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Pumpkin Baby Amazeballs

Let’s face it, Halloween usually means bag loads of treats when the children go a’knockin to trick or treat. While I don’t want to be the ruiner of all good things I do believe that it is just too much. So when my little ones asked me to let them have a Halloween party I wanted to make sure I was adding a bit of goodness (of course!). This is especially so for younger little ones, who don’t actually need all the sugary treats and are happy with a healthier treat.

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Pumpkin and chocolate might not be a combination you think would go well together, but I promise you it is delicious. These little balls of goodness are just that – full of goodness. Pumpkin is really high in beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A (great for eyes). It is also a really good source of Vitamin C, is high in iron and magnesium too as well as many other vitamins and minerals.

Refined Sugar-Free

There is only 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in 16 of these yummy amazeballs, making them really low in even a refined-free sugar. Reducing the amount of sugar is our children’s diets will really benefit their lives in the long term. While these little bites don’t taste super sweet, they are just perfectly balanced to still make them taste like a treat.

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Baby Weaning Treats

Babies don’t need lot’s of sugar in their diets, a piece of mango or pineapple is most definitely a treat in their eyes. These little balls are the perfect size for those little hands starting baby led weaning and they make a perfect baby led weaning treat too.

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We are making a huge effort to better ourselves here at Baby Led Feeding, so if you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook.

Aileen xoxox

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Pumpkin Baby Amazeballs

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook time

Servings

Makes 16 Balls

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Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin purée (roast pumpkin and blitz)
1 cups oats
1 cup desiccated coconut 90g or 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 bar good quality raw chocolate

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients with the exception of the chocolate to a food processor and process until it starts to come together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and leave in the fridge for about 1 hour to allow it to thicken slightly.
  3. Remove from the fridge, and roll into bite sized balls, then return to the fridge.
  4. Heat the chocolate in a bowl over some warm water until it melts, then dip each of the balls into the chocolate and return to the fridge to set fully.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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