By Just Mandy on June 30, 2005
Photo by reena23
Photo by reena23
"Sneak veggies into a finicky diet with these! Follow the recipe to the T for a super healthy well balanced snack, or use what you have and be happy they're eating any vegetables at all! Okay, there's a little butter and sugar in there...we're trying to be sneaky remember? I actually find these a bit bland but my kids scarfed them down (even my 17 month old, who thinks food is strictly for throwing!). If I were making them of me, I'd add more sugar."
Serving Size: 1 (489 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I used a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and unbleached flour (no soy flour), salted margarine (omitted salt), white granulated sugar instead of brown sugar, no honey, one banana and the rest of the volume sweet potatoes. I added a dash of ground cloves and nutmeg too (veering towards pumpkin pie!). For the second batch, I also added dried blueberries that I had soaked in fruit juice to plump them. All of the muffins were very popular, but especially the blueberry muffins! The muffins were tasty, not too sweet (even with banana and sweet potato), and not dense. These are muffins, not cupcakes, so they're not like bakery muffins - they're better for you! These would be great breakfast muffins, but for adults I recommend adding some texture and variety with 1/3 cup dried blueberries or raisins, 1 Tbs poppy seeds (maybe with some lemon juice?), 1/3 cup rolled oats, or anything else you fancy in your morning muffin."
"This is a terrific recipe. For my first batch, I used pumpkin, carrots and peas. I substituted applesauce for most of the butter and used 1/4 cup of eggbeaters. I also reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup, but used 3 T. of agave nectar instead of honey. These were very moist and no one believed I had put peas into them! I am going to add raisins next time and probably put in some flax seed. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I plan on making these in bulk and freezing for me and extended family members. I can't wait to try new combinations of vegetables!!"
"My toddler likes them! I made a half recipe, using pumpkin and green bean puree. I did cut the sugar a bit and I used coconut oil instead of butter. I think next time I will use a combo of fruit and veggie puree to make them a little sweeter, and I will use more coconut oil as they were a tiny bit dry and little ones need good fats anyways! This is definitely a winner, though it veers more towards healthy than dessert-y."
"My kids love these! I'll make a batch & they'll be gone in 2 days! Thanks for the awesome recipe!"
"Kids definitely loved these! I sent them to school with them for their lunch. The only change I made was subbing some of the pureed veg for raw peanut butter because I didn't have enough veg on hand. I really like that it made about 18 muffins for me, because that is a whole week of snacks I don't have to worry about for them (when everything else usually only comes in four or six)."
"These turned out awful. I followed the recipe exactly (using apple, sweet potato, peas and banana). But even when I baked them for about 35 minutes, they still remained very mushy and sticky inside. I'm hesitant to give them to my toddler because they contain egg, and I'm not sure the egg is fully cooked. But if I cook them any longer, the tops will probably burn. This recipe would probably be better if you used more flour mixture and less puree, so they have more of a bread texture than a sticky, pureed mess inside."
"My 2 yr old son loves these and I have started keeping them as a staple in our house. I use whatever veggies I have on hand and he loves each batch I made. They are a bit dense for my liking but its get some green stuff into my picky child and he thinks he is getting a treat. YAY!! thanks for sharing."
"I used sweet potatoes and all the optional ingredients. It was a bit dry so I added some orange juice, although the dough was still very thick and the muffins came out pretty dense. I may sub the butter and egg for applesauce next time."
"I had been looking for a recipe to use my whole wheat flour...they're winners! I didn't use the sweeter veggies and they still came out plenty sweet."
"Great recipe. I used sweet potato, butternut squash and corn and even pureed broccoli the first time and my 12-month-old would eat three at a time. This batch I'm using carrots, butternut squash and green beans. Hoping he likes this combo as much. Thanks for such a kid-friendly recipe."
"Easy recipe and you should have most things on-hand. Next time, I'd stay away from adding peas--which have an overwhelming taste in even small amounts--and stick to carrots, sweet potatoes and/or butternut squash for my veggie add-ins. Also, I plan on adding more cinnamon the next round, as this was a little bland. My 18-month old ate one muffin willingly, but it took some more convincing for my three-year old. For the sake of getting my older child to eat these, I may make next time with some banana or applesauce added!"
"My three kids love them."
"I made these for my 18 month old and he loved them! I used peas, carrots, cauliflower, bananas and applesauce. I will definately make these often to have on hand for a quick snack. -- I myself didn't care for them, but I didn't make them for me! Thanks for a great way to get my baby to eat his veggies!!!"
"The muffins are awesome. I used 1/2 the butter and they were still great. My daughter doesn't eat enough veggies throughout the day so I'm very happy to have found this recipe. She loved them. Thank you"
"My five year old helped me make these, watched the peas get put in, and still ate 3 of them. My 17 month old ate one, and my husband had 3. They are very good. I'm going to start making them all the time. This is the best recipe I have ever gotten from this site, and i've gotten quite a few good ones. Thank You."
"These muffins rock! I made them for my 17 mo. old who eats nothing and she loved them. Even the adults in my family and my very picky 10 yr. old niece loved them. I even snuck in some raisins in one batch and some chocolate chips for another (this got even the very picky to eat them!). Thanks!!!"
"I made these for my club's raffle table and everyone that won a dozen of them couldn't believe that they contained baby food. Many of our members are over 80 years young and have had problems digesting vegetables, so this recipe was perfect for them. My husband wants me to make them every day using different baby foods. Great recipe!!"
"This recipe was a true God-send! My daughter is 17 months old, and it was an absolute chore to get to eat anything besides sweet potatoes and carrots...then she started hating those! So, I tried it, she loves them...even the ones I made that had visible chunks of peas in them! Thank you, thank you, thank you...I cannot say it enough!"
"omg this was awesome my son who is 15 months old HATES veggies but when i gave him these muffins he gobbled them up.i used stage 2 gerber sweet pots(2) carrots(2) and (1)peas.i mixed all ingredients in a blender. i even ate a few myself."
"PERFECT for my 10 month old. She loves them. I had a lot of left over baby food puree in my freezer from when my daughter would eat off of a spoon so these are great to use that up. I used all sweet potato puree and they are very good (kind of pumpkin like). Thanks!"