I am always looking for fun ways to get kids in the kitchen even when they are babies and toddlers. Even if they aren’t 100% involved, finding ways for them to help is important to me. With my #NutritionStartsEarly campaign, I wanted to show that food was an important start to each day but also early in life. Therefore, finding some easy and healthy breakfast ideas is also high on my priority list. This is a fluffy biscuit recipe that I made with two 15 month toddlers and they are so DELICIOUS. I have made then several times and they’re just so quick, easy, and nutritious that I can’t get over it!
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One of the things that made this recipe so fun is that it’s so easy to use some great cookie cutters to make it more festive. This time around we used heart cookie cutters since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In fact, we went all out and had an complete heart-shaped breakfast by using a large cookie cutter to cook eggs. (Just place it in the pan and crack the egg inside of it.
- 2 cups Organic whole wheat unbleached flour
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 TBS Organic Unbleached Sugar
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 Cup Melted Butter OR Olive Oil
- 3/4 Cup Milk
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all dry ingredients before adding the oil/butter and milk. For me, I used my awesome DeLonghi food processor with the dough blade and it took me all of 30 seconds to get everything mixed. Take the dough out and roll it to be about half an inch thick. Cut with biscuit or cookie cutter and place onto your cooking stone or cast iron. I prefer using my Lava cast iron grill plate because it doesn’t still and adds a little iron to our diets. Cook for 10 minutes and you’re all done. This fluffy biscuit recipe took me 15 minutes from start to finish including clean-up! yields approximately 2 dozen with a 1-inch cutter or if rolled into 1-inch balls.
I have used both Butter and oil and both are wonderful. I like the idea of Olive Oil better because of the omega fatty acids, but the healthy fat in butter is nice too! They both are similar consistency, but ironically, the oil is a little dryer. Both are fluffy and delicious. Compared to having to bake a can of biscuits for 15 minutes, this is just as easy and definitely faster so I choose to bake from scratch in this instance! Plus, both my daughter and husband goggle them right up!
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 5 children living on a farm in New England. She believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience and has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development. She is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!