The September routine is about to kick in and for many of us that means regular work hours and kids back in school. It also means that there is less time for throwing a snack or a meal together last minute and meal planning can be a lifesaver.
Whether you make a batch of freezer meals or hearty snack muffins like these – preparing ahead can reduce stress during busy weeks.
To get ahead of the bustle, I’m baking a few dozen muffins and freezing them for healthy and easy snacks for our family. They are perfect for pulling out the night before school or even 30 minutes before snack time, because they thaw so quickly.
These are not big fluffy muffins, they are just the right size for a nutritious snack or quick breakfast that hits the spot and doesn’t leave you feeling weighed down. They are super moist and as I mentioned, you can freeze them and they’ll still taste great once thawed. I toss them in my son’s lunchbox frozen in the morning and they are ready to eat by lunchtime.
Delicious and nutritious apple spice snacking muffins.
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 apple, grated
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- (or a mix of all spice)
- Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Whisk the wet ingredients in separate small bowl and then add to the dry ingredients.
- Put into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 F for 18-23 minutes or until golden brown edges form.
If you’re looking for quick snack ideas, I’ve got more recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
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What are some of your favourite snack items that you and your kids enjoy?