Thursday, August 21, 2008

Concentrating on Breakfast

Graycen has IOWA testing next week. In reading about how I could help her prepare for this, I read that having a really great breakfast would help her with focus and stamina during the lengthy testing. Breakfast is always fast here, so it is an area that I could use some help in anyway. I found a few recipes in my ShopNCook database that I am trying. The Baked APple Frech Toast was one and here is another.

Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Category: BreadsMuffinsBreakfast

Finding a muffin recipe that is both healthy for your toddler and great tasting may not always be the easiest challenge. The following apple cinnamon muffin recipe has lots of healthy ingredients like apples, cinnamon and rolled oats.
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 apple
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F. Combine oats and buttermilk in a medium mixing bowl and stir to moisten oats, set aside. Peel the apple and cut into small pieces (with core removed). In a separate mixing bowl add eggs, brown sugar and oil and mix with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add the oat mixture to the egg mixture and mix until blended together well. Now add flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Use a mixing spoon to mix ingredients just until the dry ingredients are mixed in (don't over beat). Stir in the apple. Pour into greased muffin cups. In a separate, small bowl mix together the granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, then sprinkle this mixture over the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a fork inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Exported from Shop'NCook Menu 3.4.3 (