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How to Measure Flour – Wet and Dry Baking Ingredients

Whether it’s a special occasion, school bake-sale, or a major sweet tooth, sometimes we find ourselves in the mood to bake. But the truth is, that it’s important to know how to measure flour, so our treats come out perfect each time!

I mean, we’ve all had it happened, one time or another, where we bake something, and it’s too dense, it sinks, or it simply doesn’t come out like the photo in the recipe, right? Check out this quick video to show you how to measure flour and baking ingredients the right way.

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As you know, baking has gotten a reputation for being a tricky and a precise process that only the baking champions can achieve.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not true. As my Mother used to say, “If you can read you can bake.” I also want to add if you can measure you can bake!

Now, we have all had those moments of “where did I go wrong?” as we pull out volcanic cakes and cement cookies. But a lot of baking catastrophes come from improperly measuring wet ingredients, dry ingredients like flour, and leavening agents such as salt, baking soda, or baking powder.

For instance, packing flour into the measuring cup can turn that beautiful carrot cake you are trying to make into a carrot brick! Or, biscuits into hockey pucks; and nobody wants that!

how to measure wet and dry ingredients for baking recipes

Like you saw in the video, it’s important to use measuring cups and measuring spoons with dry ingredients and a volume measuring cup, for liquids.

So, save yourself the heartache and take a minute or two to check out the video, if you haven’t watched it already, to provide a quick visual guide of how to measure dry and liquid ingredients accurately.

Besides measuring, there’s also a process to following a recipe. After writing 4 cookbooks and working with recipe writing editors, all of our recipes are written and tested to be followed step by step.

While I can’t say that about everything you find out there in the internets, at least now you know that measuring ingredients the right way will get you 90% of the way there. Following a recipe… I can’t help you there.

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Need a baking guide to help you measure your wet and dry ingredients? This is our fool-proof guide to learn how to measure flour and the other common baking ingredients.

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

8 Fun Easter Recipes for Kids

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun. 

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

How do you usually celebrate Easter? I just like to enjoy the special day spending time with my kids and my family, eating lots of good food and indulging in some treats. ;) It’s such a fun holiday because spring is coming around, it’s beautiful outside, and everyone is just happy with springtime bliss!

Of course we love to dye eggs for Easter using this natural guide to dying eggs, but I also like to get my kids to help me make some sweet treats for the whole family to enjoy. I love the extra help in the kitchen since I’m usually preparing multiple dishes, and they love the fun treats they get to make. It’s a win-win!

There’s something for everyone in this Easter round-up – a little bit of chocolate, classic cupcakes, fun eggs, peeps, and much more! I hope you find a recipe you can make with your kids. What’s your favorite treat to make for Easter?

1. Dyed Minion Easter Eggs from A Pumpkin & A Princess

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

2. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

3. Reese’s Cream Eggs from Inside BruCrew Life

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

4. Perfect Yellow Cupcakes

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

5. Carrot Cake Oat Muffins (vegan + gluten-free) from Emilie Eats

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

6. Easter Egg Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Joyful Healthy Eats

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

7. Homemade Jello Jigglers

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

8. Layered Peeps Crispy Rice Cereal Treats from Yellow Bliss Road

Get your kids excited about Easter by making some of these fun Easter recipes for kids! Let them be your helping hands and everyone will have fun.

What is your favorite Easter treats to share with your kids?

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They’re also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

What is your kids’ favorite breakfast? Mine love scones, eggs & toast, and oatmeal, but nothing makes them happier in the mornings than a big stack of fluffy pancakes!

Usually we only get to enjoy pancakes on the weekends because they’re a bit time-consuming, but this recipe for gluten free blueberry pancakes couldn’t be simpler! They require just a handful of simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Plus, they’re gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian, so the whole family can enjoy a stack!

Our favorite pancake toppings are fresh fruit, peanut butter, and (of course!) maple syrup. What does your family like on their pancakes?

I hope you enjoy this breakfast recipe. Let us know if you get to try them!

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They’re also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 4" pancakes
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (flax meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup milk (or non-dairy substitute)
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Instructions

  1. Grease a griddle, and preheat over medium heat. (Or you can use a pan on your stovetop.)
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Slowly pour the liquid into the dry ingredients, stirring continuously. Mix until you get the lumps out of the batter. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. On your griddle, begin to cook the pancakes, using about 1/4 cup of the batter for each one.
  5. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until they start to bubble around the edges and flip. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle, and serve. Top with blueberries and maple syrup.

Notes

Not all gluten-free all purpose flours are the same. You may need to add an extra tablespoon or two of flour to get the right texture.


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Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes: The perfect treat for my daughter's birthday breakfast. Chocolate and pancakes; You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

2 Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

6 Healthy Scones for Breakfast

Feel like you’re in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won’t weigh you down all day.

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something fancier about eating a scone than eating a muffin or thick piece of bread. Maybe because when I think of scones, I think of scones and tea – and that just sounds fancy!

I love to bake a batch of scones with my kids on the weekend to enjoy for breakfast. There’s so many different flavors you can make! These 6 healthy scones won’t weigh you down and make you feel heavy all day. They’re made with healthier ingredients and still taste delicious!

Put your pinkies up and enjoy a scone!

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Scones

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

2. Grain Free Paleo Blueberry Scones

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

3. Healthy Cinnamon Roll Scones from Apple of My Eye

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

4. Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

5. Clean Zucchini Bread Scones from Amy’s Healthy Baking

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

6. Pumpkin Scones (Paleo, Gluten-free, and Classic options)

Feel like you're in a fancy bakery by enjoying some scones for breakfast! These 6 healthy scones are light and won't weigh you down all day.

 

10 This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Peaches and Cream Bread

This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

When time allows, I love to make some homemade snacks at the beginning of the week for my kids to munch on. That way, instead of reaching for the chips in the pantry (which are an occasional treat), I can tell them to grab the snacks that I’ve made – which are always healthier than anything you can get at the store!

It can be as simple is prepping some veggies with ranch or making no-bake bites, but I like to go above and beyond when I can. Enter this bread – the perfect treat for after school! My kids love this Peaches and Cream Bread almost as much as my famous blueberry bread from The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet. Like I said, it’s hard to keep a loaf around for more than a day or two.

I love when my kids help me bake this bread; the moments we spend in the kitchen together are some of my favorite. I hope you get to make this Peaches and Cream Bread with your kids and make them very happy when snack time comes around!

Need more easy and healthy snack ideas? Check out my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet!

Peaches and Cream Bread

This Peaches and Cream Bread is one that’s hard to keep around! You might want to bake two – don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook, The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf
  • Category: Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (218 g) peaches, diced fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon (196 g) all purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons (9 g) baking powder
  • 
1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1 cup (230 g) plain yogurt
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 
2 teaspoons orange zest (from 1 large orange)
 -optional
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
 (120 ml), in liquid form

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9×5″ loaf pan, dust with flour, and tap out excess. Alternatively, you can line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix diced peaches with 1 tablespoon of flour. Using your hands, toss them around until they are all evenly coated with flour. This helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan when baking.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, mix yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla, and coconut oil on low speed until all items are thoroughly combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour mix to the wet, making sure there are no clumps but careful that you don’t over mix. Gently fold flour-coated peaches into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before removing from pan.

 

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