Toodler Approved Blueberry Muffins Recipe
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to share this Blueberry Muffins recipe with you. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I don't remember when frozen blueberries, straight out of the freezer, became such a favorite snack item around here, but sometimes there are tears shed from my toddlers when we run out. My boys could eat a plate full at every meal if I let them, and I probably wouldn't mind since a cup of blueberries is only 80 calories. They make for excellent finger foods, they are simple, brightly colored, and sweetly delicious, naturally! I like that there is nothing else I have to do besides open a bag and pour them into a bowl for my kids to enjoy. Good thing blueberries are in season year-round and always easy to find in grocery stores, or else I'd be in big trouble.
To say we love blueberries around here is an understatement, so I'm thrilled to share with you a fantastic recipe of ours below that has no added sugars, is safe for new eaters, and is definitely a hot item with even the pickiest toddlers. My Toddler Approved Blueberry Muffins are quick and easy, and are a healthy option for all ages!
Eating more healthy is certainly a goal of mine for this new year. Pregnancy always throws me off a little, starting with horrible morning sickness, food aversions, and then weird cravings, and by the end of it, I wonder if I ate anything healthy at all the entire 9 months. When this baby comes at the end of the month, I'm committed to paying a lot more attention to what I'm eating, but I'm going to start with little changes instead of an entire diet overhaul. My main goal is to focus on a serving of fruits or vegetables with absolutely every meal, and blueberries could play a big part in this goal. They really do make a perfect snack since they are so low-calorie and high on fiber. I'm planning on keeping my freezer stocked and a fresh bowl always in the fridge. I don't think it will be hard at all to incorporate more blueberries into my diet if I just think to toss a few into my cereal or yogurt, throw a handful in a bag on my way out the door, and consciously go for them first when I need a snack.
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has a number of excellent ideas and recipes for how to bring blueberries back into your life. Check out their website to find recipes like blueberry pizza, tropical blueberry salsa, and blueberry party mix! Many of their ideas help you incorporate blueberries into snacks and meals you already eat, such as topping your waffles with blueberry sauce, or tossing them into your morning smoothie.
Now on to our blueberry muffins recipe!
Toddler Approved Blueberry Muffins
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cups oats
- 1 T. cinnamon
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. baking powder
- 2 bananas
- 1 egg
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup apple juice
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 ½ cups blueberries fresh or frozen
Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Beat the wet ingredients together, then combine with the dry ingredients, just until moistened.
Fold in the blueberries last and spoon into baking cups.
Bake at 370 degrees for 30 minutes.