Not-So-Sweet Spinach Muffins

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Delicious not-so-sweet spinach muffins the kids will love! Serve warm with butter or cheese spread.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 muffins


  • 3 cups self-rising flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • cup flax seeds (Optional)

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 apple, peeled and cut into large chunks

  • cup milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup canola oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 muffin tins or line with paper liners.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and flax seeds in a bowl; make a well in the center.

  3. Place spinach, applesauce, avocado, apple, milk, apple, sugar, canola oil, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.

  4. Pour the spinach puree into the well of the flour mixture and mix well. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin tins.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

For a much healthier option, substitute the self-rising flour with 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Use coconut oil instead of canola oil. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup peanut butter to the blender mixture. These substitutes make the muffins a great option for meals on the go.

These freeze well. To warm up, lightly cover a frozen muffin with a damp paper towel and microwave on high for15 seconds, or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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