A healthy muffin with vegetables and no oil or butter! Make these guilt free muffins in less than 30 minutes. You’ll get your vegetable servings in pretty easily with these healthy bites.
Sweet muffins have so much sugar. Most have several cups of SUGAR. These have a very minimal amount, 3 tbs. to be exact and its still pleasantly sweet. While sweet muffins are a family favorite, I like to change it up a bit so meals are that much more healthy.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Protein Rich One muffin is packed with vegetarian protein like cheese and milk. You can create a well balance meal in a jiffy.
- Veggie Packed – Broccoli is include in this recipe. The green veggie is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. Broccoli also contains more protein than most other vegetables.
How to Make It
First you’ll want to grate your carrots, or you can just buy them shredded. Then gather all your ingredients and blend the applesauce, spinach, banana, almond meal sugar and coconut oil.
Give it a whirl and blend it.
You’ll then want to add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a larger bowl.
Next mix the green mixture into the flour mixture. Tip: Do Not Over Mix
Now give it a little mix. Not too much, remember! It’s not the most photogenic, but trust me you won’t be able to taste any of the spinach.
Add the carrots.
Mix the ingredients until well incorporated, again careful not to overmix. Here’s a pro tip for you: Use a cookie scooper! A cookie scooper really does come in handy. Trust me it will save you time and keeps your hands cleaner.
Now line a muffin tin or grease it if you wish. Fill the silicone cups 3/4 full. If you fill it entirely your muffin will overflow.
Now you’re ready to bake it for 15-17 minutes and serve when cool.
- 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.
- Don’t over mix batter, or you’ll get a chewy muffin!
- Can you freeze these?
- This recipe is best fresh. There are no preservatives in the recipe and the patty tends to break down over time if frozen.
- How long will it keep in the fridge?
- You can happily keep them in the fridge for 3 days. Either reheat it in pan for a crispy texture or microwave it for a few seconds
Green Monster Veggie Muffins
Packed with spinach and carrots, this recipe is sure to pack a healthy punch!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350F
In a blender, combine apple sauce, spinach, banana, almond meal, sugar, and coconut oil. Blend until smooth.
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt
Mix green mixture into flour mixture until well combined, making sure not to overmix. Add in shredded carrots
Grease a muffin pan, or use silicone liners and prepare pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean
Watch how to make it!
Note: Recipe on video is doubled and added carrots instead of green onions… did i mention versatile? I would follow the recipe for perfect results, if you’re a newbie though.
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