Sunday, September 13, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday--Apple Theme

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So, Michelle from Her Cup Overfloweth told us ahead of time that just because the theme is apples, doesn't mean every tin has to only contain apples... be creative! Ummm... sorry, no. My son LOVES fruit and anything else sweet (naturally or unnaturally), so when I found out the theme was apples, I thought, "My son will finally eat his entire Muffin Tin Meal!" And, he almost did! I served him this meal on Sunday morning... what a great way to start the day! Sweet, sweeter and sweetest! I really only have one thing that is not apple related, but it could be... I'll explain later. So, from top left to bottom right, we have: Banana muffin (not apple related)... but, if I had used applesauce instead of eggs in my recipe, then it could have been apple related. ;) Next, Apple Jacks. I haven't had these in forever! I guess I forgot how sweet they are... 1st ingredient: sugar. Hmmm... Moving on. Caramel for dipping. Apples and cinnamon oatmeal (semi-healthy), Applesauce (I snuck in some butternut squash), and Apple slices. My son has recently discovered dipping, and it's a big problem... he usually only eats the dip. He eventually ended up dipping everything (yes, even the oatmeal and applesauce) into the caramel until he was a sticky mess. But, I think he got a little bit of goodness mixed in with the sweetness. 

Fun as usual! :) 
Can't wait for next week's theme! 


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25 comments:

Yaya said...

Love it! I really need to start doing this with the kids I nanny for.

Susana said...

I'm glad he enjoyed it so much! My kids love fruit too--of any sort. They like it as much as dessert. My littlest may even like it more than dessert:-).

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Love this. My son is a picky eater and so I love the idea of mixing butternut squash in with applesauce.


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Amber said...

I think I'll have apples and caramel for breakfast :)

The Redhead Riter said...

I haven't had Apple Jacks in a long time either.

Have a great week ♥

Our Little Family said...

Oh, how fun!! What a great assortment of apple-based foods you have there. I haven't had Apple Jacks in forever either. Maybe that'd be something apple-ish that my daughter would eat! Ha!

{ L } said...

Apple Jacks! :) Great idea...my kids would eat this muffin tin meal too.

Lisa Anne said...

Yum, I want that. I love all those items. I love me some hot oatmeal!

Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth said...

apple jacks, oh it's been so long! Great job, mama mel!

monica said...

Great ideas for the apple breakfast!!

Life with Kaishon said...

How fun is this? I totally love it! Brilliant!

BranFlakes said...

An apple breakfast was a great idea! My kids love apple oatmeal!

The Activity Mom said...

Great tin!

The Neffs said...

What a cute idea! Looks fun and yummy!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Looks good. I just started doing Muffin tin meals for my 2 year old recently.

Mary K Brennan said...

Great theme. I think I like the carmel for dipping the best.

Mommy Bear said...

mmm sounds tasty. Mikey Bear is a huge fruit eater especially apples and bananas. I tried the Apple ShakeUps with him and he loved them! I got the idea from Totally Tots. http://totallytots.blogspot.com/2009/09/once-upon-book-apples-apples.html

Debbie said...

These always look better to me than my own lunch.

Sherry said...

We've never tried apple oatmeal, I have to get my little Lu over the "consistency" part of oatmeal she thinks its gooey! However I think she'll like it if it taste like apples :)

Morgan said...

mmmmm! Apple Jacks are very good! I haven't had them for years.

I was thinking about the Muffin Tin Monday this morning when we had a visitor bring over a muffin tin for the kids to play with. She used the tin as a puzzle- the girls would put balls and rubber ducks in the slots. I told the visitor about the muffin tin meals and thought it was interesting all the uses for them!

PisecoMom said...

Looks yummy... and I can totally understand the love of dipping... my daughter gave up on the apples after they were almost gone and started painstakingly dipping the chopped walnuts into the honey, one at a time!

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

my daughters are very poor eaters..wish i could do this for them..

SquirrelQueen said...

Apple Jacks, I didn't know those were still around either. A nice mix of goodies but I'm imagining dipping applesauce in caramel. Bet that was a little messy but yummy.

Chasing the Goose said...

I can't think of the last time I ate apple jacks what a great idea!

Michelle said...

This is so cute! Butternut squash mixed in applesauce?? Hmmm, never thought of that.