Before we decided on doing baby-led weaning for Autumn’s solids, we bought some baby cereal on sale at Target. We gave the cereal to Autumn a few times before ultimately deciding that finger foods were better to give her. I’m not really a fan about giving food to Autumn that I wouldn’t eat, and the baby cereal definitely fell under that category. So, I needed to find something to do with all the leftover cereal. A friend of mine suggested that I make muffins out of it, which I thought was an amazing idea!
I didn’t have an easy time finding a recipe that I liked. There were a lot on Pinterest, but they all called for a lot of apple sauce/baby food, which I don’t have in the house right now. I eventually found this recipe and the following recipe is an adaptation of that.
Baby Cereal Muffins
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup infant cereal, any variety
1/2 cup breast milk or water
2 Tbsp oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and infant cereal together in a large bowl.
- Mix in breast milk (or water), oil, eggs, and vanilla one at a time and mix until smooth.
- Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined mini muffin cups. Approximately one teaspoon per cup.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
Yields: Approximately 24 mini muffins
Autumn loves them, too! 🙂