Recipe by Lori
"Mini muffins for finicky toddlers with the addition of fruit and veggies. My son is 2 and has been eating these for a year. I always keep a supply in the freezer, he loves them frozen especially when new teeth are coming in! Adults love them too. Great for play groups! Recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular-size muffins."
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brown sugar, or to taste
1 (4.5 ounce) jar
baby food squash
pumpkin pie spice
Awesome! I did make a couple changes to make it even healthier still! I didn't have oat bran so I used ground flax seed. Instead of butter I used 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup vanilla yogart. 3 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup all purpose flour. I had to cook them a few minutes longer and they turned out moist and tasty!
Ehhh...I tried this recipe only substituting canned pumpkin for the squash. The mini muffins didn't really have any flavor. The butter and banana were really the only things I could taste, and even then still kind of bland.
For fun, I tried a second batch using 1/2 c. applesauce instead of butter, 1/2c. turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar, still used canned pumpkin, 2 T. flaxseed meal, and did half the batch with craisins and half without. Thought the ones without craisins were just as bland and the ones with craisins were overpowered by the craisins.
So, this recipe is not a keeper for me. I really like the morning glory muffins from this website. Some similar ingredients and I like the way they taste.
We absolutely loved these muffins. So flavorful and moist! I made two small changes; I added one teaspoon of baking powder and added 1/2 cup of raisins that I "plumped up" in some unsweetened, hot chai before adding them to the batter. Out of the whole recipe, two muffins remain. Even my husband inhaled them!
Very good! This recipe made 24 mini and 7 regular sized muffins for me. I couldn't find oat bran in the store so I used oatmeal and it worked just fine.
Followed the recipe as is (HATE it when I read reviews of things people added, deleted or changed! Its not the same recipe so they shouldn't review it...I digress...). My 18 month old is SUPER picky and I'm so happy he likes these muffins. Sneaky way to get in some veggies! Even I like them and I hate squash and carrots! Might try it with organic sweet potato baby food instead of the squash next time.
Thank you for this recipe! I wanted one that was healthy enough for my tough standards as a diabetic for a quick breakfast or snack, and this was PERFECT! I replaced the baby food squash with half a cup of pumpkin puree only because that's what I had, half the flour with whole wheat, used a little less sugar and added a few packs of Truvia sweetner and a half cup chocolate chips - have to get in those antioccidants, right?! Anyway, these are yummy warm with butter - we heat them in the microwave cut in half and buttered - delicious!
Love these! And we are not toddlers. No changes.
My kids loved these almost as much as I did... So moist and yummy. Definitely a new favorite!
(Used canned pumpkin, half ap/ half wheat flour, and I didn't have oat bran so I subbed 1/4 c flaxseed meal and 1/4 oatmeal. Also added 1tsp vanilla and 1tsp baking powder.)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 40
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