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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

4 Grab and Go Muffins For School Lunch Box (with Recipe)

This school year I've been packing muffins quite often for Nikolai's school lunch. I'm definitely not a morning person, and we have to wake up way earlier since school starts earlier. You'll never find me waking up earlier than I have to, standing in the kitchen baking or cooking in the wee hours of the morning. Most days I'll pack his lunches the night before or he has to pack them in the mornings.

We usually make a batch of muffins during the weekend ( sometimes from scratch and sometimes from the box), eat some and freeze the remaining. They are super portable and will last in the fridge for days or in the freezer for months. They are especially great for busy mornings when you have to race out the door and need a grab and go breakfast, and perfect for the lunchbox, after school snacks or for anytime of the day.

4 Grab and Go Muffins For School Lunch Box (with Recipe)

Below are just a few lunch ideas with muffins included.

4 Grab and Go Muffins For School Lunch Box (with Recipe)

These ham and cheese casserole muffins are our favorite muffins lately, we have made them so many times that I remember the recipe by heart now, lol.


3–4 pieces whole wheat bread, torn into small pieces
3–4 slices deli ham, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin tin well.
  • Drop bread pieces evenly in muffin tins until they come about 2/3 of the way up the tin.
  • Sprinkle ham pieces evenly in each tin.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly in each tin.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, ground mustard, and pepper.
  • Pour egg mixture evenly in each muffin tin.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through the middle.
  • Enjoy!!
Bento lunch 1: A couple of ham and cheese muffins from the fridge
(Nikolai doesn't mind eating them cold, but you can also heat them up and drop them into a thermos if you prefer them hot), a granola bar, organic baby carrots and seedless grapes.

4 Grab and Go Muffins For School Lunch Box (with Recipe)

These blueberry muffins are from the box, follow the instructions on the box and it's so easy and turned out tasty.

Bento lunch 2: A couple of blueberry muffins from the fridge, just pop them in the lunchbox with a granola bar and a cheese stick in the main compartment. Sides are apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon ( Nikolai's favorite way of eating apples) and seedless green grapes.

4 Grab and Go Muffins For School Lunch Box (with Recipe)

It's pumpkin season once again, and we love everything pumpkin! Of course we had to make some pumpkin muffins.
There are so many recipes out there, almost all are quite similar, but this one works for me, it's simple and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand.


2 cups Pumpkin Pancake mix
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Pam non-stick cooking spray or muffin cups.

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • In medium bowl, stir together pancake mix until moistened. Do not over-mix.
  • Spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin pan, filling ¾ full.
  • There is enough batter to fill one dozen muffin wells.
  • Bake at 350º for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!!
Bento lunch 3: A pumpkin pancake muffin, string cheese, granola bar, crackers, nitrate free ham roll-ups in my favorite silicone cup, organic baby carrots and an organic apple.

4 Grab and Go Muffins For School Lunch Box (with Recipe)

Bento lunch 4: Turkey and cheese wrap, a couple of blueberry muffins, a granola bar, apple slices with sprinkle of cinnamon, grapes and crackers.
All of these lunches are packed in our Easylunchboxes container.

Do you have a favorite muffin recipe?

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