Toddler Hulk Muffins

Have I mentioned that my little is Batman? Well he is…but sometimes he likes to be other superheroes too, like Captain America or the Hulk and now he is totally into Ninja Turtles as well. Anyways, since my life seems to revolve around superheroes, it was only fitting to call these [super] yummy green and purple muffins, Hulk Muffins!

I know, I know, he is no longer a “toddler” but toddlers are sure to love these muffins, just like my…preschooler. I am having a hard time letting go ofย my little baby who just wanted to be held all day, isn’t three too early to be a big kid? He is such a strong and independent boy who is so full of life and is so adamant about learning new things, and doing everything by himself. He also doesn’t want to be called any of those mushy nicknames, like my baby or boo bear…the list goes on…sometimes I slip up and call him a mushy name, and he reminds me, “Mom, I am not a baby, I am a big kid.”

On to the muffins…

I haven’t made a “toddler” muffin in quite some time, but I really wanted to make something that didn’t have flour and contained fruits and veggies that could easily be tossed into a lunch-pail. I had just bought a big container of spinach and blueberries from Costco, which I immediately washed and froze in individual baggies for smoothies (more on that another day)…but I thought hey, those would be perfeeecccttt for a muffin!

Toddler Hulk Muffins

Makes approx. 30 mini muffins

2 cups rolled oats (not all oats are gluten-free, check the labeling)

2 bananas

2 eggs

1 heaping handful of spinach

1-1 1/2 cup blueberries

1 cup dairy free yogurt (I used coconut yogurt)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

Pre-heat oven to 400.

Blend or food process the oats, yogurt, spinach, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla until smooth, although there will be some texture from the oats. Add in eggs. Once combined fold in the blueberries.

Grease or line muffin tin. Fill compartments 3/4 full. Stick them in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.

P.S. These aren’t just for toddlers, I loved them too!

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Happy Baking ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vegan Toddler Muffins

Toddler Muffinsย is my most pinned recipe on Pinterest, and since I was doing some baking for the week, I decided to play around with the recipe and I created a yummy vegan toddler muffin. These muffins don’t just have to be for toddlers though, they were seriously soooo good!

This first thing I did was wash my blueberries, zucchini and apple. There are a lot of fruit and veggie cleaners on the market, but I just soaked them in 3 parts vinegar and 1 part warm water for about 15 minutes, then I rinsed them clean.

I chopped up the apple and sautรฉed it on medium-low in a tablespoon of coconut oil, to bring out their flavor and soften them up. You don’t have to do this step, and you could also saute them in something besides coconut oil. While the apples were sauteing I shredded the zucchini and mashed the banana.

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I put the fruit and zucchini in a bowl and stirred together. I had a baby food pouch on hand, and I thought the fruit and veggie combo would be the perfect addition to the muffins, I used the whole pouch since it equaled 1/2 cup.

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I measured out the rest of the ingredients and added it to the fruit and veggie mixture and combined it all. Then fill your muffin tin, either greased or lined.

Vegan Muffins

Bake at 350 for 12-15 mins. Makes 12 muffins.

Vegan Toddler Muffins

Vegan Toddler Muffins

1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pureed baby food
1 mashed banana
1 diced apple
1 cup blueberries
1 shredded zucchini

These muffins are so good and you feel good eating them! The banana offers the perfect amount of sweetness, the apples give a nice crunch and the blueberries are full of juicy goodness.

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