One fruit that always tends to get left behind in the fruit bowl is kiwi fruit. I have no idea why because I love this delicious fruit, I guess sometimes it can be a little more difficult to serve compared to an apple, so they tend to get left behind. Most of my recipes are dreamt up from using up ingredients that have been ignored and are close to being chucked away and these banana and kiwi muffins are no exception. Wondering how to offer kiwi to babies? Read on!
Moist, sugar-free and delicious, your baby will love these kiwi muffins. So crack out the blender and get baking!
Kiwi for babies
Kiwi fruit is definitely classed as a superfood thanks to all the nutritional benefits it has. Have you been wondering how to serve kiwi for babies? Wonder no more. These delicious muffins utilise three kiwi fruits to provide your baby with a nutritious healthy baby led weaning snack.
Kiwi fruit benefits include:
- High in Vitamin C – great for the immune system
- Full of dietary fibre which is great for gut health but also helps prevent constipation
- Rich in antioxidants which can protect against inflammation and disease
Banana and Kiwi muffins
Did you know that the skin of kiwi fruit is actually edible? I’ve never tried it myself and you’ll be pleased to know this recipe doesn’t involve using the skin!
Instead this recipe uses the fleshy part of kiwi fruit along with banana to create moist and delicious muffins.
Can adults enjoy these kiwi muffins?
Absolutely! These kiwi muffins aren’t just for babies – toddlers, kids of all ages and adults can enjoy them too! Feedback from my husband was that they needed some sugar, so I whipped up a batch of six muffins with the last of the batter with 50 grams of caster sugar. They were incredible!
Can you freeze these kiwi muffins?
Definitely! For me baby led weaning is made so much easier by batch cooking and freezing. These kiwi muffins for babies can be frozen for up to six months. Wrap them up carefully and be sure to fully defrost them before offering them to your baby.
What blender do you use?
I use a Kenwood 3-1 blender which comes with three different parts to make blending easier than ever!
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What electric mixer do you use?
I use a Morphy Richards electric mixer which I love! It has numerous power settings and the whisks detach easily which makes cleaning them a breeze!
What did Felix think of these banana and kiwi muffins?
He absolutely loved them! As I was making the muffin batter, the smell that filled the kitchen had him coming in to see what was going on. Such a sweet smell!
Once they were cooked, he couldn’t wait to get tucked in. These kiwi muffins are definitely going to be our go-to snack for the neat future!
- 2 small bananas (around 160 grams when peeled)
- 3 kiwis (around 160 grams)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil (coconut or sunflower)
- 1/2 cup milk (breastmilk, whole milk or formula)
- 250 grams plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Pop the banana and kiwi in a blender and whizz until a puree forms. Pour this mixture into a large bowl.
- Crack two eggs into the bowl and then using an electric mixer to combine, mixing for 30 seconds until the mixture is frothy.
- Add the milk and oil and whizz for another 30 seconds.
- Add the plain flour and baking soda and mix gently, until combined. Do not over mix.
- Line muffin tins with paper or silicone cases and spoon in the mixture to each case.
- Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Muffins tins lower down the oven may need a few extra minutes.
- Leave to cool completely before serving to baby.
Author: Nicola Hughes
Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!