My toddler’s choice: Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Muffins (Paleo, Clean Eating, Gluten Free)

Sweet Potato, apple and carrot MuffinsI appreciate my off days with Asher. We laugh, giggle and try to make the most of it.

It is not always fun and games though. There are things in life that we have to attend to regardless of how much fun is it to have fun with a toddler. 

Yes, you will find me multi tasking on some mornings. Perhaps trying to encourage Asher to eat his breakfast while doing a batch up cook. You might even see me folding clothes while trying to have a conversation with my dad over FaceTime. In between, the oven might ring and I will rush to check one of our bakes or a meal that is cooking, while making sure Asher stays out of the way of the hot oven.  The floor would need vacuuming and a mop. The toilets would be scrubbed and bed sheets changed. That, and it is not even 9am yet. IMG_2431 (640x427)

We have some mornings when Asher wakes bright and early at 5:30am, excited to face the day while I grudging wash up and get change. 

These muffins were made during one of those mornings. I decided to make the most out of it with a toddler who clearly would not return back to bed and wanted to “play”. I gathered up some ingredients and allow him to “design his own muffin”. IMG_2425 (640x427)

He chose 

  • sweet potato
  • carrots
  • apples
  • walnuts

If you are wondering what I put on the table… In addition to the above, we had yogurt, feta, almonds and pistachios. 

Not a bad combi I think. It could have been something like feta, apples and pistachios (come to think of it, it wouldn’t have been that odd either). 

Presenting my toddler’s muffin. if you are game enough to give it a try. IMG_2429 (640x427)

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Apple Muffins (Paleo, Clean eating)
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
  1. 1.5 cups almond meal
  2. 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
  3. 1 cup sweet potato steamed and chopped
  4. 1 carrot grated
  5. 1 apple chopped (reserve half for toppings)
  6. 1/4 cup of walnuts
  7. 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  8. 1 tsp baking powder
  9. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  10. 1 tsp vanilla paste
  11. 3 eggs
  12. 1/2 cup choice of milk
  13. 1/4 lemon juiced and zest
  14. vanilla
  15. Topping- reserved chopped apple, walnuts and almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and prepare baking cups.
  2. Whisk eggs, juice, milk and fold that into dry ingredients. Spoon into prepared cups and top with any toppings. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
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