It's not until you actually become a parent that you're truly able to realize just how formidable a job it is. Between work, school, activities, friends, and various family commitments, it's enough to make your head spin. Simply getting food on the table for everyone 2-3 times a day can be an immense challenge.
Growing up, my mom prepared most of our meals from scratch, but she always kept a box of one kind of mix or another handy in the cabinet to make her life easier. When warm blueberry muffins came out of the oven I may not have known exactly how they were prepared, but I knew that she had made something for us with a lot of love.
Being all too aware that it's not easy to consistently make every meal from scratch, I teamed up with Krusteaz to use some of their boxed mixes to create fun twists on what they were originally intended for -- for example, using pancake mix to make something other than just pancakes. As many of you probably know by now, I love taking something straightforward and incorporating a twist to turn it into something still simple, but totally unique.
Using Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake & Muffins Mix as a base, I played around and came up with these Crumb Cake Muffins Doughnuts. They're fluffy, golden, a major treat on winter weekends, and they only require two extra ingredients so they'll feel like they're totally from scratch. The best part is they take less than 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish, so the only thing that will be left for you to do is figure out what you're going to do with all the extra time you saved by making something delicious with a little help from a mix. I'm sure it won't be hard for you to come up with something!
Also I would love for you to join me online in my kitchen, December 14th from 1-3 PM EST/10am - 12pm PST to make five special, simple holiday recipes. We will also share great ideas for holiday gifts of food! Krusteaz is encouraging friends and family to get together for their own baking parties to get the holiday baking season started right! Just go to Krusteaz.com/holidays and I will see you there!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Krusteaz. All opinions shared are my own.