Making Muffins with Teacher Alyssa
There are many benefits to cooking with young children. They can learn and practice tool use, measurement, and the science of cooking and baking! In this video, Teacher Alyssa provides an easy recipe that incorporates all of these aspects. Think of some of your favorite muffin toppings and get ready to make some simple oat muffins!
Length: 9:14; 2-8 years
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[00:00:09.910]Hi, Goldenrod families.
[00:00:12.270]This is Teacher Alyssa,
[00:00:13.650]and I'm here to show you guys a recipe
[00:00:15.840]that you guys can cook at home with your kids.
[00:00:18.346]I thought it would be pretty fun to share.
[00:00:21.030]So your ingredients that you're gonna need
[00:00:23.610]are some good old oats,
[00:00:29.670]four bananas that are peeled,
[00:00:33.560]some vanilla extract,
[00:00:36.740]and then you're gonna need what is called mix-in,
[00:00:39.240]so you can use chocolate chips, blueberries,
[00:00:43.540]we have some Craisins, or some cinnamon.
[00:00:47.880]So we're gonna be making some banana oat muffins.
[00:00:51.270]So the first thing that you're gonna wanna do is,
[00:00:53.810]first of all, wash your hands,
[00:00:55.240]and kids wash your hands too,
[00:00:57.310]preheat your oven to 350 degrees,
[00:01:01.080]and then we're gonna spray our muffin tin here.
[00:01:04.750]So what you're gonna do is just spray each little cup.
[00:01:19.510]Okay, so once that's done you'll just set that to the side,
[00:01:22.320]'cause you won't need it for awhile.
[00:01:24.280]And what I'm gonna do first is
[00:01:25.830]I'm gonna to mash up my bananas
[00:01:27.710]because I want them to be nice and soft.
[00:01:30.400]So I'm gonna use this masher,
[00:01:31.940]but you can also just use a fork if that's easier,
[00:01:36.330]and kids, this is something you guys can do.
[00:01:39.380]You guys can do this part.
[00:01:40.710]It's kind of hard at first, but once you get it going,
[00:01:43.470]they get down to a good consistency.
[00:02:04.800]Okay, so once you get all of the big pieces
[00:02:08.270]sort of meshed up and it looks pretty good,
[00:02:10.510]it's almost like a, sort of a baby food-looking consistency,
[00:02:18.330]like sorta like that,
[00:02:22.596]just gonna pour that into our big bowl here.
[00:02:24.350]So you're gonna wanna another big bowl.
[00:02:26.410]So a little bit bigger than this one,
[00:02:27.910]so put everything into,
[00:02:33.340]I'm gonna pour that in.
[00:02:39.010]And then what you're gonna do is measure your oats.
[00:02:42.480]So you're gonna need one cup, measuring cup,
[00:02:47.590]and you're gonna measure three cups of oats.
[00:02:54.280]So as you do this count with me, ready?
[00:02:59.590]We have one,
[00:03:12.340]and then you're done with your oats
[00:03:13.500]so you can put those to the side.
[00:03:16.610]And then next, what I like to do is
[00:03:17.780]just mix it all together to really get those oats
[00:03:20.180]and that banana mixed up,
[00:03:21.440]because one is pretty dry and one is pretty wet,
[00:03:24.610]so we wanna really make sure they get all mixed together
[00:03:28.850]to make our muffins.
[00:03:46.259]Okay, once you've got 'em sort of mixed up enough for now,
[00:03:48.950]you're gonna add in your vanilla extract.
[00:03:50.620]So you just need one teaspoon of this.
[00:03:52.380]So when a little itty bitty teaspoon,
[00:03:55.530]just to give it some more flavor.
[00:03:58.640]Fill that up and that, pour that in.
[00:04:03.727]And then we're gonna mix the rest of it all together.
[00:04:20.520]Oh, that means my oven is preheated,
[00:04:22.320]so you're gonna be ready to rock and roll pretty soon
[00:04:26.740]and put those in the oven.
