It seemed over the past couple of months, I had been having a hard time getting my girls to eat their vegetables. Picky eaters. They like to take the food, chew the food, spit the food on the floor, and repeat.
Annoyed, I started brainstorming of ways to get them to eat their vegetables and finally a lightbulb went off, an AHH-HAA moment. I was going to try hiding vegetables in something sweet since they never have an issue inhaling a piece of chocolate. That sparked the idea of making some Chocolate and spinach muffins.
I will be honest, the idea of mixing spinach into a yummy chocolate muffin didn’t sound too appetizing but boy was I wrong! I felt like I was eating a chocolate brownie and I couldn’t taste the spinach at all. The best part was that my girls absolutely LOVED them. This was a mommy win for sure because not only were my picky girls eating, they were eating vegetables. Oh, and having a ton of fun helping me make them.
I’m not saying these muffins are totally healthy but I substituted a few ingredients to try to make them more so. I also add different vegetables like kale and zucchini from time to time to switch it up. They are all AMAZING!
Here is the complete recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
CHOCOLATE SPINACH MUFFINS
• 1½ cup all purpose flour
• 5 tbs cocoa powder
• ½ cup granulated sugar ( substitute sweetener if desired)
• 2 tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp baking soda
• ½ tsp salt
• ½ cup almond milk
• 1 brown egg
• 2 cups spinach, chopped
• 1 banana, mashed
• 1½ tsp vanilla extract
• ½ cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
• ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
1 Preheat oven to 350
3 In another bowl, melt the coconut oil and add in the remaining ingredients, including banana and spinach. Once you add the ingredients, add both bowls together and stir well
4 Place baking cups in a muffin pan and fill each one up about ¾ full
5 Bake for about 20-23 minutes.
6 Serve and enjoy
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as my family did.