Baby Led Weaning Muffins with tomatoes, red peppers and mozzarella, a delicious and healthy finger-food idea for babies and toddlers. Super easy to make, ready in about 25 minutes. These veggie muffins taste like mini pizzas, and are a great favourite with kids and grown-ups alike.
Muffins are one of the most versatile bites. They can have pretty much any flavour, and a combination of any possible ingredient. The sweet muffins might be the favourite with all ages, but how about we add some veggies, a bit of cheese, and make the most delicious savoury muffins?
They are a fantastic option for your child’s school packed lunch, picnics, a healthy afterschool snack, or even a healthy breakfast on the go.
They are basically great any time of the day, and can be enjoyed on their own, or as part of a meal. And if you are a fan of baby-led weaning, this is a recipe your you. It has no added sugar or salt, and uses only fresh and healthy ingredients.
What is baby-led weaning?
Bay-led weaning means forgetting about spoon-feeding your babies with super smooth purees, and letting them feed themselves with finger-foods right from the beginning.
While the idea of letting a baby eat eat pieces of food from as young as 6 months can sound like scaring at first, it’s actually a healthy and safe way of getting your baby enjoy meal times. I know that the fear of your baby choking can be overwhelming, but trust me, babies can do really well right from the beginning.
With my fist daughter, I started the traditional way, and fed her pureed food at first. Not sure if it’s related, but she is a lot fussier than her little sister, who fed herself right from the start. And she is still a great eater, wolfing down veggies and meat, and enjoying her food. I do believe that the baby-led weaning is the best, and I highly recommend it.
How TO make savoury muffins
These savoury muffins are a great way of using lots of veggies that your kid might otherwise not like. They actually taste like pizza, given that they have some of the regular ingredients used in a classic pizza. So, perhaps call them vegetarian pizza muffins?
The muffins are super versatile, you can add any veggies you like, and any cooked meat; leftovers are particularly good. I used the same ingredients for my healthy banana muffins, which are another great option for kids. The sweet-kind of version though.
- sift the flour into a bowl, add the baking powder, and mix
- beat the egg, add the Greek yogurt, and mix well to form a smooth paste
- add the slightly cooled melted butter, and add everything to the dry ingredients
- cut the tomatoes, pepper and mozzarella into small cubes, and add them to the other ingredients
- mix lightly, then grease a 6-hole muffin tin, and divide the batter evenly
- bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes or until golden.
How to store the muffins
The muffins can be safely frozen. But I think that reheating them slightly changes the texture of the muffins. Having said that, I must say I never tried to freeze them, so I might be wrong here.
The freshly-baked muffins are beautifully moist. If you plan to bake a bigger batch and freeze, perhaps it’s best to leave the muffins slightly undercooked, and just pop them in the oven from frozen.
Another option is leaving the frozen muffins in the fridge to thaw completely, then heat in the oven for a few seconds. If you don’t plan to freeze them, just place the muffins in an-air tight container, and they should be fine for 2-3 days.
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Baby Led Weaning Muffins with tomatoes, red peppers and mozzarella, delicious and healthy finger-food idea for baby-led weaning. Super easy to make, ready in 25 minutes.They are a fantastic option for your child's school packed lunch, picnics, a healthy afterschool snack, or even a healthy breakfast on the go. These veggie muffins taste like mini veggie pizzas. They are quick and easy to make, and go well with the whole family too.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1/8 cup butter, melted
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/4 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
Sift the flour and add it to a large bowl together with the baking powder.
Beat the egg, add the Greek yogurt and mix to form a smooth paste.
Add the cooled butter, and mix again.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients.
Chop the cherry tomatoes, making sure to remove the seeds, then chop the red pepper too and add them to the bowl together with the mozzarella.
Mix gently to combine, making sure you don't overmix.
Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).
Bake the muffins for 20 minutes or until golden.