A hidden vegetable recipe that’s truly delicious! Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins are so tasty and chocolatey, no one will know that they’re eating a healthy spinach treat.
As a mom, I keep trying to find new ways to squeeze vegetables into meals. I’ll cut up a cucumber for lunch, add some to a sauce for dinner, but what about snack time? That middle of the day meal? You need something tasty, healthy, and feels like a treat. Plus, you want something satisfying enough that you won’t get too hungry again before dinner.
Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins are a perfect snack! They’re an easily portable, perfectly sized, family-friendly snack. With the combination of savory and sweet, these muffins are a real satisfying crowd pleaser.
I know what you’re thinking, “spinach and chocolate chips?” Sometimes, seemingly odd combinations are actually delicious. Like avocado and chocolate, tuna and peanut butter, or strawberry and guacamole – it just works! In fact, these muffins are so tasty, it’s hard to eat just one.
When you combine cinnamon and spinach you have a mild aromatic flavour. Once chocolate chips and vanilla are added to the mix, you have a muffin that’s hard to forget. After the first bite, everyone will be asking for more. Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins are a truly yummy treat.
Taste aside, spinach is truly amazing. Loaded with nutrients, protein, and fiber, this superfood turns healthy muffins into wonderfully healthy muffins. Packed with spinach, apple sauce, egg whites, and low fat sour cream, when you eat Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins, you can satisfy your cravings while still indulging in a snack that’s truly craving crushing. Mix in some chocolate chips, and everyone will be asking you for the secret to these green muffin treats.
Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins are light, fluffy, 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. That’s right! These muffins are so filled with other flavours, no one will think that they’re eating a baked salad treat.
What are you waiting for? They’re sweet, veggie-packed and chocolatey too. These muffins are definitely calling my name. Or maybe it’s just my family asking for more. Once you whip up your first batch, your family will be asking for more too.Print
Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins
Sneak vegetables into your loved one’s diet with Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins. The green colour makes these muffins perfect for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, or any day!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 12 muffins 1x
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups 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
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