• Trying to get the kids to eat some spinach? Try my sweet and moist Green Monster Muffins.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 c granulated sugar (I used Florida Crystals)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 c packed baby spinach, washed (I used Trader Joe's Southern Greens Blend)
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • White chocolate chips
  • Sliced almonds
  • Black frosting
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PREP TIME 30 Min READY IN 45 Min
COOK TIME 15 Min SERVINGS 24
MAIN INGREDIENT Vegetable
MEAL/COURSE Snack
TYPE OF DISH Cakes and Cookies
COOKING METHOD Oven
CUISINE American

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 12-cup muffin tin (or 24-cup mini muffin tin) with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and sugar.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, blend egg, pineapple with juice, spinach, butter, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  4. Add in flour mixture and stir until just combined (do not overmix).
  5. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  7. While muffins are still warm, press on white chocolate chips for eyes and push in almond slices in the shape of a smile.
  8. When completely cooled, add black frosting dots to eyes.

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