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Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

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If you’re a child care provider who participates in the food program likely you are looking for whole grain foods and recipes to serve your child care children. I tried this Whole Wheat Apple Muffins recipe today and it was a go! Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

The new food program requirement is at least 1 serving of grains per day must be whole grain-rich. In the morning I like to serve muffins occasionally but generally, they are not very nutritious. I hoped to find a whole grain mix, but that’s not always very easy to find.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

When I was searching the grocery store shelves, I found this mix – Hodgson Mill Stone Ground Whole Wheat Muffin Mix. I figured I could come up with something child-friendly using the mix as a base. On the back of the box is a recipe for Applesauce Muffins, which is what I used except I added chopped apple. I made a double batch (2 boxes of mix), chopped a whole small Gala apple and added it in.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

I served the whole wheat apple muffins with banana and apple chunks and milk for morning snack, which qualifies as a breakfast for the food program. All 6 in my group this morning tried it. One only took a bite (he never eats much) and the rest of the kids ate it all. I’m thrilled to have a new go-to mix for muffins that qualifies for the whole grain-rich serving.Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Watch for more whole grain-rich and child-friendly recipes!

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins
Serves: 6
Recipe adapted from the recipe for Applesauce Muffins on the back of the Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Muffin Mix
Ingredients
  • 1 box (7 oz) Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Muffin Mix
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 small apple, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners or grease muffin cups.
  3. Place Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Muffin Mix into mixing bowl; cut in butter or vegetable oil.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except apple.
  5. Mix just until blended.
  6. Fold in chopped apple pieces.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  8. Batter will be thick.
  9. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.
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