Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Healthy Apple and Carrot Muffins for Babies

Poppy has never been one to shy away from food. She basically took to solids like a shark takes to a injured seal. So my problem has never been what to give her, it's more what ELSE can I give her?

I try to keep her food as healthy as I possibly can, she sometimes has a little treat but it's nothing crazy. One time she had two spoons of custard, party town everyone! So I was on the hunt for something different to make her for her lunch, rather than the usual avocado on bread.

When we were in Bali, I would steal some of the little muffins from the Buffet (I'm pretty hardcore) to give her as a snack and she absolutely loved them. She is at the age now where she is learning to actually feed herself, it's awesome but extremely messy. So I thought it would be good to make her some little healthy muffins, as they are nice and soft for her little gums to gnaw at but also she can pick it and break it apart to eat.

I found this recipe and made these little muffins and they were an absolute hit! She scoffed them down, I even made a sneaky batch for me and they were awesome. They are naturally sweetened with fruit so nothing in them to make you feel guilty! Everyone loves a guilt free muffin!

I thought I'd share the recipe with you guys just incase there were any other Mums out there searching for a lunch time idea, or even if you want to make them for your own lunch!

Apple and Carrot Muffins
Ingredients:

  • 1 Apple (grated)
  • 1 Banana (the riper the better)
  • 1 cup grated Carrot
  • 1/3 cup Apple puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil (melted)
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Spelt Flour
  • 1/2 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 Milk



Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F)
  • Line your tray with little muffin liners (Or big ones if you are making them for yourself).
  • Mix the melted coconut oil with the banana (mashed).
  • Combine with the grated Apple, Carrot, Apple puree, eggs and milk and make sure they are well mixed. 
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, Cinnamon, ground ginger, almond melt, walnuts and salt together. 
  • Pour the dry ingredients in with the wet and stir until well combined. 
  • Fill each muffin case to the top with mixture (you can sprinkle with desiccated coconut if you want a little extra flavour, I could put coconut on everything... except spaghetti... that'd be disgusting).
  • Bake for about 20-25 mins, but keep an eye on them because they can bake really quickly. 
  • Leave to cool for 10 mins and enjoy.
(The finished product. So small and yummy!)

I hope you guys enjoyed that little food-spiration for the week! I have a few more foodie posts I want to put up so keep you eyes peeled and your stomachs rumbling!
Until then, make sure to connect with me on social media to up to date with all the exciting things I'm doing like...decorating my Christmas tree and...listening to Christmas music near my Chirstmas tree... jealous? You're jealous...
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