Kids in the Kitchen: Brunch Recipes

Kids in the Kitchen: Brunch Recipes

Kids in the Kitchen: Brunch Recipes

Don’t you just love brunch? These easy kids in the kitchen brunch recipes are a HUGE hit for all ages!

Mini Muffin Pancake Bites

These ADORABLE Mini Muffin Pancake Bites are easy to make, fun to eat, and taste delicious!

Baking with Melissa: Mini Muffin Pancake Bites Time for Brunch

Kids in the Kitchen: Brunch Recipes

Ingredients: Yields 44 mini muffins (you can easily cut the recipe in half)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • mini chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas, sprinkles, etc.
  • syrup and powdered sugar (if desired)

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking power, and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs and melted butter.
  4. While whisking, pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and mix just until combined (batter will be slightly lumpy).
  5. Allow batter to rest 2 minutes.
  6. Spray each well of two 24 mini muffin cup pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Fill each muffin well about 2/3 full.
  8. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, sprinkles, bananas, or blueberries, etc. (if desired).
  9. Bake in preheated oven 10 – 13 minutes (they won’t color much).
  10. Cool one minute then invert onto a wire rack.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar (if desired).
  12. Serve immediately with maple syrup. (Note: recipe can be cut in half).

Kids in the Kitchen: Time for brunch!

Pair these adorable chocolate chip mini muffin pancake bites with these delicious egg muffins! All you do is mix up your egg the way you want. Spray a regular size muffin pan with a non-stick spray. Line the inside of the muffin wells with raw or half way cooked bacon. Pour in the egg mixture. Season according to taste. OR you can cut up pieces of bacon to whisk into the egg mixture. Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees! Easy Peasy! AND they taste delicious!

Kids in the Kitchen: Time for Brunch

Watch this fun Baking video that I shot with Talk with Taydyn to see how to make adorable Caterpillar Skewers (shown in the first photo) that complement this brunch idea, perfectly! I hope you liked these Kids in the Kitchen: Brunch Recipes! Stay tuned for more fun KID FRIENDLY recipes coming soon.

Baking with Melissa hosts baking birthday parties and cupcake decorating parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! Find Baking with Melissa on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Baking with Melissa at LA COOKIE CON 2017


Baking with Melissa at LA COOKIE CON 2017

Melissa in her cartoon kitchen

 Wahoo! I had another FUN filled time at LA COOKIE CON this year!

Check out these adorable interviews by Talk with Taydyn.  This one features my adorable apron custom designed by MAMA MADISON!

This interview is all about Baking with Melissa and the video is listed here on the TOON GOGGLES Website.

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Baking with Melissa being interviewed by Talk with Taydyn at LA COOKIE CON!

Check out this Blog Post from Adventures of Sweet Monday about Cookie Con with a Baking with Melissa mention HERE!

We had such a fun time at LA COOKIE CON this year! Check out all of the FUN photos from the weekend below!

Baking with Melissa with actress Olivia Sanabia

The highlight of my weekend was meeting The AMAZING Baking YouTube Star of Nerdy Nummies; Rosanna Pansino!

Rosanna Pansino with Baking with Melissa at LA COOKIE CON 2017

She is so tiny and sweet!

 So many wonderful people stopped by my booth to say hello and take photos!

Baking with Melissa at LA COOKIE CON

Baking with Melissa cartoon kitchen FUN!

Baking with Melissa at LA COOKIE CON 2017

SO much FUN!

I also hosted a free cookie decorating station in my cartoon kitchen for the little ones in the kids zone!  Wilton donated all of the icing and the cookies looked and tasted AMAZING! YUM! Thank you to LA COOKIE CON and all of the wonderful people that stopped by my booth! Hope to see you again next year!

Baking with Melissa at LA COOKIE CON 2017

Can’t wait to go back next year!

Baking with Melissa hosts FUN in-home baking parties, cooking parties, and cupcake decorating parties in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! You can find Baking with Melissa on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest!

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Tips for Throwing a Safe Halloween Party for Children

Tips for Throwing a Safe Halloween Party for Children

Halloween Party Safety

Safety should be a primary concern when you’re throwing a Halloween party for any age group, but when it comes to children, making sure nobody gets hurt is absolutely imperative. Below are some tips to make sure of it.

  1. Eliminate Problematic Food

Halloween is a time for candy and treats, but if you’re having other children over, you’re going to need to make absolutely sure that you’re not serving food that contains ingredients that they’re allergic to. Peanut butter is a very common treat ingredient, but peanuts are also a common food allergy (probably even more common than you realize).

It’s a good idea to ask every child’s parents about food allergies prior to the party so that you can be well-prepared. Just to be safe, it doesn’t hurt to ask again when they drop their children off or show up with them.

  1. Check the Treats

If you happen to be having your party on trick-or-treat night, the children are going to be eager to dig into their candy. As the hostess or host of the party, you have the responsibility of making sure all treats have been inspected. Hopefully some other parents will be there to help you with this task, but you can’t let children eat what may have been tampered with.

Any treats received that haven’t been packaged should be disposed of, assuming that you don’t know the people who gave them away. This may lead to some groans from the kids, but it’s better than facing the consequences of not being careful. The truth is, most children would prefer to eat the packaged, brand-name candy anyway, so don’t feel too bad about breaking their hearts. Besides, you likely have some delicious homemade treats on hand to give them.

  1. Make Sure Your Home Has Been Made Accident-Proof

If you’re going to have a house full of children (and costumed children at that), you better take some time to eliminate potential accidents. Pick things up that can easily be tripped over, for example. Kids can be clumsy even when they’re not wearing masks and costumes. This goes for the yard too because let’s face it. There’s going to be some outside time.

If you have stairs, consider blocking them off and making them a “no go” zone. The last thing anybody needs is for a child to fall down the stairs.

If you have pets, find somewhere to take them that where they won’t be able to hurt anyone or get hurt themselves. Even a generally friendly pet can get angry when provoked by a kid who doesn’t know any better.

  1. Request Safe Costumes

When you’re inviting people to your party, it wouldn’t hurt to encourage costumes that won’t increase the likelihood of an accident. Masks can impair vision, for example, and some costumes have parts that can be tripped over. Keep in mind, you’re going to have a house full of rowdy, candied-up kids running around. It’s a good idea to take some precautions.

These are all simple tips that can ultimately make a world of difference when it comes to the safety of the children at your party. With minimal hassle, they can prevent a fun time from turning into a Halloween nightmare.

Article Written By: Charlotte Meier

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