Day!  

If you don’t want to use a pancake mix or Bisquick baking mix, you can also use a simple homemade pancake recipe with the above additions to make some great pancake recipes for kids!

Here’s an easy pancake recipe from scratch that would be easy for children to do with just a little help at times.

Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe From Scratch

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder

Directions:

  1. Mix milk, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Add flour and baking soda.
  3. Remind the kids to only stir until all the ingredients are combined.  Over-mixed pancakes don’t cook well!
  4. Drop onto prepared (heated and oiled or sprayed) griddle or pan, cooking first until you see a lot of bubbles, then turning over to cook a minute or two on the other side.

If you want to introduce some healthy recipes for kids to your family, pancakes are a great place to start!  From oatmeal to buckwheat, cinnamon to wheat germ and bananas to berries, there are many kids recipes available to keep your family healthy.

Here’s one of the best FROM one of the best.

The Best Pancake for Kids to Make if You Want a Healthy Pancake Recipe

Paula Deen’s Vegetable Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup grated zucchini squash (grate well in advance and let set about 1 hour before squeezing excess liquid out prior to adding to batter)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp oil

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  2. In a second bowl, beat together the egg, milk, carrots, zucchini, and green onions.
  3. Add the veggie mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  4. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a large pan and cook on each side until done, about 2 minutes on each side.  Add oil to the pan as needed.

These pancakes can be dipped in applesauce or yogurt, or the kids can spread honey or a little pure maple syrup on them if desired instead.

Cooking kids always love what they cook.  Pancakes are no different.

If you want some healthy pancakes for the kids, letting them make their own is a great way to entice them to eat the good things of life.

Eating good breakfasts with your family is great, but making pancakes with kids is even better!  By finding the best pancake recipe to make with them, you’ll be making memories as well as growing happy AND healthy children!

Check our other great pancake recipes at the site.  There are related recipes below and in the side bar, or feel free to use our Padoozles search bar for even more!

Have fun!