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Green Goddess Sweet Spinach Banana Muffins Recipe


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  • Author: Susan
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Are you ready to turn your ordinary mornings into extraordinary ones with a single bite?

If your answer is a resounding 'yes,' then get prepared to indulge in a delightful journey with our Green Goddess Sweet Spinach Banana Muffins Recipe!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 5 ounces of Baby Spinach - Steamed
  • 2 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Overripe Bananas
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 3/4 cups of Self Rising Flour


Instructions

  1. Preheat you oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper muffin liners.
  2. Place your spinach in a microwave safe bowl - cover and microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  3. In a blender or food processor combine spinach, oil, honey, vanilla extract and bananas. Blend on high until smooth about 1 minute.
  4. Add in the self rising flour and egg and continue to blend until combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly in the muffin cups.
  6. Place in oven and bake 15-17 minutes.
  7. Remove and place on a cooling rack - Top with a drizzle of maple syrup for the perfect snack!!

Notes

Expert Tips and Recipe Variations

  • Wholesome Ingredients: Start with fresh, wholesome ingredients for your spinach banana muffins. Opt for organic bananas and fresh baby spinach to enhance flavor and nutrition.
  • Flax Egg: For a vegan twist and added nutritional value, replace traditional eggs with flax eggs. Mix one tablespoon of flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens to an egg-like consistency.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure your ingredients, especially bananas and almond milk, are at room temperature before mixing. This helps achieve a smoother batter and even baking.
  • Coconut Oil and Almond Butter: Incorporate healthy fats into your muffins by using coconut oil and almond butter. They add moisture and richness to the muffins while providing essential nutrients.
  • Substitute Almond Milk: Swap traditional dairy milk with almond milk for a dairy-free alternative that adds a subtle nutty flavor to your muffins.
  • Use Olive Oil Sparingly: If you prefer olive oil, use it sparingly as it has a strong flavor that can overpower the delicate taste of bananas and spinach.
  • Incorporate Flaxseed Meal: Boost the nutritional content of your muffins by adding flaxseed meal. It's rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, adding a nutty flavor and extra texture.
  • Peanut Butter Swirl: For a delightful flavor contrast, swirl peanut butter into the batter before baking. It adds a creamy, indulgent touch that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of bananas.
  • Control Added Sugar: Keep your muffins healthier by controlling the amount of added sugar. Ripe bananas provide natural sweetness, so you can reduce the amount of additional sweeteners or even omit them altogether.
  • Chocolate Chips: For chocolate chip muffins with a twist, use dark chocolate chips. They add a rich, indulgent flavor while providing antioxidants.
  • Mini Muffin Pan: Consider using a mini muffin pan for smaller, bite-sized muffins. They're perfect for portion control and make for great snacks or breakfast on the go.
  • Smooth Batter: To achieve a smooth batter, blend the spinach with the wet ingredients before mixing with the dry ingredients. This ensures even distribution of spinach throughout the muffins.
  • Airtight Container for Storage: Store your spinach banana muffins in an airtight container to keep them fresh for longer. They'll stay moist and flavorful, ready to enjoy whenever you crave a healthy treat.
  • Healthy Fats Balance: Balance the use of healthy fats like coconut oil and almond butter to avoid a greasy texture in your muffins. They should enhance moisture and richness without overwhelming the muffin's structure.
  • Canola Oil Option: If you prefer a milder oil flavor, you can use canola oil instead of coconut oil. It's a neutral oil that won't compete with the other flavors in your muffins.
  • Chocolate Chip Variation: Customize your muffins by adding chocolate chips to the batter. They add bursts of sweetness and decadence that elevate the flavor profile.
  • Mindful Portioning: Be mindful of portion sizes when adding chocolate chips. While they're delicious, too many can overpower the subtle flavors of spinach and banana.
  • Nut-Free Option: If allergies are a concern, omit almond butter and opt for a seed butter like sunflower seed butter. It provides a similar creamy texture without the risk of nut allergens.
  • Blend Spinach Smoothly: Ensure the spinach is blended into a smooth puree before adding it to the batter. This prevents any leafy chunks and ensures even distribution throughout the muffins.
  • Enjoy Responsibly: While these spinach banana muffins are nutritious and delicious, remember to enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Savor each bite and appreciate the wholesome ingredients that make them special.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin
  • Calories: 131
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
  • Sodium: 286.9 mg
  • Fat: 3.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5 mg