BLUEBERRY CORNMEAL MUFFINS
SUITABLE FROM 9 – 12 MONTHS
8 MUFFINS / PREPARE 15 MINS / COOK 20 MINS
250g Wholemeal Flour
1/2 tbsp Baking powder
90g Brown sugar
1/2 tsp Baking soda
160 g Fresh or thawed blueberries
175ml Buttermilk (or milk with 1tsp white vinegar)
Preheat oven to 180C
Line a 8 hole muffing pan with muffin paper cases or use the Beaba Multiportion.
If you have the Béaba Babycook Duo, use one jar to mix the dry ingredients and the other to mix the wet ingredients.
If not, just start with the dry ingredients and then transfer them to a bowl and use your Béaba Babycook again for the wet ingredients.
Start by combining the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Pulse a few times to ensure there are no lumps and to make the batter more airy. Transfer to a medium size bowl.
Add blueberries and stir with a fork to coat with the flour mixture.
Next, in your Béaba Babycook, combine buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla extract and lemon rind. Pulse a few times.
Now combine dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and blueberries and stir until just combined. Do not overmix or you will end up with though muffins!
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan (filling cups ¾ full) or Beaba Multiportion.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden and baked through.
Makes 8 muffins or 12 mini- muffins. If you do mini muffins, they will bake faster, so keep an eye on them.
Complex carbohydrates like those in wholemeal flour help maintain our energy levels stable as energy from these foods is released slowly.
B vitamins found in wholemeal flour are needed to produce energy from foods.
Blueberries are low in sugar and contain phytochemicals especially ANTHOCYANINS which give them their purple colour and may help prevent cancer and other degenerative diseases.
Eggs are rich in protein to help us grow and heal. Additionally, eggs contain vitamin A that supports vision and healthy skin as well as riboflavin that promotes normal growth and vitamin B12 that supports red blood cell health.
Sugar contains NO nutrients only calories in the form of refined carbohydrates, that’s why it is important to only have it occasionally.
In order to help balance your sugar levels when eating sweets, ensure they also contain fibre form fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds or wholemeal flours and protein from eggs, nuts or seeds.