THURSDAY IN THE KITCHEN
HEINZ BAKED BEAN MUFFINS
This morning the boys were in The Kitchen making Heinz Baked Bean Muffins. Baked Bean Muffins make a great snack for children or adults on the go. These are also perfect as a lightweight snack or for teenagers before doing any exercise.
Each one of these baked bean muffins is filled to the brim with baked beans and the cheese bursts through in each and every bite! The recipe below is ideal for you to make with your children.
IF YOU FANCY HAVING A GO YOURSELF HERE'S THE RECIPE
READY IN: 25 Mins
- 160g self-raising flour
- ½tsp baking powder
- 120ml full-fat milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 45g butter, melted
- 220g can of baked beans in tomato sauce
- 60g mature cheddar, grated
Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
You could either ask your child to grease the muffin tray liberally or they could use muffin paper cases instead.
Ask your little helper to sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, a little at a time.
Place the butter into a small microwaveable bowl and heat in the microwave until the butter has melted. Put the bowl to one side while you turn your attention to the milk and egg.
It can be quite tricky for children to pour milk from a heavy milk bottle, so some assistance will be required here. You can pour the milk into the measuring jug together!
If you have a keen egg cracker, then grab a small bowl and let your child crack in the egg. give the egg a quick whisk with a fork.
Using a wooden spoon or balloon whisk, make a well in the centre of the flour, then pour in the milk, beaten egg and melted butter. Children will love stirring the muffin mixture and the great thing is that lumps are to be encouraged; it only needs to be mixed until just combined. An overworked mixture will result in a tough, dense muffin.
Open the can of baked beans for your helper. They can use a spoon to scoop out the beans and sauce into the mixing bowl. While they are busy you can get on with grating the cheese.
Stir the baked beans and grated cheese into the mixture, being careful not to over mix. now spoon the orange tinted mixture into the awaiting muffin tin.
Place the tray into the hot oven and leave the muffins to cook for approximately 20-25 mins. The muffins will not rise a great deal due to the baked beans but should lift to the tops of each muffin hole and turn a rich golden colour.
Once cooked take from the oven and tip out on to a wire rack to cool.