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
• 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!