Here is the link to Episode 1 of Ellie’s cooking show – Rice Bubble Slice
Why do I love getting kids in the kitchen?
From a really young age, the point of cooking with kids and letting them see how food is made is for exposure. The more positive, neutral exposure children get to foods the more likely they are to eat them. At the early years it’s not about getting them to cognitively link “I made that” with “I will therefore eat that”. It is just a matter of building familiarity and avoiding sensory overwhelm at eating time. As children get older there are so many learning opportunities in the kitchen – they learn maths, creativity, science and language skills by the cup full. Engage their senses as much as you can – even if their “help” isn’t “helpful”. Some tasks I have my kids do are superfulous to getting the job done, however, they are never a waste of time when it comes to learning.
Episode 1: Crispy Rice Bubble Slice
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup rice bubbles
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ¾ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat your oven to 180oC
- Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tray with grease proof paper
- Mix the first four dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In another bowl, melt the honey and coconut oil together in the microwave for 30 seconds before whisking in the vanilla / brown sugar.
- Stir the wet mix into the dry mix.
- Press into the lined baking tray.
- Bake for 20min and then rest for 10min before removing. Let sit for a further 10 minutes before cutting into 6 bars.