October 9, 2017

Banana spinach oat blender muffins


It's been a while now since I posted a baby and/or toddler food recipe. This is mostly because my twins are now pretty much eating what we eat most of the time. However, now that they are toddlers, they are starting to show some food preferences. They are still pretty excellent eaters, but I will never miss an opportunity to get a little more good stuff into them however I can (especially when lately more vegetables end up on the floor rather than into little mouths). I found this recipe recently and used it as a guide for making these muffins. Let me tell you how tasty these muffins are -- so yummy! Sweet from the banana, a little earthy from the spinach and flax, and a touch of warm spice from nutmeg and cinnamon. Nutmeg is a spice I love with bananas and I frequently use with greens, so it was a must-have in these. I love the vibrant green color from the (pretty much liquefied) spinach! It makes them so pretty. They would be fun for Halloween as well (maybe add some dark chocolate chips). These muffins have been twin tested and approved, but they are great for the whole family. This recipe will make about 16 muffins.


Banana spinach oat blender muffins
2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup whole milk
2 very packed cups baby spinach
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
2 large ripe bananas
2 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease two muffin tins (or use muffins liners).

In a blender or food processor, blend the dry ingredients (oats through nutmeg) until the oats resemble flour. Pour into a medium/large bowl.

Add the milk, spinach, oil, and vanilla to the blender/processor. Blend on high until the spinach is as smooth as possible. Blend/pulse in the sugar, bananas, and eggs until smooth.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Pour into the muffin cups filling each one about 3/4 high. Bake for approximately 19-21 minutes, or until just golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let sit in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes and then remove the muffins to cool.

Store in an airtight container.


What was I cooking one year ago?: chocolate beetroot cake
Two years ago?: pawpaw cream tart
Three years ago?: sweet potato & chocolate swirl bread
Four years ago?: cabbage roll soup
Five?: apple crisp pie
Six?: roasted chicken thighs w/ garlic cloves
7?: pork & pepper goulash

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful! These oat spinach muffins are totally right up my alley, Amy.

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  2. love it! my son loves muffins- will have to try these :)

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  3. These look great, love the colour. They sound so healthy, a great snack!

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  4. I know adults who don't eat their spinach but would be tempted by these. :-) I DO eat my spinach, and I want one! Or two. :-) Thanks!

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  5. This is a super healthy and tasty recipe Amy. We might even exchange the eggs for a flax seed slurry and my friend's daughter has an egg allergy. We will let you know how it goes. Take care

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  6. Hi Amy, your babies are getting so big, time certainly flies. Such a great idea to add spinach and veggies to baked goods, love everything about these.

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  7. I can't wait to try these. Better for breakfast food. Found you at Friday Frenzy

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  8. What a genius idea and a great way to hide spinach! I had to become an adult to eat spinach but I know if my mother had made these, I would have definitely eaten them more so for them being green than anything else. :) What fun!

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  9. These look very good! Thanks for sharing them with us at Friday Frenzy this week!!

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  10. Love this recipe. Perfect for the whole family from toddler to senior.

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  11. These are the perfect breakfast treat! I love spinach so much, but never thought to put it in a muffin! Delightful! <3 P~

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  12. I love these muffins for a healthy breakfast! Gotta get your greens in!! Yum! Pinned :)

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  13. I love a muffin I can feel good about eating!

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  14. These look so delicious and good for you!

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