Baby Led Weaning

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Cornbread Muffins

Fibernie, it would seem, is rather in love with her silicone muffin mould…

You need
250g fine polenta
100g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
50g melted butter
1 large egg
150ml milk
450ml buttermilk (I just use ordinary milk with a lemon squeezed in)
1 large tin sweetcorn (drained)
salt and pepper (optional)

Mix all the dry ingredients, then mix the wet ones together and stir into flour/polenta/baking powder. Add the corn at the end.

Bake in muffin tins at 160c for about 25-30mins until golden brown on top.

Results from my first try – they came out really well, a dense, yellowy bread – they’re tasty, but probably best as an accompaniment to something. For adults, they’re probably great bbq food. They’d be nice with soup too. Little people could dip in and enjoy! They’re best warm but could be frozen then heated in the microwave.

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4 Responses to “Cornbread Muffins”

  1. Marta says:

    just made these and they are great, really tasty and a good way to get some sweetcorn into him. It will be a perfect little snack for my little monkey:D Can’t wait to give it to him. I made half a portion and got exactly 12 little muffins:)

  2. I’m confused! I have a five month old daughter Jemima & attended a weaning education session for first time mums run by the health visitors at my local children’s centre in Enfield yesterday.

    During the session (which concentrated on purees) the HV & the DVD she showed emphasised the importance of ensuring the baby does not have any added salt in his/her food & the minimum of sugar (eg in rusks but not in pureed fruits). Unless I’ve missed the point, it seems thatl baby led weaning disregards this & gives the option of adding salt to recipes or encouraging the baby to try ‘adult’ foods that already have added salt – like restaurant bought pizza for example! Please would you clarify this. Thanks.

    • Aitch says:

      I don’t think that BLW disregards the issue of salt so much as trusts the adults who are giving the food to be keeping an eye on things. so a child who has eaten cucumber, carrot, peppers, porridge, whatever during the day has had no salt whatsoever… if you’re going out for lunch, don’t kill yourself over a bit of pizza (especially given how much the child is likely to actually ingest). I think if anything, BLW treats parents like intelligent human beings who would be the most aware of whether the child has eaten salt that day already and moderate what they’re offering accordingly. Is there salt in this cornbread muffin recipe, for example (i can’t look at the mo, i see a different screen)? if so, don’t eat it the same day the baby has eaten shop-bought sausages and non-homemade low salt bread… that sort of thing. use your noggin, basically.

  3. Jackie says:

    Is this recipe for 12 standard size muffins? Thanks!

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