Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing- keep up the baking!! In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (excluding spinach) In a separate bowl, melt coconut oil and add in remaining wet ingredients, including banana and spinach - mix well Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir together well until all … My daughter got severely bullied for bringing these to school and she is still being teased about it 4 years later. Often times you can buy a bag that weighs 5-6 ounces and just dump the whole thing right into the blender. I made these muffins which were very nice however my mixture was a lot more wet. The whole family loves them. Unfortunately we don’t caclulate % sugar in our recipes, but the serving size listed is one muffin. Definitely 5 stars! they are delicious! Do you put them in the refrigerator or in a container on the counter? . Plus the texture is denser & more rubbery than regular cake. I just made these. Can this recipe be made vegan and gf?also can I replace banana with applesauce? They are amazing! But half whole wheat and half all-purpose might be a good middle ground! however, i have found that i can add waaay more spinach than what is asked for AND i can cut the amount of butter down by at least half. They were still delicious and my 4 yo twins loved them so I’m happy!! Thanks! Applesauce instead? The 6 oz. I’d like to try this in my mini muffin pan. I made these with a tablespoon of flax in 3 tablespoons of water to replace the egg, vanilla almond milk instead of the milk, apple sauce instead of the oil, and maple syrup instead of honey. I hope the third time’s a charm! 4 Reasons Why You Should Eat Seasonally (+ Harvest Roasted Vegetables Recipe) 8 Reasons Our Family Goes To The Farmer’s Market Every Week. well worth my time I really enjoyed these muffins can’t wait till morning Hi Angela! We have dairy and egg allergies, and I didn’t have any honey on hand ?sooo tasty! Preheat oven to 350. Excellent recipe! I don’t have enough spinach! No need to cook them first. These are wonderful! Can I use sunflower oil instead of butter? And came out great! Thank you! I made them for my kids but I can’t stop eating them. We’ve got: If you don’t think you’ll eat these green muffins within a few days, I highly recommend freezing them! I used half baby kale and half spinach. I steamed it first and then pressed the water out bc I thought that would limit the veggies taste more. My toddler who hates veges ate 4 of them! It’s perfect to freeze and include in lunches when you are in a pinch for a healthy snack. B) not just for picky eaters. they are so great! Thanks for a great recipe! My less picky kid and the grownups think they’re yummy. Most stores sell bagged fresh spinach in that amount, or roughly so. Hi! I was thinking almond milk. I added a little bit of sugar and called them “Grinch” muffins to strengthen the sell. Raw or cooked and how much? so, I am a newbie at this baking stuff, so pardon me for asking a potential dumb question. I also halved the butter and added one tablespoon of peanut butter instead. . -frozen spinach works too Should I just use sugar? Make these all the time and my kids (11months and 3 – I use maple syrup and dates instead of honey) love them. I called them hulk muffins or monster muffins in the beginning. What if don’t use baking powder and baking soda ? So glad you liked them! Sometimes you gotta use the same tricks as the marketers!) Thanks for sharing this recipe. Hi! I made them for the first time yesterday and they were gone this morning so now I have a triple batch in the oven. SUCCESS! Pour into a medium/large bowl. I also used 1/2 cup of butter-flavored coconut oil (Nativa) instead of butter. Now I just have to figure out how to come clean. Thank you! It was extra delicious!! Whisk the eggs and milk, season, then add the spinach and cheese and mix again. Thanks! . I haven’t tried this myself, but I think some of our readers have replaced part of the butter with applesauce for a lower fat muffin, with good results. Perhaps an avocado or two? . Here’s to your health, and happy baking! We call them “Monster Mash” muffins for Halloween, and I threw in chocolate chips. Can the mixture be used to make waffles??? Hi, how many minutes should I bake them if I use a mini muffin pan? 4. Added 3 TBS of chia seeds and about 1/3 -1/2 cup of ground flax seeds. When you’re ready to whip up these gems, have your blender ready. My toddler devoured them. They forgot butter once time. They come out a deep chocolate brown. I will definitely try these to see if I can “trick” them into eating some greens! It does sound like 3/4 cup would be too little spinach. What can I use instead of baking powder? We have some dietary restrictions so I’ve been using a variety of GF flours and they still always turns out lovely. Oh well. BOOM! I love that I can get a good serving of spinach into my picky eater. Great for quick and easy breakfast for anyone . ), These sound amazing! Everyone’s got an opinion about it, but I actually think ALL foods are “healthy” because the term healthy is subjective. measurement is for weight, not volume. Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie. I put them into my fitness pal and carbs were 22 grams, with almond flour it changed it to 15 carbs, if anyone is interested , Sei stata brava e simpatica … grazie. they will be a regular staple in my diet!! Reading back on the post you do mention a whole bag…thanks! I’m making these for my almost 2 year old, and my whole house smells DELICIOUS. -sub 1/2 avocado and apple sauce (small container) for the butter. These wiull be put in our rotation for sure. Thank you. These are great but wondering if one can use oil instead of butter and what other changes (if any) would need to be made to the recipe. Hi Marisa, the recipe does call for an egg and I don’t recommend leaving it out. We love these muffins, but we’ve had issues with them not rising well. I use baby English spinach leaves, is that what the original recipe uses? Ay suggestion on how to moisten them up? They are a beautiful green! Thank you! Hi Naomi–I don’t recommend leaving out the baking powder and soda… I don’t think the muffins would rise without them. Thank you so much for this recipe. Love this recipe! Added an extra banana to make up for the reduction in sugar. My response was: food coloring. I was thinking about using for smash cake for the littlest’s 1st birthday. These spinach muffins (or green muffins as we call them in our house!) Good luck! Perhaps slightly more dense, and certainly less sweet, but that was the point (less sugar, more fruit). Just made these, they taste amazing!! Hi Megan, The muffins were way too wet and didnt rise. Color is pretty good! Thank you!! But you could probably substitute pure maple syrup or plain sugar. Could I substitute them for the banana? I am wondering how the muffins would be with chia or flax as an egg replacer. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1 egg 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) 1/4 cup yogurt 1 ripe medium banana, mashed Their first question was, of course: “why are they so green!!!”. Hi there! Has anyone has ever tried this recipe as pancakes? Spray your cupcake tin with coconut oil cooking spray. I did call them cupcakes to help inspire them to eat them. It might need some other adjustments if you are using almond flour. I sub out 1/2 of flour for wheat bran and use almond milk. Hi Liz! yum yum. Thanks. You want the … I have made this recipe exactly like its described at least 10 times now and my kids LOVE it! Could you clarify the spinach quantity please? They came out great! This is true even though we only use half the sweetener you’d find in most muffin recipes. Just wanted to say thanks for this recipe. I do want to say the thing I love the most is that once you learn the consistency of the batter and you can add whatever blended veggies or fruit that you have on hand instead. Blend together until … Thanks! I’ve tried adding a lightly beaten egg at the end, baking at 375 instead, and still no luck. Sandy, I’m really not sure,since I’ve never tried it. I’ve already pinned it and printed the recipe. Have you tried any with a gluten free alternative to flour? Can I make this as a loaf instead of as muffins? These are magnificent! My son can’t have dairy, what would be the best substitute for the butter in this recipe? Thank you! I wonder if I could use canned pumpkin instead of banana??? They freeze well too. You don’t have to a great baker for theses to turn out, as I am not!! These look soooo darn good. I’ve made them with all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and half of each. So easy and my 15 month old loves them! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe . Not sure I’d slather more butter on a muffin from a recipe that calls for a whole stick of butter though! What am i doing wrong ?? When you make these spinach muffins with applesauce recipe in the blender it’s so easy and fast! And, while my kid isn’t usually excited about green food, he’s so pumped at the color of these—he laughs and screams “they’re green” with every bite Healthy, moist and gorgeously sweet, perfect crumb. My toddler has decided he doesn’t like spinach anymore, but he’ll eat these! I used Bob’s gluten free 1-to-1 Baking Flour instead of whole wheat. A complete waste of my time and ingredients. In quarantine, made these muffins! Thanks in advance! They make a beautiful Christmas treat topped with cream cheese and strawberries. They came out delicious! I saw this recipe and kept coming back to it and I made these today with frozen spinach. I only had 3oz oh spinach in fridge however I had some kiwi to make up the difference, they were not as green as the result however they tasted delicious. I don’t have a banana, but I do have apples. Hi Lauren, LOVE the date idea, will give that a try. She has since made them with me and knows they are spinach, but she was already hooked by the time she found out. I used frozen spinach and it turned out great! 