The weather is getting better here. Although even as I am typing this, I can see dark clouds gathering around. But the temperature is soaring and its not freezing cold any more so even the occasional drizzle is welcome now. In fact its great to watch the new leaves glistening in the rain now that spring is here.
I dont really have a problem with the cold weather, it has its own charm. Having hot & spicy food while the heater keeps you warm and you sit cosily wrapped up, is one of the things I love about winter. The one thing that I dont like at all is the lack of colour when you go out. All you can see are the black, brown, grey and such dark coloured heavy coats and jackets with a red or olive green visible only once in a while.
But as the temperature starts rising the colours come out. All imaginable and even the unimaginable (bright orange, fluorescent green, shocking pink etc) ones. The High street specially looks very colourful these days and its a great feeling to just watch everyone roaming around with ice creams etc in their hands.
Anyway getting back to the post in hand, thank you everyone for your contribution to this edition of the Cooking for Kids event. This is an event started by Sharmi of Neivedyam and the event had a stop over here at Taste buds for this month.
The theme was Filling Breakfast and here are the tasty entries I received.
Deepa (Hamaree Rasoi) sends in a very appealing Hazelnut spread flower.
1. Aloo Matar Ki Kachori
3. Hare Moong ka Cheela
4. Pyaaz ki Kachori
5. Eggless Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples.
Deepa (Foodlyrics) sends in Bread Upma.
Sonia (Slice n Spice of Life) makes Eggless chocolate muffins for the event.
Vidya (Vidhu’s Kitchen) sends in 3 different options.
I can imagine how nerve wracking it is to decide on a healthy breakfast for kids and make it look interesting for them. I enjoy cooking for my kids and am forever thinking of new things to interest them..Bananas are very healthy for kids but its not something my kids love so i end up making banana muffins for them which surprisingly they love. I am sending the recipe for the same.
1/ 2 cup walnuts or chopped almonds(optional)
250 gms flour
150 gms white sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
110 gms butter- melted and cooled
3 bananas mashed(over ripe)
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
pls note that the bananas must be over ripe. i.e. keep it aside till the peel turns black.
In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder , baking soda, salt, nuts and cinnamon. In another medium sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, melted butter and vanilla essence.
With a spatula gently combine the wet ingredients and the dry ones. Add chopped walnuts or almonds and fold the mixture gently.
Pre heat oven at 200 degrees for abt five minutes. Spoon muffins into muffin trays. Fill it only 3/4 as the muffin will rise.
Bake at 180 degrees for abt 15-20 mins.
This Breakfast party is joined by my contribution of Lahipeeth, a simple, quick and tasty option.