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Avocado & Blueberry Muffins

Did you know that avocado is actually a fruit?

Avocado is a super food too. It's loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, such as folic acid, Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, lutein and fibre. Avocado is also rich in A, C, D, E, K vitamins and B group vitamins too. No wonder a regular consumption of this superhero offers a lot of health benefits; these are just some of them: cholesterol reduction and heart disease prevention, strengthening the immune system, and improving digestion. 

Avocado is especially good for the kids as the presence of folic acid helps bones and muscles growth. 

Avocado is so delicious and makes a perfect snack on its own. It can be also easily incorporated into desserts, like this Only "Good Fat" Pudding or refreshing Avocado Ice Pops

These avocado & blueberry muffins are tasty, super healthy and simple to make! Avocado is a great substitute and a healthier version of butter or oil that is normally used in baking to provide mouthful and richer flavour.

These muffins are lightly sweetened with the date syrup and contain very little sugar. The natural sweetness is coming from blueberries that are known for their antioxidant properties and health benefits. 

 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Easy Family Recipes

 

INGREDIENTS:

Dry Ingredients: 

1 cup flour, plain

1 cup flour, wholegrain

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground 

1/2 tsp salt, (ideally sea or Himalayan) 

 

Wet Ingredients:

2 avocados, large

1 egg, large

1 cup yoghurt, plain, full-fat (or dairy-free alternative)

1 tbsp date syrup (or alternative) 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

 

200g blueberries, fresh or frozen 

 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180C fan-forced or 200C bake mode. Line a regular or mini muffin tin. On the photo below is a regular size muffin tin. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

In a large bowl, scoop out the avocados, discarding seeds. Mash avocados with the fork and add date syrup (or alternative) and vanilla extract.

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Mix it up with a spatula.

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

In a measuring cup combine yoghurt with an egg. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Beat in the egg until just combined. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Pour egg mixture over the avocado mixture. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Beat until smooth and creamy with a whisk or a stick blender.  

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Pour the flour mixture 1/3 at a time, GENTLY folding until just combined. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

Be careful, DO NOT OVERMIX, or you will end up with the doughy and very dense muffins. Yuck! 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

Gently fold in blueberries. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Spoon into a muffin tin, filling 3/4 way to the top.

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Bake for 15 minutes for mini muffins or 18-20 minutes for regular muffins, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transitioning to rack. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Toddler Snacks

 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. 

Avocado & Blueberry Muffins - Easy Family Recipes

 ENJOY! 

 

 


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