Muffins for kids (ok, and me)

 

As a general rule, I don’t like muffins. If we’re talking coffee shop muffins, then I’d rather have a cookie because we’re not saving any calories having a muffin loaded with white sugar and a crumble on top. Plus, they’re usually dry as a dog bone and I *hate* that. I have a love-hate relationship with scones for this reason.

However. I’m now going to share 3 muffin recipes that I make for my toddler that I really, truly enjoy as well. I *might* have just had 3 muffins for lunch because I’m starving and couldn’t help myself and after a couple of days they lose their moistness so I better eat them now and workout, right? Right.

Harvest muffins a la NY Times

Dark brown sugar, olive oil, grated apple, zucchini, and carrot make these muffins delicious and moist. This is not related to those dry, tasteless muffins from CT Muffin. I add raisins but not coconut (yet). My son, who is in a picky stage, eats them up.

Tip: it says to use a small apple- go ahead and use a regular sized (honeycrisp?) one and bake them for 18-20 mins, checking frequently. Super moist. Yum. Olive oil, veggies, fruit…they’re practically superfood.

Giant Flourless Chocolate Cashew Muffins

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Sometimes I’m not feeling the flour. Sometimes I don’t care if something is rich, as long as it’s not a carb. This recipe is not low fat/calorie, so don’t look here for that. It uses maple syrup so there’s no refined sugar. But man oh man, this is a yummy, not-too-sweet chocolate muffin with no flour. And it’s muffiny! I used cashew butter (it uses a lot) and my son LOVED them. He called them “chocolate cupcakes” and I didn’t correct him. Packed with protein and low on the sugar, these pass my test of what is okay to give my child.

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These are healthy and delicious and very moist. My son was thrilled that chocolate chips were involved and ran around the house gobbling them up. He had them for breakfast and snack and kept eating them until they were gone. I am of the opinion that in small amounts dark chocolate is good for us so I’m okay with this. Plus, he’s eating zucchini and whole wheat flour (I always use white whole wheat) and again, no refined sugar. They’re also good with coffee for those of us over the age of 12. 14. 40.

Enjoy!

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