We hope you enjoyed our kids' lunch series. This week we decided to post two recipes: a requested breakfast recipe from our social media page and a snack recipe we thought you would love. When Marsharelle posted a pic of her griddle cake muffins, there were a good amount of requests for her recipe. This super simple recipe is exactly what the name suggests. Portable pancakes! She used a pancake recipe from scratch but if you don't have all the ingredients on hand, we won't tell anyone you used boxed batter. 😉 You can even add your little one's favorite fruit to the batter for a fancier version. Make a batch on Sunday, store in an airtight container in the fridge, and warm them in the morning at breakfast time. Enjoy!

Griddle Cake Muffins

Griddle Cake Muffins

Makes about 16 muffins (cut the recipe in half if you don't want that many)

1 cup of flour

1 cup of cornmeal (for a more traditional pancake, simply substitute flour for the cornmeal)

4 tsp of baking powder

2 tsp of sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla (I love vanilla!)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

4 tbsp butter, (melted and cooled) or oil

2 cups of milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a muffin pan. Sift your dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the egg, vanilla, butter or oil, and milk. Stir until combined. You will still see lumps and that's ok. Don't overmix! Fill each cup about 2/3 full and bake for about 15 minutes or until a light, golden brown color.

This trail mix is such a treat for both you and the kids. Shelly makes a big batch on Sunday and bags up snack size portions so they are easy to grab throughout the week. There is also a container sitting on the dining table so the kids can grab some during homework time. You can make this mix your own by adding your favorite sweet and savory bite size snacks. In this recipe, Shelly used freshly popped popcorn. The popcorn is the base of the recipe and only needs a tiny bit of salt(pinch for every 5 popped cups) since there are other salty snacks being added. Enjoy!

Popcorn Trail Mix

1/4 cup of popcorn kernels

1 tbsp of canola oil

Honey roasted sesame sticks

Chocolate coated candy

Roasted and salted peanuts

Raisins or dried cranberries

Mini pretzels, roughly chopped

Instructions

Heat the oil in large fry pan on high heat. Add the popcorn kernels to the oil and cover the pan leaving a small space for air. Once the kernels start sizzling, shake the pan until the kernels start popping. As the kernels pop, keep shaking the covered pan, holding the cover shut with a dish towel. The popcorn is done when the popping slows. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the popcorn in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and toss. Cover the bowl with a lid or transfer the mix to an airtight container. Enjoy!

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