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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
Yield: 9

Leprechaun Muffins with Blueberries (colored with spinach)

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. :)

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