Are your little ones wandering around the kitchen savoring the last few days before their daily march to school begins? Hand them some bread and guide them to dish up their own favorite snack. Call break-time from those building blocks and video games.
Peanut butter jam toast
Now that's a sweet treat your little one might get excited about! And, it's so easy. Place a slice of bread on the cutting board, slap some peanut butter on it (and be generous). Now, take a scoop off the jam jar, make a blob of it over the peanut butter spread. Grab another slice of bread and cover it all up.
There it is. You can get your little one to toast the bread beforehand as well.
Simple tomato cheese sandwich
Got bread and cheese? Now, slice up some tomatoes, some pepper and salt and it's as easy as that. Tricky part? Chopping the squiggly tomatoes! So, toast the bread, line them up, prop the cheese slices over them, sprinkle the salt and pepper and then neatly arrange the sliced tomatoes. Cover and munch away!
Aha. Now there's a challenge—cracking that egg! For a fine French toast, add quarter cup milk to one beaten egg, a spoon of vanilla essence and maybe a dash of powdered cinnamon. Whip, dip the bread slices in the egg mixture, toast on a greased pan. And there's more! If she nurtures a sweet tooth, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the hot bread, or get hold of some honey and drizzle some. Now it's time to dig in!
Toasted chocolate banana bread sandwich
Did you tell the naughty little one that he has to make a sandwich and did he yell back 'nutella'? Sigh. We do know of the kids' insatiable craze for the chocolate hazelnut spread that comes in a bottle. So why not work around it and neatly sneak in a protein punch as well? Toasted bread, nutella and sliced banana and the job is done. There's something fascinating about the mushy bananas blending away famously with the gooey chocolate cream, which your little one will just love!
Bread and butter pudding
Is your little one ready to bake? Why not start with a bread pudding as easy as this one here? It brings back memories of the good old days when bread and butter used to be champions in evening snacks. And since we're baking, let's stick to the right measurements.
You're good to go if you have 100gm sugar, 500ml milk, 5 slices of any bread, 2 eggs and butter.
To add to it, keep ready a spoon of ground cinnamon and 3 handfuls of raisins. Preheat oven to 180 degrees first and grease the baking dish. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and keep aside. Now, butter slices of bread, cut in half. Layer the bread in the dish adding the raisins and the sugar mix as you go, covering each slice. Whisk the milk and eggs together and pour over the bread leaving it to absorb for 10 minutes. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes, until the pudding is set and browned.
That's a one-pot deliciousness your child would be super proud of!