Banana Quinoa Muffins – Tasty Snacks for Babies and Toddlers

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

Banana Quinoa Muffins for Babies and Toddlers

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

❄ These muffins may be frozen individually so make up an extra batch and freeze them to have snacks on hand!

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 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

Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl and then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir to combine then spoon into a mini-muffin tin.
  4. Bake for 6-10 minutes. Transfer tin to a wire rack for even cooling.

Recipe Notes

  1. Serving Suggestions:
  2. Serve these plain or spread fruit puree over them.
  3. Crumble the muffins up and add to baby’s yogurt and serve as a finger food treasure hunt (you may want to strip baby down for this!).