Mini Pumpkin Muffins – A Treat for Little Fingers

minipumpkinmuffins600bIt’s Pumpkin Time!

Super Easy, Super Tasty Mini Pumpkin Muffins – They’re Back on the Blog!

This recipe came about when I had just used the last of my frozen roasted pumpkin puree from the Fall pumpkin harvest   That fresh pumpkin puree was sure put to yummy use!

As our babies move further along in their solid food introduction, we start to think about offering healthy “treat” types of foods:  muffins, pancakes, cookies for example.  Now, let’s be honest, even though we may enjoy consistently eat only healthy nourishing foods, a treat here and there is indeed a welcomed friend.   The thing is, treat foods don’t have to be laden with sugar or come from a box and many can actually provide some nourishment.

Making healthy and wholesome pancakes, muffins or cookies from scratch, is another way to teach our kids to love new types of flavors and textures.  Learning to enjoy real “treat” foods goes a long way in helping to prevent a love affair with overly-processed foods.  Muffins make great finger foods for babies over 8 months old; they can pull apart easily, offer a new texture and are fun to smash up (smashing food is another important part of food exploration for kiddos)

These tiny pumpkin muffins look rather plain and boring but they are bursting with flavor; sift all the dry ingredients together and you will have a light and fluffy texture.   This texture is perfect for little self-feeders to pick apart!

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