3 Practical Tips to Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Without Drama. my 7 year old even asked for seconds!! Such a bummer to waste that much money in ingredients. Yes we have frozen these and they reheat perfectly! They don’t know which muffins are paleo and sweetened with maple syrup or which muffins are just “regular” versions. Can’t wait to try these! We love them. Hi Michelle! In a blender blend the remaining ingredients (banana, spinach, oil, maple syrup, egg and milk into a green smoothie; Pour the smoothie mix into the dry ingredients; Mix with a wooden spoon; Fill a greased muffin tray with the mix, I tend to use a silicone muffin tray. My daughter has a severe egg allergy so I substituted 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce for the egg and added some chia seeds. One change I would make is to add an additional small banana. If you try it, let us know how the muffins turn out! I haven’t tried a gluten-free flour, but it would probably work. I don’t mind them although there is a slight aftertaste from the spinach. You simply put all of the ingredients into the blender and blend away until it’s all smooth and the batter is green. I didn’t have fresh spinach so used 6oz frozen spinach. Will try again with wheat flour when i get some. My kiddos have a gluten allergy but i think they would love the idea of these! Grain-Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins … They came out awesome! I made these today and they didn’t turn out green like yours – more of a brownish-green. I don’t remember the exact length of time I cooked them, but I suggest checking the mini muffins after 15 minutes in the oven. My daughter can’t do much dairy, would coconut oil work in place of butter? . Tia! . The whole family liked them. They were great the first time following the recipe exactly. Sorry if this is a silly question but what’s the best way to defrost the muffins? Could you use something besides honey for my 10 month old? Also made them into mini muffins. Whether you pack it full of nutritious foods or not – you’re still eating a sweet baked good in the morning. You should use fresh, raw spinach for this recipe. I’ve done these using 1/2 cup of white sugar instead of honey and they turned out great. I would try 3-4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. The kids don’t notice the difference and I like them even better with the crunch and fibre of chia mixed in! Have our kids dump ingredients into the blender and top them with hemp seeds. Any ideas for a banana substitute? Glad you liked the muffins! My kids aren’t big fans of the banana taste in muffins. Fill muffins about 3/4 of the way full. Thankyou!!! Will definitely keep this recipe and make again! I hope you’ll give it a try again sometime! Thank you very much for this recipe. Love these, so does my toddler. These are definitely one of our most popular recipes. How are you supposed to gently fold and not over mix without getting lumps?? It was a mistake! (If you’re not averse to adding granulated sugar, I think that might be better for the texture than more honey. They are great! Making it this weekend. More dense and smaller than the product of the original but delicious. I brought two of them in my lunch today, warmed them up for about 15 seconds in the microwave, and put a little butter on them. Thanks for reaching out. Hi Christine! When I’m coming up with healthy muffins for kids, I also like to consider healthy muffins for adults, because we all eat the same foods in my house! Love this recipe. Maybe try an aluminum pan with liners, or a silicone pan. I added an extra half a banana, but followed the recipe otherwise, and for some reason it is taking a lot longer to bake through the middle. Thanks for this easy, good for us recipe. I just made these and they’re great. Bake at 350 degrees for about 16-18 minutes. Hi Tiffany, are you asking about an egg substitute? I use white flour (only had white), cut the honey in half and subbed 5-6 dates in the processor. I’m not familiar with the beachbody container counts, so I’m afraid I can’t help you there. Thank you so much! Winning recipe. Can I use canned spinach? C) I actually messed up the recipe and they still turned out amazing. Hi Margaret, sorry for the confusion! We store the leftovers in the refrigerator, where they have never lasted more than a couple of days! Totally going to make this again. Amazing green muffins. This way you can take them out as needed – they are already individually portioned. These gluten free and vegan banana oats spinach muffins are made from oats flour as a base, with banana and spinach to enhance the nutritional value and taste of the muffins.All my friends and family who tasted it absolutely loved the moist and tender muffins… Thanks for sharing the adaptations you made! I would also love to try grinding oats instead of the wheat flour! ❤️. I looked up the conversion and used about 1 cup? , The 6oz of spinach the recipe called for should be clarified. But not to the point of making a muffin or cookie unrecognizable! Look for the 5-6 ounce bags in the produce section, then you can just dump the whole bag into the blender. Hi Naila! If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out. She NEVER eats veggies anymore. My kids hate veggies and it’s always a battle to get them to even try it! THANKS! This post has the instructions for making a flax egg: https://www.superhealthykids.com/the-essential-food-allergy-substitution-guide/. They thaw out and taste great. I love the name your son gave the muffins, and we’re so happy they turned out so well! If I added some shredded carrot and zucchini in these would it make much of a difference to the flavor or cook time? -when they are done we “frost” them with apple sauce right before eating. . I have never got them right either they taste too fruity and less