This post is sponsored by Milk. Love What‘s Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
It is the understatement of the year to say that we LOVE milk in this household.
Between our family and our daycare kids, we have an entire fridge shelf dedicated to milk. 5 gallons of organic milk purchased at Kroger every week, and sometimes we still run out before the weekend!
I alone go through 2 gallons of whole milk a week – adding it to my coffee, drinking it plain, and using it in a variety of recipes.
(Above is our sugar-free banana bread recipe – use whole milk in the recipe and serve with your favorite milk option)
Milk’s unmatched package of natural nutrients make it an important staple in our diet.
Real, dairy milk is wholesome, simple and minimally processed. It has just three ingredients – milk, vitamin A, and vitamin D, and is the top food source of the three nutrients most children lack: calcium, vitamin D, and potassium.
With 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounce glass, real milk is a simple way to get nutrients you and your family need to feel their best.
I usually serve it alongside a healthy breakfast or incorporate it into a breakfast smoothie in the morning, and then it’s always our first choice to serve with supper, let alone sweets and snacks throughout the day.
If you like spicy food like our family does, you know that milk is a great way to beat the heat!
(Above is one of our favorites – my friend Kylee’s Diablo Chicken recipe… even though I use half the amount of hot sauce called for in her recipe, we still need a couple glasses of milk each when we make it!)
Experimenting with different types of milk or occasions to pair it with can be key to finding what works for your family.
For example, everyone else in my house drinks 2% milk or chocolate milk. I tried to convert, but I missed the sweetness of whole milk, while they didn’t like how “creamy” whole milk was. So here we are: the family who buys 5 gallons of milk every week.
But, the important part for me is that everyone is drinking milk and getting all of those essential nutrients as a result.
Maybe your kids don’t finish their glass of milk with supper, but they’d be eager to drink a glass that accompanies an after-school snack. Or perhaps instead of having a sports drink after physical activity, they would enjoy a glass of chocolate milk. Strawberry milk can even be served as an alternative to juices.
5 Reasons It’s Important to Serve Milk to Your Kids
- It is the top food source of the three nutrients most children lack: calcium, vitamin D, and potassium.
- With 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounce glass, real milk is a simple way to get nutrients you and your family need to feel their best.
- It helps kids feel comfortable trying new foods – especially spicy foods!
- Research shows chocolate milk aids in post-exercise recovery in adults.
- It has just three simple ingredients – milk, vitamin A, and vitamin D.
Egg-free Brownie Recipe
What kid doesn’t like to lick brownie batter off of the beaters after a baking session with mom?
With normal brownie recipes, raw eggs can make this a hard no, but an egg-free brownie lets you be the fun mom who gives an enthusiastic YES! to those pleas for brownie batter.
This egg-free brownie recipe is also great for allergy concerns; Ella has a child in class with an egg allergy so that has to be considered when we send in classroom treats for special occasions. This recipe is perfect – chewy chocolate brownies without any eggs!
Plus, we’re adding in a cup of whole milk and a cup of coconut oil.
It is really important to use whole milk in baking recipes. While you may prefer a different percentage of fat in your “drinking milk,” whole milk is essential to your baking recipes turning out well. The protein adds structure and strength to your dough or batter, while the fat and natural sugars add moisture, tenderness and sweetness.
Coconut oil has it’s own health benefits – stabilizing blood sugar, serving as a natural energy boost, and aids in heart and digestive health.
This egg-free brownie is tender, chewy and incredibly chocolatey, thanks to a double-hit of cocoa powder and milk chocolate chips.
The chocolatey flavor of this brownie begs to be paired with a ice cold glass of milk.
Egg-free Brownie Ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Electric mixer and mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 8″ x 8″ baking pan
How to Make Brownies without Eggs
Preheat your oven to 350ºF
Grease and line a 8″ x 8″ baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Add in the cocoa powder and white sugar. Stir to combine.
Add in one cup of whole milk.
Melt the coconut oil and add it to the bowl, along with the vanilla extract.
Stir well, then add your chocolate chips.
Fold the brownie batter into your prepared baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (It will have some brownie crumbs on it, but it should not have raw batter.)
Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving with an ice cold glass of milk.
Grab your free printable for our egg-free brownie recipe:
How does your family incorporate milk into their day? I’d love to hear your tips!