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Spider-Man Beet Muffins

Perfect for little adventurers!

Dive into a fun and nutritious baking adventure with your toddler with these Spider-Man Beet Muffins! Inspired by everyone’s favorite web-slinger, these muffins are not only delicious but also packed with the goodness of beets, making them a hit for both parents and little superheroes.

Suitable for toddlers 1 year and older.

This recipe requires minimal skills.

Total time
35 minutes

Makes 12 muffins

Dietary Needs
Can be adapted to gluten-free, dairy-free


  • 1 cup pureed cooked beets (about 2 medium beets)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute gluten-free flour blend)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey (for children over 1 year old)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: blueberries or chocolate chips for “eyes”



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. Puree Beets: If you haven’t already, cook the beets until tender, then puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Measure out 1 cup of beet puree.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the beet puree, applesauce, vegetable oil, maple syrup or honey, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
  6. Fill Muffin Tin: Spoon the batter into the muffin liners, filling each about 3/4 full. If desired, place a blueberry or chocolate chip in the center of each muffin to create “eyes” for Spider-Man.
  7. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool: Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Remember, when introducing new foods to your baby, it’s crucial to monitor for any signs of allergies or intolerances. Introducing one new food at a time can help identify any potential issues. If using formula or breastmilk, consider the added nutritional benefits and choose what aligns best with your feeding practices.

Feeding Tips

  • Serve the muffins as a fun snack or part of a balanced meal.
  • Get your toddler involved in the baking process, letting them add ingredients or stir the batter.
  • Introduce the muffins with a story or playtime featuring Spider-Man to make mealtime more exciting.


  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


Please note that the following is an estimate based on generic ingredients. Actual nutritional values may vary.

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 150
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 12g
Fat 5g
Sodium 200mg
Vitamin A 0% DV
Vitamin C 2% DV
Calcium 5% DV
Iron 8% DV


  • For children under 1 year, substitute syrup or honey with a suitable sweetener like pureed fruit to avoid the risk of botulism.
  • Engage your toddler by talking about the colors and textures as you bake, making the experience educational and fun.


These Spider-Man Beet Muffins are a fantastic way to incorporate vegetables into your toddler’s diet in a fun, tasty way. By involving your little one in the baking process, you’re not only teaching them valuable skills but also creating memorable moments together. Enjoy these superhero-inspired treats as part of a healthy, balanced diet for your growing adventurer.

Disclaimer: The content available on Little Baby Formula’s website is intended solely for your general knowledge. Little Baby Formula does not offer medical guidance or participate in medical practices. We recommend consulting your pediatrician before picking to use bottle-feeding. Results may differ from person to person.
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I'm Jolibee, a 30-year-old mom of four, sharing my passion for nutritious, homemade baby food. Through easy, tasty recipes, I help busy parents like you nurture healthy eating habits for your little ones from their very first bite.

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