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Healthy Toddler-Friendly Mini Muffins

These Healthy Toddler Friendly Muffins are a great snack for kids because they're sweetened only with fruit and they're full of vegetables and whole grains
Course Snack
Cuisine Baking, Healthy
Keyword Healthy Toddler-Friendly Mini Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 mini muffins
Calories 55kcal
Author Chrissie Baker (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large carrot approximately 3/4 cup grated
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 mashed bananas (approximately 3/4 cup) or 2 mashed bananas and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin.
  • Add the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • To a separate bowl add the eggs and whisk them with a fork to break up the yolks. Add the canola oil, the grated carrot, the grated zucchini and the mashed bananas and mix with a spoon until all the wet ingredients are combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and fold everything together using a rubber spatula just until no streaks of flour remain.
  • Drop about a tablespoon of the muffin batter into each of the prepared mini muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for about 18-22 minutes or until the muffins are a nice golden brown.
  • Remove them from the oven and from their tin and let them cool completely on a cooling rack before enjoying!
  • This recipe makes about 30 mini muffins, but I usually make 24 mini muffins for the kids and 3 regular sized muffins for my husband and I to enjoy.

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Notes

If you want to make this recipe in regular sized muffin tins, you should bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit  for 32-35 minutes or until they are golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out fairly clean. 
These muffins are very moist because they contain a lot of fruit and vegetables(because they are made for toddlers and people who are limiting their intake of refined sugars). Therefore they are softer and more moist than normal muffins that contain high amounts of sugar. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg