Some parents are able to be home this week and enjoy the company of their kids during Easter break. With the weather not cooperating many kids have been stuck inside and likely looking for things to do. Why not take some time this week to experiment in the kitchen with the kids. Having kids help prepare food gives them life long cooking skills and also encourages them to try healthy foods they may not have tried before. This is a great recipe to get kids experimenting with measuring, mixing and baking. Try this recipe at home this week with your kids:
Applesauce Whole Wheat Muffins
- 1 1/2 cup flour, whole wheat
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 5 tablespoon butter, unsalted
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (ensure no nut allergies)
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour through salt).
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, applesauce, and brown sugar.
Melt butter; add to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moist.
In a separate, small bowl, mix together walnuts and brown sugar for the topping.
Divide batter equally among muffin cups, then sprinkle on topping, pressing down lightly so it sticks.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool for 5-6 minutes before serving.
Recipe & Image sourced from: https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/whole-wheat-applesauce-muffins-recipe/
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.