Popeye Muffins

Posted on Mar 9 2016 - 8:53pm by Kelly
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A Great Way to Sneak in the Veggies!

“Ewww, green muffins?” Dylan asked. But then he took one bite and LOVED them! Who would have thought that these nutrient-filled green muffins could taste so good? With a little help from the mashed banana and cinnamon, you won’t even taste the spinach. Your kids will never know- genius! Plus, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up these are sure to be a big hit!

Popeye Spinach Muffins

Here is the Recipe for Spinach “Popeye” Muffins:

Recipe Courtesy of: The Green Forks
Makes: 18-24 muffins

IngredientsYou will need:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ cup canola oil
¾ cup milk
1 6-ounce bag fresh baby spinach
½ cup mashed banana (from 1-2 bananas)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Here’s what to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners (or spray each cup with cooking spray if you don’t want to use liners).

Line muffin tins

Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl (flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt). Set aside.

Dry Ingredients

In a blender (I love my Ninja!), add oil, milk, and spinach. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until completely pureed. Add bananas and vanilla; blend on low just to mix.

Ninja Blender

Pour pureed mixture into dry mixture and fold together using a rubber spatula until completely combined.

Mix puree into dry ingredients

Fill muffin cups about 2/3 cup full (you don’t have to fill all 24 muffin cups- your muffins will be larger if you make less of them!) and bake 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Out of the Oven
Wait until completely cooled and enjoy. Dylan-approved and delicious!

Can you tell that these muffins are loaded with veggies? Tell me what you think in the comments below!

— Kelly


3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Katherine November 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I make these all the time for my little! I sub 1/4 cup applesauce for the oil and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup and she loves them!

    • Kelly November 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Great idea!

  2. Diana March 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Um YUM! I have all of these ingredients at home. I’m so down for any way to sneak in some extra veggies into my diet!

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