2 Recipes for Cupcakes and Muffins for Children

Today, we're going to show you some recipes for tasty cupcakes and muffins that you can use as a dessert in your children's diet.
2 Recipes for Cupcakes and Muffins for Children

Last update: 25 March, 2022

Cupcakes and muffins produce great acceptance among little ones. They’re desserts that can be included in their diet, although occasionally, as they usually have a certain amount of added sugars inside that must be moderated. Of course, when introduced in the context of a varied diet, they won’t cause any problem.

Before starting, it’s good to point out that it’s always preferable to prepare pastry recipes at home than to buy them already made. This way, you can make sure that they don’t contain any artificial additives, trans fats, or other types of ingredients that are potentially harmful to health in the medium term.

2 Recipes for Cupcakes and Muffins for Children

To get the most out of baking at home, get your children involved! You can do this in a number of ways, all of which are beneficial and educational. Look at the recipes in order to create a shopping list, go to the store and purchase the necessary items, measure out the items as needed, and follow the instructions to prepare each recipe.

Not only will your children practice reading, writing, and math, they’ll also develop basic life skills and create precious memories. And of course, in the end, they’ll have delicious cupcakes and muffins to snack on!! So, take advantage of this Saturday or Sunday afternoon and get down to business!

1. Apple Cupcakes

We’re going to start with an option in which apples are the stars of the show. We’re talking about a fruit that stands out for the presence of a type of soluble fiber–pectin–which produces a number of benefits for the body. This element has been shown to have a positive impact on the microbiota, which is the normal bacterial flora of the intestine.

The ingredients you need to prepare these cupcakes are the following:

For the batter, you’ll also need to have these elements:

  • 200 grams of butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk

You need to start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees. Then, while the oven is heating, saute the apples with the butter, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice, until a smooth result is achieved.

At this point, pour the butter with the sugar into a bowl and add the eggs one by one to make the batter. Mix everything well and add the flour, along with the milk and baking powder.

Add the apples to the final result and place the batter in molds suitable for the oven. After 15 or 20 minutes of cooking, they’ll be ready. You can then choose to decorate them with caramel or walnut pieces if you wish.

A tin of apple muffins.
Apples contain a very healthy soluble fiber known as pectin.

2. Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal is one of the highest quality cereals that can be included in your diet. It provides complex carbohydrates and a good dose of fiber.

At the same time, bananas are a source of potassium, a noble and essential mineral that manages to reduce blood pressure, as confirmed by research published by the American Heart Association.

In this case, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas without skin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • Lemon zest to taste
  • 2 cups of oat flour
  • 5 tablespoons of oat flakes
  • 4 and 1/3 tablespoons of chickpea flour
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Two teaspoons of chemical yeast
  • Salt
  • Chia seeds

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees, and then lay out some suitable muffin pans.

Next, pour the banana into a bowl and mash it with a fork. At this point, add the eggs, vanilla, lemon or orange zest, and cinnamon. Once everything is mixed well, add the oat flakes, chickpea flour, yeast, and salt.

In the event that the result is very dry, you can always choose to moisten it with some plant-based milk. Once the dough is ready, place it in the muffin molds without filling them completely. Cover them with sesame or chia seeds and bake them for 20 or 22 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out dry. Let them cool and voila! Time to enjoy!

Banana muffins.
Oatmeal is one of the most complete and appropriate grains for children’s consumption.

Prepare cupcakes or muffins for children

As you’ve seen, it’s easy to prepare some delicious cupcakes or muffins for children, either for dessert or to consume as a snack. Keep in mind that there’s always the option of using artificial or natural sweeteners instead of simple sugar.

Be that as it may, it’s not a good idea to abuse this kind of elaboration, as these treats are for occasional consumption.

Finally, it’s important to emphasize the need to apply a series of good life habits to maintain the state of health over the years. Simply caring for your child’s diet won’t be enough. You also need to emphasize the practice of physical exercise and good rest.

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