Baby Led Weaning Veggie Muffins

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We are continuing to add Chickadee’s menu options and the list is getting quite long. I can’t believe how fast she is growing up and how quickly she has begun eating like a “big girl!” We are trying out best ensure she is a good eater and a healthy eater, even going as far as to give her things her mama doesn’t enjoy, like lima beans, because I know they are good for her! 

However, I know there will come a day when she doesn’t want to eat her veggies, so I am starting to prepare now. I’m getting sneaky folks, these delicious muffins contain both carrots and zucchini! And she is already eating them. Or should I say devouring…

And I must admit I usually eat one too! They are so delicious. We all need our veggies, right?

Flax Veggie Muffins
Yields 24
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
  2. 3/4 cup flaxseed meal
  3. 3/4 cup oat flour (I just throw old fashion oats in the food processor)
  4. 1/2 brown sugar
  5. 2 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 2 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1 cup pureed or shredded carrots
  9. 1 cup shredded zucchini
  10. 2 cups shredded apple
  11. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  12. 2/4 cup almond milk
  13. 2 eggs
  14. 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients and then add in the carrots, zucchini, and apple.
  3. Mix the liquid ingredients
  4. Combine the dry and liquid ingredients
  5. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before serving
Adapted from Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal Package Recipe
Adapted from Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal Package Recipe
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So after reading the ingredient list you might be asking, what is flaxseed meal? I know I was. I did a little research and basically flaxseed is the bomb when it comes to nutrition. It is high in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants. **And on a side note, it is great to add to waffle/pancake mixes and smoothies! If you decide to add the flaxseed meal to your recipe do yourself a favor and ask a nice employee at your grocery store where they keep their flaxseed, if your store is like mine, it won’t be where you think!

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I usually half the recipe when I whip these veggie muffins up, so I end up with 12 big muffins or 24 small. You can leave a few out and freeze the rest for later. Then when you are in a pinch to feed your little one, just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds or so, allow to cool, and let them enjoy….or devour like Chickadee.

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Enjoy.

And if you are looking for other foods for your wee little ones, check out these baby pancakes, my roasted banana and pear puree, and how to make a week’s worth of baby food in one hour!

 

Comments

  1. Smart idea to stick the veggies in a delicious muffin!
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  2. We love flax muffins over here!
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  3. So neat! Little Jack is not a big fan of baby food on a spoon but he loves to feed himself. I’ll have to try these out! Just what I needed!
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