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!
My family loves these green spinach banana muffins! They're packed with healthy ingredients! Also called monster muffins or hulk muffins - these green muffins are a great on-the-go breakfast!
- 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.