My friend Valeria at NutsAboutGreens.com has a delicious recipe my family loves. She gave me permission to share it here today. It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but also any time.
We call them “green muffins.” I’ve also seen similar recipes called Hulk Muffins, Monster Muffins, Super Hero Muffins. Made with bananas, spinach, oats, and any nut/seed butter (we love peanut butter). They have a simple, sweet banana oat flavor and great texture. You can add chocolate chips or berries to change it up.
Just look at that texture! It is a feat to achieve tender, fluffy muffins without wheat flour, eggs, or oil. They are also easy to make– you use a blender to blend oats into oat flour, and also to blend up the bananas with the liquid so there are no chunks of banana. Make a lot and freeze them for low-cost, yummy, and nutritious snacks. Oats and spinach are good sources of iron, and these muffins also pack good amounts of fiber, fat, and protein–a complete package for kids.
Make some as a fun breakfast or snack this St. Patrick’s Day! For nut free, make sure to use soy milk and sunflower seed butter.
Head to Nuts About Greens to get the full recipe for these Healthy Banana Spinach Muffins. And go follow her on Instagram because she is one of my favorite follows!
Spinach, banana oat muffins are perfect for St. Patrick's Day. They are especially fun for kids and a fun way to eat spinach.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, or any nut/seed butter
- 1/3 cup plant milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or brown sugar
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups packed raw spinach
- 2 1/4 cups rolled oats, blended into flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- blueberries, raspberries, or chocolate chips (optional topping)
See Nuts About Greens for the instructions.