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Start Your Day With Brainy Breakfast Bites

Cricket from The Creative Kitchen shares more kid-friendly recipes

Looking for a way to healthy way to start the day? Look no further than this recipe for Brainy Breakfast Bites from our friend Cricket Azima at The Creative Kitchen. She whipped up this  kid-friendly recipe using ingredients you probably have on hand: pancake mix, overripe bananas, chia seeds and blueberries. Feel free to substitute Crispy Green’s All Strawberry Crispy Fruit for a strawberry-flavored brainy bite. Enlist your kids to help!

Brainy Breakfast Bites

 

 

DifficultyBeginner

Enjoy these delicious and nourishing breakfast bites aka blueberry/chia pancakes

Yields6 Servings
 Pancake Mix
 2 Bananas, overripe and mashed
 ½ cup Chia seeds
 1 pt Blueberries
1

Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake mix according to package directions*

2

Stir in two, mashed and overripe bananas.

3

Add 1/2 cup chia seeds

4

Add one pint of blueberries**

5

Cook according to package directions. ***

Ingredients

 Pancake Mix
 2 Bananas, overripe and mashed
 ½ cup Chia seeds
 1 pt Blueberries

Directions

1

Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake mix according to package directions*

2

Stir in two, mashed and overripe bananas.

3

Add 1/2 cup chia seeds

4

Add one pint of blueberries**

5

Cook according to package directions. ***

Cricket’s Brainy Breakfast Bites

*Cricket likes to make a double batch and freeze half of the cooked bites to enjoy on mornings
when she’s too tired or doesn’t have the time to cook

**Option to substitute with Crispy Green Strawberries – Crispy Green Freeze-Dried fruits are
great to have as a pantry staple, so that fruit is always accessible!

***Cricket sometimes bakes the bites on sheet trays in effort to cook a large batch at once

Looking for other ideas?

Looking for other delicious recipes from Cricket? Try this “Breakfast Cake” aka frittata, along with a dozen other breakfast ideas. Cricket says breakfast is a great opportunity to create balanced meals, incorporating different food groups. Scrambled eggs, omelettes, or frittatas provide opportunities to toss a vegetable into the meal. Offer your child choices within acceptable boundaries. For example, ask if she/he prefers spinach or broccoli in the eggs. Giving a choice will impart a feeling of empowerment and a natural feeling of being vested in the meal – making the likelihood of eating the meal much higher!

 

How Cricket Got Her Start

Learn how Cricket got her start in a career as a chef, cookbook author and founder of The Creative Kitchen, a cooking school for kids, in our SLB Spotlight. She also tells us how she founded the Kids Food Festival in New York, and shares advice for parents of picky eaters. Learn more about Cricket at The Creative Kitchen.com  or follow her @TheCreativeKitchen on Instagram.