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Sweet Potato Muffins with Apple (High Iron BLW recipe)

These BLW Iron Sweet Potato Muffins are perfect for Toddlers & Infants! These muffins are packed with iron and protein, have no added sugar, and are nut-free, making them perfect for growing kids.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 48 muffins
Calories 53kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup iron fortified ancient grains baby cereal
  • 1 3/4 cups minced peeled apple
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • One generous pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp ground flax
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts plus more for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Combine the sweet potato, banana, eggs, vanilla and melted butter in one bowl.
  • To another bowl, combine the flour, baby cereal, apple, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, flax and hemp hearts. Add the wet to the dry then transfer to a few mini muffin tins, filling them almost to the top. Sprinkle with additional hemp hearts then bake for 10-13 minutes until firm on top. Allow to cool fully before serving.



  • If you don't have sweet potatoes already cooked (it's a meal prep staple in my house), you can throw them into the microwave for about 10 minutes until super tender when pricked with a fork.
  • If you're going to be making these often, silicone muffin trays are amazing as it makes getting the muffins out so easily.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 697IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 4mg