Monster Muffins

Number of Servings: 18 (56 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Monster Muffins

The spinach in these muffins is not enough to give the muffins a vegetable flavor, but it does impart a little extra nutrition and a brilliant green color. They are lightly sweet and cinnamon-y, and your kids will love them.


  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 banana
  • 6 oz. spinach
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or line with muffin cups. You’ll need 18.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree all remaining ingredients.
  4. Fold puree into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups, and bake until firm to the touch (18-22 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

18 servings per container

Serving Size 56 g

Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 11mg 3%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0.2mcg 0%
Calcium 68.4mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 6%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Vitamin A 55.4mcg 6%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 4%
Vitamin E 1.2mg 6%
Vitamin K 49.6mcg 40%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 27.5mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 1.6mcg 6%
Chloride 34.5mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 120.7mg 10%
Iodine 4.5mcg 4%
Magnesium 29.5mg 8%
Zinc 0.5mg 0%
Selenium 9.6mcg 20%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.2mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Whole Wheat Flour, Skim Milk, Spinach, Unsweetened Applesauce, Banana, Olive Oil, Eggs, Baking Powder (sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Salt.

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