When Ryder was a baby, first starting with finger foods, he loved muffins. I could give him anything in muffin form and he would gobble it up. Before he turned one, he couldn’t tolerate eggs. I know “the book says” you shouldn’t give eggs until babies are one anyway, but the crunchy people say that egg yolks are okay, but not for Ryder. Insisting that my baby eat a paleo diet, I wanted to create something sweet and tasty and sneak in some veggies too. Ryder went to a nut free daycare at the time and I just couldn’t find many recipes that were paleo, egg free and nut free that I felt comfortable giving my baby (I was paranoid about choking in the beginning). I especially had a hard time finding anything that had veggies inside.
One weekend, I must have been compelled enough to play in the kitchen long enough to create something amazing. I made these and bam! Yummy! They have a sweet, but not overly sweet taste to them. They are good plain or as a base to add your own mix-ins. They are fun, green muffins, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I made these again tonight and let Ryder have one after dinner. One muffin turned into three and he wanted more. My picky toddler, who hates anything green and vegetables in general, still found these muffins yummy. [Read more…]