11 responses

  1. Sandra Paez
    September 26, 2013

    Yum yum!! I can’t wait to try this. It looks delicious & it sounds healthy too ;) Thanks aunt Clara for all your great recipes. You’re the best!!!

  2. maria
    September 26, 2013

    Love your recipes, was so happy to read this until you critisized someone on a recipe page. I dont agree with you voicing your opinion on other people parenting choices. If you are dominican or are involved with dominican culture you should know that we dominicans give our children coffee and there is no scientific evidence of any dangers.

    I will try this recipe. Thank you

    • Aunt Clara
      September 26, 2013

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am glad somebody that disagrees with me voices it. This is how ideas come about, with open discussion. I would never voice my concern to her, whom I don’t know, but there are clear guidelines about feeding small kids (we are talking toddlers who can barely speak) caffeinated drinks (see here).

      We all makes mistakes in parenting (I am not better than any other mom when it comes to this), we have to be open to questioning our beliefs, because our children sure can’t. We Dominican parents do many things that are not necessarily in the best interest of the child, not out of malice, but sometimes out of ignorance. It is the same for every group of humans. If we do not question ourselves we will not know what we are doing wrong.

      And trust me, I know to keep my mouth shut in front of other parents. I tired of strangers voicing their opinions about my parenting choices. That doesn’t mean that reading about what other parents thought I was doing wrong didn’t help me change my mind about many a thing.

      BTW, my grandmother gave me coffee when I was 6. I suffered from a condition that made it a really bad idea to give me coffee, every day, for weeks, several summers. I don’t hold it against her, she didn’t know.

      • Chantal
        September 30, 2013

        I agree, plus I remember when I was young is was “leche con cafe” instead of the other way around. We were allowed coffee but it was more milk than anything else. To tame our curious minds!
        Love the recipes here!

      • Aunt Clara
        September 30, 2013

        There’s that too. I was never given black coffee, always “café con leche”, and like you say, more milk than coffee. The last thing we want to give a restless kid is caffeine.

  3. Shobelyn
    September 27, 2013

    Sometimes also, moms give in to what the children want just to make them quiet. I was guilty of that before. I was so concern what people might think that I chose to ignore what is right. Now, my kids are grown and everything is peace and quiet in the household and I am relax and dandy…

    This pancake btw looks so good. I have all the ingredients so, I will be making this.

    • Aunt Clara
      September 27, 2013

      Oh, I know that. Guilty as charged.

      But kids don’t ask for what they have never tried. Coffee is an acquired taste, 2 1/2 – 3 years old is too soon to have acquired it.

  4. Eve
    January 3, 2014

    I was started on coffee as a four year old because of a life threatening disease that demanded medication which would lower my blood pressure. This is not common in the world I grew up in, so there were a lot of disapproving people around me.
    Plus, my kids are all three diagnosed with ADHD, and I am not into Ritalin, so I would really like them to try coffee, since some people say, coffee works as well. They won’t drink it though.
    Love your recipe, will try it.

    • Aunt Clara
      January 10, 2014

      Wow. Another fellow of the “Kid with Weird Diseases Club”. I hope you recovered. I am glad you understand that coffee has its effects in kids. It seems you are treating like a medication, which in a way it is.

  5. ibis castillo
    March 20, 2014

    Hi aunt Clara, can I make this pancakes in the oven?

    • Aunt Clara
      March 21, 2014

      I haven’t tried that. I cannot tell you if it would work, but if you do, let me know how it went.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge