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Green Monster Muffins



Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves (fresh)

  • Optional mix-ins: chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped nuts for added flavor and texture


Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a muffin tin or line it with paper liners.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

  3. In a blender or food processor, blend together the applesauce, melted butter or oil, milk, vanilla extract, banana, and packed spinach leaves until smooth.

  4. Pour the spinach mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay. If desired, fold in any mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts at this stage.

  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 1

  7. 8-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  8. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These Spinach Surprise Muffins are fun & nutritious way to incorporate greens into your child's diet, and they're sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!

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