DIY Spinach Muffins

Healthy & delicious!


By Amanda Birge | Guest Writer for The Snap Mom

Your entire family will enjoy these muffins – picky toddlers and skeptical husbands alike! Whether for breakfast or an after-dinner snack, you’re able to enjoy these while knowing you’re getting in a serving of spinach! I have a 1-year-old son, and I’m always looking for new ways to “sneak” in the greens. He LOVED the muffins! My husband, who hates spinach, ate them for “dessert.”

Ingredients

Makes 15 muffins

  • 1-10 oz bag of frozen spinach or 2 cups fresh spinach, pureed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of oil (coconut, melted butter, or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

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 Directions

·       Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease muffin tins (I use coconut oil here too).

·       Puree spinach if not already done (steam/boil first, add to blender/food processer)

·       Mix wet ingredients to puree: eggs, oil, applesauce

·       In a separate bowl, mix dry: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

·       Add the wet to the dry, and combine thoroughly

·       Fill muffin tins 2/3 full

·       Bake for 20 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)

 These are our new healthy anytime “go to.” Eat your veggies! 

*adapted from: http://www.messforless.net/spinach-muffin-recipe-food-fun-friday