muffin like or not cooked in the middle. Big hit! And I haven’t tried the avocado substitution, but it could be interesting. Made this today!! Everything I have tried has not come out as intended. The color is fun and different – but no need to try to hide what’s in these green muffins. These look great. Hi Meaghan! Attempted this recipe TWICE and followed instructions and ingredient list exactly. A little chocolate makes everything better. These kid-favorite Spinach Muffins are 100% whole wheat, refined-sugar-free, and packed with fresh spinach! I used macadamia nut milk instead of cows milk, and used coconut oil instead butter. I have never frozen an recipe before. He is 3. Hi Steph! Thanks for the recipe! Picky 5 year old now begs for seconds!! We used gf flour, subbed coconut oil for butter, added edible eyes once out of the oven to make them monsters. I’ve made them eggless with a flax egg. Just made these! Those sound yummy! Thanks for sharing. Will be making again and again God-willing. Then pour into muffin tins, bake and you’ve got spinach breakfast muffins ready for eating. Also used maple syrup instead of honey. So moist! Everything should be patched up now and the amounts should look normal again. I would think it would create a very different texture. I’ve been wanting to make these for a while, and I finally did last night. … These are fabulous. I’m sorry they didn’t work out for you! . Using a blender or food processor, blend the raw spinach, banana, honey, milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter until completely pureed. Thank you for sharing this. He said, “Really? But if you used 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup applesauce, I think your muffins would still turn out great! Has anybody made these as a cake? Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so glad you had success with these, Alicia! Pour the puree into the dry ingredient bowl, and fold together gently until just combined. Try our other super “hidden veggie” muffins, these Power-Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins. If you try it, please let us know how it turns out! Thank you for the nice recipe! Hi Marleen, 1. Just made these for the second time. Mine don’t look as green as yours, is there a trick to make the bright green color solid throughout the muffin? In blender, puree the spinach, melted butter, milk, honey, bananas, egg, and vanilla. My hubby can’t have it. Hi Christine! And used good life choc chips. I just made these with regular flour instead of whole wheat. Then just pour the wet ingredients into a bowl of the dry ingredients, and fold them together gently. Oh no! An older version of the recipe mistakenly said 1/2 cup of fresh spinach… the updated correct amount is 5-6 ounces of fresh spinach (a whole bag!) Comes out perfectly baked (maybe it’s my oven). Using a blender or food processor, blend the raw spinach, banana, … My batter is always much thinner than in the video, so not sure what is going on. Made them with frozen spinach and exchanged some of the milk with natural yoghurt as I didn’t have enough milk. Naturally sweetened with fruit, so there is no need for any additional sugar! I tried the recipe but it didn’t quite work out. I always love your recipes! to bake as I went “rouge” on greens andfruit and almond milk. My kids LOVE these, plain, but now my daughter wants them for a shamrock cupcake cake…so I’m thinking of ways to decorate these for the party. We’re so happy to hear that! Can i replace the milk with almond milk or soy milk? I’ve tried a number of modifications (gf flour, maple syrup, almond milk, oil instead of butter, etc) and they turn out great every time. They aren’t as green as the picture but I used more than 6 oz. I noticed that some people complained of getting a darker color muffin. The recipe is definitely a keeper – thanks! They tasted best on the first day after cooling off. So glad you liked it! I’d like to know carbs, sugars, calories. I used frozen Swiss chard and the colour is perfect! They didn’t work well with the paper cupcake liners for me, so I didn’t use for rest of the batch. Add to the wet … Absolutely delicious!!!! Muffin tins – To bake the muffins in Spatula – For stirring the dry and wet ingredients together. Divide mix (about 1/3 cup scoop) into muffin tins, they should be about 3/4 full. Hi Tracy, I believe some readers have used a small amount of applesauce in place of the banana (say a snack cup size) and had success. The Greek yogurt saves you some calories!! I didn’t make them yet, but I definitely will, Could anyone who’s used frozen spinach please indicate if you just threw it in as is or if you thawed / drained it first? Hi, Carlene! And that he ate them and enjoyed them!! I used 2 medium bananas and 1/3 cup pure maple syrup in place of the honey. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Awesome recipe! They store really great in an airtight container in the freezer. Every kid is unique in their appetites and energy needs. First time i used almond flour and almond milk and followed the recipe exactly as it was written. I will make it at home soon. I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of ground oats (oat flour) and I completely forgot the oil. Is there a reason you didn’t want to try it with regular flour? Is a good Idea replace butter with avocado?? I think I could add even more! I hope my toddler approves, I can’t believe how sweet they are with no sugar! They saved the day. I’m planning a batch with added pureed blueberries to make “Zombie Muffins.” I’ll let you know how they turn out! Best of luck! The Fastest Way to One Family Meal Program. My mixture looks like a tan guacamole. