Weaning can be hard work at the best of times. But even harder when you want to reduce sugar. Lots of healthy, important food groups such as fruit and milk naturally contain it. To offer a helping hand, here’s my no-added sugar muffins recipe. It uses only fruit to sweeten it.
These are perfect for toddler snacks and puddings. We adults love them too! They are also great for using up fruit which has gone soft.
If you’re looking for more great advice about family life, check out this fab blog by the lovely Yaya over at Step Into Parenting.
To make 12 no-added sugar muffins:
2 medium bananas or 1.5 larger bananas
160g self-raising flour
Approx 100g blueberries (if you’re using up fruit and have a bit more or less that will be fine too)
What to do:
Line a muffin tray with 12 muffin cases (I have 2 trays with 6 each!) and preheat the oven to 180 deg C.
Melt the butter – I tend to do this in the microwave and then use the same bowl for the rest of the recipe, but melting over a low hob heat would work too.
Add the bananas into the melted butter and mash them together. Add the eggs and beat all the wet ingredients together. Now add the flour.
Next, you mix in the blueberries. These can either be left whole as they will soften during the cooking process, or chop them roughly into smaller pieces if you prefer a smoother textured muffin (this might be better for younger little ones).
Spoon an equal amount into each muffin case and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Check them with a skewer and if the middle still needs a bit longer give them another 5 minutes.
And that’s how simple it is. Hopefully your kiddies will love them as much as mine does and you can feel happy that you’ve made something so yummy!