As a work-at-home Mom of three, I don’t have a lot of time to prepare fancy, elaborate meals every night, so I often turn to quick, easy and tried-and-true recipes that I can throw together in less than 30 minutes. It turns out that these are the recipes my kids ask for over and over again. And almost all of them have one thing in common–eggs!
Eggs are easily our top go-to ingredient, not only because they’re chock full of high quality protein and other important nutrients, but also because they are cost-effective and so darn easy to work with!
As a Dietitian, I love that no matter where you live in Canada, the eggs that you buy are produced locally, by hard-working Canadian egg farmers who value quality and sustainability. Our egg farmers also give back, by donating more than three million eggs each year to food banks, schools and charities across Canada and around the world!
My Kids’ Top 5 Favourite Egg Recipes
Eggs happen several times a week in our house, so I’ve decided to share a some of my kids’ favourite egg recipes with you, including a brand new one, Easy Oatmeal Apple Pie Bakes:
1) Easy Oatmeal Apple Pie Bakes
- 2 apples, sliced horizontally, twice, making one thick slice from the middle of the apple (don’t discard the top and bottom slices- you can chop and eat for a snack!)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1.5 tsp butter, melted and cooled slightly
- Preheat oven to 400 F, and grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Slice both apples horizontally (width-wise) so that you have one large slice (disk) from the middle of each apple. Then cut a circle out of the middle of each apple slice (do not discard).
- Grate the inner part that was cut out (with the exception of the seeds) and add it to a small bowl. Then add the eggs, cinnamon, maple syrup, melted butter and oats. Whisk together.
- Place apple disks on greased baking sheet and pour apple mixture inside the hole in each apple (until almost full but not over-flowing). You might notice a bit of the mixture seep out from underneath–that’s ok.
- Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Allow to cool, slice off any excess egg on the sides (or not) and serve! My kids love eating them with their fingers!
I can easily say that what I love most about eggs is their versatility. What about you?
*Disclaimer: This post was made possible because of a paid partnership with the Egg Farmers of Canada. As always, all opinions are my own.
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