Sweet Spinach Muffins
Vegetables, on the other hand, don't seem to be happening. I can get him to eat apples and grapes and the occasional banana but vegetables are not his jam. When a friend of the family posted a picture of bright green sweet spinach muffins, I thought I should give them a shot. Green is Casey's favorite color so I figured I could disguise them as "Hulk" muffins. Guess what? It worked.
Recipe can be found here for Sweet Spinach Muffins for Super Healthy Kids.
Makes 18 muffins. Preheat oven to 350.
*2 cups flour (recipe calls for whole wheat but I used white)
* 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
*2 tsp baking powder
*1/2 tsp baking soda
*1/4 tsp salt
*3/4 cup milk
*1/2 cup honey
*1 large banana
* 6 oz spinach (I used frozen and halved the 10 oz package so a bit shy of the full 6)
*1/2 cup unsalted butter
*1 large egg
*1 tsp vanilla extract
I should have used a blender to puree the wet ingredients because the food processor didn't really do the job. Puree the wet ingredients and then fold them into the dry ingredients but be cautious of over-mixing (I used the mixer because I throw caution to the wind). Bake for 18-22 minutes. I did 20. Honestly, these muffins do not look appealing, probably because I didn't puree the spinach enough. They were not bright green probably because I didn't use fresh leaves. It's fine though because they are quite tasty and were a hit with all the Fridays. I recommend and will likely try other recipes that trick Casey into eating those veggies.