Home sweet home. There is something about the first pancakes on the deck on a sunny summer morning that makes a new place feel like home. My boys devour these nutrient-loaded banana-oatmeal-chia hotcakes, typically with peanut butter and a splash of syrup, while I like to top mine with almond butter and berries.
These simple pancakes are easy and entertaining, and they make a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. Your kids will most likely have fun creating the monkey pancakes, too.
One morning I was playing around with my son's toast and the next thing I knew it had transformed itself into a train. Spread the train toast with your choice of jams, nut butters, Nutella, etc. Make the train as long as you'd like and fill the train cars with different fruits and other toppings.
This gooey cinnamon pull-apart bread is like a whole pan of the insides of cinnamon rolls. It's yummy, easy and sure to be a favorite of kids and adults alike.
Adding sweet potato or pumpkin purée to your buttermilk pancakes is a great way to sneak veggies and vitamins into your family's breakfast. You can make the pancakes any time of year but they are especially comforting during the autumn and winter months.
In my family, we always have these cinnamon rolls at least twice a year - on Christmas morning and on Santa Lucia Day. I love to warm the iced cinnamon rolls in the oven right before serving them so that the icing melts into the rolls, making a gooey cinnamon treat!