Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Homemade yummy mini Baby muffins!

Between my baby (I literally have her tugging and pulling on my pants and trying to grab my computer mouse as we speak lol), freelance graphic design work and other everyday things, I don't always have time to stop by here (which I would like to apologize for) but whenever I do something in my everyday life that I feel I should share, I try to do just that! :)

My little girl Ciara is 9 months and a half and has been eating more and more food lately and is enjoying a variety of them. I've started to change things up a lot more now since she gets bored of repeats, and since her appetite is increasing, I try to come up with some snack ideas as well. I made a snack today for her which she seems to love! They're organic whole wheat raspberry/zucchini muffins! I made them in a mini muffin tray so that they would be bite size and snack friendly. I froze most of them and just take out 1 or two the night before I plan on giving them to her so they're always super fresh, but I only need to bake them once in a while!

(I used mostly organic ingredients but it's not a necessity.)

• 1 cup organic raspberries
• 1 good size organic grated zucchini (a bit larger than a banana).
• 1/4 cup homemade unsweetened organic applesauce
• 1 1/4 cup organic whole wheat flour
• 3/4 tsp baking soda
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp brown sugar (you can remove this if you want zero sugar content)
• 2 large organic egg whites
• 2 tbsp unsalted butter
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• mini paper muffin liners for the tray

I preheated the oven at 350 f to start with.  I had pre made the applesauce by peeling, cutting and steaming my organic apples then puree them. I also softened my raspberries a bit in a small pan.

I added all my dry ingredients in a bowl and whisked them together. I then mixed my sugar and butter with a hand mixer. I added the egg whites, vanilla extract, apple sauce and raspberries and mixed (with the hand mixer). I then added the grated zucchini and hand mixed with a spatula. I then added the dry ingredients and mixed that in with my spatula as well. I filled my paper muffin cups and popped them in to the over for approx. 20-25 minutes.

My daughter really enjoyed these! Just make sure you feel comfortable feeding your child the ingredients in these muffins, and consult your pediatrician if your not sure.

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