If you're the kind of person who enjoys cooking delicious food that happens to be healthy, drop everything and read this post.
J was gone over this past weekend. Naturally, I divvied up my time between entertaining the dog, browsing Amazon, and attempting to better my life through Pinterest. I pinned approximately 572 crockpot recipes and 67 pancake recipes--all of which I planned on making that same weekend, duh. I also happened to pin a recipe for spinach muffins.
Shut the front door. Spinach muffins?!
Right now I'm at a stage where finding healthy recipes that also taste great makes me feel like I'm winning at life. So, you can imagine my excitement. I used this recipe from The Green Forks. The entire preparation and baking process took a whopping 30 minutes and the results were A.MA.ZING. The muffins were also approved by my neighbors and co-workers.
I believe one direct quote from a co-worker went something like this: "MmmmMMm nomnomnomnom".
A few alterations I made to the recipe:
- Whole wheat flour throughout, instead of 1/2 wheat and 1/2 all-purpose
- More spinach and a little less sugar
- Added a handful of chia seeds. They are packed with protein and fiber. Plus, their texture and flavor is similar to that of poppy seeds! Yum.
- Olive oil instead of canola oil
- 2 bananas
- Natural honey instead of brown sugar
- Coconut oil instead of canola or olive oil
- Almond milk instead of real milk
- Use more chia seeds. You can never have too many chia seeds. Think of all that fiber!
- Use a scoopful of vanilla protein powder mixed with 1/2 cup water, plus half the suggested amount of vanilla extract
I hope you guys enjoy these muffins as much I did.
Let me know how they turn out!