Are you looking for healthy muffin recipe? These muffins are perfect for a cold fall or winter morning or as an afternoon snack! The muffins are low fat and are full of nutritious ingredients. They are delicious by themselves or toasted with some butter or jam. They are also ideal for your child’s lunchbox. I usually use frozen blueberries in my recipe, since I always have them in the freezer and they don’t run purple through the batter.
According to Allison Topilow, MS, RD, CDN, Nutrition Consultant, these low fat muffins provide a little bit of everything – fruit from the applesauce and blueberries, protein from the egg and milk, and a nice flavor from the cinnamon, vanilla, and avocado oil! Enjoy with a cup of milk, yogurt or cottage cheese for additional protein and calcium. Great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!
Get your child involved in the kitchen! Discuss where blueberries come from (do they grow on a tree or in the ground?), what food group they are in, and describe what they look like (shape, color, taste, etc). Focus on the sequencing of the steps in the recipe and getting your child to re-tell you the recipe.
1.5 cups all purpose flour (can substituted with partial whole wheat flour)
3/4 granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup milk plus 3 tablespoons
1/4 cup avocado oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of frozen blueberries
Cinnamon sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour through cinnamon.
- In another bowl, mix applesauce through vanilla extract.
- Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well incorporated.
- Fold in frozen blueberries.
- Add batter to greased muffin pans. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until done. Yields 12 standard muffins.
Becca Eisenberg is a certified speech language pathologist and mom of two.Through her own personal challenges at mealtime with her two young children she ventured on creating a website to help parents facilitate language and make mealtime fun. Her website gravitybread.com focuses on facilitating and encouraging language with fun and easy recipes, educational books and recommended toys and apps.
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