Whether you have a special someone, children who love cute food, or just want to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, these muffins are the perfect breakfast treat. I noticed that most of the Valentine’s Day breakfast recipes out there were typically sugary and full of empty carbohydrates. These past few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about how cooking is truly an act of love. I’ve pondered the reasons I cook for the people in my life, and realized that it’s to make them feel loved, bring them joy, and to comfort them.
My conclusion then is that if I really care about them, I should feed them with healthful food made with whole ingredients that will nourish their bodies. But I also don’t want them to feel deprived, or even worse, think that healthy food is being forced upon them. That’s where the idea for this adorable muffin recipe came from. Beautiful chewy muffins made with whole wheat, cranberry applesauce and organic sucanat. Full of flavor, health, and love.I’m always searching for Valentine’s Day recipes, and especially recipes for kids to use in cooking classes. After making this batch of muffins, I decided to bring them to the house of some special friends we were visiting that evening. They have three children ages 2, 4 and 6.