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    Victoria McLoughlin

    When he was a baby my son never liked the texture of grains such as oats etc… I used to blend oats in the food mixer to form a powder to make his porridge, which gave a much smoother consistency and he LOVED it.

    Now he is much older I would be interested in any ideas or recipes people have that are child friendly and encourage kids to eat their healthy grains?


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    Pernille Berg Larsen

    Hi Victoria
    As you probably know you are not the only one struggling with getting kids to eat more wholesome food such as grains.
    I have 3 kids myself and I’m very lucky I can almost get them to eat any kinds of grains. But one of the tricks is to make sure that the grains are edible. I often make a very heavy sourdough rye bread with wheat grains. The only way I can get my kids to eat the bread is by making sure that the grains has been soaked before they are mixed into the bread dough.
    Here just some ideas:
    1. Replace 1/2 of the plain flour with wholegrain rye flour when you make cup cakes or any other cake and the kids don’t even notice.
    2. Replace the plain flour with wholegrain wheat flour when you make meat balls.
    3. Make your own muesli bars and add soaked dried grains.
    4. Replace 1/3 of the plain flour with wholegrain wheat flour when you make pancakes.
    And the list goes on.

    I hope this will inspire you to add some more wholegrain into you food.

    Thanks and good luck,

    Kind regards

    #2691 Reply

    Pernille Berg Larsen

    Try this chocolate cupcake recipe which sneaks in some wholegrain rye flour

    Chocolate cupcakes

    6 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup plain flour
    1/2 cup wholegrain rye flour
    1 tablespoon cocoa
    125 g melted butter

    Preheat oven to 200°C.
    Separate the eggs and whip the egg whites stiff with an electric mixer. Add the sugar gradually and continue beating until the sugar is dissolved. Then mix the egg yolks and melted butter in the battler. Sieve the flour and cocoa over the batter and fold it in very gently so you do not deflate the battler.
    Spoon mixture into liners until each case is one third full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

    #2693 Reply

    Pernille Berg Larsen

    Try this light rye sourdough
    First: the Sourdough Starter

    1/3 cup plain flour
    1/3 cup rye flour
    2/3 cup water

    Mix it all together and leave it on the kitchen bench for a minimum of 24 hours. It is ready when it smells sour.
    Feed it and put it in the fridge.
    You “feed” it with following:
    1/3 cup plain flour
    1/3 cup rye flour
    2/3 cup water

    It will be ready to use after 48 hours.
    Store it in the fridge in a container with a lid.
    “Feed” it every time you use some or minimum once a week.

    Then the bread:
    Sourdough rye bread with grains (Makes 2 loaves)

    325 gram sourdough starter
    4 cups water
    1 tbsp Parisienne browning essence
    5 gram salt

    Mix above together.

    400 – 450 gram plain flour
    400 – 450 gram rye flour
    1 cup soaked wheat grains

    Mix gently grains and flour in and scoop the batter into 2 loaves pans and let it rise on the kitchen bench for 3 to 4 hours. Dust with seeds (optional) and bake in a pre-heated 200°C oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the crust is tough.

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