Sweet Spinach Muffins

Servings: 18

18 standard cupcake liners
2 cups flour, whole wheat
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup honey
1 large banana
6 oz raw baby spinach (by weight)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners (or use silicone muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray). Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Heat the butter until just melted. Using a blender or food processor, blend the raw spinach, banana, honey, milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter until completely pureed.

Pour the puree into the dry ingredient bowl, and fold together gently until just combined. (Do not over-mix.)

Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch on top, but not quite browning.

Cool most or all of the way before serving.

Recipe courtesy of superhealthykids.com