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Muffin and Cookie Recipes for Back to School


It seems like yesterday that I took this picture of Evan at the end of the school year. The summer has flown by and now we are less than 3 days away from the start of Grade 2. We are trying to shove every moment of summer in to the last few days but it has occurred to me that I have to start planning for that most dreaded of back to school chores….

Packing Evan’s lunch.

Yep. I hate it. He is SO PICKY when it comes to his lunch and everything is either too hot or too cold or too squishy or just plain icky. He ends up eating pita chips and hummus most of the year. True story.

While I can’t find many things he’ll eat for his “main dish”, it is easy to figure out what else to pack. A few cut up veggies and a homemade treat and he is happy. Here are some of his favorite muffin and cookie recipes for back to school.

Our Favorite Muffin Recipes –

Make muffins in a big batch and freeze. Defrost in the microwave for a super quick and easy lunch treat or snack.


Pineapple, Carrot and Golden Raising Muffins – These muffins are delicious and they make me happy that they are at least kind of healthy. Carrots are healthy, right?

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - Merry About Town

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – Evan loves these. Pretty much anything made with chocolate chips is his favorite.


Light and Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – This is the perfect recipe to use that lonely can of pumpkin puree in your pantry. Fall has arrived….bring on the pumpkin!

Our Favorite Cookie Recipes –

Big Soft Ginger Cookies - Merry About Town

Big Soft Ginger Cookies – Ginger cookies are a big hit around our house even though they don’t have any chocolate chips in them (see a trend?). These freeze beautifully as well.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Merry About Town

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – These are a big hit with adults and kids alike plus this recipe makes a LOT of cookies. Perfect to freeze for lunchbox treats.

Snickerdoodles - Merry About Town

Snickerdoodles – Snickerdoodles are a lovely old-fashioned classic. Evan and Dewey love these and hoover them down in no time flat.

Now I need to get in the kitchen and do some baking so I have lots of options for Evan’s lunch box. What are your favorite lunch box treat recipes?