Green Monster Muffins Recipe: A Healthy Muffin Recipe for Halloween by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

Green Monster Muffins Recipe: A Healthy Muffin Recipe for Halloween

Why not flex your parental power and establish a “green food day" of the week and introduce new green foods on that day? These muffins are also perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Halloween, or anytime you want some fun, healthy food. 

The secret ingredient in these green muffins? Spinach!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raw baby spinach
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a blender, combine spinach and bananas. Blend until spinach changes to a liquid state.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and allspice. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and butter. Mix on high speed until creamy and sugar crystals begin to dissolve, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well in between each addition.
  4. Slowly beat in the spinach-banana mixture. Add vanilla. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well to combine.
  5. Scoop the batter into two regular-size muffin tins that have been sprayed with cooking spray or two greased loaf pans. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for approximately 30 to 45 minutes or until muffins spring back to the touch and are slightly browned on edges (60 to 90 minutes if baking loafs). Test for doneness by running a toothpick in the center. If it pulls out clean, loafs are done. 

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
So smart, and so delish! Thanks for your creative ideas, Chef Gigi Gaggero! xo
Ann Marie Patitucci
I love your creative recipes, Chef Gigi Gaggero ! Thank you!
bepositive
Healthy and delicious, sign me up! 🍀
Donna John
Yum!! Great breakfast idea, too.

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