The Muffin Man

Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man?Yes, I know the muffin man, he lives on Davey Lane!

I had dinner with some of my girlfriends on Friday night. Most of us are now officially mothers so we have our little tots to always talk about. Only two of us are stay-at-home moms, and most of them will tell you that I was probably one of the least likely to be a stay-at-home mom, but I’ve taken to it like a moth to flame.

I told stories of what Davey and I do together and how it’s fun for me to do things with him that seem just so traditional and June Cleaver-ish.

One thing Davey and I love doing is baking muffins, and I don’t mean the instant muffins you buy at the store for $1. If I’m going to do something, then I’m going all out.

Today, we made homemade apple muffins and what a great time we had. The most cumbersome part of the whole thing is actually peeling and dicing up the apples, but once that’s done then it’s all fun and games in our kitchen!

Diced apples
Diced apples

Davey jumped right into his first role which was to line the muffin pans with cupcake papers. It’s a great learning exercise for him as well.


Davey lining the muffin pans.
Davey lining the muffin pans.


After that was done, I began mixing the ingredients and once again was able to enlist Davey’s help. As you can see he enjoyed his tedious roll of putting the diced apples in the mixer. He hasn’t quite mastered the understanding that picking up more than one at a time is much faster. After each diced apple he dropped in, he’d clap his hands with such a sense of accomplishment.

Putting the apples into the mixer.
Putting the apples into the mixer.

I’m enclosing a copy of the recipe as well, for any of you who made want to do this with your little ones. I guarantee your significant others will be impressed and it makes for a good bonding experience as well.


apple muffins



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