Nourishing Little Tummies: A Guide to Riley's Kitchen Banana Oat Mini Muffin Mix

Nourishing Little Tummies: A Guide to Riley's Kitchen Banana Oat Mini Muffin Mix


Welcome to Riley's Kitchen Banana Oat Mini Muffin Mix – finally a baking mix designed for your little ones that they can help you make, as well eat! These muffins make a perfect wholesome snack that's as easy to make as it is delicious. In this blog post, we'll explore the key features of this mix, along with feeding tips for babies, storage instructions, and creative adaptations to transform mini muffins into regular-sized treats or even a delectable banana bread.

About Riley's Kitchen Banana Oat Mini Muffin Mix:

Riley's Kitchen has crafted a delightful mix that combines the goodness of bananas and oats into mini muffins that are perfect for tiny hands and growing appetites. Packed with wholesome ingredients that give you essential nutrients such as fiber, iron, omega-3s and potassium, this mix is also dairy and egg-free, certified organic, free of added sugar and incredibly easy to make.

Feeding Tips for Babies:

  • Age-Appropriate Introduction: Introduce these mini muffins to babies who have started solid foods, and can be given to babies beyond 6 months old of age. Babies should be able to self-feed, sit upright, and already be used to multi-ingredient foods. Consult with your pediatrician before introducing any new food to your baby.
  • Feeding Consideration: Mini muffins are the perfect size for babies to hold and self-feed. Beyond 9-months, feel free to break up muffins to bite-sized pieces for pincer grasp.
  • Supervision: Always supervise your baby during feeding to monitor their reaction to the new food and to ensure they are comfortable with the texture.


Storage Instructions: To make the most of Riley's Kitchen Banana Oat Mini Muffin Mix and keep them fresh for longer, follow these storage tips:

  • Airtight Container: Once baked, store the mini muffins in an airtight up to 24 hours at room temperature.
  • Refrigeration: Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
  • Freezing Option: If you're not planning to consume all the muffins right away, freeze some! Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container, and they can be stored for up to three months.


Adaptations for Regular Muffins and Banana Bread:

  • Regular-Sized Muffins: Instead of using a mini muffin tin, use a standard-sized muffin tin and adjust the baking time to 22-24 minutes. Regular muffins make a fantastic option for older kids or adults.
  • Banana Bread: Transform the mix into a delicious banana bread by pouring the batter into a greased loaf pan. Adjust the baking time to 50-60 minutes (we do 55 minutes and it’s perfect!).


Adaptations for older kids (over 2 years) and adults:

  • For older taste buds that are craving something a little sweeter, the easiest adaptation is to add 1/2 cup mini or regular sized chocolate chips to the recipe. If you are baking for multiple ages, simply add chocolate chips to the top of half the muffins.


Add-in more fruits and veggies:

  • These little muffins are so versatile! Consider adding in spinach or zucchini for some added veggie-goodness!
  • Spinach banana muffins: Mix all wet ingredients (as per the package) in a blender, adding in 1 cup spinach leaves, blend until smooth. Then combine this with your dry mix: you can do this right in the blender using a long wooden spoon.
  • Zucchini banana muffins: finely grate 1 cup of zucchini and squeeze out excess water. Mix in with wet ingredients and continue to bake as directed.
  • Berry Banana muffins: After wet and dry ingredients are combined, add 1/2 cup chopped berries (blueberry, blackberry and raspberry all work well), plus add a few chopped berries to the top of each muffin (my second baby actually would not eat berries on their own until after he was exposed to them on top of these muffins!).


Riley's Kitchen Banana Oat Mini Muffin Mix is not just a convenient baking mix – it's a versatile and nutritious option for healthy breakfasts and snacks, and a wonderful way to spend some quality time in the kitchen, baking with your family! For more tips and recipes, be sure to subscribe to our email list for a free copy of our e-book, and follow us on instagram Happy baking!

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