This recipe is a favorite in our house. Not only is it portable, but it's packed with good-for-you ingredients. And and best of all? No sugar! It's a great breakfast or snack for the whole family and perfect for those days when everyone is crazed because it can be eaten on-the-go.
I have memories of eating mini crumb coffee cakes wrapped in plastic – two to a pack – in my elementary school cafeteria. The topping was basically cinnamon and brown sugar crumbs with one or two nut bits thrown in for good measure. I imagine they had a shelf life of about 10 years, right up there with Twinkies.
This crumb cake recipe is about as far you can get from the crumb coffee cake of my youth. It's a "New York-style" crumb cake, whatever that means. But it's more of a dessert or snack than breakfast (although delish then as well). The cake is moist and not too sweet – the star is the crumb topping – huge chunks of brown sugar, cinnamon and buttery goodness.tags: breakfast desserts snacks lunch box rice, grains and breads bake more
As my daughter said, "You need a big glass of milk when you have one" of these brownies. They differ from my usual brownie recipes because they call for cocoa (not unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate), they have both granulated and confectioners' sugar and there is no vanilla called for. So easy – one bowl – and they have a fabulous thick, moist texture. If you don't like chocolate, don't make them, but if you do, run, don't walk to the kitchen. Outrageous.tags: desserts lunch box bake more
Why buy lunch kits at the store when you can pack up this healthy chicken salad in just a few minutes? You'll have fun putting together this interactive, "DIY" meal right at school! You can get creative and add or swap in a variety of additional ingredients, such as tofu instead of Rach's Baked Chicken Tenders, or sliced grapes.tags: salads lunch box lunch poultry vegetables bake Yum-o! Family-Friendly more
Plan B Mom says, "Banana bread, there’s a new kid in town. My banana bread (with chocolate chips, of course!), which has been the historical favorite of my kids, has been tossed aside by this pumpkin bread. Moist and delicious, it makes two loaves – and if I stock up on pumpkin puree periodically, I can make it at a moment’s notice and am not a slave to fresh produce."tags: breakfast desserts snacks lunch box rice, grains and breads bake more