School Morning Muffins

I dropped my kid off for his first morning of before care at school, and he hardly noticed I was on my way out the door. The aide stopped me: was it ok if he had a snack? She rattled the box at me. Little Debby Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches filled with some sort of marshmallow creme.

Erm. No. Really. You’re too kind.

So this evening, I made up a muffin. Want the recipe?

School Morning Muffins, by Inside Motherhood

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together

• 3 cups light, whole wheat flour
• 1 1/2 cups quick cook oats

• 3/4 cups sugar

• 4 tsp. baking powder

• 1 tsp. salt

Stir in:

• 1 cup dried currants

In another bowl, whisk together:

• 3/4 cups orange juice concentrate, defrosted
• 4 eggs

• 2/3 cups vegetable oil

• 2 cups very ripe, mashed bananas

• 1 1/5 tsp. Vanilla extract

With a spatula or wooden spoon, mix wet ingredients into dry until just combined. Don’t over do it! Pour batter into greased muffin tin. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Let your kid eat a muffin without feeling too guilty!

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