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Healthy Baby Oat Muffins

Baby muffins with different add-ins.

5 from 2 reviews

Made with just a few simple ingredients, these Healthy Baby Oat Muffins are a perfect first muffin to give to your baby or toddler. They’re made mini, perfect for little hands, and with minimal ingredients.

Ingredients

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  • ¼ cup smooth unsweetened apple sauce (see note for other options)
  • 1/4 cup oat milk
  • 1 egg (see note for egg free option)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons avocado oil, or melted coconut oil or butter
  • ½ cup, plus 2 tablespoons (75 grams) oat flour
  • 11/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup add-ins: grated carrot, grated apple, ½ smashed banana, blueberries, etc

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a 12 cup mini muffin tin with silicone or parchment paper liners. Then spray the liners with a cooking spray, such as this avocado spray.
  2. In a large bowl add apple sauce, milk, egg, maple syrup and avocado oil and whisk together. 
  3. Add oat flour, baking powder and salt and mix with a spatula until smooth.
  4. If you are using add-ins, fold them in now.
  5. Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full.
  6. Bake in the middle rack for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when touched

Notes

You can swap the applesauce here for greek yogurt or a baby food puree/pouch. Just be mindful about how the puree tastes since that flavor will likely come through in the final muffin. 

Want to make this without the egg? Increase the amount of milk to 1/3 cup, and add in 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Mix together the wet first, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes while the flaxseed hydrates.

Want to make a few different types of muffins at once? Divide the batter and then fold in your optional add-ins, then bake! The total recipe requires about 1/4 cup of add-ins, so if you are dividing the batter up, you’ll need a bit less.

Make sure you are using a mini muffin tin for this recipe and not a full-sized muffin tin. 

Want to make this in a blender? Go for it. The recipe works just the same made in a blender as it does whisking it.

If you don’t have oat flour, you can make this recipe by blending up 1/3 cup oats with the wet ingredients in a blender.

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