It's often a time where my daughter joins me in the kitchen and helps to measure, pour, stir, and create a giant mess in the process! It's never clean or easy when cooking with a child :) But it's good for them to be a part of the process, and know what's going in their belly at the same time. So I try to involve the kids wherever I can.
I use this recipe from the great allrecipes.com site:
I modify this recipe slightly to make it a little bit healthier.
Instead of butter I use vegetable oil, and instead of white sugar I use brown sugar. I also don't make the crumb topping as I find that's just a little much with all the added butter and brown sugar. No child needs extra sugar!
I add chocolate chips for some added yumminess!
Now with both kids in school it's still a weekend tradition to make these. I try to do double batches on a weekend so I only have to bake them every two weeks as there are now two mouths to feed :)
Give these easy muffins a try and let me know how they turn out!