Spring isn’t quite here yet but momstown has spring fever!
How about spending a fabulous day out at a local Maple Syrup Festival? Fresh air, nature, a mini science lesson and sugary treats? What’s not to love?
5 things you never knew about Maple Syrup:
Test your kids with your new maple syrup trivia over a fantastic meal of yummy pancakes! Here’s a recipe to try along with your new syrup selection! It’s also a fun recipe to invite your junior chef to help with too.
Kid-Friendly Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1 cup large flaked rolled oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs beaten
2 ripe bananas mashed (about 3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of oil or spray oil for cooking
Combine all wet and dry ingredients separately. Once thoroughly mixed, combine wet and dry ingredients.
Cook until browned on each side (about 2-3 minutes per side). Serve with maple syrup!
You can play around with ingredients adding nuts or nut butters, chocolate chips... Enjoy!
Maple tips by momstown Oakville’s head mama, Kelly, who is a baking fiend and loves a good pancake recipe.
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