It’s Easter Sunday!
Today, I celebrate the fact that the Bread of Life gave His so I could live mine!
In this life Jesus bestowed, my greatest joy is family – especially my two tiny nephews! Regularly, they visit for some full-on spoiling and FUN! Whenever we’re together, I’m poignantly reminded of the Scripture in which the Lord instructs us to teach our children about His ways while we meander through every aspect of our day.
“These words…shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 MEV
In my home, this looks like peaceful hymns playing in the background, Bible reading and memorization, and primarily keeping the boys alongside to conversationally connect our cute, toddler activities to Bible principles. Amazingly…they learn. Even more amazingly…they retain! Any mom, aunt or grandma can attest that little ones grow quickly and those first years are foundational in training them up to:
- Love God
- Love Themselves
- Serve Others
a ‘tiny toddler missionary’
Purposing to teach the little guys to serve others, a ‘tiny toddler missionary’ joined my efforts to deliver gifts of Honey Millet Muffins to our neighbors and invite them to church for Easter. My heart flooded at the sight of my nephew’s smile, avid participation and enthusiasm! What a precious child! Together, we used freshly-milled bread as a means to share the Real Bread, the Living Bread…the Bread of Life!
How beautiful are the feet of him who brings good news! Isaiah 52:7 MEV
That’s a long introduction to a no-nonsense, yummy muffin recipe; here ya go!
Honey Millet Muffins
- 2 1/4 cups freshly milled flour (hard red or hard white)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda (non-aluminum)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or two, if you love vanilla!)
- 1 cup buttermilk, kefir or yogurt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup olive oil, butter or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey (scant)
- 1/3 cup millet
Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add wet to dry. Gently incorporate until there are no lumps. Drop by using a 1/4 measuring cup into oiled or paper lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for about fifteen minutes, maybe less. The millet lends a sweet crunchiness. Makes one dozen muffins.
This recipe, adapted from Sue Becker, is easily doubled and simple enough for your children to bake!
With love and butter,