What if I told you this muffin recipe is packed with so many great ingredients plus you have a variety of mix-ins you can choose from for added nutrition?
Every single day, I get asked to make recipes to please picky eaters. Second to that I get asked for lunch box ideas. Because of this, I've created this recipe. Muffins are such a great way to include so many great ingredients. These sweet potato muffins with mix-ins recipe are a wonderful addition to your children’s lunch box! A great source of protein, fiber, calcium and iron, they’re the perfect snack-type food that kids really go for, offering a variety that helps keep them healthy, strong and motivated to eat right.
This muffin's base is sweet potato. This alone makes it so much more wholesome than a traditional muffin.
To satisfy even the most pickiest kids, I've included several mix ins to make everyone happy. Essentially this sweet potato muffiin with mix-in recipe is seven recipes in one, giving you and your family even more variety! Just follow the base recipe and add whichever mix-ins tickle your fancy!
Just create the base and then either mix-in the added ingredients within the batter, or use it as toppings.
Here are some of the mix in choices you can add, to satisfy your most picky toddler!
- Grated Carrot & Raisins
- Shredded Zucchini and Dried Cranberries
- Blueberries and Almonds
- Mashed banana and Chia Seeds
- Grated apple and Walnuts
- Crumbled corn and fresh corn
- Cooked Turkey Sausage and Chopped Spinach
One of the best ways to keep my kids excited about lunchtime is to give them a healthy variety that keeps their interest. I'm huge on offering a variety of food in every meal. The Bentgo Lunch Box helps me do that, making lunch time a breeze. Not only does offering a variety of foods help expose your child to different foods, it makes it more fun! You can even take out the tray and use it like a plate if you wish for meals at home.
The Bentgo Kids lunch box is a bright, colorful lunch box specifically designed for school-aged children, with a number of innovative features that makes it fun for kids and a great design for adults!
- Five compartments for variety: All perfectly portioned for your child’s appetite.
- Durable: Sturdy construction with rubber edges, designed to take a beating!
- Leak-proof design: Keeps food fresh and intact, with no leaky messes.
- Made for small hands: Easy-to-operate latches for quick opening and closing.
- Removable tray for quick and easy clean up.
And best of all, Bentgo proudly supports Feed the Children, a non-profit that helps kids and families get the food and nutrition they need to stay active and healthy. So, send your kids off to school with some delicious sweet potato muffins, packed safe and sound in their new Bentgo Kids Brights lunch box! Visit my Instagram Page for a chance to win some great prizes from Bentgo!
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato mashed
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 eggs whisked
- ½ cup milk or almond milk
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup avocado oil can be substituted with any flavorless oil or an additional ¼ cup applesauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line 2 mini muffin pans, set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside.
- In another bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Add mix-ins if desired. Add to dry ingredients and mix until batter just comes together, do not over mix.
- Fill muffin cups, bake for 10-15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Mix In Options
- -Blueberries & almonds -Mashed banana & chia seeds-Cooked crumbled turkey sausage & spinach-Grated carrot & raisins-Grated apple & walnuts-Shredded zucchini & dried cranberries-Crumbled bacon & fresh corn-Scoop of flax meal or protein powder
Thank you Bentgo for sponsoring this post.