Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Recipes for Kids to Make: Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Are you looking for a free recipe that is an easy recipe for kids to make? This is an easy and quick kids recipe that is sure to be a hit with your PB & J lovers! Some recipes for kids can be complicated, and quite a few are food recipes that are not their favorites.

Here is the Peanut butter and Jelly Muffins recipe, hope you and your kids enjoy it!

Kitchen utensils needed to complete this child cooking activity:

* Mixing bowls in small, medium and large sizes
* One to two spatulas or large spoons
* Measuring spoons
* Dry-ingredient measuring cups
* Liquid measuring cups
* Muffin pans

Ingredients needed are:

* 2 cups flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 2 tablespoon melted butter
* 1/3 cup jam (any flavor)

Instructions to make your muffins:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin pans with a nonstick cooking spray.

2. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, peanut butter, egg and melted butter.

4. Add the dry ingredients and stir until the flour disappears. Do not stir too much or the muffins will be tough.

5. Fill the muffin pan wells half full with batter. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of jam, then spoon more batter over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

This quick and easy recipe for your kids will be great fun for them to help make, and eat! This is also a great time to teach them about different measurements, such as the difference between 1 cup and 1/2 cup of a certain ingredient.

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