It all started with a picnic in our dramatic play space with a few of the children. This is what we overheard:

“Who wants a muffin?”
“I had a blueberry muffin before.”
“Do you have real muffins?”

Together we posed the question, “If we were to make muffins in our class, what kind should we make? Off to brainstorm we proceeded. Take a look at some of the ideas the children brought forth.

When the big day arrived, it was time to bake banana chocolate chip muffins. We started by exploring all the ingredients needed for our recipe.


We counted out the bananas into the bowl and mashed them up and then added the sugar.


Next we added the flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips and everyone had a chance to mix it up. Into the muffin cups and off to the oven they went.


While the muffins were baking, we had circle time, sang some songs about muffins, and talked about enjoying our muffins. The children thought it would be nice to eat our muffins outside “picnic style.”

5 Little Muffins
Five little muffins and the bakery shop
Nice and round with some chips on top
Along came (name) with his money one day
He bought one muffin and took it away.
(repeat counting down until no more muffins at the bakery shop)

We headed outside with our muffins and enjoyed them all together in the sunshine.

Below is the recipe we used if you want try making them at home.

Until next time,
Julie and Carmen

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
3 bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Mash bananas, add sugar and oil and stir well. The sugar will break down the bananas to a liquid. Leave a little lumpy. Mix flour and baking soda together and add to banana mixture. Stir until combined. The mixture will be thick. Add chocolate chips. Spoon into muffin pan with paper liners. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until done.


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