A few months ago I started baking a batch of muffins to eat for breakfast nearly every Sunday before church. We eat them on the way to church and during the first 2-3 days during the week. My family absolutely loves them and even makes requests for more once they run out. I'm not sure if they've realized this or not but when they make those requests I still don't make them until Sunday. I really and truly only feel like making them until then because I have the time and it has become like a tradition of sorts.
I make these muffins from scratch using staples I'm certain you have in your house at all times. I'm talking about flour, leavening (i.e., baking powder, baking soda), spices (e.g., nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.), salt, eggs, fats (e.g, oil, butter, etc.), sugar, and some sort of fruit (e.g., banana, apple, etc.). If you have these items, and don't front because I know the majority of you do, then you're golden. I always, always use old fashioned whole wheat oats in my muffins no matter what type I'm making (because wholesome and filling), and nuts are a great add-in too (except the hubs isn't a fan).
I said all that to say you should totally start making muffins at home for you and your family towards the beginning of the week. Here's why:
Quick & Easy
I know, I know, you're not a baker and cooking from scratch is hard and time-consuming. Nope! Maybe at first, if it's something you're not use to, but over time it becomes second nature. I continue to pin different muffin recipes so that I can switch things up, but I can basically prepare a batch without much thought in about 10 minutes then set it in the oven and let it do the rest (20 - 30 more min) while I do something else.
Kids Like Them
I haven't met a child yet that doesn't like muffins. They probably like muffins because they remind them of cupcakes, but whatever, go with it! Currently, my daughter's favorite muffin is an apple oatmeal muffin...and it has whole wheat flour in it, my friends.
They Can be Healthy (if you'd like)
You can make them as healthy as you like and sneak stuff in. If you do it right, by sneaking things in over time, the family will hardly even notice. Depending on what I have available, I use all white flour OR half white/half whole wheat OR all whole wheat. Not one complaint. There's also ground flaxseed involved and no one but me has a clue.
Muffins are one of those things you can sit down and eat or you can take them with you. Maddie has the luxury of being able to eat her muffin along with a piece of fruit, cheese stick, you name it until Mario is done getting ready. After I get Maddie dressed, I make sure she has what she needs to eat and drink them I'm out the door with my breakfast in hand. Mario usually does the same since he's got to drop her off on his way to work. #teamwork
That's right, folk, muffins are super yummy. That's it. This is truly the only point that matters, but hopefully, the other points I've made have at least prompted you to consider giving made-from-scratch muffins a try.
You should totally do it. Then come back and tell me how much you love it later. Oh, and do share your muffin pins with me in the comments. I have a board just for muffins, because obsessed!!