We’ve had a tough week in the Simply Homemade home this week, our littlest person Harry has been quite unwell, it got quite stressful with him spending a day in A&E on Tuesday.
He’s well on the road to recovery now and with Mother’s Day on Sunday, I got himself & Abbie into the kitchen so they could make a treat for me….lol.
They were chuffed, they never tire of ‘baking with Mama’. We decided we’d make muffins, they’re great to make with them as they get a bowl each to mix ingredients, leaving them feeling very important.
150g Wholemeal Spelt Flour
150g Ground Almonds
100g Coconut Sugar
1 Teaspoon each of Bread Soda, Baking Powder & Salt
25g Chopped Almonds
Grated zest & juice of two Oranges
2 Tbsp Honey
50g Glenisk Organic Natural Yogurt
- Pre heat the oven to 190C and line a muffin tin with cases.
- Add the flour, ground almonds, coconut sugar, bread soda, baking powder, salt, chopped almonds and orange zest to a large bowl and mix together.
- Melt the butter and one tablespoon of honey together and set aside.
- Whisk the eggs, 2 tablespoons of orange juice and Glenisk yogurt together, then whisk in the butter & honey.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Divide the mix between the muffin cases and pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- When the muffins are almost cooked and the remaining tablespoon of honey to a saucepan with 1-2 tablespoons of orange juice and bring to the boil, simmer for a few minutes until the liquid reduces and you have a light syrup.
- When you have taken the muffins from the oven and placed them on a cooling rack, pour a teaspoon of the syrup over each muffin.
Abbie & Harry were delighted with their efforts today. When the muffins were cooking I braved the rain and got some miniature daffodils from the garden and let Abbie arrange them in a little jar Caoimhe had painted and given to me with a candle in it a couple of years ago for Mother’s Day. She loved this, she took great delight in telling me she was arranging a tea party.
The muffins were delicious and went down a real treat.
This was a simple little activity to carry out with the children, it kept them occupied for the morning and they were happy.
And that is all we Mum’s want isn’t it, for our children to be happy, for them to laugh, to be proud of the things they do, to feel loved, every minute of every day.
However you decide to spend Mother’s Day, whether it’s doing something fun with your children or if you are fortunate enough to still have your own Mum in your life, spending quality time with her; I hope you have a lovely day.