One-Eye Monster Muffins

Not only do these delicious muffins look fun and appealing to children, they’re filled with important nutrients that enhance good health and wellbeing.  They’re also Gluten free – Dairy free – Nut free.

Making these at home with your children would be a lovely shared activity.  We’ve decorated with frozen raspberries to create one-eyed monsters, but let your children get creative with other fruit and seeds.  Maybe even a little bit of your favourite chocolate 😉

 

 

Dry ingredients

1 cup brown rice flour

½ cup besan flour

½ cup coconut flour

2 teaspoons allergy free baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt or Hymalayan pink salt

 

Wet ingredients

2 medium size ripe bananas

200gr washed baby spinach

¾ cup rice milk or milk of choice

½ cup melted coconut oil or rice bran oil

1 lge egg

 

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180c.
  • Sift the flours and baking powders into a large bowl.
  • Pop all the wet ingredients into a blender and blend on high until fully green.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into to the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Place the mix into patty cake cups until ¾ full. Decorate with fruit or seeds as desired. We’ve used frozen raspberries to create one-eyed monsters
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 20 mins.

 

Makes 24 small muffins

 

 

Nutritional Benefits

Bananas – Full of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre, potassium, biotin, and copper.

 

Baby Spinach – Excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein and choline.

 

Brown Rice Flour – A nutritious alternative to wheat flour and is naturally gluten-free. It is high in protein, iron, fibre and vitamin B. Brown rice flour is rich in manganese, which helps in the proper development of bones and cartilage.

 

Coconut Flour – High in fibre, protein, and healthy fats and is free from wheat and other grains. It is also low in sugar, digestible carbohydrates and calories, and has a low score on the glycemic index.