Back to school means back to packing lunch boxes. Will this be the year the kids eat everything inside? I am always on the hunt for kid lunch ideas – like delicious recipes for filling the kids thermos and power-packed easy, healthy breakfast ideas for the family – which is why I love making muffins.
Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about packing a lunch box. One thing I know – kids love muffins. I’ve made every variety of muffin – blueberry, banana bran with chocolate chips, strawberry banana, zucchini, bacon and cheese and more. Yep, kids love muffins.
These honey and oat peach muffins have little bursts of summery sweetness inside. The best thing about muffins is that they are so simple to make and the kids can totally lend a hand. When kids make their own food, they tend to eat it.
The other great thing about muffins is how versatile they are. Bake up a batch of these muffins and they will become a favourite for a quick breakfast, make a sweet addition to the lunch box and are perfect for hangry kids as an after school snack.
Peach Muffins with Oats and a Hint of Honey
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup large flake oats
1/3 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup peeled and finely chopped peaches
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and baking soda in a large bowl.
Mix together buttermilk, oil, honey and egg in a small bowl. Stir wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir together until combined.
Now, add in the peeled and chopped peaches. Don’t over stir muffin batter…when the peaches are totally incorporated the batter is ready.
Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop the batter into muffin cup liners.
Once the muffins are done, let them cool and then enjoy.
These muffins freeze very well. This recipe makes 12 muffins, pop half the muffins in the freezer and you have 2 weeks of lunch snacks prepared. That’s assuming you don’t eat them all. These can be made into mini-muffins too – simple cut the baking time down to 10 minutes. What is your favourite type of muffin? Do your kids have a favourite?
Honey and Oat Peach Muffins
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup large flake oats
- 1/3 cup sunflower oil (or other light oil)
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg large
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup peeled and chopped peaches
- Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Mix together buttermilk, oil, honey and egg in a small bowl. Stir into dry ingredients until combined.
- Stir in peaches. Don’t over stir muffin batter.
- Use 1/4 cup measure to scoop batter into muffin cup liners.
- Bake in 375F oven for 15-20 minutes – until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Today’s post was part of the Kids in the Kitchen series…this month we are focusing on school snacks. Be sure to check out all the delicious kid-made snacks being shared.
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