When You Give a Kid a Muffin, You’re Gonna Get a Smile.
In our house muffins hold a grand place of honor in the hands of the toddlers. These travel-friendly little cakes are, in my opinion, the perfect food; especially for little kids. Muffins are just the right size for little hands and little mouths as well.
Muffins, generally speaking, come in two types American and English. My favorite muffins to bake and serve are bread-like textured American muffins. The bumpy muffin tops are great on their own but bake a fruit-filled muffin recipe, and you've created a masterpiece. One word of caution on baking muffins: do not over mix or you'll have a tough muffin with holes in the middle. Stir about 10 strokes and your muffins will be fine. Not that a hungry little kid is going to notice, however!
If you're concerned with feeding your family healthy muffins, and who isn't of course, this is one of the wonderful choices in recipes. Low-fat versions are good for diet conscious parents as well.
Here is a healthy and delicious muffin recipe for you to try.
Applesauce Oat Muffins
1-1/2 cups oats
1-1/4 cs flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 c applesauce
1/2 c milk
5 tbsp oil
1/2 c brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Add applesauce, milk, brown sugar, egg, oil. Mix just until moist, about 10 strokes, do not over mix. Put in muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or until passes toothpick test.
Try this recipe and we welcome your feedback :)