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Banana, Raspberry, Chocolate Chip and…Spinach Muffins!

August 14, 2018

You know you’re an adult when buying produce is exciting…

I took a trip to the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market last week and bought more fruits and vegetables than any couple could need. In fact, I bought a little too much. And then I freaked out when I realized most of what I bought would go bad if I didn’t do something with them in the next couple of days.

I had a lovely bunch of raspberries, which were a little too juicy for my liking to eat alone, but were perfect for tossing into a batch of banana chocolate chip muffins. They add a sour tartness to the otherwise sweet treat.

I also thought it would be a great idea to add a cup full of chopped spinach to the batter. It’s tasteless in smoothies and we bake with zucchinis. I had no doubts it would work…and it did!

Ingredients:

1 Cup Mashed Bananas (About 2-3 Ripe Bananas)
1/4 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Melted Coconut Oil + 1 Tbsp to Prepare Muffin Tin
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Fresh Raspberries
1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Baby Spinach

Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup.
    3. Add in the eggs and whisk until combined.
    4. Add the bananas, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
    5. Stir in the milk until combined.
    6. Slowly add the flour and oats. Stir to combine.
    7. Toss in the raspberries, chocolate chips and spinach. Gentle fold the batter until everything is mixed evenly.
    8. Fill each cavity of the muffin tin 3/4 of the way.
    9. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed without pulling crumbs from the centre.
    10. Let the muffins rest in the pan for 5-10 minutes, before removing them and placing them on to a cooling rack.
    11. Serve and enjoy!

 

Would you try a muffin with spinach in it?

xxx

 

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