By 9 months, Jin was in full swing of the finger food stage.
We’d done the chunky steamed veg, fruit and rice crackers, now it was muffin time! I went straight to Pinterest and amongst the MANY recipes on there, found this brilliant Apple Banana Carrot Muffins recipe from My Kids Lick The Bowl.
Batch Bake And Freeze
Muffins appealed to me because I could batch bake, freeze and heat one up in 30 seconds whenever Jin wanted a snack, or have it as part of his meal.
Muffins Are So Convenient
Whether Jin was at the weaning stage or older, these were great for on-the-go.
I’d pop a couple into a little tupperware and he could eat it by himself in the pushchair.
Cater for Babies & Toddlers
This recipe is perfect for babies in the weaning stage because the ingredients are pureed so the muffin is super soft and easy to digest.
As Jin approached 1 year old, I started to give him more textures in his food, so instead of pureeing, I kept the ingredients chunky for some bite.
Try This For Toddlers:
Apple – Dice into 1cm cubes
Carrot – Finely grate the carrot
Banana – Mash with a fork and keep it lumpy
Microwave the carrot and apple for 2 minutes to soften and continue with the recipe.
My Batch of Apple Banana Carrot Muffins
Soft, light and naturally subtly sweet, Jin absolutely loved these from the start and still eats them at age 1.5 years!
I still have no need to add sugar/maple syrup/dates or any other way you sweeten baked goods.