I’ll be honest I didn’t ever think about adding baby food into anything until recently, but provided your baby likes purees and is accustomed to the taste I think they are such a fun easy and creative way to make treats for them . It’s perfect for slightly older babies or if your wanting to try more of a baby led weaning approach.
For this recipe I used a brand of baby food that I already knew my baby loved. All organic natural ingredients from Bubs Australia. Although technically I think any purees pouch would work I tried using a pouch that contained apple so it acted like applesauce in the muffins. Pureed pumpkin or sweet potato would also work great for sweet or savoury muffins.
My one year old absolutely gobbled these up! He loved them! They make quite a big batch , enough for a normal muffin tray and a mini one. I froze the left overs and pull them out whenever he’s not too keen on whatever I’m giving him for breakfast and give him some of these muffins with fruit and coconut yogurt instead. Always a winner . If you want to keep them completely gluten free use gluten free oat flour . Also you can omit the nuts if your worried about allergies or chocking. My Bub does ok with them now but I definitely would not have given him any when he was younger so just do what you think is best !
|Vegan Baby Food Muffins|| |
- 1½ cups wholemeal spelt flour or oat flour
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 Bubs Organic strawberry pear quinoa baby food pouches
- 1 cup almond or soy milk
- ¼ cup walnuts and sultanas (optional)
- Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda.
- Squeeze in baby food pouches
- Pour in almond milk and mix to combine well
- Add optional walnuts and sultanas
- Divide mixture evenly in muffin tray ( it will make enough for 1 and a half trays )
- Bake for 20 minutes at 180 C or until tooth pick comes out clean