Here’s what you need:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup strawberry jame
1/4 cup water
1 pack Maya Pancake and Baking Mix
To start, preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two 3-oz. 6-hole muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.
Because my lil’ Ms. JG wants to bake all be herself (read: no help from me huhuhuhu), I told her I’ll stop at measuring the ingredients and she can proceed to do the rest.
The tricky part of baking is mixing all the ingredients. Some recipes would require to gradually mix the ingredients while others would just ask you to dump everything in a bowl until the mixture is lump free. Thankful that this recipe requires the latter.
See, I told you mom I can do it!
I can see that you can. Good job Ach!
My lil’ Ms. JG’s favorite part was putting the strawberry jam in the mix. The smell was insanely good and according to her, it made mixing waaaaay easier.
48 years about 10 or 20 minutes of mixing, she was able to finally have a lump-free batter.
Scoop batter into each hole, filling until 3/4 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely before frosting.
The muffins smell and look good!
Here’s the thing, we were suppose to make vanilla buttercream icing but since I let lil’ Ms. JG mix and because I wasn’t able to read the instructions properly, we ended up having a watery vanilla buttercream icing instead. I thought about rushing to the supermarket to get the necessary ingredients so we can start over again but then my lil’ Ms. JG suggested we use cookie butter as icing instead. Brillz! Now why didn’t I think of that?!
We put a few scoops of cookie butter (we used Biscoff crunchy) into the piping bag and piped away!
So cool I’m like those bakers we watch on TV mom! She’s referring to Cupcake Wars. Heehee.
Yep, you sure look like one! 😉
A few minutes and a few muffins done, lil’ Mr. JG woke up from his nap and saw how much fun his Achi was having, so he asked if he can join the fun as well. So he did.
Strawberry Muffin with Cookie Butter. Looks complicated to do but it’s really pretty easy. So easy that my 5 year old did it by herself.
Another magical easy, peasy snack. Surprisingly, cookie butter icing works well with strawberry muffin!
So proud of my lil’ Ms. JG for baking this! Now she and her brother are more excited to prepare their snacks all because they had fun doing it the first few times. The recipes I’ve shared using Maya Pancake & Baking Mix and Maya Cake Flour are easy to do and can really ignite the imagination of your kids. Cooking or baking with your kids is a great way to teach them independence and at the same time let them have more appreciation when it comes to food preparation.