Now that the new year is here, it's easy to say that there are a large number of people who have made the goal to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends — in fact, more than 50% of Americans have vowed to do just that!
But aside from making more weekend plans and instituting a mandatory family dinner plan, how else can you see your children more often if they typically spend their days in school?
In the kitchen, of course! Spending time baking with kids can be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences (not to mention that the end result is usually pretty tasty, too!) and I don't think that I've ever met a child that doesn't love rolling up their sleeves and helping out as assistant chef.
Need a little more inspiration? Then check out the nearly limitless number of delicious options available from Krusteaz!
Delighting families for generations, Krusteaz began back in 1932 with an easy-to-make pie crust and has since expanded to include pancakes, biscuits, muffins, brownies, breads, desserts and much more.
Whether you reach for one of their classic favorites or one of the new additions to their product line, you can be confident that they have included only the finest and freshest ingredients and that the result will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Recently, the Krusteaz baking brand partnered with Weelicious founder and cookbook author, Catherine McCord, who created a variety of delicious recipes that are a sure way to get kids out of bed in the morning... and eager to get into the kitchen to help mom and dad!
First up, the extremely easy and amazingly delectable Krusteaz Crumb Cake Muffin Doughnuts.
Crumb Cake Muffin Doughnuts
Makes: 12 doughnuts
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
1 box Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix
⅔ cup water
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a bowl, combine the cake mix, water and egg, keep the crumb topping aside. Pour the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling about ¾ full.
Top with the crumb topping, and press the topping down into the batter. Bake for 22-26 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Next up, the festively tasty Krusteaz Gingerbread Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing.
Gingerbread Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing
Makes: 8-10 waffles
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
1 package Krusteaz Bakery Style Gingerbread Mix
½ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup whipped cream cheese, or regular cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoons honey
Preheat waffle iron.
In a bowl, combine the gingerbread mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs and mix well. Allow batter to sit 5-10 minutes to thicken.
Pour batter into greased waffle iron, filling according to manufacturer's directions. Cook for 5-6 minutes until golden, or follow manufacturer's directions. Remove to a cooling rack. Waffles will crisp as they cool.
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and honey, and serve with the waffles.
Mmmmm! To see how-to videos of Catherine McCord walking viewers through the best way to prepare these recipes (and more) with fun and helpful tips making it easy for anyone to get involved, visit Krusteaz.com/Holidays.
Also be sure to head over to Krusteaz.com to find out more about all of their incredible products, while also connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared for some delicious baking with the entire family, because...
One lucky person will win (3) coupons for free Krusteaz products!
A big thank you to Krusteaz for providing product coupons for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.