Today I want to share a baby approved, healthy and delicious avocado & blueberry muffin recipe.
Now that Rumi is over 1 years old, we are trying to introduce new textures and flavors to her. She LOVED the stage 2 baby porridge we were making for her, but it was time to introduce something different, this time something baked. Plus, she has been really into feeding herself so I’ve been cutting up fruit and vegetables really small so she can self-feed.
Easy Baby Food Recipe: Avocado Blueberry Muffins
I discovered an avocado blueberry muffin recipe years ago, when I needed a recipe for my avocados that were going bad. They are surprisingly delicious, moist and healthy. I decided that I wanted to make this muffin baby-friendly so that Rumi can have something filling, nutritious and new.
Here’s how to make baby approved avocado blueberry muffins with simple ingredients!
- 3 cups of oat flour (You can easily make your own oat flour by blending organic quick oats in your blender, which is what I like to do)
- ¼ cup of quinoa flour (You can also make your own quinoa flour by blending organic quinoa in your blender – this saves a lot of money)
- 2 ripe avocados (mashed until smooth)
- ½ cup of organic apple sauce (I also make my own in the BEABA Babycook Neo, since it’s so quick and easy to do)
- ⅓ cup of whole milk plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of 100% pure maple syrup (optional – I add this to add a touch of extra sweetness)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cup of fresh or frozen organic blueberries
- Preheat your oven to 375 F
- Mix the oat flour, quinoa flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl
- Add in mashed avocados, apple sauce, whole milk plain greek yogurt, maple syrup and mix well
- Fold in the blueberries
- Grease muffin tin with coconut oil or oil of your choice
- Use an ice cream scoop to scoop batter into muffin tins
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. The time on this will vary depending on if you are using large muffin tins or mini. The toothpick test works best to determine if it is fully cooked. You insert your toothpick into the middle of a muffin and if it comes out clean, you are golden.
- Keep in mind that you don’t want the top to get too crispy or overcooked, since you still want this to be on the softer side for your baby as you introduce these new textures.
- Let it rest for 5 minutes before taking it out of the tins
What I love about this recipe is that if you add more maple syrup, or a bit of regular sugar before these go into the oven, you will want to enjoy them yourself! I personally like eating these even without the added sugar as a quick and easy breakfast.
It makes me feel so much better knowing exactly what my baby is consuming and I am grateful that she is not at all a picky eater. We’ll see how long this lasts! I hope your baby enjoys these little avocado blueberry muffins as much as my Rumi does!
You can find my baby approved stage 2 chicken and rice porridge recipe here.