Quick breakfast for six kids – Quick Moist Morning Glory Bran Muffins

I am beginning to get the hang of scheduling six kids. Ok, I have cut back on work. I have cut back on sleep. I have cut back on painting my nails. (Really I actually did this every two weeks when I was super single mom of three kids!)

I refused to give up on my 7am-730am mom time and the kids are all on board after 3 weeks of my consistent reminders that until the alarm goes off at 730 am no one is to get out of bed. Wondering what I do for half an hour ? I should be working out but no, I am curled up with a coffee reading a book.

muffins3My mom time results in needing to get six kids from bed to van in 45  minutes. I could give away all my secrets, but instead I will just share one. Quick breakfasts 101. Muffins. Muffins and more muffins with granola yogurt days in between. (ok I do actually make other quick breakfasts as well.)

Tomorrow morning the kids will be chowing down their daily fruit and veggie intake with mmmm Quick Moist Morning Glory Bran Muffins.

3 c. all purpose flour, sifted
2 c. unprocessed bran (actually 1 7/8 cup and 1/8 cup of flax meal)
2 c. dark brown sugar
4 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shredded coconut
Mix above ingredients in LARGE bowl

6 eggs
Whisk eggs in new bowl
1 c. vegetable oil
Whisk in oil

1.5 c. carrots, peeled and grated
1 cup fresh pineapple small cubes
1 green apple, peeled and grated
1/2 c. raisins (no rasions in here so Daryl will eat said muffin)
1/2 c. pecans, chopped coarse

Add to egg mixture

Pour wet ingredients into centre of dry ingredients and mix until moist.

Spoon into muffin tins (Lined with paper cups because no one like scrubbing muffin tins. Really I’d rather eat paper ;)

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes but check them at 18 minutes and make sure they aren’t done.

… because most likely your oven will be hotter then mine and then you will be setting the alarm off at some ungodly hour and wake all your kids. Resulting in cranky kids refusing to eat your muffins because

A. they are tired because you woke them up and
B. because burnt hockey puck morning muffins hold no glory:)

Look I actually took pictures – I love my new blackberry curve.


If you love the pottery that my non hockey puck muffin adorns be sure to check out the artists blog.

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Thank you so very much for the mention K.
I like the sounds of your Muffin recipe. Strangely I can nearly taste it as I read the ingredients.
As we speak the kiln is firing so I will have pretty bits to show off soon.
Blender drinks are a great thing for a large crew and they will never even know you fed them spinach in the shake if it has banana and various other “camo” fruits!
Be well