Recipes for picky eaters – Choc peanut butter muffins
I love recipe development but haven’t had time for ages! The boys are now getting to experience the full range of my epic wins and fails 😊
This was a great no-flour baking option as I know that is one ingredient in short supply at the moment. It’s also full of protein which is perfect for those on limited diets.
The boys (even the discerning teen) really liked it.
The overriding flavour is peanut, so you are going to have to be a peanut butter fan. The banana flavour is really muted but if banana is a definite no- no, you could swap for apple sauce.
I think the texture is a little strange (as it doesn’t have the dense type feel that flour would give) but it wasn’t unpleasant, just different. I would like to try adding some cooked sweet potato as I think that would help. Will keep you posted, that would be a bonus vegetable too!
We are a very low sugar household so my threshold for sweet is very low. Please taste the mixture before cooking and add additional sweetness, if necessary.
1 cup peanut butter
2 mashed bananas (or 200gms apple sauce)
2 dst spoons of honey
1 cup dates (softened – can swap for additional honey)
½ cup cocoa
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 dst spoon ground linseeds (optional – I added as a nutrient booster)
1 tsp molasses (again, optional but good additional boost)
- I’m sure you’re supposed to treat baking ingredient more kindly, but as usual I just whacked it all in the mini food processor and pressed play!
- Oven 175°
- Pour into patty cases and bake for 20-ish minutes
Judith is mum to two boys, a tween and a teen. My dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
I delight in showing parents how to get picky eaters eating in simple, gentle, practical steps that anyone can master. I graduated from Cambridge University and have qualifications in nutrition, parent education and am a trained telephone support worker for ParentHelpline. I am currently working towards a Masters degree in Psychology. I would love to understand more of the “why” behind fussy eating and to eventually spearhead research in this area.