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Spinach Muffins

Muffins are a great snack for our little ones, but you have to make sure you are using quality ingredients.   I found this recipe and loved the idea of Spinach Muffins, but I knew I had to switch up some of the ingredients.  The first thing I did was to switch out the white flour for whole-wheat flour.  Then, I substituted 1/4 cup of oil for 1/4 of applesauce to cut fat and calories.  I also switched out white sugar for honey.  All of these substitutions were a 1:1 switch and were super easy to make.

Cole likes to take muffins in his lunch for pre-school, and sometimes he even eats them for breakfast.  They can also be used as a healthy treat option!  This recipe makes about 15 muffins.

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  • 3/4 cup of pureed spinach
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of applesauce
  • 2 cups of whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup of honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

  • You will need to start by pureeing spinach.  To puree spinach, steam it for a few minutes and then transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Measure out 3/4 cup of pureed spinach and put it back in your blender, along with the vanilla, eggs, oil, and applesauce.  Blend until mixed well.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients until a batter forms and pour into muffin tins so each muffin is 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

These muffins can be frozen!

Spinach Muffinsmessforless.net

Recipe adapted from here.

0 Comments 25 February 2015
Erica Tehonica

Erica Tehonica

Erica is a wife to Matt and a mama to a 4 year old boy named Cole. She is on a mission to help other moms live a healthy lifestyle while leading busy lives and taking care of their family.

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