{What My Baby's Eating} Sugar-free apple cinnamon muffins

By | February 4, 2014


If you missed the first post in the {What My Baby’s Eating} series, you can catch up right here.

Our son seems to be taking after me in his veggie/fruit preferences — which is to say that when it comes to the two categories of produce, veggies win just about every time. When he was younger (like, 7, 8, 9 months), he was totally fine with peaches and plums and kiwis. But lately he’s refused most fruits, and our floor has gotten treated to a lot of melon, persimmon, pear, pineapple, and banana. Lucky floor.

To get around it, I’ve been making muffins for him with grated apples (pineapple is next, heh heh heh). Older kids or adults might miss the sugar, but this baby doesn’t know the difference, and if he so much as sees one of his muffins, he won’t eat anything else. Best of all, my floor hasn’t seen a speck of them.

In other news: Congratulations to Sari, Gidi, and Rachel, who won copies of Joy of Kosher in the giveaway that ended last night. Winners, check your email for a message from me. 


Leah on February 5, 2014 at 4:12 am.

Will adults enjoy this too?


Tali Simon on February 5, 2014 at 10:07 am.

I think most of us are conditioned to sweetened muffins, and these aren’t really sweet. For adults, you would probably need to add 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup brown sugar, honey, silan, or whatever sweetener you prefer.


MJ on February 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm.

These sound perfect for my very picky baby boy. Thanks


Tamar on February 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm.

Are these suitable for babies under a year old (because of the milk)?


Tali Simon on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 am.

I didn’t give my son anything with dairy products, even cooked ones, until he was a year old, but check with your pediatrician. There are opinions both ways.


RD on February 19, 2014 at 9:01 am.

Can you post your recipe for whole wheat bread please?


chaya on September 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm.

can water be substituted for milk? i want to make these but my baby is allergic to dairy


Tali Simon on September 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm.

I’ve made that change in other muffins, so my guess is that it would work here, too.


Eleonora on October 26, 2014 at 10:21 am.

I made it for my baby’s first birthday and it was a HUGE hit! She loved them so much she ate 4 of them that day! And when she saw them next day she refused to have her meal until she gets a muffin! So thank you so much for the recipe!!!! And one small question: how do you defrost them? In the microwave?


Tali Simon on October 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm.

That’s amazing! About defrosting, I don’t have a microwave so I warm them up in the oven for 15-ish minutes at 130 C/260 F (usually enough for 2-3 breakfasts at a time). I’m sure the microwave would be fine, just make sure there aren’t any hot spots since microwaves are notorious for that. Enjoy. :)


AILUY on March 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm.

Do you think these can be adjusted for Pesach? I need some breakfast items that my husband can take to work that require minimum packaging and no reheating.
Thanks, Tali, best wishes to you and the family


Tali Simon on March 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

You could try it with cake meal, but I’m hesitant to suggest that too confidently because Pesach baking can be finicky and I haven’t tried it myself. One of my favorite breakfasts last Pesach was matzah granola, which I’m hoping to blog about soon, but feel free to email me if you’d like a sneak peek.


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