These sweet potato muffins are nutritious and easy to prepare. They make a perfect baby finger food and are ideal for baby led weaning.
Please note that these muffins are suitable for babies who have already been introduced to finger foods – they are nice and soft on the inside, but slightly firmer on the outside. We prefer to offer them when baby is already accustomed to biting and chewing.
We used dried cranberries in ours, which give both a fruitiness and a sweetness to the muffins – you can use raisins instead, or leave them out altogether if you prefer.
This recipe makes 12 large or 18 small muffins.
4 oz (1 cup) rolled oats
4 oz (1 cup) whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
8 oz (1 cup) mashed, cooked sweet potato
4 oz (1/2 cup) dark brown sugar
3 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp dried cranberries (optional – see note above recipe)
2 fl oz (1/4 cup) milk – use either whole milk, breast milk or formula
Leftover sweet potato muffins may be frozen… strangely, we never seem to have any!
Does your baby LOVE muffins?