I have tried two recipes recently that are perfect for all the family – including little ones. They are low cost to make as well as being quick and easy. They mainly consist of mixing things in bowls so kids can even help you bake them.
Veggie Muffins: makes approx. 10
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 cup plain flour
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/3 cup grated sweet potato
– 1/3 cup grated carrot
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 1/4 cup veg oil
1. Add the flour and baking powder to a bowl, mix and make a well in the centre.
2. Add all the other ingredients and mix together well.
3. Line a muffin tray with cases (not needed necessarily if you are using silicone trays) and then spoon the mixture into the cases.
4. Bake for 15-20 mins in a warm oven (about 180 degrees c)
5. Leave to cool before turning out from the tray.
These work well as great toddler snacks as they can just fit in your bag, they freeze well and they don’t have too much sugar in them – Max loved eating them! You could add in any other veggies that you like – grated pumpkin or squash would work as would courgette. Let me know what combinations you try.
Peanut Butter Oat (& Protein) Cookies: makes approx. 16
– 2 ripe bananas
– 1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, up to you)
– 2/3 cup apple sauce
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 cup oats
– 1/4 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips (optional)
– 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1. Mash together the peanut butter and bananas in a bowl.
2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients until all combined.
3. Stir in the nuts or chocolate chips & protein powder, if using.
4. Place spoonfuls onto a baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper. No need to worry too much about their shape, they will flatten slightly when cooking.
5. Bake at 175 degrees c for 25-30 minutes.
6. Leave to cool completely and use a pallet knife to help you remove from the baking tray.
These are packed with goodness and are great for an on-the-go breakfast and snack. Let me know if you give any a go and what you think.
Happy baking :)