recipe

Green Maniac Muffins

These muffins are stuffed with kale.  Yup, very green!  I was skeptical at first, but my kids devoured them.  The said they were “maniac good,” thus the name.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups almond flour (or other gluten free flour – part coconut flour is yummy)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • vegan equivalent of 2 large eggs (use your favorite recipe or try one of these!)
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups kale, ribs removed, chopped, and loosely packed
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar (or honey, if not strictly vegan)
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup mini (gluten free, dairy free) chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease two muffin tins or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).  Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, blend the wet ingredients (applesauce, eggs, vanilla, kale, bananas, maple syrup and coconut oil) until well-combined.
  4. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips (reserving some to sprinkle on top) and mix into batter.
  6. Scoop the batter into prepared muffins tins and sprinkle the tops with the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes.

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Adapted from: Prevention RD

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