My twin boys are 18 months now and not surprisingly they love to snack. Seriously we go through a lot of snacks... I noticed most recipes and pre made food contains a lot of sugar. I try to reduce sugar as much as possible but moderation in my opinion is key.
My boys inherited many great qualities from their father but also managed to inherit his inability to digest dairy. Because of that I mostly end up having to make their food from scratch. I've been playing around to find a recipe that is dairy free, lower sugar, and my toddlers will actually eat it. After some experimenting I came up with a recipe that I really like. Keep in mind it is less sweet than your average banana muffin but it is a great option to be eaten more regularly without having to worry about the high sugar content.
1/2 Cup Oil (I prefer avocado oil)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 Cup Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips or Nuts (optional. I leave this out since my little ones still only have a few teeth... But great for older kids)
Pre heat the oven to 325
Mash bananas in a large bowl
Add the oil, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. (Excluding the rolled oats, and chocolate/nuts)
Add your dry mixture to your wet slowly and blend well.
Add in the rolled oats and chocolate chips/nuts (optional) mix well.
Spoon into mini muffin pan and cook for about 20 minutes.
Thanks for reading!
Feel free to leave me a comment with any feedback or questions!