Sweet Veggie Loaded Muffins
Muffins are an absolute staple in baby led weaning recipes. Whether you’re looking for healthy toddler snacks and lunches or baby food ideas, they are simply brilliant to have on hand and the perfect base for nearly any food you’d like to introduce to your little ones. These veggie-packed mini-muffins are just the right size for tiny fingers to grasp, and like all of my recipes, they are refined sugar free. This recipe makes 32 toddler servings and bakes beautifully into regular-sized muffin tins, as well. So get those lunch boxes ready—sixteen of them, to be exact—and prepare the whole family for a treat!
When I say these muffins are loaded with veggies, I mean it. They are bursting with shredded courgettes (zucchini) and carrots, providing a generous helping of vitamins C, K, B6, riboflavin, and so much more. Fibrous apples and raisins marry seamlessly with the veggies, creating a naturally sweet, not savoury, muffin that will be a sure winner with the kids.
I was so pleased with the way this recipe turned out! Like my other baby led weaning muffins, they are soft and palatable for the littles, and thanks to a grabby husband, I had to bake a second batch. I may have eaten a few myself, too. 😀
With these muffins, I grate the courgettes, carrots, and apples first then set them aside to fold in later. Using a clean towel, squeeze as much juice from the shredded courgettes as possible to make certain your muffins rise to fluffy perfection.
It is important to apply the wet and dry baking rules in this recipe, so simply sieve your dry ingredients together, then combine your wet items in a separate jug. After that, you mix them, fold in your produce, bake for half-an-hour, and viola! You have delicious, healthy baby led weaning muffins that you, your littles, and everyone else will fall in love with!
This recipe is part of my Baby Food Series for Dunnes Stores. I have been so delighted to work with a client who truly believes in what I am trying to do here at Baby Led Feeding. We have so many amazing recipes coming your way over the next few months, as well as lots of events, so keep your eyes peeled!
All of the ingredients in these muffins are inexpensive and easily available. No crazy ingredients that you won’t know where to find and all available in-store.
If you want to see more baby led weaning muffin recipes then you should check these out: Healthy Pizza Muffins, Banana Lemon Walnut Muffins, Sweet Potato Chocolate Muffins, and Spinach, Goat Cheese and Thyme Muffins.
Lots of love,