Saturday, October 4, 2014

Spectacular Spooky Frankenmuffins #recipes

Looking for a spooky way to get your kids to eat spinach?  Then look no further to this great recipe  I came across a recipe in the October 2014 issue of Family Fun for Frankenmuffins--green muffins with spinach in them!  I just had to try it.

They were a hit!  The muffins have banana added to them, which gives it a sweet taste.  The spinach is pureed and you cannot even taste it.  With Halloween just around the corner, your kids will think you just added food coloring!  Now that I have tried the recipe and know it is good, next time around I will be modifying it by adding unsweetened applesauce instead of the oil and decreasing the sugar.  I already tossed in ground flax seed and will continue that.  I will be sure to share my new recipe.  But, as they are, they are pretty healthy.

kid friendly spinach recipeHere is the recipe:


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup milk
6 oz. fresh baby spinach (6 cups packed)
1 large banana
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray or line muffin pans.  Combine dry ingredients and mix with a whisk.  In a blender, puree canola oil, milk and spinach until smooth.  Blend in banana and vanilla.  Fold the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients.  Fill muffin pans 2/3 full.  Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 18 minutes.


Unknown said...

I made these with half the sugar and 2 bananas, forgot the vanilla by accident and they were still great second time around. First time, followed the recipe and good too. I would like to try with no sugar next time--trying to cut that out!

DG Middendorf said...

These look like they would actually be good and good for you. I think since Halloween is over I'll tell my grandson they are camo. That seems to be all he talks about.

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