Our new series The Joy of Keiki Cooking features local kids and the food they love to make in the kitchen. 

Name: Briza Tibayan
Age: 9
Town: Wailuku
School: Kamali’i Elementary School

1. How did you learn how to cook? Cooking with my mom.
2. What’s the first thing you learned to make? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
3. What’s your favorite ingredient and why? Peanut butter
4. What meal do you enjoy preparing most and why? Breakfast because on the weekend, you have more time to make it. 
5. Do you have a signature dish? If so, what is it? Yes, butter pasta.
6. What’s the last dish you attempted that was a total failure? What did you learn? I burnt peanut butter toast  I learned to not put the bread in the toaster oven for too long.
7. What tip can you share with other kids who may be scared to cook? Have someone by your side like a parent, sibling, or another family member.

Briza’s Peanut Butter French Toast Rolls

6 slices sandwich bread
Peanut butter
1 banana, sliced
2 eggs
1 tbs milk (we use almond)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Brown sugar (sprinkle as you like)
Powdered sugar

1. Roll each slice of bread flat with a rolling pin. 
2. Spread the desired amount of peanut butter on bread, sprinkle brown sugar over bread. 
3. Line up a row of banana slices along one edge, roll up the bread.
4. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, and vanilla. 
5. Dip each roll-up in egg mixture and pan fry in butter until all sides are golden brown. 
6. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve with syrup.  (my favorite way is to dip in whipped cream)

If you know a kid with a great recipe to share, send answers to the interview, recipe, and images to info@mauifamilymagazine.com