Last week was the last full week of August… or summer depending how you see it. Many are going back to school or coming back from vacation.
A lot of marvelous things happened last week like:
My Bachelorette party at Muse Paintbar. Thanks Katie aka EatSleepMomRepeat. And to answer your burning question, I am getting married September 3rd!My Gym gondala swings.Beach date with marvelous friends. A ton of free organic baby food jars from my coworker.And with all these jars, I needed an idea. So I thought of a marvelous one; “why not use them in my toddler muffins instead of yogurt?” Okay well it didn’t go like that. I ran out of yogurt and really wanted to make them for Samantha for the week ahead.You can use any baby food jar that has banana and grains, sweet potato or pumpkin’d one. If you don’t have a baby or baby food jars, feel free to use pumpkin puree instead.#Pumpkineverything season is coming after all.Cinnamon & [Sweet Potato/ Banana & Grains/ Pumpkin] Toddler Muffins* [makes about 2 dozen mini muffins]:
- 3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I used this one)
- 1 cup oat flour (click here to make your own)
- 1/4 cup sugar (I used pure cane, feel free to use other)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (use cow’s or coconut too!)
- 1 Sweet Potato, Banana & Grains OR Pumpkin Baby Food Jar (4oz)
- 1 large egg
- 1 heaping Tbsp of Natural Peanut Butter (or your choice nut butter)**
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix together first five [dry] ingredients until combined. In a small bowl, mix together the almond milk, puree of choice, egg, peanut butter, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Add this wet mixture to the dry and stir until combined. Place about 2-3 tablespoons of muffin mixture into a muffin pan then bake for about 14-16 minutes or until lightly golden.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. These store great in the fridge for about a week and freeze well too.
Feel free to top with a little granola or add other toppings to your muffin and tailor it to your little ones!
I’m linking up with Katie for Marvelous in My Monday. Hope everyone has a fantastic week and happy early September!Question: What’s your favorite non-traditional baby food jar idea?
**Feel free to nix the nut butter all together, but I find the fat is better for the muffin. 😉