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08th Apr 2018

Sneak healthy into your picky eater with these delicious veggie muffins

They'll never know!

Amanda Cassidy

Are you always trying to disguise healthy food for your little suspicious eaters?

Are your green beans actually light sabers for fairies? (This worked for me yesterday I swear!)

Well, now you will rejoice with happiness as we have found the perfect bun substitute for your little fusspot. Sweet Potato, Apple and Cinnamon Muffins anyone?

I often hear parents saying that their child was a ‘brilliant eater’ until they reached the age of two or three. Imagine the shock to the system when previously easy-going meals turn into battle grounds in an extreme form of pickiness we all know and hate.

The good news is that most kids outgrow the picky eating stage of the age of five or six. The other amazing news is that we have discovered this fabulous recipe from Fiona’s fine foods, that jazzes up the traditional muffin while also getting vitamins and minerals into your children with no nasties!

Sweet Potato, Apple and Cinnamon Muffins


150g mashed sweet potato

50g shredded coconut

60g grated apple and 60g grated carrot

75g raisins

35g chopped dried figs

60g chopped walnuts and 75g ground almonds

40g honey and 1 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. nutmeg and 1tsp baking powder

2 eggs


Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius. Mix everything together in a bowl. Grease the tins with coconut oil or use silicon liners. Divide the mixture between the tins. Bake for 30-36 mins until the muffins are cooked through and the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Enjoy!


You can use other dried fruit instead of the figs or substitute the nuts for if you like.

Serving suggestions: 

These are great for breakfast, snacks on the go or in their lunchboxes. Perfect for you too with a cup of tea!


As there is no fat in them to preserve them, so they need to be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-5 days. They also freeze really well.

I have personally tried them and plan on making a batch this weekend as they are totally delicious!

For more information on these recipes and on Fiona’s healthy cookery demonstrations check this out.