In this video, BuzzFeed producer Erin Phraner bakes blender muffins for her baby Charlotte who is just learning to eat solid foods. These baby-friendly muffins are perfect for baby-led weaning…
BABY-LED WEANING BLENDER MUFFINS
Makes: about 24 mini muffins
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup applesauce
1 (6-oz) container yogurt
1 large egg
1 tsp baking powder
Berries, fruit or puree (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners & spray with coconut oil if you’d like (you can skip but they do stick slightly)
2. Put all of the ingredients in a high-power blender in this order and blending, scraping the sides when you need, until smooth
3. Divide batter among the cups and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden. Let cool before serving.
Make-Ahead: Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze and reheat in the oven / microwave, as needed.
I’ve been looking forward to baking Charlotte her very 1st treat since FOREVER lol Typically I make a big deal out of these things but I had these 5 ingredients on-hand & whizzed ‘em up in the blender to see if I could make a quick baby-friendly muffin batter. YES! Success. Charlotte lovveesss these & they’re perfect for baby-led weaning; easy to hold, all good ingredients & no added sugar. I sweetened them by added frozen organic blueberries to half & my homemade strawberry puree to the others. I’ll include the recipe below with a few notes in case you’re interested!
RECIPE: In a high-powered blender, blend 1 cup old-fashioned oats, 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 (6-oz) container full-fat yogurt, 1 large egg + 1 tsp baking powder until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Divide among paper-lined mini muffin tins. (Optional: top with fruit and / or your choice of baby puree for sweetness) Bake in a 350˚F oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden; let cool. Store them in the fridge for a few days or freeze, microwave when needed.
NOTES: Keep in mind these are baby-friendly muffins, they’re not going to taste or feel like the big, fluffy, buttery, sweet muffins we know & love as grownups, they’re dense & yogurt-y & Charlotte really digs that | I make homemade applesauce to mix into Charlotte’s food each week but I’m going to try with store-bought next | We’ve been introducing new foods one-at-a-time & Charlotte tried all of these ingredients already (minus baking powder) which is why I felt it was safe | Next time I’m going to spray the muffin cups with coconut oil because they did stick slightly #babyledweaninhg