These are collections of foods that I create. Most of them are made for my family as I get food frustrated and can’t buy things off the shelves for them to eat. So, I’ve just resorted to making it myself! Most of these recipes are very forgiving and the ingredients can be altered in many ways. We don’t do much dairy and I’m also trying to keep wheat, soy and white sugar out as well. Stay tuned to this page as I create and add more to the line up!
Pumpkin Brown Rice Banana Buckwheat Pancakes and Muffins (don’t knock it ’til you try it!)
(Free of soy, dairy and wheat!)
2c of brown rice flour/buckwheat mix (I use Bob’s Red Mill products and took a tub and mixed the brown rice flour and buckwheat flour together for baking…hence 2 cups of this mix)
2T ground flax
1/2 c pumpkin and 1/2 c apple sauce (acts as the oil); Can use both or one; Nutritionals include both
1c old fashioned oats
1/2-1c frozen or fresh berries (add as you cook the cakes; not included in nutritionals here)
2 eggs or sub egg whites (nutritionals includes 2 eggs)
2 c milk of choice (we use coconut) (may need to add more if mix thickens; I made my mixture the night before and had to add a 3rd cup the next AM to loosen the batter; 3 cups included in nutritionals)
2t baking powder
Mix and cook as pancakes on the stove top; Mixture is pretty thick, so cakes may not bubble and will need to be watched closely to be turned; I use butter to grease our pans (no spray products); Add more liquid for a looser consistency or enjoy with a little bit of ooey gooey if you like that! You can also take out the pumpkin, bananas and oats for a thinner cake. Top with fresh fruit and 100% maple syrup for a great start to your day!
Serving size: 1/4 cup batter scoop
Serves: 24-28 pancakes (I make 8-10 at a time and refrigerate the mixture for the next AM)
Nutritionals (for each 1/4c pancake) in the picture below:
…..after making 8 servings of the above, I decided to make the next day’s batch into muffins! So we baked the balance (the remaining 18 servings) in mini muffin tins for 12 minutes at 400. I can freeze these and use them for breakfast, lunch and snacks! The above nutritionals would work for 2 mini muffins (coming out to 1/4c scoop of batter each).
Fit Gal’s Easy Granola
-Heat oven to 275
-Line a baking sheet with foil
-Mix dry ingredients of 3-4 cups old fashioned oats, cinnamon, banana chips, raisins and flax seed (your call on the ingredients!) I’m aiming to find items with little to no white sugar, so I’m in process of searching for unsweetened coconut and dried fruit options. However, it’s still sugar to the body, so you have to watch the quantity you eat of this granola (the calories add up fast for such a small amount of food!)
-In a saucepan, heat 4T of butter, dashes of vanilla, honey and/or agave nectar; once melted pour on dry mixture and stir well
-Flatten mix on baking sheet and bake 40-45 minutes.
-Cool and break it up for granola or let sit longer to make bars
Yields 9 1/2-cup servings; nutritionals as made above are shown in picture below
Non-Dairy French Toast
1 egg (or egg whites)
-Combine egg, milk and cinnamon; Dip bread in and cook stove top; Garnish with fresh fruit
Real Fruit Popsicles
We had a bunch of cut-up fruit in the fridge and instead of it going bad, we chose to throw a few pieces down into the popsicle holders and then juice the rest of it. We then poured the juice in for the balance of the popsicle and froze it. We simply used plastic popsicle holders and by the next day, the treats were ready to be eaten. As a variation, we added some remaining coconut yogurt to the juice, adding even more flavor to the treat. You can use any type of fruit that your kids enjoy. It’s a nice alternative to store bought because we know it’s 100% real fruit and is truly what the kids are going for….a cold, sweet treat!
Coconut Milk Yogurt and Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Makes for a great breakfast or snack. I also put the yogurt in fresh fruit to make a fruit salad, paired with the homemade granola recipe above or down in the smashed fruit popsicles above as well. I bought this at Earth Fare, but you can also find it at Whole Foods and I would guess at Fresh Market as well. We also only drink coconut milk and no dairy in our home, so it’s nice to find the coconut milk yogurt! It’s not cheap at $1.99 a piece, so savor each bite!