It’s the middle of the week and my motivation usually starts to fade when it comes to whipping up fresh breakfasts. So, of course it is time to hit up the freezer. We always have a batch or two of our SosiCakes ready to quickly reheat and serve.
This is by far our toddlers favourite recipe! I wanted to create a delicious peanut free and milk free “pancake” option. It needed to be quick and easy like traditional pancakes, without the unnecessary additives found in common pre-made mixes.
Note: We use the Hamilton Beach blender (and it’s on sale right now) whop!
I noticed my little ones ate very well in the morning so this prompted me to challenge the traditional breakfast. We choose homemade, healthy options to start our day. With the peanut and milk allergy we avoid traditional processed cereals. It may seem odd to see sweet potato on a breakfast plate but we love to start our day with complex carbohydrates whenever we can. These are even leftover Tex-Mex sweet potatoes. They are already prepped from the night before, which makes this a Monday morning win! The frozen peas are also a morning favourite and I don’t mind because they are actually a source of protein and vitamin K.
The blueberries are freshly picked from a local farm and are absolutely delicious. I cut them up much smaller for my younger one. I sometimes leave them whole or sometimes cut the larger ones in half for my oldest (over the age of 2), depending how large and soft they are. Just make sure to always monitor your child while they are eating and cut foods that could be potential choking into appropriate sized pieces.
Grapes are cut into eighths for my youngest and I use a feeder to let her chew on them. My new favourite thing is freezing them before using in the feeder so they also help when her teeth are cutting through (win-win really). You can find information on our favourite feeders here! For my toddler we still cut the grapes into small pieces, quartered is the minimum (sliced lengthwise), as recommended by The Canadian Paediatric Society. I saved this PIN as a visual reminder.
SosiSafeNo-Bake Oatmeal Bars get all the checks! With only 5 peanut free and milk free ingredients this recipe is super quick to prep, “cook”, and set. Oatmeal bars are an easy way to cut down on the unwanted preservatives and flavour additives found in many mainstream granola bars. When you make a homemade version of this lunchbox staple, you will quickly trade in the old for the new. Read more →
Following traditional baking recipes can be tricky when maneuvering around milk and peanut allergies. When substituting almond milk for cows milk there is often some recipe revamping that needs to occur. This SosiSafe muffin recipe takes into consideration the natural sweetness of the almond milk and balances this with very little sugar and some organic, unsweetened apple sauce. These low-sugar, high flavour blueberry powerhouses are absolutely a fan favourite at our house! Read more →