Dessert, Kids, Vegetarian

Banana Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

Makes: 12

I made these muffins a while ago and they prove once again that a good muffin – like these – are a no brainer when it comes to little boys and their lunchboxes.

Tom of course ate three off the bat and by the next day, they were all gone; only two making it to school.

No doubt there is a revolution in muffin technology I am missing out on because they are pretty simple.

Keep it to the basics however and you’ll have a hit on your hands.

Ingredients

1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
1 cup self raising flour
3 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp bicarb soda
3 apples, peeled and grated
1 banana
¼ cup honey (or brown sugar)
2 tbs maple syrup
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
Extra apple slices to top

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180c and grease a 12-hole muffin tin.
  2. Sift flours, cinnamon and bicarb soda into a bowl. Stir in the grated apple, banana and honey.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla essence. Add into the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Spoon into the muffin pan, top with apple slices and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
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Kids

One Pot Chicken and Veggie Pasta – Kids

 

One Pot Chicken and Veggie Pasta – Kids

Serves: 8

We recently employed a nanny to help with the boys at night.

And when I suggested that she might like to encourage their cooking skills by cooking suitable dinners together, she loved the idea.

Tonight’s dinner was really good and kid friendly on all fronts. And one-pot pasta is genius on so many preparation/cooking/cleaning/genius levels.

And when I say ‘good’, I mean, I had a bowl and loved it good. Local cafe good.

If you have kids and want them to cook/eat, this is a great recipe to try.

If you want to cook/eat, you could do a whole lot worse.

Simple.

Ingredients

500gm chicken breast, cut into 2cm pieces
3 cups chicken stock
Penne pasta (packet)
1 cup Greek yogurt
3 bunches broccolini florets
1 cup sundried tomatoes
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly cracked pepper

Method

  1. Season the chicken.
  2. Over a high heat in a large pot, add the chicken, 2 cups of the stock and the pasta.
  3. Bring to the boil and boil for 7 – 8 minutes, stirring frequently
  4. Add the broccolini, remaining cup of stock and the yogurt.
  5. Stirring well, cook for another 7 – 8 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cheese and sundried tomatoes.
  7. Season and enjoy.
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