Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mini Muffin Emergency



I have to confess...mini muffins are a staple in my house. The older kids get on the bus at 6:40 a.m. and try as I might...I CAN'T get them downstairs early enough for a waffle or bowl of cereal in the morning....so I feel at least a little better if I throw a bottle of juice and some mini muffins at them as they run past me on their way out the door. Cubby doesn't like to eat breakfast before he goes to school either....he has never liked to eat right when he wakes up. His teacher has snack time about 10am every morning, which is right up his alley. So, he takes them in his back pack for "snack".

The problem is there are 5 pouches of muffins in each box, a box is $3.25. I calculated that I was spending 50-60 dollars a month on MINI MUFFINS!!!!!! It was driving me CRAZY!!!! Especially when they would grab a pouch after school or at night....I was spending big bucks on those muffins to have the convenience in the morning...not for just as a snack any old time. I got to the point where I was hiding them so I was the only one who could hand them out....



Enough of the insantiy!!! I know some of you will say I'm crazy....but I decided to try and bake them myself. I bought this pouch of mix for 88 cents....and baked up a batch yesterday. Well, actually I made two pouches....



This is how they turned out. I was so happy! The pouch says they are ready to bake in 3 minutes. Yes, they are! I had the pan, why not try??



I packaged them up in snack bags I already had....so I'm feeling pretty good over here right now. But the best was when I handed them out this morning and T. wanted to know why I opened up all of the bags of mini muffins and put them in our snack bags??? PER.FECT!!! After I told them I baked them myself....they all agreed they tasted better too!!!!!!!! Granted they weren't from scratch, but for 88 cents a pouch the treatgirl is thrilled :)

3 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet they're even healthier, too. My kids are terrors when it comes to pre-packaged snacks, too. Shameless.

Jennifer Juniper said...

It worked! Love that :)

Deanna said...

I make those banana choc chip muffins in mini form and sometimes add some whole wheat flour to make them healthier! yum!