Help Your Furry Pal Grover Find the Broccoli Trees
        Step 1: Things You'll Need
        Step 2: Turn Up the Heat
        Step 3: Prepare the Trees
        Step 4: Mix It Up
        Step 5: Count and Stir
        Step 6: Wet and Dry
        Step 7: Spoon It Up
        Step 8: Plant the Trees
        Step 9: Hide the Trees
        Step 10: Bake and Serve
        Step 11: Dig In Everybodeeeee!

        Ingredients

        • 1 small broccoli, in florets
        • 2 tsp baking powder
        • 2 tbsp water
        • 1 tsp salt
        • 1 cup all-purpose flour
        • 1 cup low-fat milk
        • 1 cup whole grain cornmeal
        • 2 eggs
        • 1/4 cup sugar
        • 1/4 cup butter, melted
          Prep Time: 10 min
          Cook Time: 15 min
          Makes: 12 haystacks
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        Help Your Furry Pal Grover Find the Broccoli Trees

        These muffins are like hide-and-seek in the kitchen! Kids will love finding the surprise "tree" in every "haystack."

        Step 1: Things You'll Need

        Gather these ingredients to make Grover's Broccoli Trees in Haystacks.

        Step 2: Turn Up the Heat

        Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease 12 standard (2 1⁄2 inch) muffin cups, or line with paper baking cups.

        Step 3: Prepare the Trees

        Place the broccoli and water in a microwavable dish. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

        Step 4: Mix It Up

        Mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
        Little Hands Tip: Point out that these are all dry ingredients.

        Step 5: Count and Stir

        Stir together the milk, eggs, and butter in a medium bowl.
        Little Hands Tip: Count each stir. How many stirs does it take until blended?

        Step 6: Wet and Dry

        Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
        Little Hands Tip: Talk about how wet and dry are opposites.

        Step 7: Spoon It Up

        Stir just until moistened. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each of the muffin cups.

        Step 8: Plant the Trees

        Place one piece of broccoli (a "tree") in each cup.
        Little Hands Tip: What color is broccoli? What other vegetables have the same color?

        Step 9: Hide the Trees

        Spoon additional batter into each cup, filling them about 3⁄4 full.

        Step 10: Bake and Serve

        Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack. Serve warm.

        Step 11: Dig In Everybodeeeee!

        Enjoy these hide-and-seek treats like your pal Grover does! Broccoli should always be this much fun!

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