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Published July 4th 2020
Do you like to make muffins to take on picnics with the kids? Or to pop in their lunchbox? Our family like to make a batch of them on Sunday for the start of the week, and freeze the rest for lunchbox snacks. Unfortunately making muffins for kids is trial-and-error, as every child is so different with such different tastes. I have made many muffins which my daughter has eaten one of, then not wanted to eat another - it is so disappointing! In recent weeks we have been experimenting with a variety of different flavour combinations and these (below), are her particular favourites...for now!
What are your favourite muffin recipes for kids? Feel free to leave a comment at the top of this article with your ingredients list and share your family winners - I would love to hear them! Which one will you try this weekend?
Banana, Oat and Choc Chip Muffins (made into mini muffins)
Ingredients: 2 cups self-raising flour, 1 cup oats, 3/4 cup raw sugar, 60g margarine (melted), 2/3 cup milk, 2 eggs (lightly beaten), 2 large bananas (mashed), 1 & 1/2 cups Choc Bits.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the melted margarine, milk, eggs, and mashed banana. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir through the choc bits. Spray the muffin tin (or mini muffin tin) with spray oil and spoon the mixture into each hole, 3/4 of the way. Bake for 15 minutes (mini muffins) or 25 minutes for full-size muffins, or until cooked all the way through.
"On the Go" Muffins
Ingredients: 2 and 1/4 cups of plain flour, 3 eggs, 2 cups grated carrot, 1 cup grated apple, 1 cup canola oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup caster sugar, 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup chopped dates, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons mixed spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence and 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut to decorate
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in sugars, carrot, apple, coconut and dates. Make a well in the centre of the ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the 3 eggs, oil and vanilla essence and pour into the well and use a large metal spoon to combine. Spray a muffin tin with oil. Spoon mixture into muffin holes and top with extra coconut. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
Raspberry, Coconut & Oat Muffins
Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup light milk, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/3 cup desiccated coconut, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup frozen raspberries
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, milk and lemon juice and put aside (for the oats to absorb some liquid). In a large bowl, add the flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. In the first bowl, add the egg and oil and combine. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Add the raspberries and stir carefully. Spray the muffin tin (or mini muffin tin) with oil and then spoon the mixture into each hole, 3/4 of the way. Bake for 15 minutes (for mini muffins), or 25 minutes for muffins.
These recipes make a good base for getting creative - feel free to throw in some sultanas, dates, nuts or seeds to create your own muffin recipes. Do you have a favourite muffin recipe that your kids love? Please leave a comment at the top of this article with your ingredients list, and it will be shown at the bottom of this article for others to read. You can never have too many ideas when you're baking for kids!
Raspberry, Coconut & Oat Muffins (made into mini muffins)