Avocado Toddler Muffins

I am not naturally good at baking. At all. But I would like to learn. As I’m more motivated to bake for Jacob than for myself, I figured I’d start with mini toddler muffins.

I had a ripe avocado that needed a purpose, so I thought I’d find a toddler muffin recipe that called for avocado. These Avocado & Blueberry Mini Muffins seemed perfect. I didn’t have any blueberries, but I figured we could do without.

I was also really excited to use my new mini muffin pan, which I convinced my husband we definitely needed because Jacob, being a mini person, certainly needs appropriately sized muffins.


Lucentee® Large Mini Muffin Pans – Top Non Stick Bakeware for Muffins, Cakes and Cupcakes – 24 Cups Texas Jumbo Silicone Mold / Baking Tray – Heat Resistant Tins up to 450°F- Easy to Clean – Blue

 

I decided to start by making the actual recipe without any low protein substitutions as a baseline. The resulting muffins are a little higher in protein than I would like them to be, but Jacob can still have one or two and stay well within his daily protein allowance. Here’s how I calculate the protein:

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I didn’t include items like sugar or vanilla extract, which have no protein or negligible amounts.

Next time I’m going to try the recipe with a protein-free egg substitute and a lower-protein coconut milk based yogurt. Hopefully it will turn out just as delicious as these were! Stay tuned, because I’ll update this post with the results.

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