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Green Monster Muffins
Author of "Your Healthiest Healthy," Samantha Harris is making a delicious batch of muffins with added health benefits!
Green Monster Muffins
Course:
Breakfast
Cuisine:
Healthy
Seasonal Event:
Halloween, Fall
Yield:
12 muffins
Time:
Prep Time: 35 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total: 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more for greasing
  • ½ cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 4 large organic eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups organic baby spinach, fresh
  • 1–1 ½ bananas, ripe
  • ¼ cup organic pure maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed pistachios (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Soak the chia seeds in 1 ½ tablespoons cold or room-temperature water for 10 minutes or more.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a muffin pan with some coconut oil.
  3. In a high-powered countertop blender, blend the first 8 ingredients on high until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and puree for another 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 15 minutes, top with pistachios if using, and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool and, to absorb excess moisture, place paper towels beneath and in between layers of muffins before sealing and storing in the refrigerator.

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