Homemade Snacks for Kids – Muffins & ANZAC Biscuits

by HealthyBeings on January 6, 2011

While the kids are on school holidays, encourage them to get in the kitchen and cook rather than reaching for a packet of chips or a chocolate bar. Here are come quick and easy recipes for muffins and ANZAC biscuits to try.

AMANDA’S MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • ½ cup of caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of reduced fat milk  
  • extras

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  3. Melt the butter for 20sec in microwave (covered!)
  4. Add egg, milk and butter to dry ingredients and mix with a large wooden spoon
  5. Add extras
  6. Spray a 12 hole muffin tray with canola oil and bake for
  7. Cook for 12 –15mins

FLAVOUR OPTIONS

  • Apple and blueberry = 2 small apples peeled and chopped into small pieces + 1 cup of frozen blueberries (they’re cheaper than the fresh ones!). Try adding some cinnamon too.
  • Apple and Cinnamon = 2 teaspoons of cinnamon + 2 large green apples, grated or chopped in to small pieces. Mix 2 teaspoons of caster sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle on top of muffins before placing them in the oven
  • White chocolate and raspberry = 3/4 of a packet nestle white choc bits cup and 1 cup of frozen raspberries

TIPS

  • Don’t over mix or your muffins as they will become hard instead of light and fluffy.
  • Don’t worry if your mixture has lumps in it, this is how it should look.
  • Avoid the raspberry white chocolate muffins for weight loss.

 

ANZAC BISCUITS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • ¾ cup of desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 80 grams of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
  • 60ml of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

METHOD 

  1. Preheat oven to 150oC
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  3. Melt the butter in a hot saucepan with the syrup
  4. When the butter is melted, add the boiling water and the baking soda immediately after that. Stir briefly and allow to foam
  5. Add foam to the dry mixture and mix by stirring and then kneading
  6. Roll mixture into golf ball size biscuits, place them on some baking paper on a baking tray and flatten them out (they do expand)
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown on top

 

 Each batch makes approximately 12 biscuits, depending on their size.

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