I did add about 3 tblsp of sugar just to ensure that he would think they were sweet enough as well as added a crumb topping. I used regular all purpose flour as I didn’t have any whole wheat. I may try subbing the honey for maple syrup next time as it is in season here right now. Typically a regular-sized bag of spinach weighs 5-6 oz, and you can use the whole thing. Thanks In advance! Ready for the oven…. Wonderful! Now I just have to figure out how to come clean. We make these at least every other week! I have them in the oven now! You could add a little extra banana if you wanted to moisten them up. Thanks for reaching out. In ur nutritional info, do u know what the % sugar is? The easiest way to measure out 6 ounces is to buy a 6-ounce bag of fresh spinach, and use the whole thing. Hi, can I use plain flour instead of whole wheat? Just made a batch using heritage Red Fife whole wheat flour. I haven’t tried and banana substitutes… avocado might work but you’ll lose a little sweetness. Both bubs loved it. I followed the recipe to a T…and they were brown instead of green. does the spinach count as dry or wet ingredient? But if you try it, let us know how it turns out! And I forgot the banana! If there are any visible flecks of green, the color won’t be evenly distributed in the final muffins. I have also tried half a dozen gluten – free flour combos (I add some xantham gum to improve texture) and they have all turned out well, too. These delicious muffins are a beautiful jewel of bright green thanks to a healthy amount of spinach. If so, is it melted butter or just softened butter? Thanks!! I (of course) love adding nutrition into foods where I can. Leave a review! I love it! 10+ Ways to Sneak More Fruits and Veggies Into Your Day. Thank you! It might need some other adjustments if you are using almond flour. Mix to combine. Did you make this recipe? They aren’t as green as the picture but I used more than 6 oz. 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. Also used maple syrup instead of honey. I have never frozen an recipe before. Some blender muffins don’t have to be blended, but because these fruit and veggie muffins have whole spinach leaves in it, the mixture needs to be blended to both break up the spinach and incorporate it completely into the batter. Jessica, I love this! Definitely a hit! Some kids might shy away from the green color of these muffins; my daughter is one to reject a food just by the look of it. Just made these and used 1 medium/large avocado instead of banana and it worked amazingly well! My question is how do you store these? I used 3/4th and they are not green!! Thank you! Hi Kristin, I haven’t tried this myself but I’d be very curious to know if it works! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. My extremely picky, to the point of problem eater, giggled after the first bite of his “monster muffin!” I’ve never actually seen him finish an entire muffin before this one, even ones with chocolate chips! Thanks for a great recipe. Thank you! Recipe by Nutrition to Fit - Lindsey Janeiro, RDN. I think coconut milk would be a fine substitute in this recipe (the kind in the carton, not the can.) These are awesome!! They came out SUPER green, and my twin 2yo boys gobbled it up like it was dessert. And almond milk in place of regular milk? But you could probably substitute pure maple syrup or plain sugar. Hi Andrea, I haven’t tried almost flour personally, but if you choose to experiment, please come back and let us know how it turns out! These were awesome. 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. Used only 1/4 cup of the coconut oil and 1/4 cup of maple syrup instead of honey. We’ve made these with kids many-many times and I just wanted to say thank you! My kids LOVE these muffins! My son can’t have dairy, what would be the best substitute for the butter in this recipe? Are all foods “nutritious?” They may not be packed with nutrition, but they definitely aren’t “bad.” Food isn’t BAD! Love love love your muffins. How do you store these? These are so good! Hi Tilda, you can try making a “flax egg” by mixing flaxseed meal and water. I’m not familiar with the beachbody container counts, so I’m afraid I can’t help you there. We call them Monster Muffins. Oh, and used 1/2 buttermilk for the milk. Thanks! And omg how great do they taste. How much cinnamon? Hopefully they’re still good! My picky kids eat two whole muffins and they are 2 & 5 years old, two whole muffins! 