Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

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So you’ve all been asking for a few more baby friendly recipes and this one was such a winner in our house as a snack. I don’t give Addi any refined sugar.. obviously, because he’s a baby, but also because it flares up his eczema (which I’ll talk about in another post in the future) so it’s good when I can come up with recipes like this that I know are still really good and healthy for him.

I use spelt in this recipe and haven’t used any other flour but Im sure it would work fine if you were to use just regular flour. So here you go! Im sure your family and the little babes will like these.

Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

2 Cups Spelt flour
2 Tsp Baking powder
2 Apples (peeled and diced into small pieces)
2 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Eggs
3 Tbsp Rice malt syrup
1/2 Cup Coconut oil (melted)
3 Tbsp Coconut yoghurt
4 Tbsp Coconut/ Rice/ Almond milk
1/2 Tsp Vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon together in one bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, yoghurt, vanilla essence, milk and rice malt syrup. Pour into the flour mixture and combine. (The mixture will seem a bit goopy and thick but thats how its mean to be). Then fold in the apple pieces and spoon into a baking tray lined with baking cups. Mine made 12.
Put in the oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

  1. Lena

    Hey lady, just got a question! A non judging one! Haha! Breastfeeding and formula…. Oh and cows milk!!!! Just curious as to what you did after you stopped bf your munchkin.. Ha that is if you have stopped? 🙂 Did you give him the recommended cows milk after he turned one?

    I bf and “had” to top him up till 6 weeks and he was extremely colicky and I just didn’t have enough to solely bf (so I was told) anyway I feel like I’m not keen on this whole giving babies cows milk and it’s kinda contradictory as he’s on formula anyway but I just can’t wait to get him off it.. Mothers guilt stopping the bf and not seeking help from a lac consultant..

    Again just curious as to any other options from other mums 🙂

    Xox

    • Hi Lena! Oh awesome thanks for asking this question. Not judging at all 🙂 I stopped breast feeding when Addi was 10 months. I didn’t want to stop.. I was planning on breast feeding till Addi was 18 months or so. But due to stress, My milk stopped completely. It was pretty heart breaking.
      Anyway! I didn’t do the recommended cows milk.. we don’t drink cows milk at home and I definitely didn’t want to give Addi cows milk. I personally don’t think its natural for us to drink cows milk. But thats just my opinion. I did a lot of research and found that organic goats milk formula is the closest to breast milk. Regarding calories, minerals, lactose ect ect. He’s been on that for 5 months now and he looooves it. We’re gonna stop his night bottle soon and replace it with organic goats milk or rice/almond milk.

      Its hard though to know what to do! Don’t feel guilty. As mothers we all do the best to our knowledge and ability for our children. You do what you think is right. I researched a lot because like you, I felt guilty as well. I went with my gut feeling and Im so glad I did. You’ll find what works for you 🙂
      Oh btw if you want to look into it, I use a brand called Holle Organic Goats milk follow on formula 🙂
      Good luck with everything! Let me now how you go and if you have any other questions, don’t be afraid to ask.

  2. Lena

    Aw Thanks so much for your reply. I actually have been thinking about goats milk actually but just again am researching and talking to other mums what they’ve been going with!
    Fucking stress huh! So god dam annoying! I just read your blog post then, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HONESTY! I cried a lot reading it. I’m about to give it to my hubby to read. Leo’s 4.5 months old and I just told my mum the other week I hate motherhood and I hate being Leo’s mum. She told me to me to see my therapist ASAP, and she actually took an extra day off from her job to come be with us! (Best woman) It’s so fucking overwhelming being a mum, I seriously never thought it would be the hardest/challenging thing I’ve ever done and we ain’t even close to done yet!!!!!! In the begining I used to tell my hubby I seriously think Leo would be better off me dead and you finding a mother more capable for him coz I can’t handle this! (I think a lot of those thoughts come from the guilt of bf for only 6 weeks)
    And because I’m such a health conscious person and the idea of formula is the worst thing in the world to me!!!
    But things have got a lot better from those first 3 colic months of crying non stop and not being able to soothe my Bebé! But man it’s still so tough and like you I’m home a lot on my own.
    You are so strong for writing that and being so honest about how you feel. I think half my problem is feeling the guilt of not feeling like motherhood is it and a bit 24/7…
    Anywho sorry for ranting about my about myself, it’s just resinated with me so much!
    Xox

  3. Hi Lidia, I just tried this recipe and mine didn’t come out very well at all! I wouldn’t say it was a failure…but pretty close! I used 1 cup wholemeal flour and 1 cup coconut flour instead of spelt, but everything else was exactly the same. The recipe was extremely dry. Do you think it was the flours I used? Thanks 🙂

    • Hey there!
      That’s such a shame but I can tell you exactly why! Coconut flour is very hard to bake with.. It soaks up sooooo much moisture. I’ve had so many failed recipes because I coconut flour that I’ve almost given up on it haha. Next time definitely try spelt or if you wanted to just regular flour. But cococnut flour is a bust with this recipe! Hope that helps 🙂

      • Thanks so much for that! I think I’ll try the recipe again using normal flour 🙂 I’ve had a look for some recipes that specifically use coconut flour so let’s see if I have any luck!

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