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Fit Foodie at Home: Pumpkin Spice Pancake Muffins

As we are all sorting through lots of big emotions and embracing our new normal, it’s more important than ever to get creative with learning outside of the box. I love using baking as a learning opportunity because the outcome is always delicious and the little nuggets of learning happen organically.

Use this recipe to focus on mathematics, home economics and health. For the math skills, talk about the various measuring spoons and cups. I also would suggest doubling this recipe for two reasons: First, you can use an entire can of pumpkin without any leftovers, and second, you can use the doubling to practice basic math skills (fractions, measurement, multiplication, counting). You can count the muffin tin spaces and also count the finished product. For the health portion, talk about how protein fuels our body and sugar slows us down. Discuss how there is VERY little sugar in this recipe, so it tastes more like a pancake in muffin form. Fill up the sink with warm soapy water and wash all of the cups, spoons and bowls together. Talk about how the baking powder acts with the salt in the Kodiak mix to make the muffin rise. There are so many opportunities for learning when you bake together!

I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any milk will do. Please snap a pic of you and your tiny humans baking! Sending you all lots of love and light! xoxoxo