These spinach banana muffins are delicious and full of healthy ingredients! They are a fun green snack idea for St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas.
Spinach Banana Muffins
I am always looking to streamline my mornings because I get legitimately scary if I don’t eat breakfast, but mornings are busy! So… my latest go-to is muffins. I keep them in the freezer and pull a couple out each morning as needed. These green muffins are packed full of healthy ingredients – spinach, banana, applesauce, whole wheat flour and and even my toddler will eat them because we call them “monster muffins!” Somehow anything with a name like that is automatically accepted. (Except broccoli. Monster broccoli hasn’t worked yet.)
These are a fun, healthy green food idea for St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas too. I love when being festive is so easy. I topped the muffins with a simple glaze, but that is totally optional. If you’re eating clean, these muffins sans-glaze totally fit the bill!
But if you are into glaze… I recommend it. A little bit goes a long way!
Here’s the full recipe!
Spinach Banana Muffins
- 2 cups flour whole wheat
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large banana
- 2-3 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk or almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey
- green food coloring optional
- 1-2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with cooking spray and cupcake liners, if using.
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to a blender. Puree until very smooth.
- Mix wet ingredients in with dry ingredients until there are no lumps. Add green food coloring if you want a darker green color.
- Spoon batter into the muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- While muffins are cooling, mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 1/4 cup milk. Whisk until smooth. Add more powdered sugar as needed until it's the right thickness and consistency for a glaze.
- Drizzle cooled muffins with glaze.
Check out our other green St. Patrick’s Day green snack ideas:
St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix
Easy Homemade Mint Oreos
Chocolate Mint Brownies
And check out these delicious breakfast recipes:
No Bake Protein Balls
World’s Best Breakfast Casserole
Easy & Delicious Avocado Toast
Slow Cooker Breakfast Burritos
Cute idea! Can I use frozen spinach ?
I have not used frozen spinach and I think it could work but frozen spinach tends to have a lot more liquid, so it would need to be thawed and the water thoroughly squeezed out.
Grinch Muffins would work too.
Yes! So cute.
The color of these is SO fun!! I love them!