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#1 of 4 Old 04-23-2011, 04:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm looking to increase the amount of healthy fats in my son's diet (he's 7), as well as my own. We are both vegan. I'm breastfeeding my 4-month-old at the moment so while I do eat a fair amount of good fat already I figure more can't hurt! My 7yo though can be a picky eater and doesn't eat a lot of fat. He will eat peanut butter and other nut butters, sometimes nuts, and I add olive oil liberally to our meals. He won't eat avocado and doesn't like coconut, though hidden in chocolate it's probably OK! :) Anyhow, he'll gobble up muffins so I thought fattening but healthy muffins would be a good snack idea.

 

Oh, and he's allergic to walnuts and pecans, and I want to stay away from peanut butter for myself, so no walnuts, pecans or peanut butter.

 

Any ideas?

 

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I don't have a recipe on hand, but I would just take a recipe you & he already like, and make some substitutions/additions.

Easiest one I can think of is subbing coconut milk for whatever liquid (water/milk) the recipe calls for. Use full-fat coconut milk (not Silk or whatever since they are diluted)...

Use flax seeds in place of eggs (rather than Egg Replacer).

If a recipe calls for applesauce or mashed bananas, add pureed avocado or coconut cream in place of half the fruit puree.

Chop almonds/other nuts very very finely and just throw them in, or make "surprise" muffins with almond or sunflower butter in the center.

And, put a spread like Earth Balance on your muffins if you don't already...

You could also puree avocado with cocoa powder & a bit of sugar to make a pudding-type 'frosting' for the muffins (obviously could end up being a lot of sugar so I'd reduce the sugar in the muffins themselves if you went this route).

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this recipe makes really yummy & healthy muffins. i keep them in a tupperware container in the fridge.  just omit the nuts, or add in nuts you can eat.

 

- 1 cup whole wheat flour

- 2 cups unbleached white flour (you can use all whole wheat - they'll just be more dense)
- a handful of ground flaxseed
- a tablespoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder & ½ baking soda

whisk dry ingredients together

- in separate bowl:

- mash 1 ripe bananas
- ½ cup molasses
- ¼ cup of canola oil (or coconut or vegetable...whatever)
- 1 teaspoon  vanilla

- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ¼ - ½ cup raisins
- chopped pecans walnuts to your liking (omit due to allergies or change to a nut of your choice)
- add 1 diced apple (optional)

 

Mix dry & wet ingredients together

Mix all ingredients with your hands. if it's too dry, i just add almond milk to thin it. Milk is fine too, but it won’t be vegan.

Cook on 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes. Because i never use *exact* measurements - the time will vary.  It should be firm to touch though.


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muffins are a great way to get extra fats in- id concentrate on flax oil and seeds, lots of nuts, and top off with lots of nut butter- yum

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