Sunday, 30 August 2015

Baby Friendly Finger Food Recipe - 3. Muffins. Apple, Carrot and Banana.

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Muffins cooling on rack
Apple, Banana and Carrot Muffins

When I started looking after Bear for whole days at a time I quickly found that my repertoire of finger foods was severely lacking. Toast for breakfast and chipped carrots and broccoli for lunch was neither very healthy or adventurous. We were still trying to fatten Bear up so I wanted something that had lots of goodness in it and he could feed to himself. 

I thought muffins would make an easy breakfast or snack and searched the internet for recipes. Most of them contained sugar or honey or both. I wanted a recipe that would be sweetened by the ingredients, like carrots or apples and then I found Mother Down Under's recipe for sugar free apple, banana and carrot muffins. Just the thing I was looking for. 

Only problem for me was that it was in cups and I needed grams and I didn't have any iron enriched baby porridge. So this is my adaptation of the recipe.


1 whole egg or 2 yolks
100ml oil
2 tablespoons whole milk
130g self raising flour
1 Oatibix crushed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 apple grated
1 carrot grated
1 banana mashed


Mix flour, Oatibix and cinnamon in a bowl

flour, cinnamom and Oatibix in bowl

Add grated carrot and apple and mix together.

Grated carrot, grated apple, flour, oatibix and cinnamon in a bowl

Whisk egg with the oil

beaten egg and oil in bowl with paddles of whisk

Mash banana and then add milk

white bowl with mashed banana and milk

Add egg mixture and banana mixture to the dry ingredients, stir and spoon into a muffin tin or tray. I used a silicone tray so it did not need lining. I filled each one about 3/4 full. 

Bake at 200C/180C fan for about 35 to 40  minutes. They are cooked when a skewer comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack. These freeze really well and can be defrosted in the microwave in seconds.


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