April 5, 2018

Whole wheat kale applesauce toddler muffins

Stack of three muffins.

Kale, applesauce, and whole wheat flour are blender together in these green-hued muffins perfect for getting toddlers (or others) some greens with their breakfast or snack. 

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Please don't let the kale scare you if you are not a fan. It's barely detectable. These muffins are a twist on a favorite of ours: Banana Spinach Oat Blender Muffins

I first made these muffins when I was on a kick with making fun and creative muffins for my kids to eat as toddlers. That's why the name has the word "toddler" in it. However, they are great for kids and adults of all ages! 

I love the green color and extra bump of greens the addition of kale provides. In general, though, I am not a fan "hiding" or "sneaking" vegetables into food. 

But, I do like to use vegetables for color, texture, flavor, and helping kids to try new things. My kids have pretty much always known that there are vegetables in these sort of recipes, so it's not a surprise to them.

Top view of baked whole wheat kale applesauce toddler muffins.

I love to make muffins to be able to pull out for an easy snack or lunchbox item. They are great to add to breakfast with something like yogurt or scrambled eggs. They are also nice to have for hungry kids after school.

These muffins are tasty plain, but you can also add butter, a nut nutter of your choice, or even some jam if you would like. They are perfect alongside a warm drink as well.

Give these muffins a try if you are looking for a new way to make muffins - they'd be great for St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, or other fun holidays where you want some green food as well.

Muffin with a bite out of the side.

Yield: 12 muffins
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Whole Wheat Kale Applesauce Toddler Muffins

Whole Wheat Kale Applesauce Toddler Muffins

Kale, applesauce, and whole wheat flour are blender together in these green-hued muffins perfect for getting toddlers (or others) some greens with their breakfast or snack.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale, large stems removed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners, or lightly grease.
  2. Whisk together the flours through nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  3. Blend the milk through vanilla in a blender on high until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Blend in the eggs until combined.
  4. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tins. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until they are just golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for about 5 minutes and then remove the muffins from the tin to continue cooling.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container.

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Finished baked whole wheat kale applesauce toddler muffins.

This recipe was originally posted in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience.

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  1. Definitely my kind of healthy and nutritious breakfast on the go!

  2. these looks beautiful and delicious !

  3. This is definitely one great way to get your toddlers to each their vegetables. Wouldn't mind having a few myself.

  4. . Looks delicious! Am sure it tastes as delicious as it looks. I am a regular visitor to your website and love your posts.

  5. My boys would think I was trying to KILL them if I made these and told them what was in it. They're teens/tweens now so it figures!

  6. Love these! I will have to whip up a batch for my nieces :) PINNED!!

  7. Kale and apple sauce together? Not a combination I would have ever thought of but it actually sounds pretty good to me!

  8. i've come to be obsessed with kale myself, so i can't wait to introduce it to my daughter! this vehicle is ideal (for both of us!). :)

  9. Gosh, those look good! I love kale so much! <3 P~

  10. Nice Post. Thank you..............

  11. i hope it's very testy and delicious. bcz it's look good..

  12. This food is good with magnesium that why it is good for spine care


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