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Why are those darn baby food snacks so expensive at the grocery store?? Well, I’ve been on a mission to find something that is healthy, fast, and simple to feed my baby. All of my kids have struggled with constipation at some point in their little lives… some more than others. Little baby girl has been going through a bit of that same struggle lately. I wanted to make something nutrient dense and packed with protein and fiber. I fiddled around with a muffin recipe and came up with a tasty muffin that she loves!  They are super easy, and come together very quickly!

Here is what you will need.

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I totally forgot to picture the eggs. You don’t want to forget those!

Rue’s Blender Muffins

  • Two cups of oats, whatever kind you have on hand. (I’ve used steel cut oats and they turned out great!)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt. (I’ve also used regular yogurt)
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup of any sweetener of your choice. (I’ve used maple syrup, honey, brown sugar and coconut sugar. Whatever you have on hand, or in my case, depending on who I’m making them for. I don’t want to give my baby refined sugar yet so I used 100% pure maple syrup.)
  • A small jar of baby food. I used prunes because my daughter was constipated. I usually don’t put it in the muffins but I do when she needs some extra fiber!

Put everything in your blender and blend it up! You want to make sure the consistency is smooth but not overly runny. I ran my Blendtec for about 20 seconds.

Pour the mix into well oiled muffin tins. I always use paper muffin liners and you still want to spray those suckers! These muffins will stick like crazy to the wrappers if you don’t oil them first!

Place a topping of your choice, blueberries, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, whatever you’d like, right on top!

Cook in the oven at 400 F for about 20 mins.  

Let stand for 5 mins. ENJOY!

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I did Blueberries (for the baby) on half the pan, and the rest I sprinkled a few chocolate chips on top for the older kids!

They make a great after school snack also!

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Definitely a hit in our house! Give it a try!

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Cristina is a mom, blogger at Frankie and Rue and a whole foods lover. Her family, organization, fashion, photography and a good ol’ meal plan make her world go round!


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14 Responses to

  1. Myra says:

    Hi there! These muffins look and sound yummy! I have a question… must you use a jar of baby food? I’m 10 years out of babyhood at our house. 🙂 What could be a substitute? Thanks!

  2. Leigh says:

    Just a quick question, do you have to add baby food? Or can I substitute with something else?

  3. michele says:

    I can’t wait to try these out! Thanks. Question about the jar of baby food:Can I omit this and still get the same consistency? Or should I add some sort of fruit and blend that in? Thank you!

    • Desi says:

      HI Michele! I think you can make them without. I didn’t have bananas so I made them with extra baby food and they turned out as well.

  4. Tara says:

    To makek these dairy-free, do you think I could use a coconut milk or other dairy-free milk in place of the yogurt?

  5. Sandy Z says:

    There are dairy free yogurts you can use instead if you have a problem with dairy. (Green Valley Organics is one that I use.)

    • Desi says:

      HI Sandy and Tara! Yes Sandy is right. There is coconut milk yogurt. You might be able to substitute applesauce if you don’t want to buy a dairy free yogurt. But I am not sure if it would turn out the same. Experiment!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Is there something you would recommend substituting for the baby food?

  7. Tory says:

    I made these this morning- yummy! I did not include baby food- it looked soft enough without it and I did not want it to get runny as we were cautioned. One could use canned pumpkin or applesauce in lieu of baby food, if wanted. A word of caution- I have a mediocre blender and I dumped the 2 cups of oats in first. It took lots me churning with a spatula to get the blender to start doing its job. Next time I will either use my food processor or add wet ingredients first and then add the oats in incrementally. Thanks for the post, Desi!

  8. Christine says:

    Do you think this recipe would work as a cake?

  9. Anna says:

    Question regarding storage? Do you refrigerate the muffins, or leave them in a container on the counter/patnry? Thank you!

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