February 12th, 2013 posted by Penny Warner
Make a loving breakfast, enjoy some fun snacks and top it off with a Cupid dessert. Your kids will have ball making these with you!
1 3-oz package any red flavor sugar free Jell-O 1 1/2 cups prepared pancake batter 1/2 cup mashed banana Vegetable oil spray To turn these puffy pink pancakes into heart shapes, either make pancakes in rounds and cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter or swirl the batter from your spoon into a heart shape right into the pan. Makes 1 dozen Add gelatin to prepared pancake batter in a bowl. Mix together well. Stir in banana puree. Cook pancakes in a skillet lightly sprayed with vegetable oil spray over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side, until lightly browned (but still pink). Serve to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, a special birthday, or any other day.
1 teaspoon margarine Heart-shaped metal cookie cutter 1 egg A quick, easy, and fun way to say “I love you” in the morning. Makes 1 Melt margarine in a small saucepan. Place cookie cutter in center of pan. Break egg into cookie cutter and press cutter into pan for a few seconds (wear an oven mitt to avoid burning yourself). Cook egg sunny-side up until done, then serve heart shaped egg to loved one.
Bread Stick Valentines
Vegetable oil spray 1 11-ounce can refrigerated bread stick dough 1 egg 1 tablespoon water Poppy or sesame seeds (optional) Bread sticks make great dinner side dishes and great craft materials. Let the kids make their own shapes or surprise them with your special creations. We like to make hearts, but you can shape your dough into anything — first name, initials, flowers, animals, unique designs, even monsters! Makes 8 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Separate dough into eight pieces. Twist or bend each piece into a heart shape or other design and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Blend egg and water together and brush on dough. Add seeds if desired. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
You can get quite creative with this recipe by substituting colored sugar, mini red candies, sprinkles or anything else you can think of for the seeds. Afterward you can drizzle melted chocolate over the top or a confectioner’s glaze. Have fun!
1 1/2 cups applesauce 1 cup skim milk 4 eggs 1 tsp ground cinnamon plus a little more for tops Here’s a light dessert to serve your loved ones after a big, hearty dinner. Serves 6 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Whirl ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into individual custard cups, sprinkle with a little more cinnamon, and place in large baking pan. Add hot water to depth of one inch. Bake for 45 minutes, until custard is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and refrigerate until serving time. These recipes reprinted with permission from Penny Warner’s book “Healthy Treats and Super Snacks For Kids”.