Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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I love it when a recipe can be so delicious it seems like a special treat, but still basically healthy. That’s the case with this awesome Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe. Plus, at this time of year, they are extra-fitting because the green color is just perfect for the St. Patrick’s Day! And the good thing about spinach in sweet recipes is that you don’t really taste the spinach. I make a fruit smoothie packed with spinach every morning. If my picky husband likes it, you KNOW that it does not taste “spinach-y”!

If you tend to grab breakfast on the go, this Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe is a great choice. Plus, if you make extra, they freeze well so you can stock up on breakfasts for the whole month! I like chocolate chips in everything, so of course I added them here (there ARE health benefits to dark chocolate), but you can of course leave them out. If you like you can substitute raisins or Craisins. I’m thinking these muffins with Craisins would be perfect for Christmas, because then they would be red and green!

Note: The recipe calls for six cups of baby spinach leaves, which is approximately the amount in a 6 oz bag. To increase the nutrition of the muffins, use whole wheat flour for all or half of the flour.

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Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

 
Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
6 cups baby spinach leaves
1 large egg
¾ cup milk
¾ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup olive oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
¾ cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners or spray with oil/nonstick spray.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Place spinach, egg, maple syrup, milk, oil and vanilla in blender. Process until well pureed.
Add puree mixture to flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the mashed banana and the chocolate chips. (Do not over mix.)
Fill each muffin tin approximately 3/4 full. Sprinkle pepitas on top of batter.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until tops start to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of muffins comes out clean.


Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • ¾ cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners or spray with oil/nonstick spray.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Place spinach, egg, maple syrup, milk, oil and vanilla in blender. Process until well pureed.
  5. Add puree mixture to flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the mashed banana and the chocolate chips. (Do not over mix.)
  6. Fill each muffin tin approximately 3/4 full. Sprinkle pepitas on top of batter.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until tops start to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of muffins comes out clean.
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Comments

  1. I can’t stand the taste of spinach but it’s soooo good for you!
    So I put it into my scrambled eggs and you can’t taste it 🙂

    Unfortunately I can’t eat regular flour but this looks amazing – and it would be great to freeze them and be able to have a convenient breakfast muffin – maybe I can try converting it to a gluten free recipe with some rice flour or mashed plantains or something. 🙂
    thanks!

  2. Those look so yummy! I love all that spinach in there for added health. It’s a bit like making a sweet tasting green smoothie.

  3. i love spinach but i am always leery of veggies in baked goods. They would be fun for St. patrick’s day though.

  4. Seriously unusual. They sound amazing though. I’d love to try these!

  5. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this flavor combination before. The color would be perfect for St Patty’s Day.

  6. jacqulynodell@gmail.com' Jacqui Odell says:

    This sounds pretty good! A great way to trick the kids into eating veggies.

  7. vlbelk@hotmail.com' vickie couturier says:

    well I guess id be the odd woman out,,i think a spinach muffin sounds awful,,unless theres a way to hide that taste,,

  8. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    I love the Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe! They look so pretty and are really healthy for me to make and have for breakfast. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  9. versatileer@gmail.com' Jerry Marquardt says:

    The chocolate chips make this special recipe well worth trying out. I am making tomorrow morning.

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