If you have a toddler, you know that getting them to eat their vegetables can sometimes be a challenge. Moms and dads often have to get creative to ensure that their little ones are getting all their essential vitamins and nutrients. One great way to do this is by disguising veggies in a yummy treat. Try this low-sugar, high nutrient recipe for Spinach and Banana Muffins that is sure to have your toddler asking for more!
- ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of fresh organic spinach (uncooked)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/3 cup of organic pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Put first seven ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend.
- Combine remaining dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Add spinach mixture from blender to the dry ingredients.
- Slowly mix dry ingredients into spinach mixture until combined using a spoon or spatula. (If too dense, add a splash of milk. Should resemble pancake dough.)
- Scoop batter into greased muffin tins.
- Bake for 12 minutes for mini-muffins or 17 minutes for regular-sized muffins.
Recipe transcribed from: The Tribe Magazine