I have a special treat for you today! While I’m busy preparing the house for Camp Dixon 2012 (or family visiting, whatever you want to call it) and as a special reminder of to link up for next Thursday’s Munchkin Meals, I’m having my friend, Kelly, from New Leaf Wellness share a toddler-approved recipe with you. Kelly focuses on helping moms to get healthy and happy by helping them learn to balance motherhood and healthy lifestyle.
Take it away, Kelly!…
I love when my toddlers join me in the kitchen to cook and bake. My girls are 3 years old and 17 months old, and I want them to grow up eating homemade meals (most of the time) and knowing how to cook.
When we make a recipe that includes fruits or vegetables, I want to share the recipe with every mom who I know so they can make it too. Is it possible to ever have too many recipes for toddler-approved healthy meals and snacks?
We always have a lot of fun making these mini muffins, and I know your family will like them too.
Toddler-Approved Banana Mini Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups mashed bananas (or any mashed/grated fruit and vegetable combination that your family likes)
- ·30 mini cupcake liners or cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line mini muffin pans with mini cupcake liners or spray with cooking spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine water and butter. Add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir in banana.
3. Fill each mini muffin cup about 3/4 full.
4. Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cook completely.
5. Store in refrigerator or freeze up to 3 months.
Yields: 30 mini muffins
What’s your favorite toddler-approved healthy meal or snack? Bonus points if you share a link to the recipe!