Spinach Muffins

by Kristine on March 30, 2015

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Healthy Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks

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Well if I’m going to be perfectly honest, I’m always looking for new ways to get more green veggies into my kids, as well as myself! Unfortunately, my kids don’t jump at the chance to eat a bowl of spinach, so I’m usually putting it in things like smoothies and dinners to get it in where I can.

Spinach Muffins_5These spinach muffins are the best disguise yet, as aside from the green color, you don’t taste the spinach as there’s a lot in there. In the recipe I use 2 cups packed….and I mean packed very firmly. So when it was loose in my Blentec, it was close to 3/4 filled with spinach.  I used the Organicgirl baby spinach which I picked up at my local Walmart. Baby spinach is a little more tender and sweet than the larger spinach leaves. I also love that their greens are also triple washed, so I just threw them right in. If you spinach isn’t pre-washed, be sure to rinse it well and dry it very well too as we don’t want to add a bunch of water to the recipe.

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I don’t recommend using frozen spinach in this recipe. Fresh is easier anyway, and with frozen, it tends to contain a lot of water, and has a stronger spinach taste, so it might not work as well in this particular recipe. These muffins are perfect to cart around as snacks and great in school lunches. There is also no dairy or nuts in these! If you need them to be egg-free, I recommend swapping the eggs for chia seeds. Just mix 2 Tbsp chia seeds with 4 Tbsp water. Set it aside and allow it to set, then add it to the recipe.

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For the kids, I prefer to call them “green muffins”, so they don’t catch wind of all the spinach in there!  I sorta missed the boat getting this recipe out for St. Patrick’s Day as its so festive, but hey, its never a bad time to eat your greens as they’re so good for us!

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This was Clara eating muffin #2. She ate 3 muffins within 30 minutes of them coming out of the oven! I’d call them pretty darn popular! My hubby loved them too and said he couldn’t taste spinach at all either. Hope you give them a try soon!

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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach (I used Organicgirl baby spinach)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup stevia for baking (I used NuNaturals MoreFiber. Could also use xylitol. Or even honey, or cane sugar but nutrition will change)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (or your favorite healthy oil or melted butter)
  • 2 cups oat flour (gluten-free mix also works, or all purpose if you're not gluten-free)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend together the raw spinach, eggs, vanilla and coconut oil. Blend until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the oat flour, stevia, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Pour in the spinach mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Place equally among your muffin tins. I used Reynolds non-stick liners. Silicone and parchment liners also work great.
  6. Bake for 11-12 minutes until they can be touched without sinking and/or a toothpick comes clean.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 115 Fat: 5.7 g Saturated fat: 3.5 g Carbs: 15 g Sugar: 0.2 g Sodium: 280 mg Fiber: 3.7 g Protein: 3.3 g Cholesterol: 31 mg

 

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • 6wildhorses

    Wow! My family of six loved these! Even my, “I don’t like spinach” stepdaughter approved of them! I used honey instead of stevia, and added 1/2 cup of applesauce – but those were the only changes. I had to cook them longer than 12 minutes (maybe because I used glass cupcake cups?) and we ate them AFTER dinner was finished – haha oops – but man, were they worth the wait! Thank you for the recipe!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      That’s so awesome!!! Happy to hear that! Glad those substitutions worked great too! Thanks for reporting back!

  • Heather

    Salads!

  • Meghan

    Salad and smoothies

  • Nancy r

    Beet and goat cheese salad!

  • shelby

    Salads!!!!

  • Rachel

    Smoothies!

  • Erin L

    Green smoothies for little ones! Soups, stirfry. So many options!!! Love my greens.

  • Tina

    A tie between smoothies and spinach salad!

  • Sherri Tappert

    I love making BIG fresh salads

  • Carime

    Smoothies and I also tried the spinach muffins — yummy!

  • Kimberley Roberts

    I put a handful of spinach in my smoothie every morning!

  • Kristine Beatty

    I like to cook and purée greens and then add them to soups, pasta dishes, etc. it’s a great way to get my toddler to eat more veggies. Going to make these muffins soon, I think they will be a hit. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Anna Costa

    I use greens for salad, smooth, muffins 🙂 Thanks, my 18 months daughter loved the muffins. Just made today 🙂

  • Kate Albright

    Spinach cream pizza

  • Abby Schiera

    I use Organicgirl greens for a tofu scramble for breakfast every morning!

  • Rose

    I love greens braised with nutritional yeast & coconut oil. Always throw in a bunch into soups & stews, and frittatas. Yes, we love our greens!

  • Laurie

    I use the greens to make a salad.

  • Danielle

    Usually I just make a regular salad

  • http://confessionsofafrumpymommy.blogspot.com Shaunacey

    book-marking this! Might even be able to persuade my hubby to eat them!

  • Laura

    Love smoothies with spinach. Going to try these as well!!

  • Laura

    I love throwing spinach in my morning smoothies!

  • Becca Z

    wilted arugala salad

  • Kayley

    I usually make salads. 🙂 smoothies are also good.

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