Easy Banana Quinoa Muffins for Babies and Toddler Snacking
Finding healthy “snacks” for older babies can be quite a challenge. Even the snacks that are marketed to infants and toddlers tend to be loaded with sugar and other ingredients that a tiny tummy just doesn’t need.
Nutritious Little Muffins
These healthy little muffins are loaded with iron, protein, calcium and even vitamins and minerals, courtesy of banana, quinoa (a grain that’s considered a complete protein!), maple syrup and eggs. The texture of these snacking muffins is light enough to crumble away in pieces that your little one may easily manage.
It is very important that you never leave your baby alone when he is eating finger foods. There is no recipe on the planet that can guarantee that large bits won’t fall or be sucked off thus creating a choking hazard. Please be sure to use your judgment and watch your baby or toddler when offering these tasty treats to your little one!
Age: 8-10 months +
Allergy Considerations: Egg
- 1/2 cup cup quinoa flour
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
- 2 mashed bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup I used honey for my batch but it is not appropriate for babies under 1 yr. of age
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. powdered vanilla use the same amount if using liquid vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl and then add the remaining ingredients.
Stir to combine then spoon into a mini-muffin tin.
Bake for 6-10 minutes.
Transfer tin to a wire rack for even cooling.
❄ These muffins may be frozen individually so make up an extra batch and freeze them to have snacks on hand!