After praising him for eating such a good breakfast (he ate every bite!), I explained that our cake snack last night made him feel hungry this morning. I asked him if he wanted to eat cake every night before bed. Naturally, he agreed. And we decided he will help me make it and we’ll try all different kinds.
The cool thing is that the “cake” is adapted from a healthy muffin recipe that is gluten free (oat flour and almond meal), dairy free and only uses puréed fruit and 1/4 cup of maple syrup for sugar. The only other ingredients are vanilla, eggs, baking soda/powder, salt and spices like cinnamon. He decided he didn’t like my muffins so I tricked him into eating it by baking it in a cake pan. It’s autism friendly and I feel good about this appetite enhancer.
Off to school to start an awesome week! I hope yours is a great one, too!
Heather Anderson is a natural health educator, writer, blissfully happy autism mom, fintech marketer and lover of life in Southern California.
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