Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
These green monster smoothie muffins are pretty fun.

How often do you eat green muffins? Exactly.. it’s not very normal.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
But I want you to feel really good about eating these because their full of spinach, strawberries and bananas!

They are called smoothie muffins because the basis of a lot of my smoothies consist of a frozen banana, couple handfuls of spinach and some strawberries. We just added in some egg and flour and viola – muffins!

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
Some of you might be skeptical, but don’t let the green color deter you.

You can’t really taste the spinach, but lucky for you, you can know that it’s in there and healthy for you.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
If you eat these muffins while drinking a green smoothie you get extra bonus points. And room to have some ice cream later.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 18 mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups packed baby spinach
  • 4 strawberries
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • spoon full of peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a blender, puree the bananas, spinach, strawberries, and peanut butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, egg, oil, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Pour the smoothie mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Grease a muffin pan (we used a mini muffin pan) or insert paper baking cups into the pan.
  6. Scoop the batter into the pan, filling about three quarters full.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes if using a mini muffin pan or about 20 minutes if using a regular pan, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow muffins to cool before removing them from the pan.
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Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
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31 comments

  1. Oh how cool! They look great! Did you see my post today, Hot Fudge Cake!! It will make you do the happy dance, it’s good!

    Michael :-)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/hot-fudge-sauce-chocolate-cake-and-ice-cream/

  2. This is such a creative idea! I love it Beth! And way to make green muffins look super appetizing!

  3. OMG I have to make these for my picky eater son ASAP! Thanks!

  4. Very, very interesting! My kids love muffins and I am thinking that this would be a good way to get some extra “green stuff” in them. Not to mention, good for me too! Thanks!

  5. What a fun idea Beth! I don’t mind green muffins, it’s one of my favorite colors. ;)

  6. I never would have thought o try this 0 brilliant Beth

  7. I love this idea! I can’t always force myself to drink the green smoothies, let alone get my kids to drink them, but I bet I could get them to eat these! Thanks for sharing via Creative Princess Brandi’s link party.

  8. Very creative Beth!! I would like to give these a try. To make them healthier…I would use butter or good coconut oil instead of canola oil. Did you know that canola oil is pretty toxic? Most people have no idea.
    Again…I LOVE your creativity in the kitchen.

    Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!!

  9. What an awesome idea! Can’t wait to try them! Stopping by via SITS!

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  12. I love the idea of making a smoothie into a muffin, Beth! So creative and I’m sure these are delicious!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Night Fever with all your yummy recipes…pinning them to our group board!

  13. I love green. And anything in mini form is always more fun to eat. I’ll take all 18, k?

  14. These muffins look fantastic! Love all those healthy ingredients :)

  15. I don’t eat sugar. Do you think I could substitute applesauce instead?

  16. Looks like a delicious way to start the day!

  17. What a great breakfast to have on hand for a busy morning!

  18. I made these using whole wheat flour and maple syrup for the sugar. I also didn’t have any spinach, so I used kale. They are delicious! Thanks so much!

    • That sounds delicious Michelle, and a great fall take on the recipe! I appreciate you sharing how you made it your own with me!

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