Summer holidays are now behind us and the kids are going back to school. It’s always an exciting time of the year both for adults and children and we all have new ideas and new resolutions!
For the occasion, I’m starting a new short series to help you plan your schedule a little bit: today with 12 back-to-school recipe ideas four your kids (or/and for yourself!), and next week I will share with you my top 12 healthy breakfast ideas!
Milk and cookie cups (recipe + video)
We start with these lovely milk and cookie cups. Aren’t they cute and irresistible? They taste like cookies, with an extra layer of chocolate icing in the inside. They are also the perfect way to enjoy both milk and cookies together in only one recipe.
I baked them quite a few times already, and I can tell you, kids absolutely love them. Go grab the recipe! I also made a little video to explain you exactly how to give them the right shape.
I actually discovered butterscotch through this oatmeal cookie recipe. Maybe the best oatmeal cookies ever.
The taste is amazing and the texture is just halfway between chewy and crunchy. A delicious sweet treat to accompany with a glass of milk.
Smoothies are always a good idea, aren’t they? This time I suggest a delicious sweet and kid-friendly smoothie with strawberry and apricot. A great way to make them eat and enjoy fruits!
This lovely sunrise smoothie will only take you a couple of minutes and is full of calcium, vitamins A and C.
Newtella, anyone? This homemade chocolate hazelnut spread is to me a great alternative to the famous brand and is so much healthier! No palm oil of course and only good natural ingredients.
You might think that it will take you a while to prepare, but you will be surprised to notice how easy and quick it is actually. All you need is a food processor and it’s pretty much everything.
Oh, how I love chocolate chip viennoises. As you know I’m French and when I was a kid we often bought some delicious ones packed with chocolate chips (the best part) at the bakery just after school on the way back home.
Living in Sweden, I missed them and I decided to give them a go (instead of buying them). You will be surprised to notice how easy it is to bake them! And even if you don’t have a stand mixer and have to knead the dough by hand, it’s not a problem because you only need to do it for 4 minutes and that’s it.
Swedish Cinnamon Star Bread (recipe + video)
If you want to surprise your kids, go for this Cinnamon Star Bread. It tastes exactly like cinnamon buns, but it’s lovely shaped. Go watch my video to learn how to bake them, it’s much easier than it looks!
If you’re not a big cinnamon lover, you can replace the filling with chocolate spread instead. I tried it too: delicious!
French madeleines are everything to me: small, cute, sweet… I love them! In this recipe, I show you how you can get the perfect little hump. Have a look!
Orange flower water madeleines are my favorite ones and by far, but you can also add some orange or lemon zests if you don’t have any orange flower water at home. It will work beautifully too!
If you’re French, then you know what’s the problem of petits choux “chouquettes”. If you’re not, then I need to warn you: they disappear very quickly! These tiny beauties are so easy to eat straight away. And you’d better do it, since they are not as good the following days…
Then you will probably tell me: “well ok,, but it looks technical to bake”. That’s what I thought as well. And it’s actually not! It’s almost impossible to fail with this authentic recipe. Serve them with a hot chocolate on the side, this is how I love them most!
These cookies are simply incredible. It took me a while to find out the perfect cookie dough, or to be exact, the one I really enjoy: sweet, soft, chewy… And this one is just the one!
White chocolate chips and cranberries go very well together, and they are also the perfect seasonal combo!
Sometimes, we all crave for chocolate brownies, don’t we? Or is it only me? This chocolate brownie topped with salted caramel and marshmallows is full of yumminess and would be perfect for an afternoon between kids (don’t forget to grab some before it disappears though)!
Just a friendly tip: you can also skip the marshmallows on top and use the brownie as a cheesecake base or serve it as it is with some whipped cream!
Last year, I went literally crazy about banana bread. I went to Australia for some quick vacations and there I found huge slices of banana bread everywhere: some of them filled with walnuts, some with oats, some with chocolate chips…
When I went back home, I baked quite a few and ended up with this delicious one filled with dark chocolate chips (no, it’s not raisins) and added some dulce de leche swirls. You get a very moist and sweet banana bread!
These ones, I kept them for the end. They are so insane and so good! Peanut butter, milk chocolate, marshmallows, pretzels… something halfway between sweet and savory that makes you ask for some more!
I hope you enjoyed this back-to-school recipes series and I will see you again next week with a new series about healthy breakfast. Because life is just a question of balance in everything!