If your kids are anything like mine… they eat NON-STOP! I swear, I try to keep the snacking to a minimum, but when their little faces tell me how hungry they are how can you not let them eat? I would crack the whip if they were not eating their main meals, but they chow down every meal [and almost every vegetable even!]. Don’t let me fool you, they of course have their days where they protest certain items on their plate, or pick only the noodles out of the Mac n’ Cheese + Veggies. All in all, they are actually really great eaters!
With their constant eating throughout the day I don’t want to just shove goldfish and granola bars down their throats! So where do moms turn…. Pinterest ;) My searches usually consist of “healthy kid snacks” or “easy kid snacks.” With all the time I spend making some of these recipes, most are duds. Everything turned around when a friend of mine introduced me to “Frankenmuffins.”
This is a recipe found on Parents.com and has been a great “bulk” making recipe. [When I say bulk, I mean I times the recipe by three!] I follow the recipe to a T except for when it comes to the sugar, I cut the amount almost by two-thirds. Trust me, your kids will still eat them. Get this, my blender blows my fuses in my kitchen the moment I turn it on, so I do all my blending in the garage [Insert eye roll]. We really need to add having an electrician come to our house on the “to do list.”
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Coat Muffin Cups with cooking spray (Recipe makes about 16 muffins)
3. In a bowl whisk
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour & 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
-3/4 Cup Sugar [ I typically only do ½ or a little less]
-2 tsp Baking Powder
-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
-1/2 tsp Salt
-1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
4. In a blender puree
-1/4 Cup Canola Oil
-3/4 Cup Milk
-6 Ounces Baby Spinach
5. Once that’s all smooth add….
- 1 Large Banana
-2 tsp Vanilla
6. Fold mixture in with with the dry ingredients and fill each muffin cup.
7. Bake for 15-18 Minuets!
I hope you guys are having a great start to your week & I will be back with a bump update on Friday!