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Baby Iron Muffins

These muffins are filled with lots of good stuff to get iron into your little one. They are sweetened with pureed dried apricots and blackstrap molasses, both which are high iron foods. Plus they are filled with oats, pumpkin, blueberries and other good stuff that will help get that iron into your baby.Iron Muffin recipe that your baby will love

This recipe makes 12  mini muffins and 12 large muffins (because grown ups need iron too!)

Baby Iron Muffins


  • 1 cup organic unbleached flour
  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup pureed apricots (heat dried apricots in hot water then blend until turns into a mash)
  • 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen blueberriesmini iron muffins for babies


Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. In a bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Combine eggs with pumpkin puree, apricot puree, oil, molasses and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in frozen blueberries, still frozen so they don’t fall apart in the batter. Spoon into a mini muffin tin and standard size muffin tin, oiled well. Bake mini muffins for 10 minutes / standard muffins for 20 minutes or until a skewer in the center of the muffin removes clean.

Iron Muffins for Babies with apricot, pumpkin, oatmeal, blackstrap molasses and more


  1. I have made these twice now. First time i used a loaf pan… Had to cook it for over an hour and my outsides burned…this time i used a jumbo muffin pan (only one i have) for 35 mins..yum! I also used raisins and pecans instead of blueberries cause thats what i have on hand. Very good. Hoping this helps my iron levels increase. Baby girls number 3 arriving soon!!

    • Hi Rebeka, congratulations! How exciting for you and your family. Thanks for the tip on timing for a large muffin tin and to avoid using the loaf pan.

    • Not a stupid question at all! They freeze perfectly. I like to thaw them in the oven, so they taste freshly-baked. But they do just fine on the countertop too.

  2. Quick question – the nutrition facts say that these muffins only give 4% of the daily value or iron…which seems pretty low to me for a muffin that is supposed to be high in iron…

    Is the 4% based on an adult diet, and the percentage for a toddler or baby would be higher…?


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