Grinchy Green Muffins

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I shove vegetables into almost everything I can. Cauliflower in smoothies. Sweet potatoes in brownies. Spinach in muffins. ⁣ ⁣These green muffins are a stable for my daughter. She thinks they're funny because they are bright green and I am thrilled because she's getting nutrients from leafy greens.

⁣ At the beginning I used to hide the fact that they were made with spinach, but now my daughter likes the fact that they are made with healthy ingredients. But don't ask her to eat spinach on its own. ⁣

I'll even take one of these if I'm in a hurry and need a quick snack. They are delicious AND nutritious. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of sugar my family eats, so I've limited the honey in these. If you need them a little sweeter, add another 1/4 cup of honey.

These muffins were inspired by a recipe from Tara Thorne Nutrition.

Grinchy Green Muffins


Kathleen Kahlon

  • prep time: 15 minutes
  • cook time: 15 minutes
  • total time: 30 minutes

Servings:12

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1.5 cups fresh baby spinach, lightly packed.
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance dairy free "butter", melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Use coconut oil or avocado oil to grease a muffin pan. You can also use silicone muffin liners.
  3. Mix all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt) in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place the honey, banana, spinach, butter, eggs, vanilla and spinach in a blender. Blend together until smooth.
  5. Pour the blended mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together thoroughly.
  6. You can either add the chocolate chips at this point, or after you have filled the muffin pan with the batter. I like to place my chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy your green muffins!