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.
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.
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?
This is also a great way to introduce peanuts, one of the top allergens, at an early age. Click here to learn about why it’s important to introduce the allergens as soon as possible rather than wait.
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