Are your children bored with breakfast? This week on Feeding the Future, Orianne Cosentino is joined in the studio by Bill and Claire Wurtzel of the new book Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts. Tune into this episode to hear how Orianne was inspired by the book to cook a fun, art-filled breakfast with her daughter in the "Toddler Test Kitchen". Find out how Orianne got her daughter involved in the prepping process, and how you can make breakfast with your kids. Later, Bill and Claire recount how these silly breakfasts came about, and why they began to photograph their culinary creations. Hear about the Wurtzels' cooking demonstrations and workshops, and the importance of healthy food in the school system. Healthy food powers growing minds; learn how to engage children and get them excited about nutritious food! This program has been sponsored by Hearst. Thanks to Takstar for today's music.


Today's Recipe: Whole Wheat Pancakes

(from the book Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

2 tablespoons honey

• To make the batter, whisk whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

• In smaller bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and honey.

• Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in egg and buttermilk mixture. Allow batter to rest for a few minutes.

• Preheat griddle to 375 degrees or set a nonstick fry pan to medium high heat.

• Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls on to the griddle or pan.

• Cook until the edges begin to dry and bubbles appear in the pancakes. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes more.

Makes 8 pancakes.