Baby Led Weaning Veggie Muffins
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?
- 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 3/4 cup oat flour (I just throw old fashion oats in the food processor)
- 1/2 brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup pureed or shredded carrots
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 2 cups shredded apple
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 2/4 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all the dry ingredients and then add in the carrots, zucchini, and apple.
- Mix the liquid ingredients
- Combine the dry and liquid ingredients
- Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool before serving
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!
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.