Usually, our crowd that needs snacks are my own brood - YES, they can eat me out of house and home once the Bigs (Spillz/C-funk) get home from school and with Wookeese going through a growth spurt I believe! - or their friends.
This week I tried to be prepared! Aside from the usual cut/whole fruit, veggies, cheese chunks, I decided to do some batches of muffins. Makes a great after-school snack, take to school snack, or a curb-pregnancy-craving snack! No matter the flavor - WE LOVE MUFFINS!
I did two kinds this week. A basic chocolate chip muffin and a cranberry orange muffin (recipe below). I did a dozen of each and many have already disappeared! . . . . may be back to the kitchen by the end of the week! :)
Cranberry Orange Muffins:
2 C Flour
3/4 C Sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C dried cranberries
3/4 C orange juice
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 tsp grated orange rind*
*I didn't have oranges on hand to use the rind and they still came out orange-y with just the OJ
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients and then incorporate into the dry ingredients - making sure not to over mix; just til moistened.
- Spoon into 12 muffin cups in muffin pan (or greased muffin pan - like I had to do since I ran out of muffin paper liners!). Sprinkle tops with extra sugar and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden on top.
*Sigh* . . . . now to see how long these snacks last in the house. . . . .