Tuesday 16 February 2016

FINGER FOOD: Banana, Apple, Carrot and Bran Muffins

Not the snappiest title ever, but you get the idea...these are full of yummy goodness! You could change the soaked bran flakes for baby porridge, but I wanted to add an extra hit of fibre. The addition of all spice makes these perfect for this time of year, though if your child prefers cinnamon or ginger then feel free to substitute or omit. As Isabella is currently enjoying finger food a lot more than spoon fed I'm conciously trying to ensure she gets more of a 'meal' from the food she eats. These muffins are full of fruit and vegetables, making them tasty meal time finger food.

What you'll need:

1 cup Self Raising Flour

1/2 cup Bran flakes, soaked in full fat milk so they're completely soft

2 Fun size apples or 1 large apple, peeled, cored and grated

1 Carrot, peeled and grated

1 Ripe banana, mashed

2 tbsp Full fat milk

1 1/2 tsp All spice, optional

1/2 cup Vegetable oil

1 Egg

What to do:

1) Preheat the oven at 180'C. Whisk the egg and oil together in a bowl.

2) Combine the flour, all spice, soaked bran flakes, carrot and apple in a bowl.

3) Mix the milk and mashed banana together and add to the flour mixture. Stir well.

4) Add the oil/egg mixture and completely combine.

5) Spoon into a mini muffin tin (either using mini paper cases or not) and baked for 20-25 minutes. The muffins will be soft and moist, yet golden on top.

6) Allow to cool and let your little ones enjoy. They make perfect breakfast finger food or simply as a snack throughout the day.

What's your little ones favourite breakfast?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x


  1. These sound so yum! I love to make healthy things for the kids to eat - you know everything that's gone into it! My kiddies love banana bread so I'm sure they'd love these too! #TwinklyTuesday x

  2. I am pretty certain I would eat 5 of these! lol

  3. These would be perfect for the school run when we're a bit late - BB loves anything in a cupcake case!! #picknmix

  4. These would be right up my daughter's street. She's really into her muffins at the moment and I like that these are a bit healthier too.

    Adding these to the 'to-make' list!!


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  6. I have this page bookmarked and I can't wait to make them during the week! I wonder if I could substitute with almond milk instead of regular milk? #PicknMix

    1. I've not tried it but being as you can cook with almond milk I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work :)

      Helen x

  7. Wow, those are some super healthy but actually delicious looking muffins. Its good to see a muffin look so good that does not need 30-40 jumbo chocolate chips in to make it look yummy. I'd love to give these a try myself, thank you for sharing. Hope to see you back at #LittleAppetites next week?! It;d be great to have you back x

  8. They look so soft and delicious, have to make them. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  9. Ooh these look so yummy, now fancying a late night snack ;) Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x


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