For Crystabel’s reading and writing enrichment class in pre-school, there is a “Connection Time” activity at the end of each lesson where she needs to complete with Mum and Dad.
As the song for this week was “The Muffin Man”, her connection time activity was to bake muffins over the weekend. After looking through the simple chocolate chip recipe that was provided, I decided to up the yum factor by incorporating one of her favourite fruits – blueberries!
Found a fairly simple blueberry yogurt muffins recipe online, and got her to help out in the baking process.
I really should do this more often with her, as she literally gobbled up her muffin that night when we gave it to her as a bedtime snack.
Here’s the recipe which I used, if you are keen to try it out with your little ones at home:
For this you will need:
1 cup plain flour
6 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons fresh milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree celcius.
2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
3. In another bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, oil and milk.
4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
5. Fold in blueberries.
6. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups until 3/4 full.
7. Bake at 180 degree celcius for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted at the centre of the muffin comes out clean.
(This recipe yields 6 to 8 muffins – depending on your muffin cup size)
- You can add other fruits to the recipe, such as dried cranberries, apricots and even bananas.
- Feel free to adjust the sugar level in this recipe, especially when serving it to very young kids.