Egg Plant is not unfamiliar to me. Actually in Asia, we call them Brinjal and my UK friends call them Aubergine. Either way, they are all the same thing 😀
In Asia when I grew up in, my mom cooked egg plant quite a fair bit but I have never liked it. It was like a stew kinda egg plant dish. My first few memories of the dish is that it is mushy and looks gross lol
But by chance through Ryan’s babysitter, she told me about this egg plant recipe and boy do I love it. I mean what is there not to love about it?
Ryan loves it
And it’s so easy to make
I first made this dish when Ryan was like 12 months old. If you making it for a younger baby, you could increase the baking time to make it even softer but with Ryan past 2 years old now, baking it at 350 for 25 minutes makes it soft enough but not so mushy that Ryan can still pick it up like a piece of pizza
There are other versions of making this dish that involves baking the egg plant once first before baking it a 2nd time with the sauce and cheese. This mommy just wants to minimize the cooking time as much as possible so here goes 😀
Beautiful Saturday and I really wanted to make pancakes for lunch for us. LOL I missed the breakfast part as I totally slept in and Daddy totally took care of breakfast for Ryan. So I thought why not make pancakes for lunch? Then I had an even better idea. Why not make pancake muffins???
They are easy to make, doesn’t require flipping and watching the stove. And best thing is that Chef Ryan and I can do this together 😀 . How fun would that be?
Of course, that actually meant that I would have to clean my kitchen. Oops. Clearly did not think this through enough LOL but whatever, we are so doing this today!!
Ryan and I had so much fun baking these today. Sure, there were more things to clean up but oh well, such is life 😀
Hope you enjoy Chef Ryan’s baking video 😀 😀 😀
Some Things To Note for this Recipe:
YES!! You can totally freeze these. They are perfect for taking one out the night before & by morning, Ryan can have them as breakfast or I can put it in his lunch box
We use dark chocolate chips, blueberries and strawberries as toppings but the sky is the limit and you can use other toppings that your heart so desire
If you have a sweet tooth, add 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1/4 cup
Easy Peasy Pancake Muffins
1 1/4 Cup Pancake Mix
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1/4 Cup Sugar
Dash of Salt
1 Large Egg
1 Cup Milk (I use 2%)
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add pancake mix, oats, sugar and salt in a bowl and give it a good mix
Add egg, milk and melted butter & whisk everything in until blended
Since Ryan started daycare, I am forever searching for lunch ideas. I wish but his lunch box doesn’t look like this every day. Some days, I scramble to just get something half decent for him to eat at daycare. I have packed like KFC leftovers in his lunchbox 😅.
Fortunately, his daycare provides all the snacks. We just need to provide his lunch.
I’m going to start taking pictures of his packed lunches and post it here as it goes. I figured Hey putting the photos on my blog is like the Best way for me to remember & get inspired on those leftover KFC nights 🤣
I have been using these reusable lunch containers. But been trying to find a great Bento Box. Please share what Bento Box you use and why you like it.