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5 from 6 votes

Spinach Banana Muffins

Kid-friendly spinach banana muffins are a hearty and healthy snack! Mashed banana and honey sweeten a whole-grain muffin packed with sneaky spinach. Make a quick and easy swap to make these muffins gluten-free or vegan!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 330 degrees F / 170 C. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with muffin liners.
  • Add all ingredients from the ripe bananas through to melted coconut oil into a food processor and blitz until smooth. Set aside.
  • Whisk together all remaining dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Pour the spinach mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until it forms a smooth batter.
  • Divide batter amongst the muffin liners and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Remove and allow to cool on a rack.

Video

https://youtu.be/_AoiJ4XrjYQ

Notes

  • To make this recipe gluten free, substitute the whole wheat flour with gluten free flour.
  • Almond milk can be substituted with soy, low fat or whole fat milk depending on your needs.
  • To make this vegan friendly substitute the honey for maple syrup.
  • Store muffins in a cool dry place or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Add ½ cup of chocolate chips to the batter as an additional flavor option.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g