Sneak Some (Healthy) Green in on Your Kids This St. Patrick's Day (Recipe)
What better excuse to have your kids eat healthy spinach muffins than for St. Patrick’s Day. I love adding spinach to my kid’s muffins to kick up the health factor, but your kids may not be a fan of green food, except on St. Patty’s. So go ahead and give it a try. They may look a little weird, but are super healthy, tasty and fun. My kids love them.
Spinach Blueberry Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup oat Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup packed fresh spinach
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
(If you don’t want dairy, you can leave out the buttermilk. The recipe still works, but will be less moist).
1 to 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen) if frozen, defrost first.
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Line 12 cup muffin tin with liners or spray with oil. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl. Mix remaining ingredients except blueberries and buttermilk in a food processor until spinach is diced or pureed (your preference). Pour into dry ingredient bowl, add buttermilk and combine, don’t over mix. Then fold in blueberries. Spoon into muffin tin. (Tip: Use an ice cream scooper with the thumb release. It’s the perfect amount and you won’t waste any batter.) Bake 15 minutes or until center sets or use the toothpick test. Cool before serving.
More St. Patty's Day Treats!
- Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing (Recipe)
- Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew
- Rainbow Whoopie Pies (Recipe)