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Banana Spinach Muffins For Little Hands

banana spinach mini muffins plated

These banana spinach mini muffins are a great way to sneak some spinach and vitamins into your little ones! Great for adults too of course, but who doesn’t love a kid friendly recipe? My 7 month old approves and they are the perfect size for his little hands.

So I’m currently exploring the baby led weaning approach to feeding my youngest solids. If you haven’t heard of this before, it’s essentially skipping purees, and starting with table food right at the age of 6 months old. Well so far so good, because my little munchkin LOVES to eat. These mini muffins are just perfect for weaning him onto food. He can hold them easily with his little hands, and enjoy his dessert, while sneaking in some spinach. These are great for breakfast, dessert, or just an any time snack for a mid day pick me up.

I use a combination of flours for this recipe because I’ve tried this multiple ways. I truly feel the combination listed below is the perfect blend. If you don’t have all the different flours handy, you can substitute for all whole wheat, or all oat flour. However, I don’t recommend going all brown rice flour on these ones, as the muffins will be quite dense. Although, if you prefer a denser muffins, then go for it!

plated banana spinach mini muffins overhead view

Did you enjoy these banana spinach muffins? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Are you looking for more recipes for little hands?

I’ve got a ton of kid approved healthy recipes for you!

Try these amazing hidden zucchini Baked Tater Tots or these savoury gluten free Lentil Spinach Pancakes for lunch.

Or give these delicious and sugar free Easy Healthy Chickpea Cookies a try. Your kids will have no idea the main ingredient is chickpeas, and they are perfectly suitable for breakfast with their wholesome ingredients.

banana spinach mini muffins plated

Banana Spinach Muffins For Little Hands

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 36 Muffins
For a healthy dessert that your kids will love, try these hidden veggie banana spinach muffins. They contain wholesome ingredients and taste GREAT!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or more oat flour if avoiding gluten
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 flax eggs or regular eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or coconut yogurt to make dairy free
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach finely chopped in food processor or blender
  • coconut oil for greasing

Instructions

  • Prepare your flax eggs if using, and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease enough mini muffin trays for 36 muffins.
  • Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the eggs and sugar and whisk until fluffy. Then add the yogurt, lemon zest, vanilla, mashed bananas and chopped spinach and mix well.
  • Add the wet mixture into the dry and mix until just combined, without over mixing.
  • Using a metal spoon, pour the batter into each cup, filling about 3/4 of the way to the top.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let your muffins cool slightly before removing from the muffin trays and serve warm.

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge for a few days or the freezer for up to 1 month. You can reheat them or eat at room temperature.
Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3.3% | Vitamin C: 1.9% | Calcium: 2.2% | Iron: 2%
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