Finding a good variety of healthy, affordable snacks for toddlers can be a challenge, especially if your toddler is a picky eater. We thought that maybe we’d get lucky with M and he would be one of those kids that eat anything and everything, but more and more we’re finding him spitting out his food after the first little nibble and throwing the rest on the floor. Thankfully though, he loves this banana muffin recipe. So if all else fails and I can’t seem to find something that he likes, I’ll just pull a muffin or two out of the freezer, warm it up and give that for him to snack on.
Oh, and did I mention as a bonus, these muffins are healthy and easy on the grocery budget?
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
3 large bananas
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon stevia
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 and 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cups old fashioned oats, plus more for topping
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease your muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat the coconut oil and eggs together. Mix in the bananas and milk, followed by the stevia, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon.
Add the flour and oats to the bowl and mix until just combined. Add any additives such as chocolate chips, nuts and/or dried fruit at this time.
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a small pinch of oats.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.