This recipe is super easy and toddler friendly with healthier ingredients and fun textures! My toddler has been the pickiest eater lately and finding anything Sloan will gladly consume is next to impossible. Thankfully muffins seem to be one thing she will not turn down. I also wanted to make her some that would not have quite so much sugar in them and utilize flavors that I know she likes at the moment.
There are so many fantastic toddler friendly recipes out there and many of them have clever ways to hide veggies or even fruit for those especially difficult palettes to please. This is just the one I put together for Sloan. They are yummy by themselves or I’ve included some delicious options for fun toppings.
1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 cup organic oats (love purely elizabeth oats)
1/3 cup (local if possible) honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup almond milk (or whole milk)
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted and slightly cooled)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 bananas, mashed (3 small to medium or 2 large)
Preheat oven to 400F and grease or line a 24-cup mini muffin tray with liners, I use these
paper liners if I’m taking them to a party or event. If at home, I just grease the pan as needed.
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In a another mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, honey, milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract together.
Add the mashed bananas to the egg mixture and stir until completely mixed.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixing bowl and stir gently until combined.
I use a 1 ounce scoop to get equal amounts into each muffin tin. My favorite one can be purchased here.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the tops are golden. Remove to a rack to cool.
Optional: Once cooled, heat up 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 20 seconds at a time until melted. Dip the top of the muffin lightly in the chocolate, then dip in either crushed organic animal crackers or coconut flakes. Dark chocolate would also be a great option and the toppings are really up to you. Have fun with them and your toddler will be sure to love the different textures.