Spinach Muffins



Toddler Approved ! I would go as far to say Lucy begged for them.. but she definitely liked them and ate quite a few. 

Image is my own

I get inspired (and such a thrill) when weelicious moms send me their ideas for new recipes, though occasionally some of the suggestions can seem out there. Not too long ago, a mom sent me a recipe she had seen on a blog that was for Spinach Muffins....

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. 2. Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  3. 3. Place the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and combine.
  4. 4. Pour the spinach puree in a large mixing bowl.
  5. 5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined.
  6. 6. Scoop batter into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 of the way.
  7. 7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. 8. Serve.

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