Muffin Makeover for Babies
While I don’t love the amount of added sugar in typical muffin recipes, I do appreciate muffins as a bite-sized vehicle for trying new foods that babies can easily feed themselves.
In fact, one of my favorite ways to introduce babies to the potentially allergenic protein of tree nuts is to make a low sugar almond flour muffin.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us that we should refrain from added sugars in baby’s food and drinks before 2 years of age. And even after that, it makes good health and nutrition sense to limit added sugars in children’s diets to the greatest extent possible.
I’m all for cake at a birthday party…but I do attest that a high sugar muffin for breakfast is not the smartest way to start your child’s day.
But there are healthier ways to make muffins work, and that’s namely by reducing or eliminating the added sugar, but using a natural source of sweetness to make up for that lack.
My goal was to come up with a good low sugar muffin recipe that babies and the bigger people in my family can enjoy.