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When someone says the word HOLIDAY, what is the first thing you think about?
Is it a great time to relax all day? Maybe spend time with family and friends? Or maybe it’s let’s plan an adventure? For me all of these thoughts usually flow through my brain, but the FIRST thought is… what fun recipe can I make to celebrate?!
Whether it’s a fun breakfast food or a whole table full of pot-luck goodies, I love making new recipes to share with my family and friends around the holidays.
The Most Important Meal of the Day
When a holiday is upon us and the whole family is home, I enjoy making something fun to start the day off right.
Recently I cooked up some easy, fruity, and very patriotic looking, muffins that everyone loved. They only took a few minutes to put together and they tasted amazing.
Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this muffin mix as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
The ingredient list was simple:
- Enjoy Life Muffin Mix
- 1/4 cup oil – I used coconut oil
- 1 cup & 2 Tsp Water
- 1 cup small organic blueberries
- 1 cup chopped organic strawberries
Now I have never made an Enjoy Life Muffin Mix before, so I wasn’t sure how it was going to taste. I did however, LOVE that on a busy holiday morning, I only had to mix up a few ingredients. Less time spent in the kitchen is always a plus!
Almost Red, White & Blue
I chose the blueberries and strawberries in the hope of it looking a little ‘patriotic‘. We were celebrating Independence Day, so why not have a little ‘Merica in our muffins.
After a few minutes in the oven and a little time spent cooling down, the test taste began.
The muffins were light and moist, which I enjoy in a goof muffin. The blueberries and strawberries didn’t sink (yippe) to the bottom, so when you bite into them, you got all got all kinds of fruity goodness in there. And the taste..well, it was simply delicious. Not too sweet, not too dry, just good ole yummy muffin goodness.
Top 8 Common Allergen Freedom
Enjoy Life Foods Muffin Mix is free of most of your top food allergens. No wheat, no dairy, no peanuts, no tree nuts, no egg, no soy, no fish, and no shellfish. They are also made without any casein, potato, sesame and sulfites. Phew, that’s a lot of NO’s, but all good things for anyone that suffers from any food allergies.
For our family this covered the basis. One of my daughters is gluten allergic and I can’t do dairy, so the Enjoy Life Foods product line works great for us.
They Didn’t Last Long
The mix made a dozen muffins, all of which were a nice size. We usually don’t have muffins on a daily basis and I wasn’t sure if the family was going to like them or not. I was a little worried I may have a lot of muffins left over.
Yet, as I sit here typing out this post.. all of those yummy looking muffins pictured above, are all gone. So, I’m thinking they were a hit.
Finding easy to make recipes is always nice. Finding a healthy, allergy friendly boxed mix to make baking easier, is even nicer. Thanks Enjoy Life Foods!
How about you… what kind of goodies do you like making for your family celebrations? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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