Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Spinach Muffins!

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

Other Ideas/Suggestions:

  • 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!

9 comments:

  1. I will definitely need to try these! I'm always looking for more healthy ways to eat dessert, if that is even possible. :) Thank you! Love your blog!

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  2. You should check out ambitiouskitchen.com. I've made so many of her breads and muffins and they always turn out GREAT. Minimalistbaker.com is another good sight too! :-)

    Cheers, I love your style!

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  3. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I can't wait to try it. I love healthy recipes especially when it's for goodies! Mary Anne

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  4. these look delish! do you happen to have the recipe? It looks like the site you got it from is down =( thank you!!

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    1. Oh, man! That is such a bummer. :( I didn't save the recipe because I assumed the site would still be up... :((((

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    2. Here's a direct link to site's recipe.
      Hope it helps (if you haven't already gotten it)
      http://thegreenforks.com/popeye-muffins/

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  5. Hi! I just clicked the word "this" (this recipe) to get to the link to the recipe, and my screen said "hacked by blood slayer"! What is that? That was really scary. I hope I didn't get any kind of virus. I've never seen anything like that! Might need to add an update to the post, so no one else gets that weird screen!
    Patti

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    1. Here's a direct link to site's recipe.
      Hope it helps (if you haven't already gotten it)
      http://thegreenforks.com/popeye-muffins/

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