Superhero Spinach Muffins

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These are packed with flavor but not spinach flavor, more naturally sweet and cinnamon-ish, kids really like these!


  • 2 cups flour, whole wheat or all-purpose
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, melted & cooled
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar or less if you use another banana
  • 1 large banana (or 2 if you want to use less sugar)
  • 4 cups raw baby spinach or a little more than half of your FoodShare bag of spinach (6 ounces raw baby spinach (by weight))
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line a muffin pan with paper liners (or use silicone muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray).
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Heat the butter until just melted. Using a blender, blend the raw spinach, banana, milk, egg, vanilla, and slightly cooled melted butter until completely pureed.
  4. Pour the puree into the dry ingredient bowl, and fold together gently until just combined. (Do not over-mix.)
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch on top, but not quite browning.
  6. Cool most or all of the way before serving.
  7. Keep in a resealable bag in the refrigerator. Or freeze muffins and take them out the night before to thaw before adding to lunchboxes or breakfasts!