Cooking With Kids Thursday: French Toast Kebabs

I am not a morning person so during the week breakfast consists of either cereal or cereal bars.  Saturdays are our special breakfast day.  We usually have pancakes.  A couple of times we have tried french toast but it hasn’t gone over very well with the kids, but I have a feeling that will all change once we put it on a stick.  Seriously, what is it about a stick that makes food suddenly taste better and seem cooler?  I am thinking we will let the kids assemble their own just to mkae it even more fun.  Thanks Pink Parsley!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 1 large loaf of bakery bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pint blueberries (or any other fruit you might like to use)
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • butter or cooking spray, to cook the bread cubes

Here’s how to make it -> French Toast Kebabs Tutorial


Red Velvet pancakes breakfast recipe!

On Sunday mornings, I typically make pancakes for my kids.  We love to experiment and add different things to our pancakes or try different recipes, but in a discussion on Facebook about what we were having for breakfast, Casie mentioned Red Velvet pancakes.  I’ve heard of and LOVE Red Velvet cake, but the concept of Red Velvet pancakes was a new one for me and a lot of others as well!

Casie was kind enough to share her recipe with us.  This won’t be our breakfast this morning, but we’ll DEFINITELY be trying it out on Sunday!

Ingredients (pancakes):
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
12 ounces buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 teaspoon red food color

Ingredients (glaze):
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add a few drops of milk to get consistency to drizzle

For pancakes, mix all dry ingredients together first, then add “wet” ingredients.  Garnish the “finished product” with pecans if you choose!

Thanks again Casie for sharing this recipe!

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Photo Credit:  Deconstructing Chaos

What’s For Breakfast: Puffed Oven Pancakes!

My kids love this Puffed pancakes recipe that I shared with you a few weeks ago.  My friend Alisa recently posted another recipe for Puffed Oven Pancakes from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.  I got this cookbook as a wedding gift and have referred to it many times through the years, but somehow I missed that recipe!  I decided to test it out this morning!

Here’s the recipe: 

2 T butter
3 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. milk
1/4 t. salt

Place butter in 10 inch oven proof skillet (I don’t have an oven proof skillet, so I just used a pie tin). Place in oven at 400 degrees for 3-5 mins or until butter melts. Meanwhile, for batter, in a medium bowl use a wire whisk to beat the eggs. Add flour, milk and salt and beat until smooth. Immediately pour all batter into hot skillet. Bake for 25-30 mins or until puffed and well browned.

Top with fruit, syrup and powdered sugar.

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Breakfast coupons + Puffed Pancakes recipe!

I’m loving all of the coupons for breakfast foods lately!  As the back to school sales start up soon, we should see some awesome sales on cereal, Pop Tarts, and more!  In the meantime, you can still score some pretty good deals!

Right now, there’s a $.50/1 Bisquick printable coupon here. If you are looking for some “breakfast inspiration” because you’re tired of the same old stuff every morning, check out this recipe for Puffed Pancakes.  I love this recipe because it’s easy to throw together and you can just stick it in the oven while you do other things rather than sitting there and having to watch it like you do when you’re making regular pancakes!  My kids love it, too!  If you need more meal planning inspiration, check out Marci’s “On My Menu” blog!

1/2 cube butter (not margarine)
6 eggs
1 cup Milk
1 Cup Pancake Mix (or Bisquick)

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees. Place butter in a 9 X 13 inch pan. Put in preheating oven until butter is melted. In a blender, combine eggs, milk and pancake mix. Pour batter into baking dish. Bake for a bout 15 – 18 Minutes until pancakes are puffy and lightly browned. Do not open oven while pancakes are cooking. Top with sifted powder sugar.

Serve with warm maple syrup or fruit toppings.

Here are some more hot breakfast printables you’ll want to grab before they’re gone:

Pop Tarts (12 ct) are on price cut at Target through 7/16 for just $2.65.  Here’s the breakdown on that deal: coupons are linked when you click on them below!

Buy 3 Pop Tarts – 12 ct – $2.65/each

Use $2/3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts printable
Use $1/3 Target Pop Tarts printable

Final Price = $4.95 OOP ($1.65/box!) for 36 Pop Tarts!

Here are the rest of the breakfast coupons: I found all of these under the zip code 77041

$.55/1 Bagel-fuls

$.75/1 Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch

$.75/1 Cookie Crisp cereal

$.75/1 Fiber One 80 calories cereal

$.50/1 Honey Nut Cheerios cereal

$.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel

$.75/1 YoGreek Yogurt + Crunch

$1/3 Voskos Green & YoGreek Yogurt

$.40/6 Yoplait yogurt cups

(Thanks Totally Target for the heads up on the Pop Tarts deal!)

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