sweet (spinach) mini muffins

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shh, don’t tell your little shamrocks that the ‘green’ ingredient is spinach!  Kids will love the muffins because they are sweet & scrumptious!  Parents will love them because they are made with wholesome ingredients like spinach, apple sauce and almond flour.  These mini bites are super moist (thanks to the almond flour) and the perfect combination of healthy and delicious.

I like to throw in some raisins and/or coconut (chopped walnuts would be a good addition too!), but this recipe is perfect as is. 

1 cup fresh spinach, packed
½ cup organic applesauce
1 organic egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup maple syrup
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 ¼ cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1.      Preheat oven to 350 F.
2.      Place the spinach, applesauce, egg, vanilla, maple syrup and melted butter in a food processor and puree.  Add the almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Pulse until combined.
3.      Drop batter into 24 lined or greased mini muffin tins. 
4.      Bake for 11-12 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Makes approximately 24 mini muffins

We are loving these reusable produce bags!  No more plastic bags :)

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