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Kids in the Kitchen Tuesday – Pumpkins! Waffles!

What we learned today: Orange
is Super Food Color!

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Vegetable
for Breakfast?
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Pumpkin is a Super Food.
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Packed with lots of fiber, low in calories, and an abundance of
disease-fighting nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins C
& E. The key nutrient in pumpkins – they contain the richest supplies of
carotenoids of any other food.
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Canned pumpkin is a quick and easy way to bump up the nutrition
in baked goods like waffles, pancakes, breads, cookies.  It gives a great fall color to foods and
provides moistness, without requiring as much oil or butter.

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Craft:  Draw the outline of a pumpkin on a paper
plate.  Apply glue to the inside of the
pumpkin.  Fill in with a different dried
foods (different colors of beans, corn, rice, pea, lentil, or pasta)
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What we
are learning.  Colors of nutrition.  How these foods look in their raw/dried form,
straight from the earth. 

 

This cutie is loving her pumpkin waffles with honey!

 

Pumpkin
Waffles

INGREDIENTS

makes about 6 round
waffles, but you should double or triple to have extra and freeze!

• 1/4 cup light brown
sugar
• 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
• ½ cup all-purpose flour  AND  ¾ cup whole wheat flour
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
• 1 tsp pumpkin spice
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup skim milk, or what you regularly use
• 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin, not pumpkin pie canned
• 2 Tbsp.  oil

 

DIRECTIONS


1. Lightly oil the
waffle iron with oil or spray, and set it to the desired temperature.
2. Combine brown sugar
and cornstarch in a large bowl. Whisk together to break apart the cornstarch.
Add the remaining dry ingredients, and whisk to blend.
3. Add pumpkin, milk, and
eggs. Whisk to blend. Pour oil into the mixture. As you pour, whisk to combine.
4. Add the pumpkin mixture
to the dry ingredients, and mix them together until just combined. A little
lumpiness is fine.
5. Once the waffle iron is
heated, you’re ready to pour the batter! Make a big batch, keep in freezer.
Take out as many as needed, toast in toaster oven to re-crisp. Serve with honey
or pure maple syrup.
J

 

Kids Kitchen Konnection

Let kids measure, stir, wisk.  Introduce them to smells of
ingredients, like the pumpkin and spices. 
Teach them where the foods come from, and how they grow. The more they
know, the more variety they usually eat!

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