Toddler Tuesday – If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Toddler Tuesday – If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Thank you all for such wonderful comments yesterday about the one year celebration of my little blog 🙂  Made my day to read so many kind comments from you all. Thank you!

It’s Tuesday yet again which means it’s time for Toddler Tuesday!


As the Love Nugget gets older, his need to be constantly entertains gets more noticeable.  So I am constantly trying to come up with fun new things that will keep him entertained for longer than a few minutes.  He LOVES reading and eating so activities that revolve around the two are always a hit!

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One of The Love Nugget’s favorite books, is a collection of Laura Numeroff stories.  If your not familiar with her, she is a wonderful children’s author.  Some of her books include, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give A Pig A Pancake and today’s feature story, If You Give a Moose a Muffin.

Since The Love Nugget enjoys these stories so much, I thought it would be fun to take one and do a corresponding snack.  This particular book, Mouse Cookies & More: A Treasury (If You Give…) that I have, actually includes lot so different activities for each story but of course I needed to do a healthy recipe 🙂


I had a zucchini that needed to be used soon so I decided to read If You Give a Moose a Muffin and make some zucchini muffins to go with it.


First we sat down and read the story a few times.


The first time I read through and stopped to talk about the pictures, what was happening and to point out the moose and muffins quite often.  The second time I read through it without stopping.  While I got our supplies ready for the muffins, The Love Nugget “read” it one more time 🙂

Then I told him we were going to make muffins just like in the story!  Boy was he excited!


He helped me measure, pour and stir the ingredients.
Since we had made cupcakes and frosting last week and he got to taste the frosting, he kept saying, “Taste, taste…”  Not this time buddy 🙂


When they were finished baking and had cooled down a bit, we of course had to sample them with some homemade blackberry jam just like in the story.



They were a hit!


He tends to shove things that he loves into his mouth much like his father….


“What?  Slow down?  Take smaller bites?”


Yeah right mom!

Definitely a great recipe not only for your little ones but for your whole family!

Zucchini Oat Muffins

Zucchini Oat Muffins


  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar (Could use Brown Sugar as well)
  • 1 cup Grated Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Raisins


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat muffin tins with cooking spray or use liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix well.
  6. Scoop into prepared muffin pan.
  7. Bake 35-40 minutes.
  8. Makes 12 muffins 🙂

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  1. LOVE those books! They are so cute! I loved the originals growing up, and absolutely adored reading the newer ones while babysitting.

    Those muffins look so tasty, too. I love incorporating zucchini into baking :).

  2. Oh my goodness, I totally forgot about that book! Love it!
    He is too adorable!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you Brooke! I’m a big fan of the books too so they never get old 🙂

  3. I used to LOVE the “give a mouse a cookie” book! So cute. 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      My son LOVES that one too! He went through a stage where he would repeat over and over again, “Cookie Mouse? Cookie Mouse?” Loves it!

  4. These are some of my favorite books. I will defiantly try those muffins when I can cook again. 🙂 Thanks

  5. The book & corresponding snack idea is so cute! You’re such a good mom!!

    I’ve never used coconut sugar before but have been curious about it. And I was literally just thinking about making muffins THIS MORNING. You’re in my brain. 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Kim! He is such a busy guy I’ve got to constantly be on my toes with new ideas. I tend to use coconut sugar when baking for The Love Nugget. Since he can’t have honey I usually use the 100% pure maple syrup but coconut sugar is good too. Better than the white refined sugar for sure! Plus it’s pretty sweet so you don’t have to use much of it 🙂

  6. Keenan LOVES those books and we read them all the time! I love your idea of making a snack to go with the book…I’ll have to do that with him sometime!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Ayden is now obsessed with his Moose Muffins. Which is great since they’ve got zucchini in them! Next up will be healthy cookies for If You Give A Mouse A Cookie 🙂

  7. Oh my goodness, those pics of him “enjoying” slash inhaling the muffin are…PRICELESS! I’ve heard of the Give a Mouse a Cookie book, but I had no idea there were others! Too cute! And the muffins look fantastic!

  8. sign me up for some of these muffins, I am a huge muffin fan! YUM

  9. Cannot wait for my own little Nugget (that’s what we called him when I was pregnant) to get bigger so we can bake together! I already have him making “fruit salad” with his IKEA plush toys and a whisk.

  10. Darling post! Now to make the jam that goes along with it!

  11. Your recipe doesn’t say how long to cook them for. Or I missed it, but have looked several times.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Oh no! You’re right. Sorry, just fixed that. I believe it was 35 or 40 minutes. Check them by poking a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean they are done 🙂

  12. I just love this recipe, Giselle. My 4 and nearly 5 year old will be all over these muffins 😉