Utilize Sibling Power I have found that there is an easy method to have your child try something that they denied the first time that you presented it- give it to their brother or sister first. Once they see that the new product that they were supposed to try is being eaten by the other one, the contest begins. Especially when the one eating it is saying how soft it is, how great it tastes and how "Mom made a special sandwich just for me". This may not be approved in any of the parenting books but hey, whatever works and it's relatively harmless. The easiest way to try this out is to use a cookie cutter to cut out a shape from any other Schar's bread, a shape from their new 10 Grains & Seeds bread and then insert one shape into the opposite bread. Not a huge magic trick but it got the attention of both of my children and the kids that saw it at school too. Maybe I need a star too!
They Choose Cake over Bread If you had a choice between bread or cake, which would you choose?! It may seem like I am the mom with the mostest but I am still just in sneak mode. I am serving up what seems to be a dessert item, right? But this dessert has the added benefits of the unique sourdough and I even snuck in a bit of fruit in the process. Prep time is just 5 minutes and there is no bake time. Ready to make it? Just click on the recipe title for the full instructions.
Pumpkin Petit Four Fingers
2 Pieces of Schar's Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds bread
2 Teaspoons Go Veggie Vegan Classic Cream Cheese
1/2 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
1/8 Teaspoon vanilla
1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon raw honey
Chocolate (such as Enjoy Life Foods)
1/2 Teaspoon oil (such as Winona Pure Oil)
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Back to the Crusts We still have those crusts that your children just don't want to eat. You could throw them away but most of us who buy gluten free bread knows that nothing should be wasted. You could make them into typical recipes, like croutons or stuffing but I wanted to share another route that my recipe guru brain went to. This one does require using your oven but it's minimal and has a delicious outcome.
Bread Crust Granola
Oil (I recommend Winona Pure Oil)
Crusts from 2 pieces of Schar's Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds bread
1/4 Cup dried berry blend (raisins, cranberries, etc.)
1/2 Tablespoon raw honey
1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
Dairy free Popcorn Butter Spray
But I Want a Loaf! Luckily, Schar has a $2 off coupon waiting for you.
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