Beat the Back to School Crazy
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
It's here! Despite all of the crazy out there, the new school year is upon us. For our house it starts next Tuesday, and that means much earlier mornings than we've been used to. The first few weeks back are always an adjustment period while we find our flow. So, in honor of that process, this weeks post is about recipes that can be made quickly, taste delicious, and use tasty honey (obviously lol). Most of them are even portable - in the event that you have a kid like mine who just stares off into space when she's supposed to be eating and then panics about not getting to eat breakfast when its time to go *mom eyeroll*.
While the following recipes can be made with any honey you like, I'm shining a super bright spotlight on one of our most popular honeys, Kae's Line Chocolate Creamed Honey. This blend is made with Clover honey, and whipped into a fluffy cream with 100% cacao. The result is out of this world delicious, and this stuff is literally flying off the shelves! Whether drizzled over buttered waffles, used to dip sweet berries, or just eaten straight from the jar, you cannot go wrong with this sweet treat!
So let's start with the recipe with the least requirements and work our way down:
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Michelle from barefootinthepines.com is the source of this super yummy recipe that we're going to tweak just a teeny bit. Make sure you chop and pre-freeze your bananas for this one!
1 very ripe banana, frozen
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter (or which ever nut/non-nut butter you prefer)
1 cup of milk of your choice
1 teaspoon of Kae's Line Chocolate Creamed Honey
Dash of Salt
1 teaspoon of flax seeds
7-8 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients except ice until very smooth. Add Ice and blend again until thick and creamy!
2. Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Granola Bowl
This one is just as quick and easy as a smoothie, and makes some really pretty parfaits as well! (beautiful image borrowed from Christine @ jaroflemons.com where you can find more mix and match bowl ideas.)
1 single serving cup of vanilla yogurt or berry flavored yogurt
1/2 cup of granola of your choice (highly recommend KIND brand Cinnamon Oat Clusters with flax seeds)
1/2 - 1 cup fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons Kae's Line Chocolate Creamed Honey
If you're making a bowl, start with your yogurt, top with granola and berries, then drizzle with chocolate creamed honey! If you want to make your kid feel all fancy (or you wanna be bougie right by yourself), work in layers to fill a tall jar or container. Just make sure its clear one though, if you're gonna go through that effort, go ahead and make people jealous too.
3. Waffle Sandwich
Rachel over at kidsactivitiesblog.com has a fantastic recipe for half-gluten waffles if you're working with sensitive tummies. But if you're a mom in a rush, no one on this side of the keyboard will ever judge you for throwing an Eggo in the toaster and calling it a day! Your sandwich stuffing is totally up to you, but a few delicious combos could include:
Peanut/Almond/Sun butter, banana, chocolate creamed honey
Strawberries, whipped cream cheese, drizzled with chocolate creamed honey
Nutella and cream cheese (use this one with a chocolate chip waffle...just trust me on this one!!!)
In a non-honey reference, just one mom to another, Kodiak Cakes makes excellent protein packed pancake and waffle mixes that would be great for savory sandwiches as well....like a Monte Cristo waffle sandwich.
This last recipe requires actual baking. The bonus is, you can make bigger batches and store in the fridge for quick on the go breakfast that tastes like desert, but it's packed with all kinds of healthy, good-for-you, hunger curbing awesomeness!
4. Baked Oats
This was one of the first we ever posted on this blog and it is near and dear to my heart. Even when we're not in school, this is a staple in our house. I tend to double the recipe and make 9x13 casserole dishes, sometimes in two flavors. The base recipe is great for experimenting with flavor combos! They get cooled, cut, and stored in the fridge. Then at breakfast we pull out however much we want, pop them in the microwave, and top as desired. These baked oats taste like a fluffy muffin crossed with a southern church lady dessert crumble!!! Click HERE for directions!
I wish you all good luck and God speed as you and your little ones embark on a new school year!