These mini muffins are perfectly soft and even more perfectly spiced.
They make great finger food and are super fun to make with your little ones.
- Non-stick cooking spray, for greasing
- 225g unsweetened applesauce (pureed apple)
- 120ml full fat cow’s milk or non-dairy milk of choice 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 60ml melted butter or coconut oil, slightly cooled
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
- 90g rolled oats
- 90g wholemeal or wholewheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 tsp Baby Spice Kitchen Gingerbread blend
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C/gas mark 5 and line a 24 cup (mini) muffin tin with cupcake cases or grease with non-stick cooking spray. For best results use a greased silicone muffin tray.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla extract, melted butter or coconut oil and maple syrup (if using) until smooth.
- In a separate large bowl, mix together the oats, wholemeal or wholewheat flour, Baby Spice Kitchen Gingerbread blend, baking powder and baking soda.
- Make a well in the centre and pour in the wet mixture.
- Gently stir with a wooden spoon until just combined being careful not to over mix as this will result in dry muffins. The batter will be a bit wetter than typical batters, but this is okay.
- Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and bake for 12-16 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean of wet batter.
- Be careful not to over bake or the muffins will be dry.
- Allow to cool slightly before removing the muffins and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store on the countertop in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To freeze, place cooled muffins in a freezer bag in an even layer and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator or out on the countertop. Can also be popped into a lunchbox frozen and will be thawed within an hour or two.
- NOTE: Oven temperatures may vary, and recommended cook times are just approximations.