This is a sponsored post for The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group to share an easy and simple recipe for Blueberry Peach Crumb Muffins. All opinions are my own.
Most parents want to give their baby the very best! However, sometimes a baby can get in the way of those healthy eating ambitions. Need a few tips on offering your baby healthy foods? Check out the tips below!
Tips for Offering Your Baby Healthy Foods
Try one food at a time. Babies aren’t always interested in what you have to offer. Sometimes they need to warm up to the idea of a new food. This is why I offer one food at a time. As your baby gets older, you can combine more foods, but starting out it’s always best to do one at a time.
Get creative with the foods you offer. It’s amazing how a baby will take what you gave them and throw it on the floor. Sometimes it takes a little bit of creativity to get your baby to eat healthy foods. Try something as simple as warming up the foods or evening serving them cold. Some babies are particular and like their foods a certain way.
Give your baby a variety of healthy foods – No matter what stage of eating your child is in, you can switch things up. Even if you’re only doing one food at a time, there is no “set” time period you have to feed your baby that one food. Offering your child a variety of foods can help them start to love those healthier food options.
Be a good role model – What your child sees you doing, they will also mimic. Feel free to eat your own healthy good options, so that your baby has a good example. Another approach to this is to feed everyone the same healthy foods!
Gerber has been a staple in my home for years as I’ve had little ones around. Breastfeeding is always a great start to getting your baby to eat healthier, but as they start eating more solids, Gerber is a great option. Tons of fortified iron can be found in Gerber products. Not to mention, there is Vitablocks® blend of six B Vitamins, Vitamins E, and C, iron, zinc, and calcium. I also love that there are multiple options of grains available.Any baby that comes around here will definitely get their fix of healthy eating.
I love making foods the whole family can enjoy out of the leftover Gerber fruits and veggies products we have in our home. But, I recently discovered that Gerber Cereal is great for baking.
Blueberry Peach Crumb Muffins
Ingredients for the Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Ingredients for the Muffins:
2 containers (1 package) of Gerber Stage 2 Peach baby food
2 tablespoons Gerber Multigrain Cereal
2 cups of Bisquick
2/3 cup of Milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of Blueberries
For the Crumb Topping:
Mix butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until well blended. Add in cinnamon and flour just until blended and crumbles have formed. Set to the side while mixing muffin mix.
For the Muffins:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, add Bisquick, Gerber baby food, Gerber cereal, egg, and milk. Mix well until all is moistened thoroughly. Add in blueberries and sugar, and gently fold into the mixture.
Fill muffin tins approximately 75% full, and then top off with crumb topping.
Place in oven for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool before serving.
Makes about 15 Blueberry Peach Crumb Muffins.
Blueberry Peach Crumb Muffins Tips
- You can substitute the same amount of Raspberries, or a fruit of your choosing.
- Omit the sugar if you prefer a naturally sweetened muffin.
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