Ever since Dylan, who we’ve formally nicknamed “Mr. Pickles” (poor kid…) turned 1, he’s ironically hated vegetables. This kid use to gobble them down pureed, but outta no where baby food became about as uncool as nap time and bite sized veggies started decorating my kitchen walls. So I decided this weekend that I would get a little sneaky sneaky and hide as many of them as I could into something that he loooooves – muffins! I was one proud mama bear watching him inhale these healthy little snacks… my first of many “because I love you deceits” I’m sure.
This mini muffin recipe is oh so simple. I used zucchini for the veggie but you could easily substitute carrots, squash, or any easily grateable veg.
So I started the deception process by mixing the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Ahhh… nutmeg and cinnamon. What doesn’t taste good with that sprinkled on it? Please don’t answer that…
I then grated 2 zucchini’s…
Beat 2 eggs together for a minute or so and then added in the milk, oil, and sugar. Once that was combined, I added in the good ol’ grated zucchini. As you can see I was very productive during naptime this morning.
Then using a handy dandy scooper, I dropped spoonful’s into the mini muffin tray.
I then sprinkled each top with a little bit of sugar (or in this example, because I was trying to also take a picture) a lot of sugar. Although the entire recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, these are really not that sweet, so this is a nice addition to the top.
I then baked these bad boys at 375 for 20 minutes and TADA…. 40 veggie packed mini muffins for my little love muffin.
Mama tested… little monster approved. He LOVED them!
I popped about half of these in the freezer for later.
So as you can see I’m on a mission to gets the goods in wherever I can. What recipes or tips do you have for getting toddlers to eat their veggies?! I’d love to hear them!
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I'm Jamie, just one new mama organizing her way to a sweeter and happier home