These mini muffins are a great way to introduce your baby to new foods. With warming cinnamon and delicious pumpkin puree that make these muffins perfect for the colder season. And let’s be honest, October is month of the pumpkin. ;-)
Pumpkins are rich in important vitamins like vitamin A which is responsible for cell growth and essential in not only a baby’s diet. Pumpkin also contains antioxidants which can help boost the immune system and are associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers. Overall, the pumpkin promotes a healthy heart and skin, which makes it perfect for a toddler’s diet.
Cinnamon is a great spice especially during colder months: In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this popular spice is often used when you feel cold, as it can supposedly drive away the "inner cold". Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree and has an excellent taste, for example, in warm oatmeal porridges.
The muffins are filled with fiber which can help to keep your baby's tummy full and happy, making it the perfect food at the start of the day or as a healthy power snack. Prepared with your favorite Holle Cereals makes these muffins even more nutrient-appropriate for your kid.
In a blender, add your Holle Cereals, pumpkin puree, banana, egg, syrup, and spices. Blend until everything is mixed well.
Add baking powder, baking soda and salt and blend on low until mixed well.
Spoon the batter out of the blender and fill your muffin tray. Remember: do not fill all to the top. If you have use a muffin tray for smaller muffins it will be easier for your kid to hold them.
Optional: add a little grated apple on top of the muffins
Put the tray in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.
Let cool and enjoy!
These muffins can stay good for up to a week and can even be stored in the freezer! Take them out and defrost for 30 minutes. We recommend toasting them twice (top and bottom) to have that fresh out-of-the-oven taste.
Please be aware that this recipe is not suitable for all babies as it does contain allergens such as eggs, milk, gluten, and fruit. This recipe is not suitable for babies under 6 months of age as it is intended for babies who have already safely begun an age-appropriate weaning diet. If you have any concerns about whether or not this recipe is appropriate for your child, please consult your pediatrician before trying these muffins.
Disclaimer: Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for your baby, because breast milk provides your child with all the essential nutrients they need for growth and development. Please consult your pediatrician if your child requires supplemental feeding.