Kid-Friendly Recipes

Here are some kid-friendly recipes, family favorites, that are quick and easy to make. Some are simple enough for kids to make on their own, others will need adult supervision and help. The recipes that kids could make on their own will be marked with three stars.


Breakfast Taco

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of breakfast sausage
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margerine
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 12 taco shells (crunchy or soft whichever you prefer)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups green pepper
  • 2 cups favorite salsa

Instructions:
Brown sausage in skillet, drain as usual.
Mix sausage and refried beans together in a large bowl.
Melt butter in skillet, add eggs and scramble as you usually would.
Fill taco shells by layering meat/bean mix, scrambled egg, cheese, tomato, pepper and salsa.


Oven-baked French Toast

(Yummy for a special brunch - but you will need one hour chilling time)

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces stale bread, remove crusts and cut into cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk (or half and half)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


Instructions:
Butter a 9- by 9-inch baking dish. Layer the bread cubes in bottom.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla until sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour over bread cubes and cover.
Chill for one hour. Once chilled, make the topping! In a small bowl, stir together butter, sugar, and walnuts with a fork until mixture is crumbly and butter is evenly distributed.
Sprinkle this mixture over the soaked bread cubes.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

*TIP: Optionally you can serve with a bit of maple syrup or powdered sugar drizzled on top!


Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple (diced)
  • 1 banana (halved and sliced)
  • 2 whole pita breads
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (1/2 stick)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey


Instructions:

Cut the pitas in half so you have two half circles, then
cut in half again, creating 4 triangle shapes from each.
Separate and pull bread apart at the edge where it's still attached.
Brush pita chips with butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 - 7 minutes.
While baking, prepare sauce by melting together peanut butter, honey and milk in a small saucepan.
Serve chips drizzled with sauce and add sliced apples and banana to the plate for a fun lunch or after school snack.


My Mini Pizza

This makes enough pizza for one child.
Simply use more bagels and toppings of your choice for more children.

Ingredients:

  • 1 standard-sized bagel, cut in half (for each person)
  • tomato sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice:
  • tomatoes
  • mushrooms
  • diced green pepper
  • onion
  • ham
  • pepperoni
  • pineapple
  • seasonings as desired (oregano, pepper, basil, etc.)


Instructions:

Cut bagel in half and spread tomato sauce on each half.
Add cheese over the top of both halves.
Top with favorite toppings and seasonings
or let each of the children top their own for more fun.
Bake on low heat for about 5 to 8 minutes,
just enough that the cheese starts to bubble and edge of bagel browns.





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