Firstly, not all muffins are created equal. These are not your typical high fat, high sugar "treat". They are less than 6g fat per serve; considered low salt and low sugar.
So, because nothing goes to waste in our house, we bake! If we don't eat or up-cycle it as another dish it, it goes to the worms or the dog! My son brings home the apple he never finishes for lunch - it goes straight into the "to be stewed" pile - perfect for muffins or puree fruit.
Pears are in season & I had some going to waste, so I thought I would try them in a lunch box snack.
We love a muffin for our lunch box or just to have on hand for a park picnic. Muffins can be a healthier option than many a snack option and compared to white bread, there is no competition. This muffin offers filling fibre through the oats, weetbix & fruit with skin on; protein through the egg, flour & milk & as a package - the complex carbohydrates are great for a slow energy release.
Fruit & rooftop hives honey for sweetness means there is no compromise on taste.
One thing we as adults need to remember though, is that kids don't need super sweet. My children don't have much sugar in their diet's, so these muffins are well loved by them. When I taste them, I feel they "need some sugar". But that is because my taste buds are more "matured" & needing a little extra of the sweet stuff to really taste it.
Give them a try! Tell us what you think!
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