Looking for a healthy chocolate snack? Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites is packed with spinach, apple sauce, and melted chocolate chips. These treats are so tasty, no one will know that they’re eating fruits and vegetables.
When it comes to snack time, there is nothing like bite-sized treats. You can pack them with a lunch, grab them on the go, or eat them at home. And if you’re craving just a nibble of chocolate, Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites can let you indulge in your craving while enjoying a mouthful of spinach too.
Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites is adapted from my Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe. The most obvious difference between the two recipes is the size of the muffins. The original recipes make a full-sized muffin, while the new one makes a smaller bite-sized treat. Size aside, these mini muffins pack a sweeter, richer flavour, that’s thanks to one special ingredient – vanilla Greek yogurt.
Greek Yogurt is amazing! You can enjoy it on its own, eat it with fruit or granola, and when it’s added to a mini muffin recipe, it gives the whole batch a sweeter flavour and moister texture. It also adds a subtle pop of vanilla, which makes them even tastier. Smaller, sweeter and even more delicious – with Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites, there is even more to love!
Forget artificial colours, Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites 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.
Kids (and adults alike) love the green colour of these muffins. You won’t need to worry about convincing anyone to eat their veggies, with Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites they will want to keep eating more and more of them.
Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites are a great way to squeeze extra vegetables into the day. And when the vegetable is spinach, it’s even more amazing. Spinach is a true superfood. It’s loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and even protein. When you mix it into these bite-sized treats, you have a seriously super snack.
There’s nothing like eating freshly baked treats right out of the oven. When they are warm and soft, you can almost swim in the aroma and flavour of every bite. As Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites cool, they still keep their soft, melt-worthy, freshly baked texture. And they stay that way for days.
The combination of apple sauce and yogurt keeps the bites deliciously moist for up to three days. You can enjoy the bites day after day after day – if they can even last that long.
With a chocolatey middle and spinach filled batter, these healthy and sweet bites are sure to impress. We keep making them again and again. Once you try them, you will be too.Print
Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites
Sneak vegetables into your family’s diet with these tasty Healthy Spinach Chocolate Chip Bites. Everyone will love the green colour and flavour. You’ll love how easy they are to make and how healthy they are.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 24 bites 1x
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup packed spinach
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla fat free Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons egg whites
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Using a food processor, chop spinach until pieces are small and fine.
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl combine spinach, apple sauce, yogurt, honey, egg whites, and vanilla.
- Pour flour mixture into the spinach one. Stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Coat mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Spoon muffin batter into each tin.
- Bake muffins for 12 to 15 minutes, or until muffin tops are lightly browned.
- Let muffins cool for 5 minutes before removing from tin.
If you love bite-sized treats, you may also enjoy The Best Two Bite Brownies
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