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Mini Sweet Potato Muffins

When Emily was a baby, she did like sweet potatoes from the jar. But she does not like actual sweet potatoes. Maria, from alifetobraggabout.blogspot.com saved my life a few times when she recommended Weelicious.com to me. There are tons of easy recipes so expect to see a lot of those recipes here.

I am sooo excited that I can give her muffins for breakfast and know they are not processed muffins.

These muffins got Emily’s approval and mine!

Mini Sweet Potato Muffins (Makes 30 Mini Muffins)- although my batch did not make 30

1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Large Eggs, whisked
1 Cup Sweet Potato Puree, cooked*
1/2 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Place the first 7 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the remaining ingredients.
4. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients just until they are combined (be careful not to over mix the batter).
5. Place 1 tbsp of batter in each cup of greased mini muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes.
6. Serve.

* To make sweet potato puree, bake sweet potatoes (or yams) in a 400 degree oven for one hour, allow to cool, slice in half lengthwise and mash flesh with a fork until smooth.

** You can place muffins in labeled freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months.


Carrot/Apple/Coconut Muffins

First I apologize for the picture. If you follow my other blog you know me and cameras (especially the one I own now), have a tough relationship.

Coconut KILLS my stomach, so I omitted the coconut from this recipe. This round of muffins was for my ever-attempting-fail-some-success tries at getting Emily to eat fruits/veggies.

I think they turned out ok. However, I do not have a grater (I definitely need one I realized), so I did not grate the carrots and apples like the recipe says to do. I chopped them up into very tiny pieces, but still, it did not work so well. The pieces tend to fall out and of course, Emily does not want to eat whole pieces of carrots … ooooh the horror!

So if you try this recipe, it is better to actually grate the ingredients.

Sorry for the blurry picture.

This recipe was from Weelicious.com.

Carrot, Apple & Coconut Muffins (Makes 30 Mini Muffins)

1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
2 Carrots, peeled & grated, about 1 cup
1 Apple, peeled & grated, about 1/2 cup (gala, fuji, pink lady or red delicious are good choices)
2 Large Eggs
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
1/2 Cup Honey

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to combine.
5. Place 1 tbsp of batter into greased mini muffin tins.
6. Bake for 15 minutes.
7. Serve.