Your child can transform plain yogurt into a healthy and tasty treat the whole family will love! She'll learn more about baking as well as how yogurt is made. She can tailor these muffins to her taste buds by sprinkling her favorite items, such as chocolate chips, blueberries, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
What You Need:
- 1 c yogurt
- ½ c vegetable oil
- ¾ c sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 t baking soda
- ½ t baking powder
- Dash of salt
- 2 c flour
- Muffin tins
- Muffin liners
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Extra ingredients such as chocolate chips, cinnamon, or blueberries
What You Do:
- Invite your child to measure and add the sugar, yogurt, vanilla, and sugar to the mixing bowl. She can use the spatula to mix everything together.
- Now she can crack the eggs and carefully add them to the mixture. Remember to wash hands after working with raw eggs! Encouraging your child to have healthy and safe kitchen skills promotes healthy and safe skills in everyday life.
- Next, your child can add the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and slowly add the flour. She can mix things together until there aren’t any more lumps and clumps.
- Your child can leave things plain or make things exciting with a dash of other ingredients, such as ½ c chocolate chips, or 1 c blueberries – or both!
- Now preheat the oven to 375F and get out the muffin tin. She’ll place a muffin liner in each tin and then scoop a spoonful of batter into each cup. The recipe makes 12 muffins, so she can evenly divide the dough between the muffin liners.
- Pop the muffins in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. Once the timer dings, she can carefully remove the muffin tin using oven mitts.
Invite your child to serve the muffins to friends and family the next time everyone wants a snack!
Did You Know:
Yogurt dates back to 2000BCE? Until the 1900s, yogurt was mainly the staple of the European diet and was introduced to the Americans in the mid 1900s by Dannon.