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“Eat Your Greens!” muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ c white whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur brand)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  •  ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c honey
  • ½ c applesauce
  • 1 c baby spinach, (packed tight)
  • 3 TBSP light oil (like canola)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (packed tight)

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (F)
  • Prepare your 12 cup muffin tin with liners and/or non-stick spray. (I use liners AND spray them with my canola spray – it makes them very portable and the muffins don’t stick to the liners!)
  • First, processor the spinach in a food processor until it is chopped up into small bits.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the egg and honey together first, then whisk in the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and fold in gently until evenly combined.
  • Divide batter among your 12 prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until just set. (These muffins do not really “brown”).
  • Cool in pan 2-3 mins, and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • Enjoy getting your veggies in a sweet muffin form!

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  1. Cool idea to bake with spinach! 😀 I liked to make green cakes with food coloring as a child, but this is definitely the healthier option!

    May 4, 2011

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