pumpkin apple muffins

Muffins are a staple in our house. I bake ’em on the weekends and they go into the freezer for quick removal here and there for breakfasts or snacks. The little one will gobble them up and I can sneak healthy things into them without him knowing.

Stumbled upon a neat website last weekend called Weelicious. It offers up good inspiration for those of us trying to feed babies and toddlers. The focus is on fresh, seasonal and organic food. Hundreds of recipes to choose from and good search options. Well worth a peek.

I made these pumpkin apple muffins from the site this weekend and they turned out pretty well. I needed to add slightly more liquid than the recipe called for (it called for 1/2 cup milk and I substituted yogurt and used more like 3/4 cup). It’s a great way to use up some squash puree (doesn’t have to be pumpkin, which mine wasn’t — i believe it was kabocha squash).

I also threw in some sunflower seeds (some chopped nuts would be good, too) for a little added nutrition. Voila.

pumpkin apple muffins

– Dinah Murdoch lives, eats and writes in Kitchener.