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