Spinach packed chocolate chip muffins are so tasty, no one will know that they’re eating vegetables.
I am a huge fan of muffins. They’re an easily portable, perfectly sized, family-friendly snack. Instead of making another fruit-filled muffin, like in Chocolate Cherry Muffins or Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Muffins, I decided to mix it up a bit with spinach. Spinach and chocolate chips might not sound like a tasty combo, but these muffins are really something yummy.
Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins are not only delicious and ooey gooey chocolatey, they’re a great way to squeeze extra vegetables into the day. Spinach is truly amazing. It’s a superfood, loaded with nutrients in a beautiful green package. Mix it into muffins with chocolate chips and you have a truly super treat.
Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins are light, flavourful, and completely delicious. Forget artificial colours, these muffins are given their vibrant green colour from finely chopped spinach. The spinach is mixed right into the batter, giving them a beautiful colour without any salad flavour.
Sweet, veggie packed muffins with chocolate chips throughout – these are truly a super treat. My two-year-old daughter just loves these “green muffins!” You will too.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cup packed spinach
- 2/3 cup apple sauce
- 3 tablespoons low fat sour cream
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 tablespoons egg whites
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
- Using a food processor, chop spinach until pieces are small and fine.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl combine wet ingredients: spinach, apple sauce, sour cream, honey, egg whites, and vanilla.
- Pour wet mixture into dry. Stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Coat muffin tin with cooking spray. Spoon muffin batter into each tin.
- Bake muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until muffin tops are lightly browned.
- Let muffins cool for 5 minutes before removing from tin.
If you love muffins, you may also enjoy Corn Muffins with Creamy Lime Sauce
Have you tried Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins? What’s your favourite way to eat extra vegetables?