Making Date Muffins with Your Kids
Today we are going to make some yummy Bran Date muffins with
the kids! Yes, drag your kids into the
kitchen and lets bake up some memories while we’re making tomorrows breakfast…
My family loves, just absolutely LOVES making muffins! We’d probably have muffins every day if we
weren’t so pressed for time. Of course
we do go through the phases of being just too lazy about actually making the
muffins but when we get past those times we’re back in full swing of making
Usually, we make our muffins to go with dinner plus we make
extra ones for the breakfast the next morning.
It seemed like such a treat when we got to have muffins with our dinner
– a sweet thing for dinner. Oh
One of my husband’s favorite memories was coming home from
school in the afternoon and seeing that his mom had baked up a batch of
muffins. He always tells me this story
whenever I make muffins and that to me seems like a pretty awesome memory to
So, take your kids into the kitchen and make these date
muffins with them! You can have fun
together, make a mess, create memories and nibble on the dates as you go
Top 5 Reasons Muffins are awesome for kids:
- They are already pre-portioned – you don’t have
to grab a handful or cut open a bag.
- Kids love muffins – I have yet to find a kid who
didn’t like muffins
- Muffins are fairly healthy – usually speaking…
- They make for a great snack, breakfast, lunch,
on the go, to school or just whenever...
- Toddlers can eat them independently – they don’t
need help :)
Date Muffins Recipe
To start you off, I have a recipe for these Bran Date
Then, follow these step by step instructions for making
these date muffins with the kids.
- Get together all of the ingredients. Let the kids round up the cereal, the eggs,
the spices, the flour… They can be so
helpful in setting everything out on the counter. Also, they can through a wrench in your plans
when they let you know that you don’t have a vital ingredient! ;)
- Find small items that they can measure out. So, they could measure out the water and put
it in the microwave to start it boiling.
They could measure out the dates (and nibble on them). They could also cut the dates up into pieces
using a scissors. Teach them how to
accurately measure out the flour. It’s
all of these little ways that they can help out and be included in the baking
- Let the kids help you with the stirring. My siblings, husband and children all love to
stir for some odd reason! Yes, sometimes
they make a mess but usually it is pretty helpful to have an extra set of hands
to help out with mixing the batter. If
your kids are younger they will probably tire pretty easily but encourage them
on and step in when need be.
- When the batter is ready to go, let them help
you with scooping it into the muffin tins.
Yes, they will make a mess. Yes,
the batter will be all over the counter.
Yes, the batter will be running all over the muffin tins. BUT, they are going to be so proud of their
accomplishment and the fact that they helped you make the muffins!
- Then, host a “watching” party around the oven
door. Turn the light on and let your
kids peer through the glass and watch their creations bake. They will love to see how they rise up into
little mountains and turn golden brown.
- While the muffins are baking, have the kids help
you with dishes! Yes, that pile of
dishes isn’t going to disappear on its own.
You can have them bring all the dishes over to the sink. You can wash them and have one person dry the
dishes and another put them away.
- When the timer goes off, remove from the oven,
let cool and then, let your kids pick out their favorite looking one. Finally, enjoy!!
Happy Baking with the kids!!