My little guy loves muffins. And I love that I can pack them full of healthy ingredients and feel great about giving them to him.
My sister-in-law bought an old cookbook for kids at a rummage sale for Jordan. I love it because it’s really focused on getting kids involved in baking and cooking.
But the down side is, it’s not clean. So being the mom that I am, I’m thoroughly enjoying converting the recipes to clean eating versions. This was my first try.
I like these because they are tasty, but not overly sweet. And what kid wouldn’t like to bite into a muffin only to find a fruity surprise in the middle?
For variations, you could make some mini muffins, and fill them with different kinds of fruits so your child will always be surprised by the fruit inside.
Suggested fruits: peaches, strawberries, bananas, nectarines, raisins, pears or apples.
Clean Eating Surprise Muffins
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 3/4 cup milk (can also use soy, rice or almond milk)
- 1/4 cup honey
- Fresh fruit of choice – chopped into small pieces.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients with a whisk, except for the fresh fruit.
- Line your muffin tin with muffin cups (the paper kind)
- Fill the muffin papers half way.
- Sprinkle a little fruit in the middle.
- Fill the muffin cups the rest of the way with batter.
- Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- At this point, your muffins should have a nice golden glow. To keep them from burning, place a sheet of tin foil loosely over the top.
- Continue baking for another 10 minutes. (20 minutes total)
- Remove muffins from tin and allow to cool on a cooling rack.