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. this recipe seems very forgiving. Might be worth a try with your kids. I called them hulk muffins or monster muffins in the beginning. My daughter got severely bullied for bringing these to school and she is still being teased about it 4 years later. Also in the video, no egg was added so was that a printing error in the recipe ingredients? Thanks . If I added some shredded carrot and zucchini in these would it make much of a difference to the flavor or cook time? they are delicious! We call them “Monster Mash” muffins for Halloween, and I threw in chocolate chips. Is there a way to make them without the butter so they are dairy free? On their own, these little muffins are pretty low in calories to be considered a full meal. They are both a sweet, baked good. Just kind of misses the whole “green healthy kid snack” point with only a handful of spinach and a whole stick of butter and loads of honey. so, I am a newbie at this baking stuff, so pardon me for asking a potential dumb question. Delicious! Hi Christine! They really taste like muffin and nothing spinachy at all. Suggestions anyone? Did I need to use more spinach? Plus they’re portable, freezable, and easy to eat with your fingers… I’m not trying to gush here, but did we just discover the world’s most perfect kid food? The rest of the recipe I followed as is, baked for 20 mins and they are delicious and moist as can be! Thank you! They turned out great! They saved the day. I tried the recipe but it didn’t quite work out. Argh! Annie. Which oil substitute would work best for the butter and what could I use instead of the egg. Was devastated, but surprisingly it actually turned out great! What I love about these muffins is that they’re super versatile! He is 3. Hi Jo! Thank you, I hope my toddler approves, I can’t believe how sweet they are with no sugar! How to make these green muffins. I dont have whole wheat flour, what would be a good substitute for it? The second time i used coconut flour ans almond milk, and they were too dry. I have just made them and they are delicious – hubby and two year old approved as well. these muffins turned me to the dark side. I feel like maybe that was where I went wrong? Hi Meaghan! Your email address will not be published. BUT, these green muffins are also packed with nutritious ingredients! Just made them and they’re perfect! Using a blender or food processor, blend the raw spinach, banana, … The batter was very green so I’ll have to see what they look like when cooked. . Love this recipe. or cooked fresh? Banana, Raspberry, Chocolate Chip and…Spinach Muffins! Do you put them in the refrigerator or in a container on the counter? Any ideas for a banana substitute? Perfect for busy school mornings or a quick snack. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Super easy and very yummy. How long to bake if i do mini muffin tin? These are DELICIOUS! Hi, Sarah! I’m not sure why they’re brown for you, but it could be that you’re using a dark muffin pan. These muffins are addictively delicious. Then just pour the wet ingredients into a bowl of the dry ingredients, and fold them together gently. I’m not sure how we missed that. I’m glad you got tasty muffins, even though they did turn brown for you. First time i used almond flour and almond milk and followed the recipe exactly as it was written. Follow the written recipe for sure! I know it absorbs moisture quite a bit more than regular flour. I made this tonight and they are excellent! No particular reason. I’ve made these before and my 2yr old and I love them. My 7-year old eats two in a sitting. I store them in the refrigerator and eat them within a few days. My son is allergic to eggs. Pair green muffins with one of the items listed above for a full meal or filling snack. I love the name your son gave the muffins, and we’re so happy they turned out so well! Thanks for sharing the adaptations you made! I put in much more spinach (1.5 loose cups maybe?) they will be a regular staple in my diet!! Thank you! Line a muffin tray with 6 muffin cases and divide the mixture between them. Mine don’t look as green as yours, is there a trick to make the bright green color solid throughout the muffin? I made a batch with the egg just omitted as i couldnt wait to try it out. I love blender muffins, mostly because they are EASY and don’t make a huge mess in the kitchen. What if don’t use baking powder and baking soda ? What can I use instead of baking powder? Replaced the butter with 1/2 cup of coconut oil and replaced one of the cups of flour with 1 cup of ground old fashioned oats. This recipe makes 18 mini muffins, which can be frozen if needed! They came out great! These are great!! Hi Blima! To me they probably don’t need the added sweetener as they are getting a lot of sugar from the banana! Another way to sneak some greens into my picky toddler. You can use a flax egg in place of a chicken egg if you like. 