Baby Apple Muffins

So many moms of toddlers find themselves with an abundance of baby cereal their independent tykes no longer want to be fed.  I am one of these moms.  I can always make it for her and let her eat it herself but went searching for recipes that incorporated the cereal for a less-messy route.  This recipe is my variation of a couple different recipes I found.  Today I finally had muffins that were share-worthy.

Baby Apple Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup flour (any works, I used white whole grain)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup dry infant oatmeal cereal
1/2 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp Natural Unsweetened Applesauce
3 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, peeled and chopped

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and infant cereal.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs and mix in milk, applesauce and apple chunks. Add to dry mix and stir only until blended.

Spoon batter into 24-count mini-muffin pan coated with cooking spray; batter will be very thick and cups should be full.

Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees until done. (I’ll bake them again and try to get a better approximate baking time, but they will be golden, sturdy and a toothpick will come out clean.)

 

Nutrition Facts (as derived from My Fitness Pal, not science):
Serving size: 1 mini-muffin

Calories: 45
Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 28 mg
Sodium: 47 mg
Potassium: 37 mg
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 2 g

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Did you ever find an approximate baking time after reducing heat to 350? I have a gas oven and another 5 minutes did the trick.

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  2. Posted by Mandy on October 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Did you ever get a more exact baking time on these?

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    • Posted by Amanda on October 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      It’s been so long I don’t recall, but I know it was under 10. I had a nonstick mini muffin pan. Another reader found 5 more minutes to be good. They will feel more firm and be golden brown.

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  3. Posted by Joanna on October 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Do these freeze well?

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    • Posted by Amanda on October 22, 2015 at 7:17 am

      Yes I froze them with no problem. To thaw, I put them in the microwave under a damp paper towel for a few seconds or let them thaw at room temperature in the bag I froze them in. My only suggestion would be to freeze them in small portions. Seemed when I put the whole batch in the freezer and opened the bag every day they tasted pretty stale by the end of the bag.

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      • Posted by joanna on October 25, 2015 at 2:47 am

        Thanks! I’m gonna try to wrap two together and put them in a freezer bag or container. As for the extra baking time others asked about it I baked for 5min at 425 another 5 at 350 and then an extra 3 minutes at 350 to get a clean toothpick. So an additional 8 minutes at 350 did the trick 🙂

  4. Posted by Lisa on October 20, 2016 at 6:01 am

    What age are these good for? My daughter is 1 and only has a few teeth. I made these, but with the quick baking time the apples aren’t soft enough.

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  5. These are great, I’ve made them twice now for my daughter. I sub the sugar for maple syrup and have use full fat coconut milk from the can as well as soy milk the second time. Both came out wonderful.

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  6. Posted by emily Lyle on April 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    thanks for this neat recipe I have all this left over rice cereal and didn’t want it to waste so now I’m going to make a few batches of these and freeze for my little one and my two older boys for a grab and go snack for breakfast or for their lunches. Also I did the regular size muffins as I don’t have a mini but at the 425 at 5 mins. and then 350 for 10-12 mins. seemed to work for me until the tooth pick was clean and they were delicious. again thank you

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