Month: September 2017

Toddler Muffins (and I have a toddler now)

HI HELLO. Yes, I keep disappearing, but Baby Something has become Toddler Something and hoo boy, he’s a handful.

Did you know that toddlers either eat as much as a teenager or as little as a bird? And there’s no in-between? Toddler Something usually eats us out of house and home. I have no idea where the food goes because he’s super little. His bones? It’s a mystery.

These toddler muffins are great because you can put in whatever you have on hand and they still turn out. Toddler Something likes the spinach banana combo, so that’s what I usually do. He’ll eat two of these for every meal if I let him.

Toddler Muffins

1/2C molasses (or sugar, honey, etc.)
1/2C butter (or coconut oil)
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4.5oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained (and chopped, if you want)
1C flour
1t cinnamon
1/2t salt
1t baking soda
1/4C brewers yeast (optional)
1/2C currants, raisins, or cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.
Cream molasses and butter together. Add eggs, bananas, and spinach. Sift in flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda (and brewers yeast and/or fruit, if using). Scoop into a greased muffin tin (this makes 12 muffins almost exactly).
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Other fruit/veggie ideas:
Pureed butternut squash
Mashed strawberries
Mashed sweet potato