Today Grace and I are enjoying the perks of a lazy long weekend by retreating inside to escape the dark drizzly wet weather and spending all day long in our pj’s, playing, working, snuggling, watching movies and eating raspberry pikelets. One of my most favoured childhood memories is waking up to the scrumptious aromas of pikelets slowly sizzling in the frypan, my mum would often sneak out of bed half an hour before us kids to get to work on a batch of our favourite cakes to fill our lunch boxes and hungry tummy’s. Those mornings I would scramble out of bed and race to the kitchen filled with excitement and eagerly anticipating lunch time.
Another breakfast recipe as promised! This morning we had our all time favourite breakfast…pancakes!!! Usually pancakes are our Sunday morning ritual but this morning was a little overcast and drizzly and we all needed a little morning cheer so I came up with these little beauties, carrot apple and sultana mini pancakes!
Coming up with breakfast ideas for the kids can sometimes be a little challenging. Trying to devise something new, delicious and nutritious each and every morning (especially before coffee) is daunting. So I’ve gathered a few of my favourite breakfast strategies together and will be sharing them with you over the next week or so.
First of the rank is my delicious banana bread, loaded with gorgeously ripe bananas, calcium rich creamy yoghurt and spiked with heartwarming cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. This banana bread recipe is another incarnation of my beloved yoghurt cake recipe that I often use as a base for muffins, cakes and cupcakes.
I love these muffins for the lunch box. They’re chock full of mum pleasing carrot and apple, are wonderfully light, beautifully fragrant and not too sweet. Perfect mid morning snack for the kiddies.