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This home made cake recipe for sugar free banana and blueberry mini muffins is the perfect celebration food for your little one! The recipe refers to American-style muffins and not the English variety, and is a great way to introduce some sweetness into your baby's diet.
American muffins, although they look a lot like cupcakes, are technically individual-sized quick bread products, either savoury or sweet. These banana and blueberry mini muffins are so deliciously sweet and moist that your little one won't even realise they're not really cupcakes, and they definitely won't realise there's no sugar in them. ;) This recipe is also honey-free, so babies under 1 can also enjoy them - now that's a bonus!
I made these mini muffins for both of my children's first birthdays, and they both loved them. Of course, I was also making them loads between birthdays for healthy snacking. Both bananas and blueberries are favourite foods in our household, so these muffins were never going to be a hard sell. :-) I love the natural sweetness of the bananas and the moistness of the fresh blueberries. You can substitute dried blueberries, if you'd like, but you won't achieve the same soft texture as biting into a fresh blueberry.
My tip for home made cake recipes that call for bananas? Use soft and fragrant ones - the ripest ones you can get. I like to use bananas so ripe that they have lots of brown spots all over them. The recipe below is also dairy-free, as I used coconut oil, which I first warmed up to a liquid state, before combining it with the other wet ingredients. There are coconut oil varieties made for cooking, which don't taste or smell of coconut, if you don't want the muffins to have a hint of coconut taste to them.
These mini muffins are so easy and guilt-free, you really don't need need any excuse for making them!
Here's what you'll need to make this home made cake:
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2 ripe bananas (about 200g)
1 large egg
65ml vegetable oil (I used coconut oil, about 65g in solid weight)
125g plain flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/8 tsp baking powder
75g fresh blueberries
And here's what you'll need to do:
By Wendy | Serves 4
This easy home made cake recipe for mini muffins is perfect for anytime snacking or even first birthday celebrations.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Yield: 24 mini muffins
Course: Cake, Treat, Snack
Cuisine: Modern European
Tags: Dairy Free, Healthy Snack
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