Recipe: Avocado, banana and apple mini muffins for baby

Hello! So my little gal has become quite the eater. And that has left me scrambling to find ideas of what to give her for snacks that don’t make a massive mess. Sometimes I’m not always near her high chair, so I want something that is portable, somewhat not messy, and above all tasty and healthy for my baby!

Here we have it – a muffin recipe for baby (well for those who are at the stage of eating little chunks of food). These muffins are so neutral tasting that I thought that my baby wouldn’t like it! But quite the contrary – she devoured two of them right away! I think these muffins would be a great vehicle for a nut or seed butter or a chia seed jam.

Avocado, banana and apple mini muffins for baby

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of flour (whatever you want to use – I used just your run of the mill plain flour)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup of avocado (I used the frozen avocado from PC, thawed of course)
  • 1 shredded apple (any kind, I used gala)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of cashew milk – or whatever milk you use

How to:

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl (including the hemp hearts). In another bowl, mix banana, avocado and apple into a mush. Add the egg and the milk to the banana mixture. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Fill a mini muffin tin (greased, or use parchment paper liners). Bake for 15-18 minutes. If you use liners, wait for the muffins to cool completely or else the liners will stick to the muffin. Will last in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month.

For some reason, I want to make sure that my baby gets enough fat in her diet. Fats are so good for so many systems of the body, and brain health – which is crucial for my baby right now as she is learning so much!

Author: Jackie

Jackie is a certified holistic nutritionist (with the Alive Academy out of Richmond, B.C.) in her spare time. Full-time she works in an office (like many of you!) and is always looking for ways to make her busy life happy and healthy. She is a mom to 2 lovely daughters, and a wife to a picky-eater husband who always keeps her on her toes when she is creating healthy recipes.

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