GREEN BANANA MUFFINS
Today on the blog I am sharing Kristin Cavallari's recipe for Green Banana Muffins! They are bomb!! And if you read my last post you know I absolutely love K Cav. So much so, we're on a nickname basis. Lol. I plan to share some of my fave recipes from both of her books...stay tuned for more!
Today's recipe is from her first book Balancing in Heels. It's a favorite read with great tips + advice + stories + plenty of pics. And recipes!! The Green Banana muffins are by far my favorite! Easy & healthy! And green from..... SPINACH. Yum.
She's a total babe & her shoe game is fiiiire. And honestly I'd eat whatever she's eating because her body is INSANE. #goals Get the book!! Or you can borrow it. I'm happy to share! But for now, I'll just share this one recipe....
2 cups spelt flour (although she has said oat flour is better!)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fine grain sea salt
6 oz or 4 cups baby spinach
3/4 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
1 flax egg (or real egg)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
****I didn't follow the recipe perfectly....I was making them for my family so I had to work with what my mama had in her kitchen! So I used regular flour & a real egg. Maybe that's why mine turned out bright green...****
Once you have the ingredients the rest is easy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees + line muffin pan with muffin cups
In a large bowl, sift together flour + baking powder + baking soda + salt
In a blender, combine spinach + maple syrup + almond milk + egg + applesauce + vanilla -- process until pureed
Add wet & dry ingredients + mashed banana & stir until well combined
Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes
& then ENJOY!!
How easy is that!? That's one of the reasons I love making them. Also because they don't take very long to make which is great and when you're done you have breakfast or snacks for quite a few days! But the main reason is they are a creative (& tasty) way to get some greens into your day! I'm a big fan of cooked spinach but I don't think I ever get enough greens so adding some fresh spinach to muffins is perfect.
I will admit my boyfriend & my big brother are not huge fans of these muffins. LOL. In response to their distaste I said warm it up & spread butter on top & I guarantee you actually like it!! Let's just say the butter helped....because who doesn't love a warm buttery muffin?!
I'm thankful for Kristin Cavallari sharing this recipe in her book!! Definitely a go to of mine now. And I can't wait to try & share recipes from her newest book True Roots!!!
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Thank you for reading!! Hope you make & love these green banana muffins!! :)