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Friday, February 20, 2015

Leprechaun Muffins for St. Patrick's Day

I always try to do something fun for little holidays, like Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day. A couple years ago, I made green pancakes for St. Patrick's Day using spinach. Cecily was just a baby so she wasn't able to enjoy them, but Ewan gobbled them up. 

This year I wanted to do something different for St. Patrick's Day, but still green. So, I thought about muffins. The kids love them and they're easy to make a huge batch and freeze for later. So with that in mind, I bring you Leprechaun Muffins.

2 c flour
3/4 c sugar I used raw cane sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c oil I used non-GMO expeller pressed canola
3/4 c milk I used coconut
6 c packed fresh spinach
1 banana
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and puree oil, milk and spinach in blender then add in banana and vanilla and puree again. Fold into dry ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full and bake 15-18 minutes.

These are like a smoothie in a cup. In fact, if I wasn't making muffins, I totally would've just drank the pureed mixture, minus the oil. Ever since I made these, I have been making smoothies with coconut milk, an apple, banana, strawberries and some spinach.

The kids have been asking for a Leprechaun muffin everyday since I first made these, they're that good. You have no idea how glad I am that we have yet another recipe that is good for the kids AND they enjoy it!

You can go to the following blogs to see more St. Patrick's Day posts

  • Gypsy Road --  Host a Traditional Irish Feast
  • Tags Thoughts --  A Rainbow That Leads to Gold ~ St. Patrick's Day Treat
  • Creative K Kids -- St. Patrick's Day: Minute-to-Win It Games

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    1. Thanks for the linky, Holly! I am totally going to try those Leprechaun muffins. They sound delicious!

    2. They were! I seriously made a smoothie with the spinach, banana and coconut milk. I added in an apple and some strawberries too. It was fantastic!

    3. What a yummy recipe for St. Patrick's Day! I love that the lovely green color comes from spinach. Yum!

    4. I love these, what a great idea! Who would have thought they would be so green from the spinach!

    5. Adding these to my St. Pat's feast...Thanks!

    6. I use natural food dyes for everything. Green is one of my favorites because it's so vibrant.


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