Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Very Berry Muffins

Before having a child that eats solids, I had this image of raising a kid with a sophisticated palate, who wasn't fussy and ate only fresh, healthy, home cooked foods.  Now, I'm seeing that this may not be realistic.  E can be pretty fussy.  Basically, she likes fruit (if in season = sweet) and carbs.  Great.  I have yet to see her really take to eating meat and her favourite vegetable are mushrooms (which aren't even vegetables).  She seems to have some sort of innate sense that she really wants any junk food we happen to be eating.  Maybe it's the crinkle of the bag, but she's persistent like The Terminator when we have chips.  Now, the word "cookie" has become synonymous with "I want some!" #parentingfail

So, I want to try to find baked recipes that are healthier so that she'll at least consume something on her fussier days.  This recipe comes from Weelicious, a site that is tailored to feeding your kids at various ages.  

1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg, whisked
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil (we substituted apple sauce)
2 cups frozen berries

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Place the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and combine.
3. Combine the egg, vanilla extract, milk and oil in a separate bowl.
4. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
5. Gently mix the frozen berries into the batter, do not over mix or the berries will bleed.
6. Pour batter into greased or muffin lined regular sized tins.
7. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
8. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.
9. Serve.

Verdict: They're pretty good. We just had frozen strawberries on hand.  Next time I might go for more variety.  


1 comment:

That Girl said...

They all have a sophisticated pallet, until they realize they have choice in the matter! It's really more about being able to make their own decisions than anything else.

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