Thinking about all the snacks and treats your kids will go through this school year? Rather than spend a lot on pre-packaged snacks, consider these homemade muffin recipes.
We take a little time on the weekend to bake up a batch of muffins, then put some aside for lunchboxes and afterschool snacks. The rest go in the freezer to use another week.
Each of these recipes uses real foods and include fruit and fiber, so they're healthier than what you're seeing advertised right now for back to school season. Plus, by making them at home, you're saving a lot of money.
For our lunchboxes, I like to use a standard mini muffin pan, since the smaller muffins fit nicely. As a rule of thumb, if a recipe doesn't have directions for mini muffins, cut the time to 2/3 of the regular-sized, then check it for doneness with a toothpick.
What are your favorite homemade muffins recipes?