These Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Muffins are a perfect fall breakfast or after school snack packed full of fruit and fiber.
We survived the first week back to school with no issues, except that my son who just started kindergarten practically grew up overnight! He now takes showers by himself (he just turned 5 in August) and he’s making his own lunch every day so far. Of course it’s great that he’s taking the initiative but wow, I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. The night before his first day of school he asked if he could make his own lunch and I said of course. He then went on to tell me that I don’t have to worry, he wouldn’t pack junk food. As a dietitian (and mom), I couldn’t be more proud!
One big difference for JP in kindergarten is the need to eat his lunch quicker than he does at home. So needless to say, he is starving when he gets home from school. These whole wheat apple raisin muffins are the perfect snack for a hungry boy and provide some excellent nutrition. And this week he ate two muffins paired with a glass of fat free milk (it would have been more if I hadn’t suggested a piece of fruit instead!).
I’m sure you’ve all heard of the recommendation to consume 3 dairy servings a day, but you may not know what consists of 1 serving. One serving of dairy includes: 8 ounces of milk, 1 slice of cheese (1 to 1.5 ounces) or 1 cup of yogurt. Three dairy servings a day not only provides you with the recommended amount of calcium but research is showing 3 servings of dairy as part of a balanced diet can also help you maintain a healthy weight. For more information on dairy and its effects on health check out the National Dairy Council.
Also, this recipe has both white whole wheat flour (whole wheat flour made with white wheat) and all-purpose flour. I could have used all whole wheat flour, however, the muffins would have had a denser texture which I don’t prefer.
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