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 We like whole wheat flour because it has better nutrition than all-purpose. Was wondering about spinach. Big hit! Any idea on the nutritional information of the muffins? Will try again with wheat flour when i get some. You simply put all of the ingredients into the blender and blend away until it’s all smooth and the batter is green. Instead, the taste is sweet, cinnamony and moist, like a treat you’d serve with a cup of tea. They tasted best on the first day after cooling off. You want the … I also make them vegan by using coconut oil instead of butter, coconut milk, maple syrup insteas of honey and flax egg substitute. Lol. Using a Vitamix to thoroughly blend the ingredients in these Spinach Banana Muffins results in a final product that has zero traces of spinach, well except for the awesome green color! Hi, can I use self raising flour and omit the baking powder & baking soda? They forgot butter once time. 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. Thanks for the very customizable recipe!:). It is approved by my picky eater. Whisk the eggs and milk, season, then add the spinach and cheese and mix again. Thank you! to be honest I was inspired by the muffin recipe you made, because I was one of those people who didn’t like green vegetables. 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. Love these! Awesome even for my extreeeeeemely picky eater. I’ve tried to make this twice now, both times with the same result. I had to blatantly lie to my family to get them to try them. I’m making these for my almost 2 year old, and my whole house smells DELICIOUS. Will be making again and again God-willing. If so could you suggest one ? And that he ate them and enjoyed them!! These are delicious. Using a blender or food processor, blend the raw spinach, banana, honey, milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter until completely pureed. Hi Alexa! Is it possible to use all purpose of half and half? But you can’t hide that there’s fruit/veg in there. I used 1/4 c coconut oil and 1/4 c applesauce instead of butter and used about 1/3 c maple syrup instead and honey and they were great! I thought it’d be fun to have a green muffin for some change. And came out great! My hubby can’t have it. Also added a kiwi ! I’m sorry they didn’t work out for you! Comes out perfectly baked (maybe it’s my oven). 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. Very good! They came out delicious! They came out awesome! However, mine were a tiny bit dry. When I picked up my son, the teacher said “The muffins had quite a few complaints from the students … they all wanted seconds! You could try subbing applesauce, but I haven’t tried that myself, either. My daughter is allergic. I used my NutriBullet for the wet ingredients — and named them “Bobgoblin Muffins” after my 3 yr olds favorite green mischievous goblin on Wallykazam. Reading back on the post you do mention a whole bag…thanks! My family absolutely loves this recipe! Thanks! Then pour into muffin tins, bake and you’ve got spinach breakfast muffins ready for eating. 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. Can the mixture be used to make waffles??? What can I put instead of the egg? It went well and my 17 months old son liked it. We love them. I just made these and they are amazing! I have a question. Do you have a Man egg substitute recommendation? Today, instead spinach I used beets for a pink color since we are close to valentine’s day and it was amazing! 4 could be made into a clover. I just made these. Keep it up great post. You should use fresh, raw spinach for this recipe. Can you confirm how much spinach to use? I used maple syrup instead of honey so that my 10 month old could have some…Also, I did Mini Muffins, same recipe just baked for 14 minutes instead of the 18-22. Easy to make and my 2 year old loves them! Anyone else having this issue? Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe !….well it’s green:) I make them in a mini muffin pan and sometimes add hemp seeds. We call them “Creeper Muffins” because he loves Minecraft. ★☆ I don’t have enough spinach! yum yum. Thanks for sharing a great recipe . I used to follow the recipe exactly and my family and even our neighbours were haha for these muffins! Hi Tara, fresh spinach in this one! I also halved the butter and added one tablespoon of peanut butter instead. It does sound like 3/4 cup would be too little spinach. This is amazing! My picky toddler loves them! Also, would subbing coconut flour be the same ratio? It was extra delicious!! