Green & Natural Mamas Thursday Linkup Plus a Veggie Muffin Recipe for Toddlers

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Happy Green & Natural Mamas Thursday! Link up your favorite green living or natural parenting post of the week with the linky at the bottom of this post after leaving a comment. I would love if you could grab the html for the Green & Natural Mama Thursday button and either add it to your blog sidebar or as a picture in your actual blog post.

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In my 14 months of being a mama, I’ve been trying my best to live greenly and follow natural parenting practices. One natural parenting practice that I work hard at is feeding with love and respect. For me, this means that I breastfeed, introduced solids when Baby showed signs of readiness with baby led weaning, and try to prepare as many healthy, organic, and unprocessed meals as possible for Baby.

After cruising through various muffin recipes, here is the recipe I came up with for Baby’s veggie muffins this week. All three of us are really enjoying them!

2 cups of whole wheat flour

3 tablespoons of Happy Bellies Organic Oatmeal Cereal (Baby never ate it as a younger baby so now I try to mix it into recipes to add more iron to the recipe.)

1 12-oz bag of frozen carrots, peas, green beans, and corn – pureed

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup of melted butter

3 tablespoons of raw honey

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Lots of cinnamon

1 whole banana – pureed

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Line muffin tray with muffin liners.

3. Combine all ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer.

4. Fill muffin cups.

5. Bake for 25 minutes.


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1 Angela (Toucan Scraps) September 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

great looking recipe. I’ll have to have a go at converting it to GF, low carb one day.
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2 Farmer's Daughter September 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love this link-up idea! Hope it’s ok that I posted something from last week, since we haven’t had internet all week and I’ve been absent from my blog!
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3 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama September 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Thanks, Abbie! You can always link up a post from any time period as long as it fits the theme :-) Hope to see you back tomorrow!


4 Christine September 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Sound yummy! Will have to try them when baby is eating a bit more :)
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5 Lisa @Granola Catholic September 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I had to share this info when I found out about honey, how could I not?


6 Terri September 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Yummy, I’ll veganize the recipe and let you know! Excited about the blog hop…going to add a post now!! Thanks


7 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama September 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

How did the vegan version of the recipe come out?

Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!


8 Terri September 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I have to source some apple sauce! I will use ground flax seed soaked in water for the egg. This will make a great breakfast.
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9 Klara September 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

wow that sounds delicious! have to try it tomorrow! thanks for the recipe. did anyone else already try it?
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10 Gaby @ Tmuffin September 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Yum. I was just thinking that I am running out of ideas for my toddler, who is sometimes super picky and sometimes not. I am going to go make some muffins with the baked sweet potato that is sitting on my counter now (which he wouldn’t eat, even though he gobbled one down a few nights ago.)
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11 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama September 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

How did the sweet potato muffins come out?

Baby is the same way. He can shovel in one kind of food for days straight and then suddenly want nothing to do with it!


12 Lhyne@milk thistle September 6, 2011 at 12:12 am

I love to try this Veggie Muffin Recipe. I’m sure my little niece will enjoy this meal. Thank you for sharing this, I really appreciate a healthy meal.


13 Garde September 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I liked it!! ( :


14 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama September 7, 2011 at 11:49 am



15 Bibi September 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

That sounds like a delicious muffin recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it on my foodie link.
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16 Jeremy October 15, 2011 at 7:20 am

I think I’d actually like to try this for myself!


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