Berlin Bites: Almond Butter Mini Muffins

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Berlin is just about 11 months now and her appetite has suddenly gone mad!  It seems she is hungry all the time and as of recent has been throwing baby tantrums when I don’t share my food.  She has quite the personality lately if you haven’t already figured out…

Its a bit difficult to cart around prepared meals for her all the time and since I’m trying to avoid introducing her to gluten, dairy, or processed foods (yet anyhow) I’ve been struggling with what snacks to feed her.

These mini muffins are a great gluten and dairy free alternative and offer lots of nutritional value through the chia flour and almond butter.  As mentioned in previous posts, chia is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and soluble fiber.  While almond butter contains a high level of protein.

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Almond Butter Mini Muffins

2 cups chia flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup organic almond butter

1 cup pumpkin puree

3 drops of Stevia

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all ingredients together, stir well getting out all the lumps

Spray mini muffin pan with olive oil spray and pour mix into muffin cups

Bake for about 25 minutes

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These are perfect finger foods for older babies and can be stored in the freezer to keep their freshness.  They are also great served with jam for toddlers (or yourself).

As a side note, I would test a dollop of almond butter on your baby’s skin prior to preparing this recipe.  Simply place a small amount of almond butter on the back of the baby’s leg (or somewhere they can’t rub it off easily) and wait an hour.  Check for rashes or skin discolorations, if there are none then its most likely your baby doesn’t have an intolerance to almonds.  I would suggest you wait until your baby is at least 10 months of age and check with your pediatrician to get the green light.

 

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5 Comments

  • My two boys are big fans of almond butter, they have always loved it more than peanut butter. I love that these are gluten free :)

    • Jordan Rose

      I personally have always loved almond butter over peanut butter-and its healthier! I try to be gluten free-but its not always easy!

  • I LOVE almond butter…and these look delicious!! I keep reminding myself to start using chia seeds but always seem to default back to flax…and I also need to give Stevia another try! I used it years ago when it first started hitting the mainstream but something about the flavour didn’t sit well with me…it tasted “chemically?!” Maybe I need to choose another brand?

    • Jordan Rose

      You know, I used to hate Stevia as well, but I bought the liquid Trader Joe’s brand and it actually tastes quite good-the powder I wasn’t too keen on.

  • Maybe that was the problem…I used the powder! I’ll have to try the liquid then ;-)

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