Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
I wanted to come back to blog world with something fun...AND healthy! ...and super easy, btw. Perfect for tricking your children into eating some healthy stuff, without them even realizing the massive micronutrient content in these, rather than artificial food dyes. #suckerrrrrs
This week, while resting between squats one day, I came across a spinach-based muffin to inspire some festive St.Patrick's Day health. The initial intention was to bake a batch and bring them to Equinox today, to satisfy the scavengers that I work with. But....when I finally found some time to bake, I had no time to gather the appropriate ingredients for the Pamela Salzman recipe. So my resourceful self decided to make a "work with what you've got" variation of the Salzman recipe. Heeeeeere we go!
1 bunch kale, leaves only
2 ripe bananas
3/4c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups sprouted grain pancake/waffle mix (I used Arrowhead mills. Feel free to use whatever mix you have!)
Preheat oven to 350F. Toss all "wet" ingredients into your blender/food processor/vitamix. Add the pancake/waffle mix gradually and continue to mix. When fully incorporated, go ahead and scoop into your muffin tin (or use a silicone one, which is my favorite!!), until each cup is almost full. This should make between 12-15 muffins, so if you have leftover after filling your dozen, make another mini batch when they're done. Bake 25 minutes, or until you can poke it, with your toothpick/knife/fork/etc coming out dry!
Trust. You can't even taste the kale. I bet spinach is even more mild. Yeah. they taste like "healthy muffins" ... not cupcakes...but hey! we're here to live long and healthfully....so let's make it happen!