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From baby foods to snacks for teens, find mealtime inspiration from our community cooks.

17 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Super Moist Bran Muffins

Thank you to Mothering member MrsGail for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe is so easy and versatile.  I can whip up a batch in 10 minutes easy, and shower while they bake.  Everywhere I bring them, people want the recipe.  They also freeze well, and last well (and stay moist) when in a covered container. I added both grated apples and blueberries to the batch I have right now.   Ingredients 1 c. wheat bran 1/2 c, oat bran 1 c. flour 1 c buttermilk (I typically put 1 T white vinegar in a glass measuring cup, and fill it the rest of... read more

Gluten and Dairy Free Waffles

Thank you to Mothering member jallen12 for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 2 c. gluten free oats 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg 2 tsp. baking powder 3 eggs 2 tbsp. coconut oil ( or any oil will do) 3 c. of non-dairy milk (rice, soy, coconut will all work) 1 medium ripe banana   Directions Combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder in a blender and blend until oats become a flour consistency. In a separate bowl combine eggs, oil, milk and banana. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Fire up... read more

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon butter maple syrup for serving berries for serving   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   Melt butter in an 9 in ch cast iron pan in the oven. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.  Pour into hot pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick in the middle will come out clean. Serve immediately topped with syrup and berries. Feeds two adults and two toddlers or... read more

Homemade Granola

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 3 cups oats 2 cups coconut chips ½ cup chopped dried white raisins 1 cup chopped dried cranberries 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons walnut oil 3 tablespoons real maple syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon pink salt Directions Arrange the racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Toss the oats, coconut chips, berries and nuts in a large bowl. Whisk together the brown... read more

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

  Thanks to Mothering member teenagreena for contributing this recipe.   This is a grain-free, dairy-free all around healthier version of the traditional lemon poppy seed muffins.  The addition of coconut oil, almond flour and chia seeds make it a healthy treat rich in protein, healthy fat and omega-3 fatty acids.  Kids love these muffins for their flavor.  Mom’s love them because they are healthy and they keep the kids going for a while!   Ingredients: 3  eggs (preferably organic and pasture-raised) 1/3  cup melted extra virgin coconut oil 1/4  cup honey 1... read more

Food, Glorious Food? (Plus Marble Loaf Recipe!)

                    I finally started trying to feed my oldest son, Parker, solid food after waiting and waiting in vain for him to show the slightest interest in consuming anything other than breast milk. I had had visions of my darling little boy happily gobbling up spoonful after spoonful of healthy, lovingly prepared homemade baby food, but the reality couldn't have been more different. Every time I extended my arm to proffer a pea-size amount of smashed banana or puréed yams or "super porridge," my son's brow would furrow, his lips would purse and his... read more

$5 Meal Ideas

With food prices going up, finding frugal dishes that fill your family is more important than ever.   We recently asked members of the Mothering community to share their best meal ideas that could be cooked for less than $5 and feed a family of four or more.   Of course, prices are different everywhere so these meals may cost more or less depending on where you are and what kinds of ingredients you prefer.   Enjoy!         Curried Coconut Chickpea Stew shared by avismama24   Ingredients 1 can chick peas 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 cup... read more

Breakfast Potatoes and Veggies

I love this combination with scrambled eggs or tofu instead of toast. It’s a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables at breakfast. If you want to make this a meal in itself, add some tempeh, tofu, or beans.1 tablespoon oil1 small onion, diced3 medium potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces1 bell pepper, seeded and diced5 to 6 mushrooms, chopped 1 cup chopped broccoli or cauliflower1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs (thyme, tarragon, etc.)1/4 cup chopped fresh watercress or parsleySea salt and black pepper to taste Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion... read more

Applesauce Muffins

These are so quick to make! Kids can help stir the batter, and spoon it into muffin tins. These muffins are egg- and dairy-free, and you can easily double the recipe1/4 cup oil1/2 cup molasses (for increased sweetness use half molasses and half honey)1 cup applesauce1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour1/2 tsp. baking soda1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. cloves 1/2 cup raisins (optional) Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Mix the oil molasses, and applesauce. Mix together the dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir in the... read more

Millet Granola

By Cathe Olson This healthy granola makes a great topping for fruit or yogurt. You can even eat it alone for a crunchy snack.2 1/4 cups rolled oats1/2 cup uncooked millet1/3 cup honey, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, or maple syrup1/4 cup tahini2 tablespoons water1/3 cup pumpkin seeds1/3 cup sunflower seeds1 tablespoon flaxseeds1 tablespoon sesame seedsMakes 8 servings Preheat oven to 250ºF. Place rolled oats and millet on baking sheet. Roast for 1 hour. In small pan, melt sweetener, tahini, and water together over low heat. In large bowl, toss oats, millet, and seeds... read more

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