Saturday, October 11, 2014

So you say you want more veggies? Spinach muffins

Hey ohhh. Happy Saturday. One of my Choose Your Own Adventure Goals for this month is to try all new recipes in categories like breakfast, soup, appetizer, main dish, side dish, and dessert. Another one of my goals is to add more veggies to my diet. These spinach muffins kill two birds with one stone. Thanks to my friend AEB for sharing the recipe with me - she's also responsible for the zucchini pie I make!

This recipe is from The Green Forks with few alterations.

1 cup  flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup flax seed
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
¾ cup milk
1 (6 ounce) bag fresh baby spinach
2 mashed bananas - I used some out of the freezer
1-2 tbs applesauce 
2 tsp  vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners. I only got 16 muffins out of these because I filled mine a little high.

Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl: both flours, flax seed, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Using a food processor, process spinach until you get some room in there. Add oil and milk and process  until completely puréed. Add banana, applesauce, and vanilla; process just to mix.

Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and fold together with a rubber spatula until completely combined.

Fill muffin cups about ⅔ full and bake 17-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

When they cooled, I flash froze them in the pan then stored them in a ziploc in the freezer. All set to go for this week's breakfasts!



  1. this is a great idea! would be great for breakfast on the way to work and it's always good to get more veggies!

  2. And I could make these vegan, sweeeeet. I kinda want to put frosting on them to make them even more adorably green.

  3. I'd try one. But the green sort of freaks me out.

  4. do they taste like spinach? or is it kind of like how you can throw boat loads of spinach in a smoothie and not really taste it?
    either way I should probably make them, considering I had a s'mores poptart for breakfast this morning..

  5. i love spinach.. put it everything!

  6. I'm trying to look past the green color, because they sound delicious

  7. That is such a great way to get in some veggies. I love zucchini bread so I would probably like this too.

  8. This seems really cool! So - what did they taste like? I am pretty sure I would like them too - and the color might entice my son to try them!

  9. Wait, but do they taste like spinach? I love spinach, but not sure how I'd feel about them in a muffin form...unless their taste was masked.


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