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kid friendly blackstrap molassas recipes?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I bought a large bottle of blackstrap molassas because I know it's high in iron. DS (3.5) doesn't like to eat a lot of red meat and i am a little worried he may be deficient in iron. Does anyone have uses for blackstrap molassas or recipes that kids like? Would love suggestions! Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Soft Molasses Cookie Recipe

•1/2 - 1 cup sugar for rolling cookies
•6 cups flour
•1 teaspoon salt
•2 Tablespoons baking soda
•1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
•2 teaspoons ground cloves
•2 teaspoons ground ginger
•2 cups (one pound) butter, softened
•3 cups brown sugar, packed
•3/4 cup molasses, your choice
•3 large eggs
•1 cup raisins, optional
•1 cup chopped nuts, optional
1.This is a large batch of 48 cookies. If you don't have at least a 5 quart mixer, divide the recipe in half.
2.Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or give it a good spritz with vegetable spray shortening.
3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. An oven thermometer is a handy item to have to insure your temperature is where it should be. Adjust if neccessary.
4.Measure 1/2 - 1 cup sugar in a large bowl for rolling cookies and set aside.
5.Blend flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in a large bowl and set aside.
6.In a large mixing bowl with a beater attachment, beat butter until creamy.
7.Add brown sugar and molasses and beat until fluffy. Scrape bowl.
8.Add eggs, one at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape bowl again.
9.Add flour mixture a few cups at a time and mix only until well blended and scrape once more.
10.Add optional raisins and/or nuts.
11.Cover dough and chill for 30 minutes.
12.With a cookie scoop or Tablespoon, scoop and roll into balls. Roll cookies in sugar.
13.Place cookies on prepared baking sheets leaving some spreading room between them.
14.Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until slightly firm.
15.Remove to cooling racks and cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
16.Makes 48 warm, soft molasses cookies.
post #3 of 13
Ds will eat blackstrap molasses on his oatmeal. I also sprinkle our oatmeal with pumpkin seeds which are a good source of iron.
post #4 of 13

Ginger bread Cake

Gingerbread cake is a very good option.
Because I am gluten free, I make it the following way, which makes for a very healthy, high protein cake.

3 1/2 cups of soaked and cooked black beans (I ferment mine, by soaking in water, with 2 tbls of whey, for 24 hours. Makes for bubbly free beans!)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup of honey
1 cup molasses
6 eggs

Place all ingredients in a blender, and puree. Make sure there are no beans left whole.
Pour into a 9x12, and bake at 350, till done.
Cool and serve with real whipped cream!
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post #6 of 13
My son loves his mixed with milk. I don't care for it, but he really enjoys it.
post #7 of 13
I've just discovered it is pretty good in Tulsi tea. I've been drinking it iced with a little shot of cream.

It also partners well with almond butter & banana - blend the three into a dip for apples, toast sticks, and spread it on waffles or pancakes. Or spread a tortilla with almond butter, lay on slices of banana and drizzle with molasses before rolling it all up.
post #8 of 13
We love it on oatmeal, a bit in salad dressing (not probably enough to help much with the nutrients). also small amounts in chili, baked beans, and fruit crisp toppings, as well as a brown sugar substitute in baking

Mostly though, we like it in oatmeal (with raisins, and cream). Once you get used to the taste, I could totally eat theraputic amounts plain.
post #9 of 13
mine love it in warm milk too! even over honey! this way they get it every day.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
thank you all SO much for all the great suggestions!!
post #11 of 13
I put it in spaghetti sauce, chili all other sorts of tomato based things. I usually use it instead of "sugar to cut the acid" (as my stepdad would say).

I tried to get the kids to eat it on pancakes, but it's just not as sweet as they'd like.
post #12 of 13
Rub the meat of your choice with BBQ spices and then drizzle w/ blackstrap molasses. Roast.

DD eats it on sweet potatoes.
post #13 of 13
All good ideas. We also like it with beans. I combine black beans, onion powder and blackstrap molassas and it makes a good mock "baked beans." If I ate bacon, I would totally add that too.
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