Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Healthy Muffins Recipe: Kale and carrot muffins

Healthy Muffins Recipe: Kale and carrot muffins
Munchkin doesn't like to eat leafy greens. If I give him salad leaves, they are generously given to the hardwood floors. If I want him to eat spinach or kale, I need to get creative. I usually hide them in pancakes, omelets, or muffins. It's really important to me that everything or nearly everything the Toddler eats contains nutrients and vitamins that are essential to his growth and development. That's why I love healthy muffins recipes. They are both convenient and filled with vitamins!

Today, I made these lovely kale and carrot muffins for the munchkin today, and they turned out wonderfully! I finally picked up some more whole wheat and buckwheat flour yesterday so I was able to get back to baking. Not only am I pleased with how these turned out, munchkin loooved them!

Welcome to Mommyhood:Healthy Muffins Recipe: Kale and carrot muffins


I added a lot of kale, which allowed them to keep their lovely green colour. I also added two carrots for sweetness. I actually quite liked them myself, but if I were to make this for the hubby and I, would definitely add spices and salt, and pepper. Perhaps some red peppers? For the munchkin, I always prepare food without salt and sometimes I avoid all spices. I figure, he loves the taste of plain vegetables at the moment, so I want to keep it that way as long as possible. These muffins taste like ... kale. But they don't look like leaves, so they can be eaten by a certain naughty toddler!

And now, a healthy muffins recipe:

Kale and carrot cake muffins


Ingredients: 

1. A lot of kale (5 cups worth)



2. 2 medium carrots
3. 2 beaten eggs
3. 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour 
4. 1 cup buckwheat flour
5. 1 tablespoon of baking powder
6. 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
7. 1/8 cup of cheese (I used parmesan)
8. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit 
2. Blend carrots and kale 
3. Mix wet ingredients, then add dry ingredients
4. Put dough into greased muffin tin
5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes

If I wasn't making this for the munchkin, I would add salt, pepper. I'm not sure if other spices would be necessary if there is enough ginger. 

Munchkin ate a muffin for lunch, alongside some salmon, and he had a banana for dessert. 

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Yuliya