Monday, April 11, 2011

Will they eat it for breakfast?

My kids are not great breakfast eaters, one day something works, the next couple of days I can't get them to eat anything. I've tried bread, cereal, waffles, fruit, eggs - nothing seems to give me consistent breakfast eating results.

Right now that's not the end of the world as they get a late breakfast at daycare, so I'm not too worried about them going hungry until lunch. However, M starts school in September and I want her to start the day off with something in her more late breakfasts.

So, on my hunt to try different things I found again in the Deceptively Delicious cookbook these Blueberry Lemon Muffins. Muffins tend to be so high in fat that I avoid them, but these are a healthier option and my son actually ate them all week. These are easy to make.

Makes 12
    * 1/2 cup firmly packed light/dark brown sugar * 4 tbsp margarine, chilled * 1 cup lemon lowfat yogurt * 1 cup blueberries * 1/2 cup yellow squash puree * 1/4 cup egg substitute * 2 tsp pure lemon extract * 1 tsp grated lemon zest * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 1 tsp baking powder * 1 tsp baking soda * 1/2 tsp salt

* Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.
* In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the margarine with a wooden spoon. Stir in the yogurt, blueberries, yellow squash puree, egg, lemon extract, and lemon zest.
* Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir just to combine, but do not overmix - the batter is supposed to be lumpy.
* Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake until the tops of the muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center, 13 to 16 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto a rack to cool.
* Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or wrap individually and freeze up to 1 month.

1 comment:

  1. I have the opposite problem. I always make sure that my kid eats (and because she's little, we're still lucky that she's hungry in the morning), but her mom (aka me) never eats breakfast. Maybe this could be a good solutions for big kids too??! :)


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