Green Muffins for kids

These green muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack for toddlers. Made with banana, berries, spinach, and no artificial sugars they are a healthy muffin bites for kids. The veggies are hidden under the fruit flavor and your toddlers will eat their spinach without even knowing it!

They’re also an easy and quick recipe to make so you can whip up a batch in no time!

Banana Berry Spinach muffins recipe

At 2.5 years old my daughter is extremely picky. She’s finally starting to eat some meat again but I’ve had no luck lately getting her to any kind of vegetable. Out of desperation I went looking into spinach toddler muffins.

I created these banana blueberry spinach muffins and then held my breath to see if she would eat them. Luckily, they were a hit, she gobbled down 3 of them the first day! Between her and my dad I barely had enough to take a few photos for this post.

These muffins are dairy free, have no added sugars, and can easily be made gluten free as well by using a different flour. They are also perfect for baby led weaning so I’m excited to feed them to my younger daughter too as soon as she’s ready for solid foods!

This recipe is easy to make so follow these directions and you’ll have a batch whipped up in no time. I made mini muffins as they make the perfect bite-sized treat for toddlers. You can, of course, make them in a regular muffin pan but you’ll need to cook them longer.

You can even let your toddler help make these. They’ll love helping to pour and combine all the ingredients!

Ingredients for these hidden spinach muffins:

  • 1 cup wheat flour (or substitute with your favorite flour)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup banana (1 very ripe medium-sized banana. You don’t have to smash the banana as you’ll be blending it up with the berries)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves (I added a small handful, probably about 10 leaves or so)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (1 of the kid-sized cups is the perfect amount)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: 1 tbsp sweetener like maple syrup or honey (for babies over 1 year of age)

How to make these green muffins

1 – Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine. I used wheat flour but feel free to sub in your favorite flour or a gluten free flour if need be.

green muffins recipe dry ingredients
Combine dry ingredients

2 – Use a blender or nutribullet to puree together the banana, berries, applesauce and spinach

3 – Combine the puree mixture with 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla

Spinach toddler muffin puree
Combine fruit puree with egg and vanilla

4 – Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 2 parts. Don’t over mix!

hidden spinach recipe muffin dough
Mix in dry ingredients

5 – Fill a greased mini muffin tin 3/4 full.

toddler spinach muffin recipe
Fill mini muffin pan 3/4 full each

6 – Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

banana blueberry spinach toddler muffin
Let your kids enjoy the muffins!

Tips

A Nutribullet is a perfect tool for creating your fruit/spinach puree. You just toss in the bananas (I broke mine into a few pieces), berries, applesauce, and spinach and it will quickly blend it all together just like when you’re making a green smoothie. You can also use a regular blender. Just blend it until the spinach is in small pieces, it won’t disappear altogether.

Feel free to play around with the berry portion. I used blueberries but you could use other types of berries or a berry blend of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

If you use frozen fruit be sure to let it thaw and come to room temperature before using them to make muffins or they won’t cook correctly.

Cook time – These cook very quickly! I have an electric oven so you may need to adjust the time slightly depending on how your oven cooks.

Want to make them sweeter? You can add a little bit of sugar, honey, maple syrup, whatever you like to use. But remember, babies and young kids don’t crave a super sweet muffin yet. I suggest you see if they’ll eat them with just the natural sugars before adding any extra. Let your banana get super ripe to add some extra sweetness.

DO NOT use honey if you plan to use these for baby led weaning. Babies under 1 are at risk of contracting botulism from honey!

I hope your kids love these muffins as much as mine did! Please take a minute to give these muffins a 5 star rating and pin it for other mamas to find.

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Banana Berry Spinach muffins

Banana Berry Spinach muffins

Yield: 16 mini muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Kid friendly healthy banana berry spinach muffins. Dairy free and no added sugars.

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour (or substitute with your favorite floure)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine. I used wheat flour but feel free to sub in your favorite flour or a gluten free flour if need be.
  2. Use blender or nutribullet to puree together the banana, berries, applesauce and spinach
  3. Combine the puree mixture with 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 2 parts. Don't over mix!
  5. Fill a greased mini muffin tin 3/4 full.
  6. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 mini muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 135mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g

Hidden spinach muffin recipe

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