These surprise muffins are the perfect way to put a little fun and mystery into a lunchbox!
My little guy loves muffins. And I love that I can pack them full of healthy ingredients and feel great about giving them to him.
My sister-in-law bought an old cookbook for kids at a rummage sale for Jordan. I love it because it’s really focused on getting kids involved in baking and cooking.
But the down side is, it’s not clean. So being the mom that I am, I’m thoroughly enjoying converting the recipes to clean eating versions. This was my first try.
I like these because they are tasty, but not overly sweet. And what kid wouldn’t like to bite into a muffin only to find a fruity surprise in the middle?
For variations, you could make some mini muffins, and fill them with different kinds of fruits so your child will always be surprised by the fruit inside.
Suggested fruits: peaches, strawberries, bananas, nectarines, raisins, pears or apples.
SURPRISE MUFFINS RECIPE:
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 3/4 cup milk (or unsweetened non-dairy milk)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup fresh fruit of choice (chopped into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients with a whisk, except for the fresh fruit.
- Line your muffin tin with muffin cups (the paper kind)
- Fill the muffin papers half way.
- Sprinkle a little fruit in the middle.
- Fill the muffin cups the rest of the way with batter.
- Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- At this point, your muffins should have a nice golden glow. To keep them from burning, place a sheet of tin foil loosely over the top.
- Continue baking for another 10 minutes. (20 minutes total)
- Remove muffins from tin and allow to cool on a cooling rack.