Turns out, living with twin toddlers is a lot like living with severe coke addicts. They don’t want to eat. They don’t want to sleep. They don’t stop moving. Ever.
Every road is a path to destruction and on their way there, they leave even more destruction in their wake.
From what I understand, there is no way around this but through it, no Dr. Drew gonna show up and fix things. So whatever. We’ll just have to resort to a few tricks around here to get things normalized.
One of them involves mini muffins.
Slater and Wallace don’t seem to like to eat any more, which is fine, I GUESS, and supposedly NORMAL (toddlers feel they have better things to do than to sit down and eat) but it drives my primal mommy brain insane. In order to calm myself, I concocted a muffin recipe that assures me they are at least getting some nutrients in here and there.
I used a mini muffin pan so at least the size would appear novel to them. I snuck in carrots, apples, bananas (all things they used to eat with fervor!) as well as coconut, and oatmeal.
They ate two each this morning, along with a healthy dose of milk. I feel better. But maybe that’s because I had a several muffins myself.
COKEHEAD TODDLER MUFFINS
(adapted and renamed from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book)
In large bowl, mix:
1 1/3 white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oats ( I used organic quick oats)
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 apple, shredded
3/4-1 cup baby carrots, shredded
1/2 banana - mashed
1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened, shredded
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
Mix this stuff together, then make a well in the middle.
In a separate bowl, combine:
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup milk ( I used whole cows milk)
1/4 cup coconut oil (liquified)
Once combined, pour into well in the dry mix and stir till moistened. Batter will be lumpy.
Spoon into greased mini muffin pan.
Bake 12 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Makes 24 minis, keep in ziploc in fridge, or freeze extras…if there are any.