My kids love baking.
Most parents I speak to tell me their kids love baking. Even picky eaters love baking, I wonder why that is?
Kids are naturally curious and love to explore colours and textures, even smells. They might not be as adventurous when it comes to tasting new things but that’s okay. They almost always will, on their own terms. Especially when they feel free and safe to explore.
Getting my kids involved in making food has been a game changer when it comes to their selective tendencies around food.
Yes it’s more work and it always involves A LOT of mess, but I feel it really is short term pain for long term gain when it comes to raising healthy eaters.
My five year old made these Apple Spice Muffins. They are gluten and dairy free and contain no sugar or sweeteners. I use pureed apple alongside grated apple. (The baby squeeze packets are fab for this!) Apples are high in pectin which feeds the good gut bacteria 😃
They are made with almond and coconut flours which are high in protein and fibre. A great snack or breakfast option for kids. My kids love to make these, they are so easy and once cooked, they come out really moist and spongy.
Enjoy! 😋 🍎
Apple Spice Muffins
- 2/3 cup Almond Flour
- 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Apple cored and grated
- 2 Eggs whisked
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil melted
- 2 tbsp Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup Pureed Apple
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and line a muffin tin with wrappers.
- Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add in the apples, eggs, coconut oil, applesauce and almond milk. Stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed then divide into muffin tins.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely and enjoy!