Rain Forest Muffins Double as Place Cards for Thanksgiving!

Fresh baked bread is always delicious at the Thanksgiving table.  You can have a little kid fun by baking it in muffin tins & then turning them into personalized place cards for your festive dinner table!

Rain Forest Muffins by Jodie Fitz

½ cup Price Chopper sugar

½ cup Price Chopper applesauce

¼ cup Price Chopper butter, softened

2 Price Chopper eggs

1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract

1 ½ cups zucchini, shredded

¼ cup carrots, shredded

¼ cup Price Chopper orange juice

2 cups Price Chopper flour

½ teaspoon Price Chopper baking soda

¼ teaspoon Price Chopper salt

½ teaspoon Price Chopper cinnamon

½ teaspoon Price Chopper baking powder

¾ cups Price Chopper raisins

Cupcake Liners

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla together.  Add in apple sauce, orange juice, carrots and zucchini.   Add in all dry ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Stir in the raisins.  Place the cupcake liners in the cupcake/muffin tin.  Fill each tin at least half full and bake until golden brown; approximately 25 minutes.

This recipe is a great way to teach children how to make sure that baked goods are fully cooked by using a cake tester (or knife with an adult present).  Insert the cake tester into the middle of the muffin; if it’s clean when you remove it then the muffins are fully cooked & if it’s not, it needs more time in the oven.

Note:  Making Rain Forest Bread is a great way to include vegetables in a fun flavor; its way more fun to eat Rain Forest bread rather than zucchini bread and this recipe has just an added twist in the mixture with ingredients kids love.  You can make these the day ahead and while you are busy finishing up Thanksgiving dinner, kids can make name cards and tape them to tooth picks to add to the festivities of the table.  We made our version of a Mayflower Ship out of Price Chopper paper bags.

Oh & if you are wondering what that other note in the picture above is???? It’s my littlest one writing everyone’s names in her version of Native American symbols (got to love the creativity – I know I do!)


 This is one of my Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Recipes – don’t forget to visit at www2.pricechopper.com/kids



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