Trying to get kids to eat veggies is HARD. I’ll try anything to get more veggies in G. Fortunately he LOVES these spinach muffins. Not only is he getting a veggie but he’s getting a dose of fruit too!
1 cup pureed spinach
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce/cinnamon applesauce* or mashed ripe banana
1 TBSP honey (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
*we used cinnamon applesauce because that’s what we buy
G likes to add chocolate chips to his. If 4-5 chocolate chips is what it takes to get him to eat a spinach muffin, then I’m ok with that! (add the chocolate chips after the batter is mixed and stir gently – or you can do what we do and just drop a few directly into the muffin cup. I don’t like chocolate chips in mine so this lets us keep mine and his separate.)
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Spray Muffin Tin or line with Cupcake Liners
Add 1 cup of pureed spinach to blender with vanilla, eggs, oil and applesauce/banana (and honey if using). Blend until mixed.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add mixed wet ingredients to dry ingredients in bowl. Stir until batter forms. Fill muffin cups to 2/3 full.
Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
These are great warm from the oven with a glass of milk!