Spiced Gingerbread Muffins are a great option for lunchbox baking. Quick to put together, perfect for freezing and highly portable, they tick all the boxes. Made with healthy spelt flour and unrefined sugars, you need feel no guilt if you enjoy one (or two, or three) yourself.
TOTAL TIME INVESTMENT: 30 MINUTES
Baking for children is really just an exercise in self-punishment sometimes. Create something you think is quite tasty, with flavours you know they like, and be prepared for nothing more than a shrug and a “They’re OK” for all your hard work.
Truth be told though, I did receive some constructive feedback from The Princess about this particular batch of spiced muffins:
“They could use a bit more spice”.
You will find a familiar thread in all of my baking recipes – I use a variety of unrefined sugars and I decrease the sugar content in my baked goods. My family don’t like overly sweet foods, and reducing the sugar often allows the other flavours to shine through.
If you are interested in learning how to reduce sugar in your own baking, I have put together an easy guide to help you out. You can grab the guide from my Resource Library by clicking the link below, or by requesting the library password at the end of this post.