Friday, November 1, 2013

Leftover Halloween Candy Muffins

Halloween Candy Muffins

If you got as much candy as we did last night you might be considering how to get your children to eat anything healthy for the next several weeks. We have one small idea to let the little ones enjoy a little candy while you get some good food into their bellies.

My girls woke up and immediately wanted to eat candy for breakfast. I convinced them to help me make muffins instead by saying we could put the candy in the muffins. It worked. Now they think they are getting candy for breakfast and I know they are getting more whole grains and healthy ingredients than they would normally. Win win.

Leftover Halloween Candy Muffins
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup liquid (we like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 egg or egg replacement (we use chia seed: 1 tbsp chia to 3 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (white sugar, brown sugar, reduce liquid by 1/4 cup if using liquid sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup or less of oil (can replace with 1/2 mashed banana or 1/4 cup applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup broken up Halloween chocolate or candy pieces
Chocolate bars and pieces are good.

Mix flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. If using chia seed egg replacer mix with water and set aside for 5 minutes then, in a medium bowl mix with liquid, sweetener and oil. If using egg simply beat all remaining ingredients but chocolate together in a medium bowl. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate pieces. Pour into 12 greased or lined muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Allow muffins to cool and enjoy!


Mix chia seeds 1 to 3 parts water for a good egg replacement.


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