October 26, 2019

Spinach Blueberry Muffins -- kid approved


Recipe adapted from Yellow Brick Home
Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk (almond, coconut or regular)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 8 oz baby spinach, pulsed or blended 
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
For both the spinach and oat flour, my blender worked great! First I put oats in the blender dry and pulsed until it finely ground into a flour and removed from blender. Then I used it to fine chop the spinach (or use a food processor if you have one). 


Instructions
Our kids loved so much, they snuck a
muffin right while I was taking a picture ;)
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Mash the bananas, add oil and mix together
  • Add applesauce, vanilla and milk to the bowl, and mix everything together
  • Mix in eggs
  • Add cinnamon and baking soda
  • Then add the finely chopped spinach and frozen blueberries
  • Lastly, add the wheat and oat flour, and stir until combined
  • Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin tins, I used mini muffin tins
  • Bake for 20 minutes and check for done with a toothpick
After cooling, I froze in a Stasher silicone bag. They work great as snacks and in lunchboxes!