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Healthy muffins for kids

post #1 of 9
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I'm not much of a baker but now that my toddler is obsessed with muffins I feel like I need to bake some good ones for him minus the over abundance of sugar. Please share some kid healthy recipes with me.

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post #2 of 9

Oh goodness. I fear my recipes would be far too unhealthy.

I'd be interested in knowing this too though, if anyone has a great recipe or two up their sleeve.

 

Edited to say I just had a bit of a google and the BBC Good Food website has quite a few. These look nice:

 

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1572/banana-and-blueberry-muffins-

 

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/359605/the-ultimate-makeover-blueberry-muffins

 

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/252615/skinny-chocolate-and-cranberry-muffins

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post #3 of 9
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Like for example then other day I made banana bread muffins and only put in a third of the sugar in the recipe and they were delicious and sufficiently sweet.

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post #4 of 9

Try to sneak a handful of oatmeal (old fashioned not quick) into the low sugar muffs you already made.

You may need to add a bit more banana or other "liquid" to keep them moist.

Dried cranberries and nuts are good too unless he is one of those kids that are "suspicious" of things they can see in their food.

Really any fruit that he likes and can be chopped and baked without losing alot of moisture and making them soggy.

 

mimi

post #5 of 9
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Cool thanks flipflop he loved fruit. I've never cooked with oatmeal but I need to. Why not quick cooking oats?

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post #6 of 9

I have always used what's in the pantry and 99% out of 100% that would be whole or old fashioned (the Q brand).

Was making cookies and sent the hubs for oats and he brings back the quick kind.

The batter looked pasty and the cookies were hard as a brick.

Long story for a short tip lol.

 

mimi

post #7 of 9
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That's a good reason.

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post #8 of 9

 I've replaced some of the oil in my quickbread and muffin recipes with applesauce to make them a bit less unhealthy. subbing sour cream with yogurt works well too. 

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post #9 of 9
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Wow applesauce thanks!

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