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Blueberry Leprechaun Spinach Muffins

Blueberry Leprechaun Spinach Muffins

Sometimes I forget how much fun holidays can be when you’re a kid.  I suck at making sure we do fun things….like making green food.  Though some of the super food color-ific foods make me cringe….enter spinach muffins!  Tonight I wanted to make these muffins with Evan for St. Patrick’s Day but he was having none of that.  He would MUCH rather play Angry Birds.  Oh well, I made them any way and Evan loved them.  We’ll see how Dewey likes them.  I think he is starting to wonder where else I might try to hide spinach…remember our green smoothies?

Spinach Blueberry Muffins

Leprechaun Muffins with Blueberries (colored with spinach)

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Punch up the nutrients with this yummy blueberry spinach muffins recipe. They make a delicious muff and they are a fun green color too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup baby spinach, packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Puree applesauce, egg, spinach, vanilla, sugar and oil in a blender.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add puree to the flour mixture and stir until just mixed.
  5. Fold in blueberries.
  6. Grease a muffin tin. This recipe either makes 24 mini muffins or about 9 large muffins. Bake for 12 mins for mini muffins or 17 mins for big muffins (depends on your stove).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 26gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

Recipe Note:  You can taste the spinach a bit when they are warm.  Once they cool…no spinach taste.

Blueberry Leprechaun Spinach Muffins

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Sheena

Monday 17th of March 2014

I'm going to work on a gluten free version.... These and your lime blueberry muffins look fantastic!

Deborah / Mom2Michael

Friday 16th of March 2012

Sneaky! I love it :)

April H

Friday 16th of March 2012

We made a different version of these without eggs or blueberries. The blueberries are a great addition! Chloe liked them raw, but once I baked them not as much - go figure.

Merry

Friday 16th of March 2012

I saw your recipe last night. I was going to make those but I didn't have powdered milk. :) I found the muffins tasted way less "spinach-y" after they cooled. Evan ate his in no time flat. I *may* have had 2 for my dinner last night. :)

Misty

Thursday 15th of March 2012

Great idea! I'll have to try it because Max has been giving me major headaches with his eating habits lately!

Merry

Friday 16th of March 2012

Evan liked them. I was worried because at first he picked out the blueberries but then he ate the muffin too.

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