Whenever my kid is having a particularly ‘difficult’ week, I make muffins. Depending on who is grumpier I make either savoury or sweet. This week, I was grumpy and so chocolate peanut butter muffins it was.
There are 2 whole bananas in these and they are not too bad in terms of ingredients either so for a fussy kid who only wants to eat crap, these are pretty full of ‘good’ calories.
The recipe comes from My Lovely Little Lunch Box, an absolutely amazing site ran by a lady with 2 kids of her own (at least it used to be one lady, it seems to be two now I’m not 100% sure on when that happened). Her recipes are pretty much all BLW friendly and always delicious. They are super easy to make too, usually only needing a few ingredients and a food processor which is pretty amazing. Definitely check it out (I’m not being paid to big this site up, I just love it!). I tend to tweak a tiny bit to fit what I have in my cupboards so the list below is my slightly tweaked version, but you can find the original here.
So the ingredients for this yummy peanut butter, chocolate muffin are:
2 Bananas, peeled but no need to chop
3 tablespoons of Natural/plain yoghurt
180ml of vegetable or coconut oil. I used mild Olive oil
3 tablespoons of peanut butter (top marks for using the good stuff with no additives, I use Meridian)
1 capful of vanilla essence
3 tablespoons of honey (you could use sugar here instead if your baby is under 1 year old)
2 tablespoons of Cacao or 4 of cocoa (I use cacao)
250g of plain flour or wholemeal flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
A handful of chocolate chips (optional but delicious)
Blitz all the ingredients everything together in a food processor (except for the chocolate chips). Don’t over mix it, it should be a little lumpy. Then add the chocolate chips, spoon into your muffin cases and chuck in the over for about 12 minutes. at 180 degrees.
Stick a skewer in and if it comes out clean (apart from chocolate chip residue obvs!) then they are done! Top with a slice of banana and a drizzle of honey if you are feeling fancy.
Mine look nowhere near as good as the originals, I am certainly no photography expert, I just love these because they get calories into my kid and that is always a winner.