With Family Day fast approaching, I wanted to take a family day twist to this months blog and get children in the kitchen with their parents. Teaching children to cook and bake is fun, educational and supports good nutrition. Children who learn to cook will most likely make better food choices through out their teenage years and early adulthood. It is also is a great opprotunity to connect in a positive way, so this family day make a point to invite the family in the kitchen and cook a meal or bake and maybe start a new tradition.
Banana Coconut Oat Muffins
½ cup of unbleached white flour
½ cup of whole wheat flour
¾ cup of old fashion oats
½ cup unsweetened coconut
1 tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of baking soda
½ tsp of salt
¼ cup softened butter or margarine
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of sour cream or plain yogurt
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together dry ingredients ( first seven)
3. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients with a hand mixer.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix gently, just until moistened.
5. Line muffin tin and fill ¾ full. (makes about 12-15)
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes
Find more recipes at victoriafamilymeals.blogspot.ca