When apples are in season I crave them and eat them everyday. To start the day right we should all eat breakfast. These muffins are healthy and delicious and they pair well with Minute Maid Orange Juice.
Minute Maid 100% Fruit Juice has teamed up with Breakfast Clubs of Canada to provide a wholesome start to the day for kids going back to school this fall. While many Canadians consider breakfast to be a given, one in 10 Canadian children are at risk of starting their day on an empty stomach. Eating breakfast at home can be a challenge for some children who are living in poverty, travel long distances to get to school, or have working parents. But experts attest that for children to grow, learn and develop – and to make the most out of their busy days – they need a wholesome morning meal.
Many children have come to depend on school breakfast programs, especially those who are unable to eat breakfast at home. For the past 15 years, Breakfast Clubs of Canada and the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec, along with corporate partners such as Minute Maid, have been dedicated to providing services and funding to more than 1,000 school breakfast programs across Canada . These programs not only feed hunger, but also have a positive impact on students’ productivity and success. In fact, teaching staff have reported at least 30 minutes more effective teaching time, per day, as a result of the breakfast programs in their schools.
This fall, Minute Maid is happy to once again be supporting Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Club des petits déjeuners du Québec with a commitment of $1.5 million dollars’ worth of 100% juice over the next three years. “Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a vital organization that many members of the community rely on,” said Angie Balian, Vice President of Marketing-Juices, Coca-Cola Ltd. “We are thrilled to support this organization and hope Canadians will join us in our philanthropic endeavor.”
Thanks to Minute Maid’s support this year alone, Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Club des petits déjeuners du Québec will be able to provide more than 119,000 Canadian school children with a balanced breakfast. “We really rely on the support of corporate partners such as Minute Maid,” said, Daniel Germain, President and Founder, Breakfast Clubs of Canada. “Their commitment is instrumental to our success and ability to provide food to children who otherwise wouldn’t eat breakfast before school.”
To date, Coca-Cola in Canada has donated over $5 million dollars in product donations and financial support, helping to support over 1,000 breakfast programs across Canada. More information about this partnership is available online at minutemaid.ca.
1/2 cup Robin Hood Multi-Grain Flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp chia seeds
3 Tbsp water
2/3 cup Almond milk
1/4 cup oil (I used Olivado Macadamia Nut Oil)
3/4 cup apples, peeled and shredded
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
(you can double the topping if you want)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp Oats
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
400 F, 15-20 min.
Makes 10 muffins