October 16, 2013

Fun Fall Foods to Make with Kids

It's fall!! One of my favorite things to do with Josephine is to make fun foods and getting her involved. She loves mixing things, pouring things, and doing her own taste tests. It's such a fun mother-daughter time and I can't wait to make these three things together this month!

Apple Volcanoes (adapted from Kids' Kitchen)

4 apples
3 apricots
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup rolled oats or granola
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons butter
4 marshmallows

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Core the apples, making sure there is a big hole to fill, and then use a fork to prick the apple four times. Cut the apricots into small pieces and mix them with the oats or granola and the honey. Put the apples in a baking dish and stuff each with the apricot mixture. Put a pat of butter on top and bake apples for 25 minutes or until soft. Put a marshmallow on top of each apple and bake for 2 more minutes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bread (from the family recipe box)

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips

Add sugar to oil, then add eggs, pumpkin, spices and sifted flour, soda, salt, baking powder, water and raisins (or chocolate chips!). Mix and bake in muffin tins or a bread pan at 350 F for 50-60 minutes.

Cooking with kids tip - prepare to get messy!

Hot Chocolate (adapted from Kids' Kitchen)

cinnamon stick
4 3/4 cups milk
5 oz milk chocolate

Heat milk and cinnamon until almost boiling...but don't let it boil! Lower the heat just before, to keep the milk warm. Break the chocolate up and add to the milk. Stir well to melt. Serve with marshmallows or a candy cane!

For more fun recipes to make with kids, check out Kids' Kitchen - it's our favorite recipe source right now!

What are you excited to make with your kids this fall?

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