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Monday, February 27, 2012

Green Monster Recipe for a Healthy St. Patricks Day



Green Monster Muffins
Most spinach muffins are savory but these are sweet!

Makes 12 muffins
Dry Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (note: you could probably sub flours of do 1 1/2 cups total of a single flour, instead of 2, if you’d like)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 single serving applesauce (or 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup PACKED, triple washed baby spinach, chopped by food processor into small bits (see photos above)
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp lemon zest (depending on how lemon-y you want it)
Optional ingredient: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, plus extra for topping
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. Add dry ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together.
  3. Whisk to beat egg and sugar together till light (I did this by hand for just a couple minutes).
  4. Whisk in the rest of the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour dry ingredient mixture into the wet ingredient mixture, add 1/4 cup walnuts if desired, and stir gently just to combine – do not over-mix.
  6. Pour muffin batter into muffin tin cups – about 3/4 full each. If using walnuts, sprinkle walnuts on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 14-17 minutes until centers set or a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Cool at least 10-15 minutes before serving.
recipe source the chic life

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