Apple Cheddar Muffins with Allégro for Kids on the Go

Apple Cheddar Muffins with Allégro for Kids on the Go

Whenever we ask parents on Facebook or Twitter what they’re looking for in upcoming posts, we know we’ll get certain responses. And I’m not just talking about the requests for a private chef or ways to get kids to wash their own dishes, although we get those, too. One of the top challenges for parents is that ominous time known as after school. The last bell rings and then the real crunch starts. You’re navigating homework, lessons, practices and games. Oh, and you’re navigating it with a tired, crabby, hungry kid in tow. Good times. Having healthy, portable snacks to hand over to your kid in the hours between after school and dinner can be the difference between a great afternoon and a complete meltdown.

Muffins are an easy snack but many recipes are not much healthier than cookies. And when you’ve got active kids, you want to make snacks count toward the day’s nutrition. When Allégro asked us to come up with a family-friendly recipe using their high-protein, low-fat, naturally low-fat cheese we immediately thought of a sweet and savoury muffin. We love the classic combination of  cheese with apples. And we really love knowing that we’re giving our kids a calcium and protein-packed snack exactly when they need it. A 30 gram slice of Allégro has 10 grams of protein (as much as an egg!) and only 9% milk fat. These muffins are really easy to whip up on the weekend and have on hand all week, either to pack in a lunch or to hand out after school.


photo by Ashely Van Der Laan

Apple Cheddar Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup grated apple

Method

Preheat your oven to 375.

Line muffin tins with baking cups.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and 1 1/4 cup of grated cheese.

In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter and grated apple. Pour the liquid into the flour mixture. Stir until just blended. Don't over mix the batter or your muffins will be tough.

Scoop 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into each lined muffin cup. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

For more recipes ideas and information, visit Allégro and follow Fromage Allégro on Facebook.

This post is sponsored by Allégro but the opinions in it are our own.

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