Squoosh, Quinoa and Chia Seed Muffins

My son is now eating solids and becoming more and more curious about textures and food tastes, so this mama has been trying to come up with creative ways to please his ever developing palate! It should come as no surprise to me (because I know who I married) that my son is a picky eater already like his father... forget vegetables and anything healthy... my son has a sweet tooth and a desire for anything savoury! I've been forced to become a bit creative in the kitchen to make sure he's getting enough vitamins and minerals from his food, so I was SO thankful when I discovered Baby Gourmet's Squoosh packs. They are snack sized organic fruit and veggie purées that taste DELICIOUS and each has a full serving of fruits and veggies! In case you're wondering, I have ABSOLUTELY tasted one before - if the food is good enough for my mini, it should be good enough for me! And in this case it definitely is! Zane's fave is the Squabbleberry Squoosh which has apple, blueberries, bananas and butternut squash, so I decided to try to make a more textured snack with his fave purée pouch and the result was a terrific muffin!

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Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 16 Muffins


Ingredients: 

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  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup milled chia seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 - 90g pouches of Baby Gourmet Squabbleberry Squoosh (1 box)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs

Directions: 

  1. Preheat over to 375F and grease a muffin tin
  2. Combine all dry ingredients
  3. Combine all wet ingredients
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well (2-3 minutes) - ensuring there are no lumps 
  5. Fill the muffin tin halfway with batter
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
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Introducing Finger Foods with Mushies!

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Zane is almost 9 months now and is naturally getting curious about food. I catch him eyeing my plate while I'm eating (he's the only man I'll eventually share my food with lol) but before he starts on my food, I decided to start him on something a little easier for him to chew, swallow and digest! Mushies, from Baby Gourmet are snacks that are ideal for babies discovering new textures and flavours. They are freeze dried, melt-in-your-mouth organic snacks that come in 3 delicious flavours: Fruity Greens, Banana Beetberry and Banana Berry Greek Yogurt! They actually taste really good (yes I tried them... I figure if I feed them to my son they should be good enough for me to eat too!) which is a contrast to the other melt-in-your-mouth snacks on the market that I've purchased, which tend to be bland and unappetizing. I love that they are organic, with nothing artificial, and no sugar added! Have you tried them yet? Which ones does your mini love the most? 

Stay tuned for more Baby Gourmet reviews coming up :)