My kids love raisin bread. My son, who is all of 18 months old, loves to grab the bag of raisin bread and bring it to me, begging me with those sweet blue eyes. Sometimes this ritual is accompanied by lots of sounds that may or may not be his attempt to say “open”. I oblige him and hand over a piece, and he makes me smile by saying his version of thank you. It sounds a little bit like “doo-dooo”. And that always sends my daughter into fits of giggles.
This was our morning routine for months, but when we switched to an all natural diet to help control my daughter’s ADHD-like symptoms I had to say goodbye to our favorite breakfast convenience food. It occurred to me that I could not only make an all natural, real food version of our old raisin bread, but I could make it tastier too. These cinnamon raisin muffins have no artificial ingredients and are easy to mix together on Sunday nights so we have grab and go breakfasts all week. You can even double the recipe and freeze them for lunches or after school snacks too. I do that a lot with all my muffins, that way I always have a few options for last minute food emergencies. When you have two young kids those situations happen more than you can even imagine.