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, meaning if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I know it absorbs moisture quite a bit more than regular flour. They rarely make it to the next day. Just made these in a mini muffin pan and accidentally forgot the honey…still delish and now lower in sugar. 11 ingredients. They come out perfect every time. Follow the written recipe for sure! (((sigh))). And they also have a secret superpower: they’re chock full of an entire bag of fresh spinach, Don’t be fooled by the vibrant hue of these, healthy, Sweet Spinach Muffins, whole wheat. Soft and warm and moist and sweet and tasty! Thank you so much for this recipe!! Love love love your muffins. Thank you for sharing! Just place one on a napkin and microwave it for 30 seconds. Is there a way to make them without the butter so they are dairy free? Thanks! Thank you. Not sure what a difference it would make as far as taste goes if we used 1 to 1 gluten free all purpose baking flour. I replaced eggs, milk and butter with chia seeds, vegan butter and soy milk. I made the recipe & wasn’t too impressed, so yes I changed it & made 2 variations & wow this is good; First recipe, was 3/4 Flaxseed meal & 3/4 Jiffy mix Cornmeal powder (2nd recipe was with 1 entire Jiffy mix Cornmeal, more tasty for kids), & the rest of ingredients are the same as below…1 Egg, 2/3 cup of AlmondMilk Vanilla Unsweetened 30 cal., 1 t. Cinnamon, 2 T. raw Honey, mix it all together, set aside. If you do, let us know how it turns out! You are a hero! Hi! I have a sweet tooth, so I added a few dark chocolate chips and some dried cranberries (didn’t measure but maybe 1/2 cup of each). Give it a try! Some even asked for three!” I should’ve known the students would’ve wanted more than one! In ur nutritional info, do u know what the % sugar is? Not sure why. Now, I am a bit concerned because I did not use the whole bag of spinach. Where do you add the spinach? Recipe by Nutrition to Fit - Lindsey Janeiro, RDN. Can another flour replace wheat flour? Sometimes I use Cup for Cup gluten free flour or King Arthur Measure for Measure (read here about my GF flour comparisons) too, and these are still so yummy!I also only use 1 bowl and 1 spoon and about 20 minutes from start to finish on these super moist and delicious muffins. All the wet ingredients get pureed together, so you don’t have to worry about mashing the banana or whisking the egg separately. You can use a flax egg in place of a chicken egg if you like. Any idea on the nutritional information of the muffins? Hi Lucce, I know some readers have made that substitution and it has worked for them! The only thing is that for some reason the wet ingredients came out a little too watery which took more to bake so I left them in the oven for 35 min. I make mini muffins and my boys (7 and 5 years old) go crazy for them! Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line a muffin tin. (Do not over-mix.). This concept of a “nutrition perspective” vs a “habits perspective” is one that I’ve read more about in It’s Not About the Broccoli (affiliate) and I have to say that I’m totally guilty of this thinking – especially when it comes to food for my kids. I’ve tried many different “green” muffin recipes, and this one is the best. Hi Alexa! Love this recipe thanks!! They were really easy to make and smelled so good in the oven. I hope this helps! I had similar issues – I used 6 oz of frozen spinach and while they taste great – similar to a zucchini muffin – they aren’t exactly green! Cocoa powder would definitely turn the batter brown, so if you’re going for a green color that’s something to keep in mind. ★☆ It’s super quick and easy! Hi I have tried a few healthy muffins online for toddlers especially because my daughter is very picky. I also used 1/2 cup of date sugar instead of honey (plus a few dalops of maple syrup). Also, they forgot cinnamon once time, still good. I read it as 6oz of raw spinach which in a measuring cup is one handful. 2 small apples and a carrot for banana. thanks for sharing this great recipe with me . Thank you! He helps me make them and is well aware of the spinach, which has had the added benefit of making it easier to get spinach down him in other forms. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch on top, but not quite browning. (Rather than g per portion) or the portion size so that I can work it out? Unfortunately after he finished the one he kindly offered to ‘let’ mommy and daddy share the rest. Hello, did you use the chia seed and flax seeds to replace the egg? I have already had three and my daughter kept asking for more! Thank you so much for this recipe! They are perfect for an on-the-go snack or for part of his breakfast. I threw in an extra banana, and 1oz of flax seeds to get some extra nutrients. 1 – Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl. 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