Green Monster Veggie Muffins

Calling all picky eater parents! I feel you. If you’re tired of smoothies, try this veggie muffin!

My oldest son recently had a 24 hour bug. It’s super hard to see them sick but it’s even harder to know they haven’t eaten for some time. I’m thankful his illness was short-lived, but as he got better, his normally hefty appetite didn’t come back.  It’s been days since he got the bug and still no appetite, except for toast and fruit. I panicked!

Today I decided to make baking an activity.  I’ve found if he’s involved in the cooking procedures he is eats the fruits of his labor.  Sure enough, he ate FOUR of item.
It probably acted as an appetizer for him because he topped it off with a bowl of rice, chicken, sweet potato and boiled egg. I’m so excited he’s back!

Green Monster Veggie Muffins

This muffin isn’t the most photogenic, but it tastes great and is packed with several fruits and vegetables. It has apples, bananas, spinach, and carrots. I also used coconut oil instead of vegetable. In the past,  I’ve cut down the sugar by a tablespoon and it’s still delicious!

Tip: you can also blend the carrots in with the wet ingredients, if you have super picky eater who picks out veggies out of their food.

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Green Monster Veggie Muffins


  • 1 c. apple sauce
  • 1/2 c. spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 c. almond meal
  • 3 tbs. sugar
  • 3 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1.5 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. shredded carrots
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Blend apple sauce, spinach, banana, almond meal, sugar, and coconut oil
  3. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, boaking soda, salt
  4. Add in shredded carrots
  5. Grease a muffin pan and bake for 15-17 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean

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