This is the season of joy, laughter, and delicious delights! As we gear up to celebrate the most magical time of the year, I extend my warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and delightful snacks.
In the spirit of spreading festive cheer, I invite you and your little ones on a culinary journey to create some irresistible Christmas-themed treats. These recipes aren't just about flavors; they're about fostering beautiful moments and creating cherished memories with those we hold dear.
Here are five heartwarming recipes designed to bring smiles to your kids' faces and add a sprinkle of Christmas magic to your holiday season.
Christmas' Delicious Treats: 5 Recipes for Kids
APPLE CINNAMON MILLET PANCAKES:-
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4th cup of your choice of millet flour/ rolled oats flour
- 1 small banana mashed
- 1/2 finely chopped apple ( you may grate it too)
- 2 dates chopped
- 1 to 1.5 cups Milk (if not allowed can try almond/ coconut milk)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- Make a batter with flour and milk, leave it for 15 mins
- Add fruits and more milk to check consistency (Should be like idli batter)
- You may add ghee or coconut oil to make it softer
- Heat an iron tava, spread and roast it at medium to low flame on both sides
SNOWMAN FRUITY POPS/ KEBABS
- Green grapes
- Mini marshmallows
- Add a strawberry to make a snowman's cap
- Add one more grape sliced grape to attach it to the top of the snowman cap
- Cut a slice of banana and thread it in skewers for the body of the snowman
- You can use seeds like chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds to make eyes and other features of snowmen.
- Bread toast
- any butter like almond, peanuts, hazelnut spread, chocolate spread cream cheese, cheese spread, of your own choice
- Dry fruits chopped fresh fruits, and chocolate chips as per your choice to decorate and make characters.
- Choose your favorite bread, whether it's classic toast or even rice puffs.
- Crisp it up with a light layer of butter or leave it plain—whichever you prefer.
- For a gingerbread man, spread chocolate hazelnut delightfully.
- Opt for cream cheese to craft a snowy snowman or go for avocado spread to shape a Christmas tree.
- Top them off with chocolate chips, dried fruits, or chopped fruits—let your taste buds and creativity guide the decoration
STRAWBERRY OATS CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Ingredients (makes 8 cookies)
- 1 medium ripe banana (the riper the banana the sweeter your cookies will be!)
- 80g oats
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter (you can use any nut or seed butter
- Handful of strawberries chopped (2-3 small strawberries)
- Handful of chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Mash the banana in a bowl then add all the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.
- Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.
- Slightly press each ball down to form the cookies.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies become slightly golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let them cool before serving.
CHOCOLATE BREAKFAST BARS
- 240g ripe banana (approx 3 medium bananas)
- 100g porridge oat (1 1/4 cups)
- 2 big tablespoons smooth peanut butter (or the nut butter you like) (1/2 cup)1 big tablespoon cacao powder
- Big handful of chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°C and line the baking dish with parchment paper
- Smash the banana, then add all the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and spread in the baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before slicing into bars.
Making treats together with kids isn't just about the delicious end product; it's a recipe for creating lasting memories and nurturing valuable skills. This collaborative process encourages bonding, sparks creativity, and instills a sense of accomplishment, all while sharing laughter and joy-filled moments that last well beyond the kitchen
LOVE AND SUPPORT ALWAYS...!!