I am so excited to share these with you! I was searching for a really easy muffin recipe for Charlotte and none of them were appealing to me. She (and I) love spinach and banana so I knew I wanted those to be two of the ingredients. I also wanted to be able to put all of the ingredients quickly into my Ninja Blender that I make my smoothies in. So I have been experimenting and came up with this super-duper easy mini muffin baby recipe that is perfect for baby led weaning/table foods because the texture is spongy so not dry and crumbly. She can hold onto it easily. It sticks to her little fingers and it has big flavors that she is already used to like spinach & banana.
What you need:
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/2 cup oats
1 ripe banana
4 oz unsweetened applesauce or another fruit puree of your choice
1/2 tsp baking powder
That’s it-I repeat-That’s it. Just 6 simple things to throw in
place all ingredients into the blender or Ninja and pulse until smooth
This will look like a smoothie when you are done blending
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
pour batter into mini muffin baking pan pretty much all the way up as these are not going to rise (I sprayed with coconut oil spray first)
set timer for 18 min
Check them with a toothpick for it to come out clean
Let them cool for a half hour and then store in the fridge or freeze-I warmed Charlotte’s once refrigerated for 5 sec in the microwave before she ate some the next day
Try this version also by just swapping the spinach for 1/2 cup of roasted butternut squash. It is delightful!