Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mauve Monster Muffins

Its incredible the difference that breakfast makes with children. Us teachers and educators can always tell when a child who usually eats breakfast, doesnt. And likewise for the kids who never eat breakfast and do on a certain day. Believe them when they tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

This year, my monsters have been pretty good at eating breakfast and coming in with a full tummy, but there's those few who don't, and always a couple who (for whatever reason) didn't that morning. That being said, I always like to try to bring in something for them to eat. Of course, I can't do that every morning, but I try it about once a week. Cinnamon raison bread, oranges, fruit smoothies, etc. But nothing gets them going more than Mauve Monster Muffins. I don't know if its the color, the name, or the heavy fruit intensity, but they loooove this muffin. They think its a dessert, when really, its antioxidant fruits and calcium and fibre makes it a great breakfast delight. But what they don't know won't hurt them. :)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp natural honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 ounces (three containers) of fat-free blueberry yogurt
  • 4 tbsp 2% milk.
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 cups mixed antioxidant fruits (like these, or this if you prefer frozen)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Stir dry into wet, and work together until combined (this is where the purple part comes from); batter will be very thick. Scoop into prepared muffin cups. I also sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar to the top for that extra sweet touch.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Makes 18.                  

mmm purple batter

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