Perfect cupcakes for Baby led weaning

Sunday 13th June marks cupcake day and what better day to bake then on a Sunday afternoon. We have found the perfect recipe for babies, toddlers and children thanks to My Kids lick the bowl. A Soft spongy style Baby Muffin with Apple Banana and Carrot and no added sugar.  

You could give your baby a wooden spoon and a plastic bowl and mix it together rather than a whisk, but make sure you put a bib on baby and an apron for you because this could get a little bit messy 😊  


  • 150 g Apple peeled, cored and diced, (medium eating apple) 
  • 100g carrot (1 small-medium) 
  • 100g Banana (equiv of small bobby banana) 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 50g melted butter or oil (optional) 
  • 160g standard flour (1 ¼ cup) 
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder 


  1. Watch the quick recipe video before you get started, scroll up a little to find it 
  2. Check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for little bits of extra info and help 
  3. Peel and grate carrot, place apple and carrot in a pot with a little water, pop a lid on and simmer until apple soft. Usually 5-6 mins 
  4. While apple and carrot cooking, place banana in a large bowl, mash with a fork  
  5. Add eggs, vanilla, and butter/oil 
  6. Puree the cooked apple and carrot, I use a stick blender 
  7. Add apple and carrot to the other wet ingredients 
  8. Beat these wet ingredients together with a hand-held beater, should become smooth, yellow and a little frothy 
  9. Add the flour and baking powder 
  10. Beat for a further 30-60 seconds to make a well-mixed batter 
  11. Portion into an oiled muffin tin (I use a non-stick silicon tray sprayed with oil) Mix makes 12 standard sized muffins or 30 mini muffins 
  12. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 mins (350 Fahrenheit) 15 min cook time is based on making mini muffins, the mix makes approx 30 mini muffins. If you are using a standard muffin tray and making approx 12 muffins the cook time will be longer, approx 25-30 mins 
  13. Cool  
  14. Serve 
  15. These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for 3 days, or they can be frozen. 

We would love love love to see your pictures, the messier the better. Please send them to us on Instagram #bymumsformums 


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