Sometimes when I look for recipes that I want to make with my toddler, I tend to shy away when I see one with large amounts of ingredients. Recently, I was trying to find a healthy snack featuring apples to test out. After searching for awhile, I became inspired by a recipe for apple buckwheat muffins that I found on a vegetarian blog called Green Kitchen Stories. When I first took a look, I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated by the fact that there were 15 ingredients and I would also have to make some adjustments to suit our palates. Also, since I know that the attention span of a toddler can be short, I wasn’t sure that this was something that we would be able to complete together. However, after looking it over, this apple buckwheat muffin recipe looked so delicious that I had to make an attempt at it. After all, teaching your child to cook and bake is not just about the final product, its about making some great memories along the way. Sometimes the best part of baking with my son is watching him make a complete mess with the ingredients and doing it with a huge smile on his face. In the end, I’m glad we attempted this recipe. These apple buckwheat muffins were fantastic. They had great texture, were moist and were bursting with apple flavor. Even with all of the ingredients, the muffins were easy to mix up with the food processor and took only 15 minutes to bake. As I always try to do when making recipes with my little kitchen helper, pre-measuring the ingredients was the key technique to our success. Since he knows most of the ingredients, I was able tell him which item to add to the food processor and he did the rest.
Do you have a favorite healthy after school snack? Leave a comment below
Cuisinart 14 Cup Food Processor
60z Ramekins (for Pouring ingredients)
Le Creuset Silicone Mini Cups (for pouring Ingredients)