Breads

This page covers all breads: yeast breads, quick breads, muffins, breakfast breads like scones and popovers, biscuits, pizza dough, etc.  Here is a great article on baking bread.  You can also do most breads in the bread machine, if you have one.  Check the bread machine’s instruction booklet and it will probably have ideas for how you can adapt recipes.  Let’s share ideas–Add any bread recipes your family likes below, in the comments section.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BAKING MIX— This mix can be used as you would use bisquick, as well as in any other recipes for muffins, etc. calling for LLL baking mix.  You can also find this recipe (the whole wheat version) in a recent cookbook from LLLI, Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family (our local group can get you a discounted version if you buy it through us).  I store mine in a gallon ziploc bag inside an empty oatmeal container– it takes up very little space in the refrigerator that way.  This is good for one week, so if you do it on the weekend, you can make fresh muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc. quickly anytime.  Search online for other recipes calling for LLL baking mix, and post them below if you find any you like!

MUFFINS FROM LLL BAKING MIX–A basic muffin recipe to which you can add any fruits/nuts/seeds you like or have on hand.  If you’re like us, the kiddos are always leaving half a banana or some apple slices behind.  Take a hint from Cynthia, one of our members, and stick them in the freezer right away and use them in recipes like this (cut off any portion that has been bitten or chewed).  Cynthia uses these leftover fruits for smoothies too!

Here’s another link to a quick homemade hamburger or hot dog bun you can have done within an hour. We use this recipe if we realize we are out of bread and need some for dinner too! I’m going to give it a try with half whole wheat, half all-purpose flour to see if that will work. If you try it with all whole wheat, let us know how it works for you!

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Meals

Please post any quick, easy, healthful recipes in our comments section that you have found work for families with small children.

EASY QUICHE:  Abby shared this recipe that she says is ” a good way to sneak in vegetables, and you can improvise on the recipe based on what you have laying around. It calls for bisquick mix, so I am sure you can sub the LLL baking mix.”  Here is the recipe (adapted from All Recipes Easy Quiche):

This recipe makes one quiche (which fits in either an 8″ square pan or a pie dish). This is a no-crust quiche (much healthier, much easier).

Ingredients:
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup baking mix
1/8 cup butter (very optional)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese (or any grated cheese you like)
Cooked Vegetables: Approximately 1 cup. You can use whatever you like –  peppers, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, etc (my favorite is spinach/broccoli sauteed together until soft)
Other: you could add some cubed ham, feta cheese, cottage cheese, ricotta, etc to the mix

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375
Spray dish with non stick spray
Combine all ingredients into one bowl & mix (batter will be lumpy)
Pour into prepared dish
Bake for 50 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Recipes

In our family, we are always on the lookout for quick, easy, and healthful recipes that taste good and will appeal to small children.  Click below to find or share a recipe from one of the categories.  I am kicking it off with some of our snack ideas, and I will add to the other categories gradually.  Feel free to add your own ideas to any of the categories below.

Snacks

Meals

Breads

Treats/Desserts

Beverages