I've received some wonderful Mama wisdom on my last few posts. Thank you sweet ladies for your words of encouragement. I am so grateful.
Despite the toddler shenanigans that are going on around here, there's still good times. It's like a big swinging pendulum... only nobody knows which way it will swing!
Last week I set up a little experiment. Huckle loves to help cook, so I thought I could give him something to cook all by himself (so to speak).
I measured out all the ingredients into individual bowls and placed them onto the table with a mixing bowl and spoon. I then invited him to make Apple Oat Loaf.
He was so focused and didn't ask for help at all. He took his time sprinkling a little bit of each ingredient at a time, tasting each flavour as he went and mixing them all together.
I only stepped in to help mix it thoroughly at the end.
This is a great recipe for little ones to make, as there is no special method at all, you just throw it together. It kept Huckle occupied for a good half hour and he was proud as punch to serve his loaf for morning tea.
Apple Oat Loaf
1/2 cup rolled oats
300ml milk - we used cows, but you could use soy or almond milk to make it dairy free
1 & 1/2 cups of spelt flour with 3 tsp baking power mixed in
2 apples - peeled and grated
1/2 cup sultanas
1/3 cup rapadura sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup walnuts roughly chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix together. Bake in a loaf tin at 180 degrees celcius for 45-60 minutes. Check with cake tester, as all ovens are different. Allow to rest in tin for 5 minutes before cooling on cake rack. Enjoy with butter. Also good toasted. Freezes really well too.