Christina Schmidt, author of the Baby Bistro Box and the Toddler Bistro Box, was kind enough to provide a recipe for my readers to try with their toddlers.
Sweet Potato Molasses Spinach Muffins
Makes 4 dozen mini muffins
* 1/4 cup chopped organic raisins
* 2 eggs
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1/4 cup canola oil
* 1 cup chopped, fresh spinach
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1/3 cup molasses
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 cup light brown sugar
* 1 3/4 cup unbleached flour
* 1/3 tsp ginger
* 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (microwaved or baked, not boiled)
* 1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line mini muffin tins. Mix raisins and wet ingredients in a bowl till smooth; mix dry ingredients in another bowl. Combine the two, mix till blended. Spoon batter into muffin tins and bake on middle shelf till lightly browned (about 10 min. for mini muffins). Delicious and loaded with vitamin A and iron!
Stay tuned for other recipe and snack ideas for toddlers!
In the meantime, Congratulations to #16 Keonli, the winner of the Baby Bistro Box! Keonli, I'll be contacting you by e-mail to get your snail mail address.