Leo has started to become a little bit of a ‘fussy eater’, so I started googling fun food ideas for toddlers that were also really good for them.
I came across a load of different muffin recipes that were jam packed with veggies and decided I’d make something from his favourite fruit, blueberries!
We hope you love them as much as we do!
Usually blueberry muffins are made with mashed bananas too, so if you’re not a fan of banana’s (like myself – queue the judgement haha!), then this is perfect for you!
With an applesauce sub and grated zucchini, these mini muffins (or large muffins depending on how you portion them) are jam packed full of nutrients and antioxidants! Not only are they healthy, but they are the perfect snack when you’re in a rush, or a lovely treat for a child!
Approx 40 Mins.. Makes 2o mini muffins
255g of applesauce (either shop bought or make your own: I used this recipe!)
75ml vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
300g grated zucchini
1 tbsp lemon zest
135g of sugar
395g all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1sp cinnamon (optional)
200g fresh blueberries washed (you can use frozen but I found fresh works better)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line two muffin trays with cases (either muffin cases or cupcake cases)
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl and mix well with the applesauce, oil and vanilla.
- Next add in the zucchini and lemon zest – use a wooden spoon to stir them in as they stuck to a whisk!
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon and mix, then add in the blueberries. This stops the blueberries from colouring the muffins.
- Add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir carefully, so that the ingredients are only just mixed.
- Spoon the mixture into your cases and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, rotating the trays after 10 minutes to allow them to cook evenly. Use a toothpick to check they are cooked by inserting it into the centre and checking it comes out clean.
- OPTIONAL: before cooking you can sprinkle the top of each muffin with a crumble topping, which you can make by rubbing flour, sugar and cold butter together.