Sunday, November 30, 2014

Toddler-friendly Whole Wheat Banana Raspberry Oatmeal Mini Muffins

Shira is a great eater and has really mastered the major food groups- fruits, veggies, dairy, and meat, but her meals were getting kind of repetitive (how would you feel about eating fruit and yogurt every morning for breakfast?) and I wanted a good way to add more whole grains.  I searched out some healthy muffin recipes that would be toddler friendly- ie. low sugar, low salt, no oil and high whole grains.  I found this recipe on and modified it to make it even healthier.  I think it would be a good starter recipe to add whatever berries, or eventually nuts, I have on hand.  Shira liked them and I did too!

 Toddler-friendly Whole Wheat Banana Raspberry Oatmeal Mini Muffins

Wet Ingredients:
1 egg
1 1/3 C mashed ripe banana
1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:
1/3 C whole milk plain yogurt (can substitute applesauce here)
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 C quick cooking oats
3/4 C raspberries, cut into halves or quarters

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Whisk together dry ingredients and wet ingredients in two separate bowls. Gently fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients.  Lightly spray 12 regular or 24 mini muffin cups with non-stick spray and divide batter evenly.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack.