These mixed berry muffins are simple to make and delicious to eat. They're full of fibre and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. They pack perfectly in a school lunchbox and make an awesome after-school snack!
2 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries (defrosted & drained)⠀
1 cup whole wheat flour⠀
1 cup all-purpose flour⠀
1 tbls baking powder⠀
1 tsp cinnamon⠀
3/4 cup maple syrup⠀
2/3 cup olive oil⠀
1/3 cup milk⠀
1 large egg⠀
1 tsp vanilla extract⠀
Preheat oven to 325°F. Rub coconut oil on a mini-muffin pan and dust with flour. (This will keep the muffins from sticking).
In a large bowl, whisk both flours, baking powder and cinnamon until combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk maple syrup and olive oil until well combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk again until well combined.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until just combined. **Do not over mix batter. Gently fold in the berries
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups and
bake 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to completely cool before enjoying.
Store in an air-tight container lined with paper towels (top and bottom) at room temperature for 3-4 days. The paper towels absorb moisture and help prevent muffins from getting soggy. Change them when you feel they're getting too damp.
I've been busy getting ready for Easter with one of my favourite mom's and lifestyle bloggers Ivy from @primandprimp. We created 4 Easter snacks that will keep the kiddies busy and their tummies satisfied over the break. They're also easy to make and you can customize them with any ingredients you like!
Watch us make all 4 snacks on Ivy's YouTube channel here!
Fruit Easter eggs
These yummy eggs are made from slices of apples, mango and kiwi. They're decorated with a delicious greek yogurt, cream cheese icing and topped with candy sprinkles.
Cut a slice off of a piece of fruit and shape it into an egg (or oval).
Then have your kids decorate each egg with icing and sprinkles!
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 plan greek yogurt
5 tablespoon icing sugar ( I like this one from Wholesome Sweet)
Mix all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
Egg Crispy Treats
Who doesn't love eating a delicious crispy treat? Especially when it's covered with slices of yummy fresh fruit!
Tools You Need:
1 Oval or egg-shaped cookie cutter.
* or you can squish your metal circle cookie cutter into the shape of an oval like I did!
Make a sheet of your favourite crispy treats & let them set.
Using a cookie cutter, cut oval shapes out of the crispy treats. *use a towel or sturdy plastic bowl to protect your hand and help you push the cutter through!
Have your kids decorate the crispy eggs with slices of assorted fresh fruit and enjoy!
Easter Trail Mix
This yummy Easter trail mix comes to you from Ivy @PrimandPrimp. She calls it 'The Lazy Mom's Snack' and I think it's fantastic!
It can be easily customized and whipped together and it's the perfect to-go snack if your traveling this Easter weekend.
2 cups Low Sodium Popcorn
1/2 cup Annies Homegrown Bunny Cookies
1/2 cup Cadbury Mini Eggs
Add all the ingredients into a bowl, gently mix and enjoy!
Egg Carton Easter snackS
Here's another 'Lazy Mom's Easter Snack' idea from Ivy @PrimandPrimp It's an easy and fun snack activity that the kids can make with you! And the list of ingredients you can add to these colourful Easter eggs are endless.
Tools You Need:
An empty egg carton
Colourful plastic Easter eggs
Healthy Granola Bars (I love these ones from Made with Local)
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Mandarin Orange Slices
Organic Naturally Sweetened Cranberries (I like these ones from Organic Traditions)
Annies Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies
I’m Jenny. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Andrew, children Abigail & Brookson, & dog Ellie.