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Moist and healthy, these egg-free, dairy-free baby and toddler-friendly apple cinnamon muffins make for a perfect make-ahead breakfast, snack, or lunch! They can be made in under 30 minutes and freezes beautifully.

five baked baby muffins on a white plate
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Muffins. I’ve always adored them, both sweet and savory versions, but my appreciation for them skyrocketed when we first started solids. They made for great finger foods and a great way to pack as many wholesome ingredients as possible into one bite.

Never thought I’d say this, but I kind of miss those days when my then baby would take 40 minutes to finish one muffin. It was a great time for us to gather at the table and enjoy a snack/meal together (while I sipped on tea). No care in the world. Just me and him. There are so many things my heart longs to experience again from that first year…

Now I have a wild toddler who gulfs down food in less than 5 minutes and wants to run around everywhere. No matter what, my blood sugar levels always seem to be dropping as I try my hardest to keep up with this Energizer bunny of mine. Something tells me you can relate.

banana, applesauce, peanut butter, and oats

But I digress. Let’s talk about these muffins! My 2 year old started preschool, and I’m learning that having an arsenal of various muffins on hand at all times to pack for a quick breakfast before heading out the door or to pack for his lunchbox is an absolute necessity!

These apple cinnamon muffins are egg-free, dairy-free, and contain no added sugar. They’re flatter than your typical muffins, which actually make them perfect for tiny hands! If you’re doing baby led weaning, these can be enjoyed as early as 6 months

They are soft in texture and can withstand the unimaginable destruction that can result from such cute, seemingly gentle hands. You know all too well what I’m talking about, right?

toddler's hands holding an eaten apple cinnamon muffin


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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. Can you please explain the oats in the recipe? For the food processor, should we be using just the 1/2 cup of old fashioned rolled oats? And then, use another 1/2 cup of rolled oats (not processed) to roll into the batter? What kind of rolled oats should we buy to roll in?

    1. Hi! I’m sorry this is not clear! So you want to add 1/2 cup of oats to food processor and blend to turn into flour, then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Now you’re going to fold in 1/2 cup rolled oats and bake. Hope this helps!

  2. My 1 year old likes these. Instead of oat flour, I use 50g spelt flour (too lazy to grind oats), and pumpkin seed butter and sunflower seed butter (can’t do peanuts or almonds). Even with all these substitutions, they still turned out yummy!

  3. I make theses muffins about every other week. In fact I made more this morning. They are so easy and the kids love them, they are great to take in the car, or on the go. MJ has so many great recipes, this is just one of many that are a quick go to that the kids love!!