July 24, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe
Your baby is finally exploring the world of solid foods, an exciting time for both of you. However, it’s difficult to decide on a wide variety of foods. Switch things up with muffins. Soft on the inside and slightly firm on the outside, they are great when baby is used to chewing. You can experiment with a variety of ingredients, especially fruits and vegetables. You can even make mini muffins for the perfect finger food.
Some muffin ideas include sweet potato muffins, oatmeal muffins, veggie muffins, fruit muffins (apple and bananas are always great!) and avocado muffins. You can even save muffins and eat them right out of the fridge, or warm them up if baby enjoys it better that way.
Kid-Friendly Veggie Muffins adapted from Food.com
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 -3 tablespoons honey (optional)
3 cups vegetables, pureed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray muffin pans or line with muffin papers.
Mix ingredients with electric mixer until well blended.
Fill muffins 2/3 full with batter.
Bake 25 minutes until or toothpick comes out clean.
Cool partially in the pan then remove to wire rack.
Store half in an air tight container. Freeze the other half. Microwave to defrost.