[00:04:29.140]Okay, so once you get a pretty good consistency,
[00:04:31.840]it's like all mixed together enough,
[00:04:34.140]it's not too sticky, but it's not too dry,
[00:04:37.720]you're gonna pull on over that muffin tin
[00:04:41.790]that you just sprayed,
[00:04:44.140]and since these don't have any flour or anything in them,
[00:04:47.170]they don't need to rise,
[00:04:48.340]so what you're gonna do is you're gonna pour
[00:04:54.420]a little bit in each one to fill it up.
[00:05:00.590]So I'm just gonna fill all of those up.
[00:05:18.054]And they don't need to be perfect because as they bake
[00:05:20.250]they'll kind of even out anyways.
[00:05:22.940]So you don't have to worry about if,
[00:05:24.940]as your kids are helping you do this,
[00:05:26.580]if they get super messy that's okay.
[00:05:29.060]Nice thing about this recipe
[00:05:30.280]is that it doesn't have a lot of ingredients,
[00:05:33.280]so your kids can help you kind of pour this stuff in
[00:05:37.640]and it's a really fun experience.
[00:05:50.455]And I might not have quite enough to fill up all of this
[00:05:52.560]and that's okay.
[00:06:00.180]Looks like I have enough to fill about one or two more.
[00:06:22.950]All right, so I filled up about 10
[00:06:27.440]of my little cupcake tins.
[00:06:33.200]So now that you've got yours filled,
[00:06:36.640]what you're gonna do is add in your mix in.
[00:06:38.340]So another thing that you can do with the mix in
[00:06:40.580]is you can fill this about halfway through
[00:06:42.510]and then put them in.
[00:06:43.960]But what I'm gonna do is just put them in the top.
[00:06:45.710]So I'm gonna do a mixture of,
[00:06:48.940]some of them I'm gonna do blueberries.
[00:06:52.990]So I'm gonna just kind of squish them on top.
[00:06:57.150]So see how those are looking pretty full?
[00:06:59.160]And then I'm just gonna put the toppings on top.
[00:07:01.040]So I'm gonna do a mix of blueberries,
[00:07:04.440]'cause in my house we like a mix of different things.
[00:07:06.620]So we got some blueberries, we got some chocolate chips,
[00:07:13.600]and Craisins, and even cinnamon.
[00:07:15.930]So I'm gonna have to give these a taste
[00:07:18.640]when they come out of the oven.
[00:07:33.471]You can even mix the chocolate chips
[00:07:34.653]and the blueberries if you want.
[00:07:36.851]You have to kind of see what you guys like to do
[00:07:38.130]at your house.
[00:07:40.420]And I'm gonna try some cinnamon on top.
[00:07:42.060]So just a little sprinkle.
[00:08:01.950]Now, once you've got your toppings on,
[00:08:04.980]they'll look little like this,
[00:08:06.240]maybe a little bit different, pretty close,
[00:08:09.230]and you're just gonna pop it in the oven
[00:08:10.770]for about 15 to 18 minutes.
[00:08:13.120]So that's what I'm gonna do.
[00:08:26.970]And when they come out we'll have to just see
[00:08:28.630]what they look like.
[00:08:30.380]So these are gonna be really good for like a breakfast
[00:08:32.940]or like a good little snack in the middle of the day.
[00:08:36.730]I really like them a lot.
[00:08:37.990]And I hope you guys like them a lot.
[00:08:40.210]You guys'll have to let me know
[00:08:41.370]if you guys cook these at home, send me pictures or videos,
[00:08:45.090]it would be so cool.
[00:08:46.361]I wanna do some more cooking videos with you guys
[00:08:48.940]'cause I think this is a really cool time
[00:08:50.650]for all of you kiddos to cook with your parents.
[00:08:54.390]And I love cooking.
[00:08:55.960]It's what's been keeping me busy a lot lately.
[00:08:58.770]So yeah, I'll post a picture when they're done
[00:09:02.370]and I hope you guys liked this.
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