These simple and delicious muffins taste just like their namesake! Their light, fluffy texture combined with fresh summer berries accentuated with a touch of lemon make for an almost cupcake-like treat!
Another wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can easily enjoy baking them up with the kiddos! It’s just a few simple ingredients that come together beautifully (as you can see below). So whether you’re just getting started, or have been cooking with your kiddos for years, this is a wonderfully easy and fun (not to mention, scrumptious) recipe to make together!
Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Shortcake Muffins
Spending time in the kitchen with your kiddos not only provides many opportunities to teach practical life skills – best of all, it provides a wonderful opportunity to build special memories that last a lifetime!
For older children, this recipe provides you with the opportunity to teach your kids basic knife skills, as well as how to use a microplane zester (shown below).
It’s important to correctly teach your children how to use sharp tools safely by first demonstrating how to properly use the tool, followed by assisting them in using the tool correctly, and then finally by carefully supervising them as they use the tool on their own.
(Be sure to keep an eye out for my upcoming Kids in the Kitchen Summer School Series, where I’ll be sharing some detailed tips and techniques for teaching your children basic cooking and baking skills.)
A little trick I use for teaching kids how to properly measure dry ingredients with less mess and waste, is to have kids measure over a spare bowl. That way, you can pour the unused flour back into the flour container.
No matter what your child’s age or skill level, there is always a task that any child can do. For younger children, simply learning to add ingredients to a recipe, is a fun way to start. For older kids and teens, get them involved with overseeing a recipe from start to finish, as well as with teaching the younger ones with your supervision.
Remember, cooking with kids is not only a great way to teach your children practical life skills and encourage an appreciation for real food – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to build team work and to simply have some fun together with delicious and nutritious results!
This delightful recipe is just one of more than 100 irresistible grain-free, dairy-free recipes in my new cookbook – Everyday Grain-Free Baking!
From breads, biscuits and muffins to savory snacks and decadent treats, you’ll find step-by-step instructions, beautiful color photographs and helpful tips & tidbits to make all of your GF baking adventures a delicious success!