This is another recipe that has formed itself over time. I bake a lot with children and it isn't easy when you have bowls and spoons everywhere. Much easier to pass one bowl around for each child to have a turn at stirring!! Of course if you are adding bananas to the muffins then you may need an extra bowl for the mashing (which is a task children LOVE to do)
Ingredients · List quantity of ingredients
2 cups self raising flour (I like to use half wholemeal / spelt and half white to make them a bit lighter)
1 cup milk (or oat/rice/soy/almond milk)
2 tbs oil
2 tbs golden syrup
1 egg (can be made without egg)
chopped apple/pear/mashed banana/sultanas ... whatever you have to put in there today!
Before you begin
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease muffin trays
1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl 2. Add wet ingredients. Mix well 3. Add any extras 4. Spoon into muffin tray and cook for about 15-20 minutes
These can be made with gluten-free flour but you may need to adjust the liquid content
Trust the children with knives. With good modelling and assistance when necessary, children can chop apples happily and easily using a table knife and a board if you have peeled and cored the apples first, and chopped them into manageable sections. My son has been helping me chop fruit and veges since he was 2 and a half, although initially there was some waving about of the knife, and most of what he chopped got eaten before it was put into the pot, but raw food has more nutrients for children so I wasn't so fussed about that....