Monday, August 16, 2010

The Kids Cook Monday - Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins

It's Monday again, so time for The Kids Cook Monday project. This week, Ben and I made Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins. I'm kind of liking having them take turns in the kitchen with mom, it is a much more peaceful experience for me!

Anyhow, we're almost out of great lunch treats minus a few little things in the freezer, so we needed something new. Blueberries were on sale for $1 a container, so I bought 3 containers of them for Ben. He's eaten most of one, I think I'll freeze one, and the third became today's muffins!

We used my mom's base muffin recipe, then added a couple of spoonfuls of cinnamon and the container of blueberries.

It was a great recipe for Ben to help with, lots of measuring, mixing, pouring, and of course, stealing blueberries. ;o)

He was proud of his muffins (so much like Ben's Taco Muffins, I was informed that these are *Ben's* Blueberry Muffins). I love his oven mitts too, my mom found them for him, so we had a puppet show by the kitchen island.


  1. He is such a doll! And those muffins look really good! I'm not real wild about the taste of fresh blueberries, but I do love blueberry muffins.

  2. just a suggestion (whether to you or your readers) if you have a problem with the messes from kids stirring (I have OCD so I do)...put everything into a ziplock baggy let as much air out as you can and seal up. Let the kids mush the bag all together until everything is mixed. I have noticed it actually mixes a lot better for me too (no dry bubbles anywhere). Then when you are done, cut a small piece of the corner off and squeeze into each pan or muffin tin. No mess and throw away the bag when you are done, which mean LESS DISHES!!!

  3. I would love to see your freezer. How you store and label everything. I'm assuming you have a deep freeze as well as a regular freezer.

  4. @Jessica I do. When we bought our first house, the laundry room had a freezer in it. The lady said they had bought the freezer mid-80s. It worked fine but she was afraid that it would break if she tried to move it, so she left it for us. We lived there from 2001-2005. When we bought this house, I had to have a laundry room big enough for a freezer and we had it delivered on move-in. We left the old one for the future owners with the same warning as it still worked quite well.

    Anyhow, no trick to the organization. I use my kitchen freezer for lunch items. I freeze them in the deep freeze on trays, then transfer to labeled ziplocs or containers once frozen. I did that with baby food too, but with ice cube trays and labeled bags.

  5. The muffin looks really good! And the idea of having the kids cook day is fun too! Hope I can try that out one day with my boys!

  6. Looks so delicious! Its a joy cooking with children if you ignore the mess (esp with toddlers) and the missing yummy ingredients along the way! haha

  7. Thanks everyone! It's always fun and he does like to help. Not picture, but just slightly out of frame is my vacuum cleaner. ;o)



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