A few months back, I hosted a coffee playdate for my moms group. Whenever I host playdates, I like to put out some snacks for the moms and kiddos. I love to bake and trying new recipes. I'm always looking to make things my toddler will eat, which is what brought me to this recipe.
When Avery was younger, she would eat anything and everything. Around 19 months old that all changed. My child turned into a very picky eater, which I hear is typical around this age. Anyhow, it's difficult. Difficult to find things she will eat that are also good for her. I chose this recipe because there are veggies hidden in it. I made them the day before the playdate so I didn't have to run around like a mad woman the morning of. There is a tad more prep time in this recipe than your typical muffin but it's worth it. Not only did our toddlers eat the muffins, the moms loved them too. Many asked for the recipe. I've made these again a few times since the playdate and love that there is more than enough to share with a friend and freeze for long lasting easy access.
If you have a picky eater like I do, definitely try these muffins. They won't disappoint.
Triple Hitter Muffins (Toddler Muffins)
Courtesy of The Loftlands
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup applesauce
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup all purpose whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat over to 400*
In a large bowl, whisk together oil and sugar. Beat in egg, then applesauce. Stir in carrots and zucchini.
In another large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Fold dry ingredients into wet, until just mixed. Grease muffin tray and fill cups to the very top. Bake 18-20 minutes.