The holidays are a time where it's hard to escape all the yummy treats. This is why I have found that this is the perfect time to share some 'deceptively delicious" treats with the Fit Kids.
I love being able to share the baking experience with the children. Teaching them about the importance of choosing healthy ingredients and letting them help with cooking process not only is super fun for them - but gives them a sense of pride. Making them embrace recipes they might otherwise be hesitant to try.
Yields: 12 slices
Whole Grain Wheat Flour
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9X5 baking pan.
Combine flour, ginger, spices, baking powder and soda in a bowl.
In another bowl, add remaining ingredients. Stir.
Now combine ingredients from both bowls into one and stir well.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 45 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow time to cool.
This recipe was created by Liz Sampson ~ owner & lead instructor of Fit Mama Workouts and Fit Kids Omaha. She is a mother of 3 of her own Fit Kids - is a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. Liz loves being able to motivate preschoolers to be excited about getting healthy! She has lead Fit Kids cooking class for 7 years along with having almost 20 years of early childhood experience. To read more about Liz ~ click here!
My donut hole maker is one of my go to's when it comes to making HEALTHY & yummy treats that I know preschoolers will love! The best kind of yummy treats - healthy treats! Loaded with fiber rich whole grains and vitamin loaded - pumpkin!!
No donut hole maker! No problem - you can make these at home with a mini muffin tray instead!! Just follow recipe and pour batter into greased pan and cook at 375 for about 10-15 minutes. You will have created your own mini muffin/donut holes!!
Makes: 24 DONUT HOLES (MINI MUFFINS)
FOR THE DONUTS:
Time to Get Cooking:
During Fit Kids Cooking Class we focus on how fun healthy eating can be! Eating zucchini is so much more fun when you get to grate it first! And bananas are totally awesome when you can mash them!! Who says you can't play with your food?!!
This is the perfect sweet treat to share with your littles! Made with whole wheat flour and no butter or refined sugars. They also have the added bonus of sneaking in veggies and fruits! Perfect for snacks, desserts or even breakfast!!!