APPLE MUFFINS – EASY TODDLER SNACK

Looking for an easy and yummy toddler snack or easy breakfast to satisfy also your your little one’s sweet tooth? Check out these 6 (10) yummy apple muffins! These breakfast muffins are easy to make and fast to bake.

We have 2 variations of the same recipe here – a gluten-free and a regular one. When I first posted the muffins, we did not avoid gluten. Since a month or two, we switched to an almost gluten-free diet and feel so far better.

The regular flour ones are fluffier and the gluten-free healthier. Try them both out!

What they have in common are apples. They are not only delicious but also a good source of fiber for anyone at home.

Science suggests, that apples are rich source of phytochemicals. Epidemiological studies have also linked the consumption of apples with reduced risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes. 

For sure, it’s much better to eat a fresh apple. But if your little one doesn’t, it’s still better to hide an apple in muffin that will be eaten for sure.

So, here they are the our yummy apple muffins – great as a toddler snack or as a toddler breakfast the next day.

If you have a little bit more time, invite your little one to help out in the kitchen with baking. They can for example wash the apple, help with gathering the ingredients and put them in a bowl. Also, they can help with blending and spooning the batter into the muffin cups. Baking is a great toddler kitchen activity that helps your toddler practice fine motor, math and language skills. Well worth to involve your little one with helping out at home early on.

Variation 1 Apple Muffins with a regular flour

You need few simple ingredients for these delicious apple muffins:

1 peeled and diced sweet apple
2 eggs
1 espresso cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
1/2 espresso cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1/2 teaspoon backing powder
1 espresso cup white flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 espresso cup = 1/4 cup = 50 g = 1.78 oz

Instructions

Put the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla sugar and baking powder in a bowl and blend until smooth.

Add the diced apple and blend again.

Add flour and cinnamon and blend again until very smooth.

Pour or spoon the batter/mixture into 6 muffin cups. I used here silicone muffin cups and greased them with some butter. Alternatively, you can use paper baking cups in a muffin pan or similar.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

Leave the muffins in the muffin cups for 5 minutes before removing. 

Bon Apetit!

Easy Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Breakfast snack toddler

Easy Healthy Halloween Pumpkin Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Super easy, healthy pumpkin muffins for breakfast or snack, great as Halloween toddler snack or breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 small cup shredded pumpkin/ butternut squash
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 espresso cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 espresso cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon backing powder
  • 1 small cup oat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 espresso cup = 1/4 cup = 50 g = 1.78 oz
  • 1 small cup = 5/8 cup = 70 g = 2.46 oz

Instructions

  1. Put the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla sugar and baking powder in a bowl and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the shredded pumpkin and blend again.
  3. Add flour and cinnamon and blend again until very smooth.
  4. Pour or spoon the batter/mixture into 6 muffin cups. I used here paper baking cups in a muffin pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.
  6. Leave the muffins in the muffin cups for 5 minutes before removing. They taste best when you leave them cool down for an hour or two.
  7. Bon Apetit!

Notes

If you want to make also a frosting - I did here a 1 min-cream cheese frosting - 4 tbsp of cream cheese with 1/2 tbsp vanilla sugar. Stir vigorously until super smooth and just put it on top!

Variation 2 Apple Muffins with gluten-free Oats

We love baking, so we did not give up on that one! Only modified a bit the ingredients.

Apple Muffins

Basically, you need the same ingredients as variation 1 Apple Muffins, you just need to substitute the 1/4 cup flour with 1/2 cup oats. Therefore, the batter of varation 2 makes 10 muffins instead of 6 muffins.

Instructions

Here is a short video of our apple muffins process. As you can see, we gathered the ingredients together and mixed everything together in a bowl.

That’s it!

Apple Muffins

Easy Apple Muffins with Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Super easy and delicious 20 min apple muffins with oats

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled and diced sweet apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 espresso cup coconut sugar
  • 1 espresso cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon backing powder
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • optional: 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 espresso cup = 1/4 cup = 50 g = 1.78 oz

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and blend until very smooth (takes bit longer than with a regular flour)
  2. Pour or spoon the batter/mixture into muffin cups. You can use paper baking cups in a muffin pan or similar.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.
  4. Leave the muffins in the muffin cups for 5 minutes before removing. 

Bon Apetit!

These 6 apple muffins are still great when they are cold. We keep them either sealed in a food bag or in a container in the fridge. As a result, they become little bit moist and are even yummier the next 2 days. Easy to bring along and no mess, apple muffins are perfect as snacks for long walks or afternoon picnics when the weather is good.

You can also serve them for breakfast with a glass of milk or a small bowl of plain yogurt.

Looking for more toddler meal ideas? Or even a toddler meal plan? Check out these ones!

Happy Cooking and Eating!

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