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I replaced eggs, milk and butter with chia seeds, vegan butter and soy milk. I just made these with regular flour instead of whole wheat. Unfortunately we don’t caclulate % sugar in our recipes, but the serving size listed is one muffin. Divide mix (about 1/3 cup scoop) into muffin tins, they should be about 3/4 full. The only modification I’ve made is baking it at 375 for 22min. I would try 3-4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. My nieces are some of the pickiest eaters I know. When you pack a frozen muffin for lunch, do you take it out of the freezer the night before, or the morning of? Kristine, how fun! Forgot to rate these. If you’d like to replace the butter, coconut oil is an option although you will probably taste some coconut flavor. How are you supposed to gently fold and not over mix without getting lumps?? And used good life choc chips. Thanks so much for sharing, Chandra. I used fresh spinach, and I think that’s why my muffins stayed bright green. Did you use the same amount of frozen spinach? They come out perfect every time. My toddler who hates veges ate 4 of them! I always love your recipes! Just made these for the second time. Thank you! A little frustrating. thanks for the recipe. Can I use sunflower oil instead of butter? My two year old is a very picky eater. Hi I have tried a few healthy muffins online for toddlers especially because my daughter is very picky. daughter and I thought they were yummy, as well. However, mine are turning out more brown than green. and they are greener, but still not as green as your pictures. Hi Sam! Great breakfast or snack or both. Then pour into muffin tins, bake and you’ve got spinach breakfast muffins ready for eating. All you need to do is put in a freezer bag and remove as much of the air as you can. Totally going to make this again. My 19 month old loves these as well. We used gf flour, subbed coconut oil for butter, added edible eyes once out of the oven to make them monsters. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out. . Have you tried any with a gluten free alternative to flour? You are right. These are fantastic! Has anyone has ever tried this recipe as pancakes? Hi Michelle! My “batter” looks kinetic sand.. moist but definitely too crumbly and not even to a consistency that I can spoon. Great sweet option for the lunch box. I used half honey, half sugar, I didn’t want to finish my honey and I used coconut oil instead of butter ( which is overpriced and scarce in South Africa at the moment.) I actually tested wrapping each muffin in plastic wrap vs. just putting them in the bag and there was no difference, so skip the plastic! They were delicious and went down a treat with all 3 kids, thanks. My EXTREMELY picky 5 year old loved them. I wish I could print off this recipe or copy and paste it to my notes. My one year old keeps asking for more. Hi Beth! And I haven’t tried the avocado substitution, but it could be interesting. I’ve tried many different “green” muffin recipes, and this one is the best. I know you say a whole bag but I have a Costco sized bag… Do you know how many cups of fresh spinach it works out to for the recipe? Thank you so much. Love that idea! Just wondering if I can freez this. So yummy and filling! Hi Brittany, thanks for sharing! It was a mistake! Thanks Tara! Any idea what the beachbody (21 day fix) container counts would be? I will definitely be making these again! I don’t mind them although there is a slight aftertaste from the spinach. How do I get them green? These are awesome. We use a 10 oz bag each recipe because that’s what we buy it in. I know this recipe has been around for a while, but I wanted to add a belated thanks. Has anybody made these as a cake? Do you put the butter in the blender with the wet ingredients? Just made some small pancakes out of my left over muffin batter ? A couple of other readers were interested in using avocado in this recipe, too, so if you try it, be sure to share how it turns out! The 6 oz. I use silicone, which helps them cook super evenly. The Greek yogurt saves you some calories!! I have tried to make these twice now. I know, I know, spinach shouldn’t be in a muffin! Pregnant moms. Mixing bowl – To mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Added 3 TBS of chia seeds and about 1/3 -1/2 cup of ground flax seeds. The ratio for applesauce is half of the amount of applesauce as the amount of butter called for in the recipe, and with oil substitute 3/4 cup of vegetable oil for every 1 cup of butter called for. Can I make this as a loaf instead of as muffins? If you try it, please let us know how it turns out! Great for quick and easy breakfast for anyone . In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Just made this and it turned out so well. My family absolutely love them and so did I. From my experience almond flour and coconut flour absorb liquid and isn’t a great substitute for regular flour. I made these for green eggs and ham day at my daughters school and my whole family loved them! Thank you for a great recipe. Last week I did the spinach one and it was not so green like yours but was delicious. 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