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Trick or Treat Muffins {Recipe}

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Are your kids feeling “tricked” by the little red raisin boxes in the bottom of their halloween bag? That’s ok, we have a healthy treat to the rescue!

Debating what to do with all that bite-size candy? Halloween is frightening in more ways than one!  Your kids will love the treats but might feel tricked if they find raisin boxes at the bottom of their bag.

I made this super easy and quick muffin recipe. Kids love getting in the kitchen, and showing them what you can make with that “trick” just might change their mind!

This is a great recipe for adding whatever little extras you have around the house.  Crushed up candy, M&Ms, nuts, it all works!

The one ingredient I wouldn’t skip is the Ground Flax Meal. It adds a bit of texture and is filled with Omega-3 Fatty Acids. And it takes the place of eggs!

This little muffin packs a punch! Serve it for breakfast with a little honey or add it to your MOMables lunch. I’m planning to keep them for an on-the-go snack when I’m shuffling the kids across town for their after school activities.

Trick or Treat Muffins
Make these super easy muffins with those little red raisin boxes.
Cuisine: Breakfast
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • *Measurements for add-ons to mix and match:*
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit, thawed
  • ½ cup pecans, walnuts or almonds, chopped
  • ⅔ cup dried fruit
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place muffin liners in a 12 standard-size muffin pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients; flour, ground flax, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Add in apple sauce, melted butter and milk. Stir until thoroughly combined, creating a smooth, stiff batter. Gently fold in additional ingredient options, then divide batter equally spooning into the muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are golden. Transfer to cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature, store remaining muffins in an air tight container.

8 Easy Baked Apple Chips

Easy Baked Apple Chips

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What’s better than a bag of baked chips? Good for you and your wallet baked apple chips!

Easy Baked Apple Chips

We hear it all the time, shop IN SEASON. Besides the fact that produce is just more delicious in season, it’s also cheaper! Just this weekend I found 3 lb. bags of apples selling for $.99. It won’t get cheaper than that. So I took advantage and bought apples. Lots of them. Now what?

The trick is trying to come up with creative, quick recipes to use up all that great produce. Here at MOMables we pride ourselves in producing recipes and tips that anyone can do. No master chef experience needed! Join us and you can get a weekly meal plan with a shopping list and step by step instructions, and even pictures!

My daughter came home with a bag full of apples from her preschool apple-picking trip. The pride in her eyes when she brought home those apples was priceless. I knew I had to make something simple that she could help me with and easy to pack in her lunch. I thought, I’ll make chips! These will be crunchy, healthy and delicious!

These baked apple chips only need three ingredients and a hot oven! Super easy, and a great addition to any MOMables lunch!

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Easy Baked Apple Chips
Cuisine: Snacks
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 apples
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Bring apple juice and cinnamon stick to low boil.
  3. Core apple and slice as thinly as possible into rings.
  4. Drop into boiling apple juice and let it cook for about 5 minutes or until wilted and translucent.
  5. Dry on paper towels.
  6. Place on cooling rack and bake in oven for 40-50 minutes or until crisp and lightly golden brown.
  7. Check on them halfway through and turn over for even baking.



Save the Crusts! Frugal French Toast Sticks

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Raise your hand if you cut the crust off sandwich bread. Keep your hand raised if you feel bad throwing them in the trash.

A frugal fix is on the way! I believe in ‘No food left behind.’ There is always a way to incorporate the little bits of food here and there that get left on the sidelines.

This is a 5 minute recipe to converting sandwich crusts that picky eaters won’t touch, into yummy, warm cinnamon sticks that will have them saying, “More, please!”

One morning after cutting off the crusts of no less than 4 pieces of bread, I had 16 sad crusts staring back at me.

When my son asked what was for breakfast, I blurted out, “Cinnamon Sticks!”

What a great time saver! Make breakfast and lunch at one time, just like the recipes at MOMables.

Frugal French Toast Sticks
Cuisine: Breakfast
  • 12 Sandwich Crusts (use however many are leftover)
  • 1 TB Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TB Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix Cinnamon and Sugar together in bowl. Set aside.
  3. Spread butter on crusts. Place on baking sheet in one line.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture all over. Pat gently to make it stick.
  5. Bake in oven 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp.