Spinach Banana Muffin Recipe

Servings

12 muffins

Ready In:

30 min

Great For:

Breakfast, Snacks

Ingredients & Directions:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen spinach (measure while frozen)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 large, very ripe bananas or 2 small ones
  • 2 Tbs sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Mighty Cricket Protein Powder
  • 1 Tbs spirulina or wheatgrass powder (optional for added nutrition)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Thaw frozen spinach in microwave. Meanwhile, add remaining wet ingredients to blender or food processor and blend. When spinach is thawed, add to blender and puree until smooth.

3. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour wet ingredients into bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

4. Line 12-muffin tin with squares of parchment paper or cupcake liners (Optional: If using cupcake liners, add a little bit of cooking oil spray to liners to help prevent muffins from sticking to the paper. The parchment paper doesn’t stick).

5. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups. Bake until center tops of muffins just set, about 14-16 minutes. Remove and let cool. Note: Muffins continue to cook as they cool. To prevent them from getting to dry, removing them when the tops are no longer batter-like, but they aren’t yet firm.

6. Store at room temperature for a few days or in the the freezer for longer.

 

The Inspiration for Mighty Green Muffin Recipe:

When it comes to school lunches, my daughter is very picky. She won’t eat sandwiches, protein bars, peanut butter or any other quick-and-easy lunch that is fairly healthy. So I set out to create a MIGHTY green muffin recipe packed with amazing nutrients to serve as a meal replacement. After dozens of recipe variations, I perfected this MIGHTY Green Muffin Recipe, and my daughter loves the fun bright green color (I told her it was food dye).

What’s so great about these muffins? They are packed with whole grains, protein, iron, vitamin b12, calcium, omega 3s, fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium … AND they only have 2 grams added sugar per muffin.

Every weekend I bake a dozen, let them cool completely, store them in the freezer, and pop one into her lunch box the night before for a healthy, easy lunch. Everyone is happy.

 

About the Creator

Sarah Schlafly is the founder of Mighty Cricket. Her passion lies in making healthy meals delicious, convenient, sustainable, and affordable. She is eager to chat about food with you and connect on LinkedIn.

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