Hey, Shorty. It's Your Birthday.
My daughter turned 7 this week. Whaaaat?!?! I know time flies for other people, but I never thought it would happen to me.
At her school kids aren't allowed to bring in cupcakes or brownies or anything delicious like that on their birthdays. They have to bring in healthy "treats," which aren't fooling anyone. The parent manual lists apples and honey as an example, along with fruit skewers. Are you laughing? You should be.
I love her school, and truly do respect their urge toward health. Not to mention respecting her teachers who do not need 20 first graders hopping around all jacked up on corn syrup in the middle of story time.
We limit sugar at home, too, as anyone in our extended family will roll their eyes and tell you. So I had to figure out a way to game the birthday treat system to deliver something that met the rules, but would actually give the kids a thrill. Here it is:
Easy Blueberry Muffins
- 2-1/2 cups Pamela's Gluten-Free baking mix (Don't groan. It's good.)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup water
- 2/3 cup honey OR 1/2 cup sugar (organic, of course)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350. Mix first five ingredients, then carefully add in the blueberries. Grease a muffin pan (I use coconut oil), fill each slot about 75% full, and bake for 18 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
These are also safe for people with tree nut allergies. And they're so easy your little muffin can help you make them.
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