Green muffins are
Don’t let these hidden veggie muffins scare you from making them for picky eaters. As soon as they come out of the oven their fun green color and familiar shape are enough to get a taste for picky toddlers.
Sneaky Spinach Muffins for Toddlers
The thing is, these baked “treats” are packed with spinach puree. With zero refined sugar, whole wheat flour, and a ton of greens, you can feel good about feeding this
Since making them I’ve served them for breakfast, as an easy snack, alongside their favorite lunches, and even as a dessert.
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How do you make green muffins?
- Whisk wet ingredients. Stir together puree, oil, eggs, vanilla, and syrup together and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, whisking to disperse evenly.
- Fold wet into dry. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix! We want as minimal gluten development as possible.
- Put in muffin tin. Line a muffin tin with paper liners if using and scoop batter in. I like to use a larger spring-loaded ice cream scoop to ensure they’re all even.
- Bake! Bake for 18-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Tips for making the best spinach muffins ever:
- Feel free to use the flour you have on hand. I used whole wheat because it’s what I had and I wanted to get rid of, but I’ve used AP as well. You could also sub in 1/4-1/3 homemade oat flour!
- I used maple syrup, but I’ve used honey in the past. Remember that babies can’t have honey until after 1! You could also easily sub in granulated, brown, or coconut sugar.
- While I used spinach in these, you could sub just about any other veggie puree here. Carrot would be great, (or try out these super easy carrot muffins!) as would pea or butternut squash.
Green Spinach Muffins for Toddlers
These green muffins are going to be a game
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Spinach muffins are kid-friendly way to get a scary vegetable into little bellies. Sweetened naturally and packed with greens and whole grains, these veggie muffins make for a great snack or breakfast for kids on the go.
- 3/4 cup spinach puree
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup oil of choice
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup syrup
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350 and add liners to a muffin tin.
Combine all dry ingredients until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Fold the dry and wet ingredients until just combined – do not over mix.
Scoop into muffin tin and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
So, tell me – what’s something your kids love and will ALWAYS eat? Let me know in the comments!
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