Healthy Snacks for Kids: How to Make Healthy Green Monster Muffins by Gigi Gaggero
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, Halloween or anytime you want some fun, healthy food. The secret ingredient in these green muffins? Spinach!
- 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 them:
- In a blender, combine spinach and bananas. Blend until spinach changes to a liquid state.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and allspice. Mix well. Set aside.
- 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 3-5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well in between each addition.
- Slowly beat in the spinach-banana mixture. Add vanilla. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well to combine.
- 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 30-45 minutes or until muffins spring back to the touch and are slightly browned on edges (60-90 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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