Breakfast is an essential part of a healthful lifestyle. Breakfast is especially important for children. When kids assist in preparation their own simple breakfast items, they are guaranteed to eat them. These breakfast options are simple staples. You and your kids will enjoy making them as a family.
Cinnamon-Sprinkled French Toast
2 large eggs
2 tbsp milk, fat free
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soft tub margarine
4 tsp light pancake syrup
Kids: Crack two eggs into flat-bottomed bowl.
Thoroughly whisk in milk and cinnamon.
Dip bread slices, one at a time, into egg mixture in bowl.
Make sure you wet both sides with the egg mixture.
Re-dip until all the egg mixture is absorbed into the bread.
Adult: Meanwhile, heat large, non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Place dipped bread slices in skillet.
Cook for 2½-3 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown.
Kids: Drizzle the toast with syrup. Serve when warm.
Fruity Granola Yogurt Parfait
1/2 cup granola
3/4 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries or bananas
(you can use frozen if fresh is not available)
Adult: Measure out all ingredients to be used. Provide stemware or clear drinking glass or bowl.
Kids: Layer ingredients any which way you want in a glass, such as half of granola, yogurt, and fruit, then repeat. Eat with a long spoon.
Sticky Caramel Pecan Rolls
1/4 cup fat-free caramel flavored sundae syrup
1 can refrigerated reduced fat crescent dinner rolls
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Adult: Preheat over to 375 degrees.
Kids: spoon 1-1/2 teaspoon syrup onto each of 8 muffin cups coated
with cooking spray. Set aside.
Adult: Unroll dough: separate into 4 rectangles.
Kids: Combine brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon.
Kids: Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over each rectangle.
Press mixture gently into dough.
Kids/Adult: Beginning at 1 long edge, roll into 6 slices.
Pinch ends of dough to seal.
Adult: Cut each roll into 6 slices.
Kids: Place 3 slices, cut sides down into prepared muffin cups.
Bake at 375 for 14 minutes.
Adult: Run knife around edges of cups; invert into a platter.
Makes 8 servings, calories 172.
Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Strawberries
1 package (10-count size) refrigerated biscuits
1 package (8 ounce size) light cream cheese, softened
5 teaspoons honey, divided
1/2 liter basket fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved
Adult: Preheat oven to 400F.
Kids: Stack 2 biscuits. Roll out to a 6-inch circle, 1/8-inch thick. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Prick all over with fork. Repeat with remaining biscuits to make 5 circles in all.
Adult: Bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes; loosen and cool slightly.
Kids: Finely grate peel from orange. In bowl combine cheese, peel, and
3 teaspoons of the honey to blend
set aside. Juice orange into large bowl.
Add strawberries and the remaining honey
Adult: Increase oven temperature to 425F. Spread biscuits with cheese to within 1/2 inch of edges.
Bake until cheese edges brown lightly. Top with drained strawberries. Serve warm.
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