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Spinach Recipes for Kids: Healthy Chocolate Muffins (with Veggies!)

These Healthy Chocolate Muffins are pack with good-for-you ingredients and can be made in your blender! Loaded with greens and carrots, you are going to love how much your family adores these healthy muffins!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free muffins, egg-free muffins, healthy muffins for kids, spinach muffins, vegan muffins, vegan recipes for kids, vegetable muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 135kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs can sub 2 "flax eggs"
  • 1 cup mashed banana about 2 medium bananas
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup oil I use melted coconut oil or avocado
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour can sub 1:1 gluten free flour mix, if needed
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • chocolate chips** to taste and optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 ℉ and line a 12-hole muffin tin with liners. Set aside
  • In your blender, combine eggs, banana, carrots, spinach/kale, maple syrup/ honey, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Blend until mixture is smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Process until just mixed.
    If you do not have a high speed blender, combine everything in a bowl and mix by hand.
  • Finally, fold in chocolate chips (if using).
  • Portion batter into prepared muffin tin and top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy and let cool completely before storing leftovers in an air-tight container in fridge or freezer.

Notes

 
**chocolate usually contains milk. If using the chocolate chips, opt for a dairy-free brand like Enjoy Life if dairy-free is important. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2397IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg