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Strawberry Banana Muffins for Baby

January 23, 2012

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Valentine’s morning our kids wake up to a fun themed breakfast. Last year they woke up to these heart shaped Valentine pancakes dyed with natural beets.

With a new member of our family who enjoys food (a little too much),

(Yes, there is a baby underneath all of the food in the hair).

Mini muffins are the perfect size for babies. I love to freeze them and pull them out to thaw in the morning. Then I tear them into bite sized pieces for her to enjoy a little finger food with her morning puree.

It’s either that or her brother’s cereal. That didn’t fair well.

Strawberry Banana Muffins for Baby

1/2 cup strawberry puree

1/2 cup banana puree

1/3 cup baby formula, breastmilk, or milk (if baby is old enough)

1 egg yolk

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour (can substitute whole wheat flour)

1 cup oatmeal flakes or oatmeal baby cereal

1/4-1/2 cup brown or white sugar*

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini muffin pan or large muffin pan.

In a bowl, combine all ingredients with a whisk or spoon until blended well. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake mini muffins for 15-20 minutes, or regular sized muffins for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, allow muffins to cool before serving.

To freeze: Allow muffins to cool completely before placing in a single layer in a freezer bag. Label, freeze. To thaw, take muffin out of bag and allow to thaw at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes before serving to baby. Muffins will freeze for approximately one month.

Mini muffins: 4 dozen

Regular Sized Muffins: 2 dozen

*Just a Note: You can substitute your favorite sweetener for the sugar. However, children under 1 should not have honey.

Related Recipes:

Baby Bran Muffins from 101 Cookbooks

Baby’s 1st Muffin by Simply Pure Vegan Baby

Catey Baby Berry Muffins by Keeping It Clean

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2012 4:38 am

    My kids never got home baked muffins when they were little. What a great idea.

  2. March 21, 2012 6:27 pm

    I subbed blueberry for the strawberry (all I had), and they turned out great. My baby gobbles them up! I’m going to try swapping other purees next, to give her more variety…I’m thinking sweet potato, carrot, apple, zucchini….
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      March 21, 2012 6:29 pm

      Glad it turned out well! I’ll have to try the blueberry. Congrats on your little one!

  3. Diana permalink
    June 27, 2012 1:08 am

    After a terrible experience on my first try at homemade muffins for my 10 month old, I tried these. What a success! Such an easy and delicious recipe! I look forward to playing around with different purees!

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      June 27, 2012 1:33 am

      Diana i am so glad that it worked for you. Let me know how the other purees work out!


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